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Canadian Geography

The Great Canadian Geography Adventure

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Purpose of this series:

The Great Canadian Geography Adventure is built around the  six essential elements of geographic literacy which was published by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. 

It was written to both introduce children to the beautiful dominion of Canada a as well as build a framework for studying the natural systems, economic drivers and human systems at work in each province:

  • A full-colour activity book filled with hands-on learning that will acquaint your child to one province or territory per month.
  • A monthly reproducible map reading activity to learn and practice one important map reading skill per province.  
  • One key tool you will need to complete the experiments listed in the book in example: a compass, a fresnel lens, paper making mould, inflatable globe etc.

*Please note that Nunavut & Northwest territories are combined to make a 12 month series.


Topics per province:

Newfoundland & Labrador:  

  • Cardinal Direction
  • Identifying provinces
  • How glaciers form
  • How fjords form
  • Icebergs in the ocean
  • Off-shore oil mining
  • The Atlantic Puffin
  • Density & Buoyancy
  • Archimedes’ Principle
  • The Capelin Roll

Nova Scotia:

  • Map Symbols
  • Naming provinces
  • Landforms
  • Lighthouses
  • The Fresnel lens
  • Sharks around the coast
  • Introduction to plankton
  • Lobster fishing
  • Igneous Rock
  • The importance of signage

New Brunswick: 

  • Borders, Capitals, Cities
  • The Bay of Fundy
  • Gravity & Tides
  • Tidepools
  • Sea Stacks
  • Acadian Forests
  • Characteristics of wood
  • Silviculture
  • Wood milling & Paper
  • Optical illusions

Prince Edward Island: 

  • Highways, roads and routes
  • Soil Structure
  • Oxidation
  • Plant anatomy
  • Clam digging & molluscs
  • Leatherback turtle
  • Ecosystems
  • The Lady slipper Orchids

Quebec: 

  • Continents, oceans
  • Equator & hemisphere
  • Water bodies & Watershed
  • Maple trees & syrup
  • Layers of wood
  • Humidity
  • Acid rain
  • Gargoyles & Gutters
  • Photosynthesis
  • The Fleur de Lis

Nunavut & NWT:

  • The Arctic circle
  • Latitude Lines
  • Biomes & Latitude Lines
  • Seasons and the tilt of the earth
  • Wind & Global Air Circulation
  • Vertebrates – Fish and mammals
  • Mammals in the ocean
  • Adaptation & Insulation

Ontario:

  • Intermediate Direction
  • The Water Cycle
  • The Earth’s Crust
  • The Canadian Shield
  • Mining & Rehabilitation
  • The Great Lakes & Volume
  • Population Density
  • Rural, Urban, Suburban
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Toronto Subway

Manitoba:

  • Canadian Lakes 
  • Levels of Government
  • Sea Level
  • Muskeg
  • Flooding
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Estuaries & Beluga
  • Growing seasons & Canola
  • Limestone Caverns

Saskatchewan: 

  • Longitude, Latitude & Grid Mapping
  • Plateaus, sediment & Erosion
  • Prairie, boreal and taiga biomes
  • Identifying Evergreens
  • Potash
  • Clouds & Thunderstorms
  • Backyard Birding

Alberta: 

  • Topography Elevation
  • Contour lines
  • Topography
  • Chinooks
  • The Badlands & Dinosaurs
  • Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources & the
  • Alberta Oilsands
  • Transportation of goods
  • Viscosity
  • Fly-fishing

British Columbia: 

  • Mountain Ranges Tectonic plates
  • Volcanoes & Earthquakes
  • Hot springs & Geysers
  • Temperate Rainforests
  • The Salmon Run
  • Killer whales
  • Angiosperms & Pollination
  • Frost

Yukon: 

  • Provincial Flags 
  • The Atmosphere
  • Aurora Borealis
  • The Midnight Sun
  • The Yukon Quest