What Makes a Region?

We know that Canada is made up of 6 regions. But how can we describe regions?

You can describe the regions of Canada by physical features, climate and natural resources.

A physical feature (landforms or water bodies) of a region can show what a region looks like. It can also affect climate, the work people do, what they wear and what people do for fun.

Different regions of Canada may have different climate. The weather may be different from the humid St Lawrence Lowlands to the dry Interior Plains. The climate changes from water bodies, landforms, elevation and latitude. Water bodies and landforms can change the climate as mountains can create snow or rain and water can warm or cool the shore.

Natural Resources are connected to both the physical features and the climate of the regions. Each region has unique qualities that effect what type of resources they have.

You will be finding information related to all of Canada's 6 regions. The information you will be collecting includes:

  1. What is the climate like in each region (Hottest and Coldest)?
  2. What is the latitude and elevation of one of the major cities in each region?
  3. What are the names of some of the major landforms and bodies of water in each region?
  4. What are the main natural resources of each region?
  5. What region do we live in?
  6. Which region would you like to live in? Why?

 

By the end of this web quest lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand what changes the climate of each region
  • Identify the main physical feature of each region
  • Identify the major natural resources these regions produce

Welcome to the web quest!

 

First, define and describe what latitude is in your own words. How does it affect the climate?

Second, you will find and record the following for ALL regions of Canada:

  1. What is the climate like in each region (Hottest and Coldest)?
  2. What is the latitude and elevation of one of the major cities in each region?
  3. What are the names of some of the major landforms and bodies of water in each region?
  4. What are the main natural resources of each region?
  5. What region do we live in?
  6. Which region would you want to live in? why?

 

Last, arrange questions 1-4 on mind maps- one mind map per region (create 6 mind maps).

You can use the following websites and videos, or any others they you find.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/discover-canada/read-online/canadas-regions.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Canada

https://sites.google.com/a/langleychristian.com/elementary/grade5/theme/canadian-regions

http://web2.uwindsor.ca/edfac/student/griff-3.htm

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/physiographic-regions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoVN9vKSDPs

By completing the web quest, you have become more familiar with Canadian climates, landforms and latitude and how this effects the natural resources.