Canada Physical Geography

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Canada Physical Geography

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  1. The Americas

    Slide 1 - The Americas

    • Canada and Mexico
    • South America
    • Central America
    • Physical Geography
    • Big Idea: How can you use the 5 themes of geography to learn about The Americas?
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
  2. Essential Question(s): What is the location, place and physical geography of Canada?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What is the location, place and physical geography of Canada?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of Canada
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1. Basic Geographic Literacy
    • 7.2 The Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. Province - a state in the U.S.A

    Slide 3 - Province - a state in the U.S.A

    • Canadian Shield - landform
    • Permafrost - permanently frozen ground
    • Vocabulary
  4. Canada is the second largest country in the world (in terms of size, not population).

    Slide 4 - Canada is the second largest country in the world (in terms of size, not population).

    • Size: approximately 3.8 million sq. mi.
    • Population: 30,000,000 people
    • Canada only borders 1 country: the United States.
    • 90% of Canada is too cold for agriculture to take place.
    • Canada Quick Facts
  5. Physical Features

    Slide 5 - Physical Features

    • Rocky Mountains
    • Great Plains
    • Canadian Shield
    • Large coastal area
  6. Canadian Shield

    Slide 6 - Canadian Shield

    • Formed from ice sheets that depressed the land surface and scooped out thousands of lake basins.
    • Carried away much of the region's soil.
    • Drainage is generally very poor in the shield.
    • The southern part of the shield has thick forests while the north is covered with tundra.
  7. Canada’s cold climate is related to its location in the far northern latitudes. Some places have permafrost, or permanently frozen ground.

    Slide 7 - Canada’s cold climate is related to its location in the far northern latitudes. Some places have permafrost, or permanently frozen ground.

    • The Southern areas of Canada experience weather similar to those states in the northern U.S.
    • The growing season in Canada is shorter due to the colder temperatures.
    • Climate
  8. Political Map

    Slide 8 - Political Map

    • Canada is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories.
    • Provinces are political divisions, similar to states in America
    • The capital of Canada is Ottawa
  9. Canada Population Density

    Slide 9 - Canada Population Density

    • 80% of Canadians live in cities
    • 80% of Canadians live within 60 miles of the U.S.
  10. Canada Population Density

    Slide 10 - Canada Population Density

    • 80% of Canadians live in cities
    • 80% of Canadians live within 60 miles of the U.S.
    • Population Density takes into account:
    • Landforms
    • Climate
    • Jobs
  11. Quick Check

    Slide 11 - Quick Check

    • What does permafrost mean?
    • Snow fall totals
    • Permanently frozen ground
    • Wintertime temperatures
  12. Quick Check

    Slide 12 - Quick Check

    • What does permafrost mean?
    • Snow fall totals
    • Permanently frozen ground
    • Wintertime temperatures
  13. Quick Check

    Slide 13 - Quick Check

    • A province in Canada is similar to a _________ in the United States.
    • continent
    • state
    • region
  14. Quick Check

    Slide 14 - Quick Check

    • A province in Canada is similar to a _________ in the United States.
    • continent
    • state
    • region
  15. Essential Question(s): What is the location, place and physical geography of Canada?

    Slide 15 - Essential Question(s): What is the location, place and physical geography of Canada?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of Canada
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1. Basic Geographic Literacy
    • 7.2 The Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
    • Review Objectives
  16. The Americas

    Slide 16 - The Americas

    • Canada and Mexico
    • South America
    • Central America
    • Physical Geography
    • Big Idea: How can you use the 5 themes of geography to learn about The Americas?
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events