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Geography of Canada - Chapter Summary
The fun and simple video lessons found in this chapter can strengthen the knowledge of Canadian geography your middle school students have already gained. In these lessons, students look at maps to identify the major landforms throughout Canada and discover why human features are found in specific regions of the country. You can also use the short video lessons to help your students explore major climates in Canada and analyze how various parts of the country are affected by abnormal and hazardous environmental conditions. Quizzes are available after each lesson and students can take a chapter exam to help their gauge comprehension of the materials. An instructor is also available to answer any questions.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Major Landforms of Regions in Canada||Students can learn to identify, describe and map the major landforms of Canada's places and regions.|
|Evolution of Different Places in Canada||Instructors help students compare the historical places and regions in Canada with those of present day as they explore changes in land use, population and political, social and economic characteristics.|
|Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Canada||This lesson can help students use a map of Canada to find the locations of significant physical and human characteristics and explore why human features are found in particular places.|
|Major Climates in Canada's Different Regions||Students analyze the various climates throughout Canada and explore how the environment reacts to abnormal and/or hazardous environmental conditions.|
|Economic Characteristics of Canada's Different Regions||With this lesson, students explore the economic characteristics of Canada's places and regions.|
|Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Canada||Students discover how the location and patterns of movement of Canada's products, capital and people are affected by the creation and distribution of resources.|
|Distribution of Plants & Animals in Canada||This lesson helps students explore the distribution of Canada's plants and animals as it relates to climate, vegetation, soil and geology.|
|Comparing Life in Different Locations in Canada||Students compare life in several of Canada's cities and nations and explore the relationships involved in social, political, economic and environmental changes.|
1. Major Landforms of Regions in Canada
In this lesson, we explore the major landforms that shape the different regions and landscapes of Canada, from the Arctic Archipelago to the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
2. Evolution of Different Places in Canada
In this lesson, we explore the evolution of different land uses in Canada and the existence of urban areas, land for farming, and vast expanses of wilderness in the country.
3. Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Canada
In this lesson, we explore just a few of the physical and human characteristics of Canada, from Canada's vibrant French-speaking culture to the oil patch of Alberta. After the video, feel free to test your knowledge of Canada's characteristics with our short quiz.
4. Major Climates in Canada's Different Regions
In this lesson, we explore the major climatic regions of Canada and the land, oceans and natural weather patterns that shape the average temperatures and precipitation amounts of this diverse landscape.
5. Economic Characteristics of Canada's Different Regions
In this lesson, we explore the different regions of Canada and the various activities and industries that drive Canada's diverse and multifaceted economy.
6. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Canada
In this lesson, we explore the impact of natural resources on the demography, geography, economy, and migration patterns in our neighbor to the north, Canada.
7. Distribution of Plants & Animals in Canada
In this lesson, we explore the distribution of plants and animals across various regions of Canada, from the Arctic North and the boreal forests to the populated areas of Southern Ontario.
8. Comparing Life in Different Locations in Canada
In this lesson, we fly around Canada, meeting several different Canadians. In the process, we will learn a little bit more about what life in Canada is like in each region. Then, test how well you know life in Canada with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the Geography: Middle School course
- Introduction to Geography
- Tools Used in Geography
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
- Plate Tectonics
- Minerals and Rocks
- Weathering and Erosion
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
- Ground Water
- Running Bodies of Water
- The Earth-Sun Relationship
- Solar Radiation & Energy
- Global Temperature Patterns & The Atmosphere
- Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
- Atmospheric, Weather & Wind Patterns
- Atmospheric Moisture, Precipitation & Clouds
- Weather Events
- Geomorphology of Arid Regions
- Oceans & Coasts
- Geologic Time
- The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture
- The Impact of Geography on Language & Culture
- The Environment & Human Populations
- The Domestication of Plants & Animals
- The Global Distribution & Characteristics of Soil
- Geography of Land Resources
- Human Movement & Spatial Processes
- Types of Human Settlements
- Ethnicity & Geography
- Modern Economic Systems
- The Economy & Geography
- Political Geography
- Impact of Humans on the Environment
- Renewable Resources
- Nonrenewable Resources
- Environmental Sustainability
- Food and Agriculture
- Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Environmental Risk Analysis
- Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment
- Understanding Geography Using Maps
- The Impact of Religion on Geography
- Early Human Civilizations
- World Conflicts & Geography
- Geography of North America
- Geography of the U.S.
- Geography of the Caribbean & Central & South America
- Geography of Europe
- Geography of Africa & the Middle East
- Geography of South Asia
- Geography of China, Japan & the Koreas
- Geography of Russia & Central Asia
- Geography of Australia & the Pacific Islands