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Environmental Studies In Context
Database of analysis, journals, news, case studies, primary sources, statistics and multimedia focusing on the physical, social and economic aspects of environmental issues.
Britannica High School Edition
Reference articles, journals, magazines, websites, multimedia, and curriculum content for high school students. Includes dictionary, atlas and student workspace.
Global Issues in Context
International viewpoints on a range of cross discipline global issues, topics and current events. Database contains topic and country portals for detailed analysis.
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Canada: The Land
Learn about the topography and climate in Canada. Use the contents on the left side of the page to discover more about Canada's geography, economy and other subjects.
Learn about the three levels on ecoregions in North America. The map at the top of the page illustrates where each region is. Use the legend in the map to determine where different ecoregions are in North America.
Settlement in the Prairies
This resource describes the immigration to the Canadian Prairies when Western Canada was opened for settlement. There were many different cultural groups that settled in Western Canada in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
North America: The Economy
Learn about the development of the North American economy. Use the toolbar on the left side to navigate more subjects about North America such as demographic layout and cultural heritage.
The Age of Megacities
The map at the top of the article is interactive. Click the orange location icons to learn more about specific megacities and how they have exploded in population and urban development. The article below discusses the growth of megacities around the world.
This resource answers some common questions that people have about the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, which would act as an expansion of the NAFTA agreement.
Updated NAFTA - December 2019
This CBC article details some of the details on the updated NAFTA agreement between the United States of American, Mexico and Canada.
European Common Market
Information on the European Common Market
Travel and Tourism Impact on the Caribbean
From the United Nations learn about how travel and tourism are affecting the Caribbean. Use the table of contents on the right hand side of the page to discover how certain areas of the economy are affected by the surge in travel and tourism.
The map at the top of this resource is a visual representation of how population is distributed worldwide. Use the legend to determine and compare how populated certain areas are compared to others. The article below offer more information about global population distribution.
James Bay Project
Use this resource to gain knowledge of the history of the James Bay Project. Learn about the positive and negative impacts that the James Bay Project has had on the surrounding area and environment.
- Population growth
- Natural Disasters
- Human Impact
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