ERIC Number: ED235053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Saskatchewan. Reference Series No. 27.
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet, one of a series featuring the Canadian provinces, presents a brief overview of Saskatchewan and is suitable for teacher reference or student reading. Separate sections discuss history, economy, oil, uranium, potash, coal, minerals and metals, agriculture, forestry, tourism and recreation, arts and culture, and people. Specific topics include the province's topography; physical settings; early occupation by Paleo Indians, Metis, and Europeans; and economic and political development. Oil, uranium, potash, coal, sodium sulphate, and metal-ore production are noted as resources essential to Saskatchewan's economic and industrial wealth. The importance of wheat production, cattle-raising, forestry, trapping, commercial fishing, and tourism is also emphasized. The region is described as rich in arts and cultural heritage with its mixture of cultures and growing reputation as a center for the arts. The final section describes the ancestral origins of the people and pays tribute to the province's pioneer heritage. In addition, a simple map showing Canada's major cities and provinces is provided. (LH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Area Studies, Cultural Background, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Geographic Regions, Land Settlement, Natural Resources, North American History, Physical Geography
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 - Location: Canada