ERIC Number: ED235059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Prince Edward Island. Reference Series No. 33.
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet, one of a series featuring the Canadian provinces, presents a brief overview of Prince Edward Island and is suitable for teacher reference or student reading. Separate sections discuss geography, climate, history, early trade, development, agriculture, the potato industry, forests, fisheries, aquaculture, industry, tourism, energy, the arts, and the people. Specific topics include the great potential of the land for agricultural use, the early arrival of Europeans and Micmac Indians, and the colonization and early government of the island. The economic importance of agriculture, fisheries, local manufacturing, shipbuilding, and fox-farming is emphasized. Canada's first comprehensive development plan is briefly discussed with additional emphasis on the island's agriculture, potato industry, sawmills, lobster fishing, and oyster cultivation. Manufacturing and tourism are seen as increasingly important to the island, as is the recent initiative to develop new energy resources and actively promote energy conservation projects. The Charlottetown Confederation Centre of the Arts is seen as a major attraction to national and international artists. The final section describes the ancestral origins of the population and the determination by the islanders to protect their heritage. 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, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Industry, 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