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IGHS Winkels

Canada

TermDefinition
Maritime A nickname for the four provinces on the eastern part of Canada, the word is associated with the sea
Multiculturalism Policy that encourages people to preserve their distinct cultural traditions and customs
Kanata Iroquois word meaning settlement
Provinces the political divisions of Canada
Bilingual the ability to speak more than one language
Service Economy 60% of the people are employed in these types of jobs, creating incomes for the country
Separatist A person/group that wants to break away or secede from a country or organization
Nunavut became a territory in 1999
Labrador The mainland part of Newfoundland
Canadian Shield the layer of bedrock that lies beneath soil and trees and stretches from the Arctic Ocean around the Hudson Bay to the Atlantic Ocean
Native tribes Iroquois, Blackfoot, Cree, Inuit
Inuits Are also known as Eskimos
U.S. and Canada have the longest undefended border in the world
5 geographical regions Atlantic Provinces, Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Provinces, Prairie Provinces, British Columbia, Northern Provinces
Toronto, Ontario largest city
Ottawa national capital
St. Lawrence Seaway manmade waterway that allows ships to travel from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean
Quebec first settlement
Alberta natural gas deposits and oil fields
Quebec wants to become an independent nation
French Catholics settled Quebec
Europeans brought disease to the Native Americans
Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic Oceans border Canada
Lake Michigan is NOT part of Canada
Farming, Ranching and Oil 3 major industries of the Prairie Provinces
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
Largest shopping mall in the world located in Edmonton
Created by: Winkels
 

 



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