By: Gabi Chang
Unit 1- Changing Populations
Will Canada be a desired destination for immigration?
Who will Canada be attracting as immigrants?
How will Canada’s population look?
What issues will our First Nations, Metis & Inuit population face?
A fusion of First Nations, Aboriginals and Metis'
Unit 2- Interactions in the Physical Environment
Why does Canada have the climate it does?
Canada's Physical Regions
surrounds Hudson Bay, largest physical region
made up of hills, highlands, plateaus, lowlands, plains, and multiple rivers and lakes
spans a wide area from the prairies to Atlanta, resulting in a wide range of temperatures
mostly made up of mixed forests (pine, hemlock, birch)
main industries are mining, power production and forestry
covers most of western Canada (British Columbia and Yukon Territories)
made up of mountains, plateaus, deep valleys and coastal islands
coastal temperatures warmer inland
winter can last up to 8 months
2 main vegetation zones are the tundra and mixed forests
main industries are fishing, mining and forestry
majority of the prairies is flat land; the other part is filled with wide river valleys, hills, escarpments and low mountains
fairly mild summers and cold winters
precipitation occurs mostly in the summer, which may lead to droughts in the dryer seasons
mostly made of grasslands and partially made up of boreal forests
main industry is agriculture
Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands
grounds are frozen most of the year
January and February are the coldest, but the temperature doesn't vary much from this
mixed, dense forests (white spruce and black spruce)
made up of series of islands and swampy plains/wetlands
Hudson Bay lowlands makes up 32 % of Canada
vegetation is tundra in the Arctic and mixed in the Hudson Bay
main industries are mining and fishing as well as fur trading
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands
mostly in Ontario
houses 50% of Canadians
very hot and humid and dry in summer, very cold winters
lakes cause a lot of precipitation
top resource in freshwater
made up coniferous and deciduous forests
main industries are manufacturing and farming
northern part of Nunavut and Northwest Territories
rain shadow due to relief precipitation
not much wildlife or plant species
large areas covered in permafrost
the vegetation region is tundra (small, hard plants), not much can grow here
main industries are mining, fishing, fur trading, hunting as well as whaling (killing whales for meat and oil)
How will climate change alter Canada’s physical environment?
Unit 3- Managing Canada's Resources and Industries
What will be Canada’s most important resource(s)?
This is the Drake Solar Landing Community in Okotoks, Alberta.
How will Canada manage these resources in a sustainable manner?
A wind farm in Magrath, Alberta.
Who will be Canada’s trade partners?
What will be our most valuable resource & will we be managing resources properly?
I think that natural resources such as wind and solar will be our most valuable resource, and when it comes to managing them it will be a simpler task as well. With, natural resources, the only obstacle is finding a way to convert it into heat or electricity. Once that is found out we need to figure out how to distribute it evenly. These two factors are nothing compared to what we need to do for fossil fuels.