ERIC Number: ED235058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Nova Scotia. Reference Series No. 32.
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet, one of a series featuring the Canadian provinces, presents a brief overview of Nova Scotia and is suitable for teacher reference or student reading. Separate sections discuss the geography and climate, history, economic development, fishing, agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing, energy, education, arts and culture, and people. Specific topics include the province's size, physical setting, ocean tides, continental climate, and geographic location. Mention of the early Micmac Indians and later European colonization leads to a detailed account of the struggle between the French and the British in their efforts to gain control of Acadia (Nova Scotia). The economic consequences of the province's shift from shipbuilding to mining are described, and the importance of the country's fishing, forestry, mining, manufacturing, and hydroelectric energy potential is emphasized. A look at Nova Scotia's public school system and institutions of higher education is followed by an acknowledgment of the province's reputation as a haven for artists, sculptors, and craftsmen. The final section discusses Nova Scotia's population distribution and ancestral origins. 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, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Land Settlement, Natural Resources, North American History
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