Unit 2: Our Natural Environment Assignment 1 Overview of Canada’s Regions Goal: With a partner, your goal is to give a brief (5-10 min) oral presentation to the class about one of Canada’s six regions. Resource: Canada and the World, 2nd Ed. Procedure: Select one of the regions below and use your atlas to research information related to your region using the topics listed as a guide. Once you have collected the information, it must be typed on a maximum of one page, and you and your partner should decide on a fair way to present the information to the class. (both partners sharing in the work and the presentation) Regions: Far North (pp 59-63); Near North (pp 64-68); Western Mountains (pp69-73); Prairies (pp 74-78); Great Lakes/St. Lawrence (pp 79-83); Atlantic (pp84-88). -Regions are areas that share common features that make them different from other areas: language, ways of making a living, cultural expressions, physical environment, climate, or location. Topics to research: a. b. c. d. What provinces/territories are contained in the region. Identify the major rivers, lakes and water features in the region. Describe the types of land use in the region Physical size: (km across & north to south; southern and northern latitudes & eastern and western longitudes) e. Typical ethnicity (2 cities in the region—ethnic make-up) f. Economic Facts—value of manufacturing, main industries/employers, natural resources (forestry; minerals etc.,) g. 2-3 unique and interesting “factoids” about your region. Note: You will be given 2 classes to prepare your research and presentation; on the third day we will begin presentations.