ERIC Number: ED235052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Alberta. Reference Series No. 26.
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet, one of a series featuring the Canadian provinces, presents a brief overview of Alberta and is suitable for teacher reference or student reading. Separate sections discuss the history and population, the provincial government, the economy, transportation, communications, mineral resources, agriculture, manufacturing, forest products, culture, education, manpower policy and programs, health and social services, recreation and tourism, and future of Alberta. Specific topics include the province's oil production, early Indian and European occupation, population distribution, governmental structure, and growing economic development. A look at Alberta's transportation and communication networks is followed by a discussion of the province's petroleum, natural gas, and coal resources, successful crop and livestock production, and growing petro-chemical and forestry industries. Governmental support for multiculturalism, the arts, education, apprenticeship and employment programs, preventative health services, sports and fitness, and tourism is noted. The final section summarizes the province's optimistic future. 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, Health Services, 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 - Location: Canada