ERIC Number: ED235056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Quebec. Reference Series No. 30.
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet, one of a series featuring the Canadian provinces, presents a brief overview of Quebec and is suitable for teacher reference or student reading. Separate sections discuss geography, climate, population, history, political history, recent politics, agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing and industry, hydroelectric power, transportation, arts and culture, and sports and tourism. Specific topics include a description of the province's three major geographic regions, climate, and native peoples. Also discussed are the early habitation of the Montagnais and Algonquin Indians, and later colonization conflicts of the French colonists. A discussion of Quebec's political development from the 1930's to the 1980's includes a description of Quebec's "renewed" political policies. The importance of the country's agriculture and dairy production, paper and timber industry, asbestos mining and mineral refinement, manufacturing and industry, hydroelectric potential, and busy water routes is emphasized. The re-awakening of French-Canadian culture through the folk "chanson" and other arts is described. The final section focuses on Montreal's hockey and football teams, water sports, and tourism industry. In addition, a simple map showing Canada's major cities and provinces is included. (LH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, American Indians, Area Studies, Climate, Cultural Background, Demography, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Government (Administrative Body), Industry, Land Settlement, Natural Resources, North American History, Recreational Facilities, 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; French Canadians; PF Project; Political History; Quebec
Note: For related documents, see SO 014 823-833.