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Our Canada: The Canadian Shield

This title is a part of the series Our Canada: Its Geographic Regions Series


Catalogue Number:  MCI098
Producer:  McIntyre Media Inc.
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Science, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2016
Running Time:  14:56
Closed Captions:  Yes


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The largest of Canada's geographic regions, the Shield is a massive horseshoe shaped area covering almost half of Canada. Made famous by the paintings of the Group of Seven, it is a landscape shaped by glaciers during the Ice Age. The rounded hills of igneous and metamorphic rock have been eroded and smoothed over time. Within these rocks lie minerals such as gold and silver. The Shield has been home to Aboriginal people for thousands of years. Today, they fight to maintain their culture as mining and hydroelectric stations threaten their traditional way of life.

Includes PDF Resource Guide.


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