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Curricular Resources in Canadian Studies: Canadian Geography

Here are a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or other links related to Canadian Geography. Please read our disclaimer.
Atlapedia: Canada
A concise description of Canada (including its geography) in Atlapedia Online.

Ask an Expert: Canadian Geography
CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students and teachers. Questions/answers on Canadian Geography may be found in our "All Subjects" section at the top of the page, the "Social Studies" section, as well as the general "Reference" section.

BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks
Information on the air, land and water of British Columbia is provided in this site. Topics include: air quality, car emissions, climate change, smoke control, parks, crown land, wildlife, managing waste, land stewardship, protecting habitats, managing pesticides, preventing pollution, water stewardship, water quality, watershed management, water licenses and fisheries.

Canada Centre for Inland Waters
The focus of CCIW is on water research, generating new knowledge that is critical for the effective management of Canada's freshwater and marine resources. Their servers host information from: National Water Research Institute (our freshwater ecosystems), Great Lakes Information Management Resource (source of information and references about the Great Lakes), Bayfield Institute (fisheries research, fisheries and habitat management), and more.

Canadian Communities Atlas Project
This web page provides information to prospective participants in an Internet project whereby Canadian students (Grades 4-12) build an online Atlas Site of their community (physical, economic, human, cultural and historic geography). Project organizers provide thematic topics for student to research their community and this research is then entered into HTML templates to become part of the online Atlas. Students can participate as a class, a school, or even as a district.

Canadian Geographic Online
Current and back issues of this Canadian journal.

Careers in Geography
Although not a Canadian document, this pamphlet from Texas and the National Geographic Society will apply to Canadian students. It has information on "Why Study Geography?", "Geography and Careers" and "The Variety of Geographic Fields."

City.Net: Canada
Links to information about Canada, for example cities, provinces, or regions.

Gary's Geographical Gnome
A massive meta-list of links to topics related to geography or earth science aimed for high school students and teachers. Constructed by Gary Topolie, a geography teacher at Huron Park Secondary School in Woodstock Ontario, there are many links to Canadian resources. Links are briefly annotated and organized under headings such as: Physical Environment, Human Environment, Environmental Concerns and Resource Page, and Mapping and Satellite Imaging.

Geography 12 Home Page
Teachers from SD#43 (Coquitlam) created this meta-list of links to resources which support the BC Geography 12 course. Links are organized in a variety of ways, for example you can access resources that have direct ties to specific areas of the course outline.

GeoWorld: WWW Education & Geography Sites
A massive metalist with a Canadian focus.

How Far Is It?
"This service uses the University of Michigan Geographic Name Server and a supplementary database of world cities to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server."

National Atlas on SchoolNet
This Canadian Atlas has a wide variety of geographical resources. Browse through the site from the main menu (above) or link directly to some of their resources with particular K-12 appeal (below).

Natural Resources, Canada
This is the federal government's web site for The Department of Natural Resources. NRCan has a mandate to promote the sustainable development and responsible use of Canada's mineral, energy, metal, and forestry resources. Click above to go to NRCan's home page for general information on NRCan (e.g., access to their libraries, stats on natural resources). Click below to go directly to some of their sector web pages.

Statistics Canada: Canadian Statistics
A wealth of raw data on Canada. Check out in particular the pages on the "Canadian Dimensions: The Land"

Tables and Graphs based on Canadian Statistics
Tables and charts of Canadian geographical data taken from Stats Canada. Warning - heavy graphics make for long scrolling time on this page. At the bottom of the page, you can click a button to go "Back to Teaching and Learning about Canada". This is a meta-list of links to resources on Canada that might be useful for Social Studies classes. Geography is one element under which links are organized. Due to the manner in which the author has created this file, we are unable to connect directly to his main menu.

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Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Canadian Geography. For other resources in this subject area (e.g., curricular content in Canadian Studies, law, history...), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

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