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  Weekly Feature: (March 8, 2003)


The Atlas of Canada
Brad's Weekly Feature


Did you know that more Canadian children over the age of 25 are staying home with their parents? Just how many islands does Canada have? Where are the fastest growing metropolitan areas?

All of these questions and more are easily answered at the fabulous resource, The Atlas of Canada. I found this resource recently and have spent time exploring its many easy-to-use features.

The atlas is very user friendly and provides maps of all kinds, including PDF versions for teachers and students who wish to print a more detailed map on paper. Easily projected maps are available for the country and for each province.

What's more, on many maps you can access three important buttons: Get Statistics; Read Map Description; Zoom in or out. The statistics are provided by Statistics Canada and if you have trouble understanding them, go to Read Map Description for information on what the information means.

Some of the other features I explored (and liked):

Generate instant, time-limited quizzes online OR download the questions and answers from various categories for further study. A great teacher resource.

Learning Resources
Includes curriculum guides for Grades 7 through 12, printer-friendly maps for classroom exercises, and an interactive online glossary of terms.

Frequently Asked Questions about Canadian Facts
You might just find a quick answer to one of your questions right here!


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