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Cyberbullying website

http://cyberbullying.novascotia.ca

 

 

Canada map practice site

http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/canada.html

 

Look for country stats with nationmaster

http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php

 

Africa  is our current topic . 

 

Africa  Landform items

 

Atlas Mountains            Mediterranean Sea           

Cape of Good Hope        Indian Ocean

Congo Basin                Atlantic Ocean

Nile River                    Gulf of Guinea            

Kalahari desert            Sahara desert

Madagascar                 Red Sea  

 

 

 

 

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Other reference info:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/EnGLIsh/resources/publications/look/index.asp

Latitude facts-" flat lines are the lat lines" 

    -measure distance north or south of equator

    -divide world in Northern and southern hemispheres

    - maximum 90 degrees N or S- North pole/ south pole

    Antarctic circle 66 1/2 S, Arctic circle 66 1/2 N

    Tropic of Cancer 23 1/2 N    Tropic of Capricorn 23 1/2 S

    Low, Middle and High Latitudes- low by equator (low #'s, middle have seasons, most land and most people live there, High latitudes are Polar zones)

    - Latitude also called parallels

=starts at equator 0 degrees

 

Longitude- long tall lines

    -24 divisions that also determine timezones - 24 hrs in a day

    - divide east and west hemispheres

    - east and west of Prime Meridian,  0 degrees longitude through Greenwich, England

    - max 180 degrees- International Date line

    - also called meridians

 

BE ABLE TO PLOT POINTS ON A WORLD MAP GIVEN COORDINATES- EG MARK a ON THE SPOT (40 N, 60 W)

                        - ALSO BE ABLE TO WRITE THE COORDINATES (THE REVERSE OF THE ABOVE) BY READING WHERE THE DOT IS ON THE  MAP

    iF YOU WERE ABSENT ON tUESDAY FOR FINAL REVIEW YOU WILL WRITE THE 1ST HALF TOMORROW AND THE MAP PART ON THURSDAY. 

Social Studies interesting sites

Study games for Canadian capital cities: http://www.quia.com/custom/1048main.html

Pick a Province Research to provincial government websites: 

http://www.gc.ca/othergov/prov_e.html

Map of the continents

http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-continent-map.htm

Practice online continent quiz : 

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/worldquiz.html

 

Environment Canada Past weather data: http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/climateData/canada_e.html

Jacques Cartier: http://www.civilization.ca/vmnf/explor/explcd_e.html

History of Nova Scotia: http://alts.net/ns1625/index.html

Teaching and Learning about Canada: http://www.canadainfolink.ca/general.htm

Louisa's World (Diary of a Nova Scotia Farmgirl): http://www.brookhousepress.ca/louisa/home.htm

 

Sherbrooke Village  Links

Candle making: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/HandCraftTrade/domestic/candlemaking.html

Handcream making: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/HandCraftTrade/domestic/handcream.html

Soap making: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/HandCraftTrade/domestic/soapmaking.html

Butter making: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/HandCraftTrade/domestic/buttermaking.html

Woodstove Cooking: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/HandCraftTrade/domestic/cookery.html

Textiles: Weaving, Rug Hooking etc..: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/HandCraftTrade/textiles/textiles.html

Trades: Blacksmith, Woodturning, Pottery, Printing and Photography: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/HandCraftTrade/trades/trades.html

 

 

 

 

 

Explorers link from government Canada

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/explorers/kids/h3-1320-e.html

Map of the continents

http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-continent-map.htm

Practice online continent quiz : 

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/worldquiz.html

 

 

 

Inuit Powerpoint:

http://starcatholic.ab.ca/~cgoudreau/Powerpoints/InuitPart1.ppt

http://starcatholic.ab.ca/~cgoudreau/Powerpoints/InuitPart2.ppt

 

Latitude and Longitude help:  

http://www.lakelandsd.com/tutorial/practice.html

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the checklist I will be using to mark the projects.  I haven't set a firm deadline yet, check back next week to the site for an update on

how things are going in class.  I'm hoping another 2 weeks or so will do it. I want to get them well started before giving them the task independently.  I have provided manila paper in school as it was all

we had for so many, but the students are welcome to use bristol board or a booklet format.  Writing must be "in their own words" so they can explain what they mean if asked questions when they

present to the class. They must record where they get their information.  Point form for the facts is ok IF it is clear what is meant. 

Searching National geographic kids website and typing the country name has been useful in most cases.  The library is open Monday and Wed to sign out books and our class computers are available

daily at noon if you need extra computer access time. 

Country Profile Poster Evaluation

 

Name: ____________________________  Country:___________________

 

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