ERIC Number: ED235054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Manitoba. Reference Series No. 28.
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet, one of a series featuring the Canadian provinces, presents a brief overview of Manitoba and is suitable for teacher reference or student reading. Separate sections discuss agriculture, mining, energy, transportation and communication, fishing, forestry, fur trapping, health and social services, education, and political life. Specific topics include the province's varied topography, population distribution, early occupation by the Intuit and Metis Indians, and colonization by European fur traders. The economic importance of manufacturing, service trades, city construction, agriculture and dairy production, nickel and petroleum production, hydroelectric power, transcontinental railways, broadcasting and telephone networks, fishing, forestry, and the fur industry is emphasized. Governmental support for free medical care, public and higher education, and recreational parks is noted. The final section traces Manitoba's political life and describes the main political parties. In addition, a simple map showing Canada's major cities and provinces is provided. (LH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Area Studies, Communications, Cultural Background, Demography, Economic Development, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Government (Administrative Body), Health Services, Industry, Natural Resources, North American History, Recreational Facilities, Service Occupations, Transportation
Any Canadian Embassy/Consulate; or Domestic Information Program Division, Dept. of External Affairs, Ottawa K1A 052, Ontario, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canadian Studies; Manitoba; Metis (People); PF Project; Political History
Note: For related documents, see SO 014 823-833.