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The Atlas Of Canada

The Atlas Of Canada
 

Introduction To The Yukon (Grades 1-5)
 
This lesson introduces students to the value of the online Atlas of Canada as a research tool while interpreting information about the physical and human characteristics of the Yukon Territory.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



Plotting A Trip Across Canada (Grade 3)
 
The lesson allows students to navigate and use the online Atlas of Canada and complete several tasks allowing students to learn about Manitoba and other places in Canada.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



Provinces And Capital Goods Of Canada (Grades 4-5)
 
This lesson uses the online Atlas of Canada to help students locate and label the provinces and capitals of Canada.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



Discovering The Northwest Territories Through The Five Themes Of Geography (Grades 4-5)
 
This lesson introduces students to the value of the online Atlas of Canada as a research tool to gather basic geographic information about the Northwest Territories using the five themes of geography as a framework.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



Geographical Pursuit In Canada (Grades 6-8)
 
Students are introduced to the online Atlas of Canada and will use the information contained in the Web site to explore and review the geography of Canada and its Atlantic and Pacific neighbours.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



The Geography Of Aboriginal Languages In Canada (Grades 6-8)
 

This lesson introduces students to the value of the online Atlas of Canada as a research tool, while analysing the relationship between geography and the diversity of Aboriginal language communities. The lesson compares Aboriginal language communities in the Yukon Territory to those found in Ontario.

Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



The Extreme Place Race - A Lesson In Survival (Grades 6-8)
 
By using the thematic maps and features of the online Atlas of Canada in a competitive challenge concept, students will locate and analyze the distinguishing factors of several diverse locations to determine level of difficulty for inhabitance.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



Canada And The North Circumpolar World (Grade 7)
 
This lesson gives students an overview of Canada’s circumpolar region using the online Atlas of Canada as a research tool to gain an understanding of the geography and people of this region. The lesson examines the countries that form the North Circumpolar Region of the World, and focuses on the characteristics of this region using Canada as a case study.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada


Historical Research On Explorers Of Canada (Grade 8)
 
This lesson introduces the use of the online Atlas of Canada to assist students in completing historical research on an early explorer of Canada.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



An Introduction To The Online Atlas Of Canada (Grades 6-12)
 
The lesson introduces students to the concept and value of an online atlas by allowing them to navigate through and explore the Atlas of Canada to complete a series of tasks.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



Sustainability And Canada's National Parks (Grades 7-9)
 
The lesson introduces the students to the concept of sustainability. The concept is introduced as one of the guiding principles that justifies the Canadian National Park system. In addition to the concept of sustainability, the students also consider many aspects of Canada’s National Park system. Among other topics, human and land use conflicts that may arise as a result of park development are addressed. The students also work on a short simulation exercise where they analyze data in order to determine the best site for a new national park in Nova Scotia.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



Nunavut, A Northern Land (Grades 7-9)
 
Students will learn where Nunavut is located within the northern circumpolar context and the rest of the world.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada



Avalanche And Landslide Hazards In Canada (Grades 9-12)
 
This lesson teaches about the hazards associated with avalanches and landslides. Students will explore where these natural disasters are most frequent in Canada and investigate their associated causes and effects.
Source: Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada