ERIC Number: ED080439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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The Atlantic Canada-New England Region and Environment. A Learning Activity Packet.
Maine Univ., Orono. New England - Atlantic Provinces - Quebec Center.
In this Learning Activity Packet (LAP) students examine the geographic and ecological bases of the Eastern international region. The overall objective of activities is to help students comprehend the man-earth relationship concept. By studying this familiar relevant region students gain geographic knowledge and skills applicable to other areas. For example, as they observe physical factors which influence site location and settlement, such as easy accessibility and availability of resources, they recognize factors of choice, including ways that man uses resources and sets boundaries. This guide is divided into learning activities that will enable the student to: 1) identify the political boundaries and the surface features of the provinces and the states of the region; 2) understand the effect of the sea on people in the Maritime Provinces, and how they depend upon it; 3) explain the effect of glaciers on the soil and ways of life on the land that was once covered by glaciers; 4) show that there is a relationship between the use of resources and the availability of transportation and growth of cities; 5) describe the use of Canadian Shield resources by man; 6) contrast the past and present in Maritime Provinces; 7) construct an overlay map showing principle towns and cities, land or seaways, and vegetation; 8) explain why political boundaries are sometimes made with consideration for geographic factors; and 9) plan a new community using skills learned in this and other LAPs. A pre-test is included. (OPH)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. New England - Atlantic Provinces - Quebec Center.
Identifiers - Location: Canada