ERIC Number: ED235060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Newfoundland. Reference Series No. 34.
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet, one of a series featuring the Canadian provinces, presents a brief overview of Newfoundland and is suitable for teacher reference or student reading. Separate sections discuss geography and climate, history, economy, population and settlement, arts and culture, leisure and recreation, and heritage. Specific topics include the province's topography, vegetation, physical settings, early colonization, and economic and political development. The importance of the country's newsprint mills, mineral wealth, hydroelectric power, and rich fishing industry is emphasized. The patterns of settlement around these industries are also described, with emphasis on the cultural preservation of old traditions like telling ballads, mummering, story-telling, and outport dancing. The region is described as a major attraction for outdoor enthusiasts with its parks, fishing villages, varied scenery, and numerous lakes. The final section describes the mounting pressure for growth and change in Newfoundland concurrent with an ongoing battle for heritage conservation. In addition, a simple map showing Canada's major cities and provinces is included. (LH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Climate, Cultural Background, Demography, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Industry, Land Settlement, Natural Resources, North American History, Physical Geography, Recreational Facilities
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; Newfoundland; PF Project
Note: For related documents, see SO 014 823-833.