The Amazing Canadian Shield ! :D

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^Map of the canadian shield .

Topography:
There is barren rock in many places because of glaciers that removed the soil during the Ice Age.
There is a chaotic pattern of lakes, rivers, and swamps because of debris left behind from the melting of the glaciers. The average elevation in the north is about 100 meters above sea level, and about 500 meters above sea level in the south. Most of the rivers flow into either James Bay or Hudson Bay.
The Canadian Shield is home to some of the oldest (extinct) volcanoes in the world, over 150 volcanic belts have become deformed and worn down to almost flat plains.

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The Canadian Shield also has many beautiful waterfalls.

Vegetation:
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Vegetation and Forests .

The vegetation around the Canadian Shield is mostly pine trees, lakes and bogs. Lowlands-dense soil not good for forests, has many bogs instead. In the South-boreal forest, some deciduous trees, like white birch and poplar, are there too in the North- mostly tundra .

Climate:
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^ Climograph for Moosonee, ON .
- The month with the highest temperature is July, with a temperature of 15 degrees .
- The month with the lowest temperature is February, with a temperature of -18 degrees .
With this Climograph, it shows the weather pattern and the amount of precipitation around the are of the Canadian
Shield . it doesn't get very hot at all, even in the Summer . For the majority of the time, it's pretty cold . In Mooseonee,
as much as 100mm (July) , and as little as 20mm (February) of rain in one month . A general statement for the climate
throughout the Canadian Shield is cold , and rainy .
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^ Climograph for Churchill, Manitoba.
- In Churchill, the month with the highest temperature is August, with 9 degrees .
- The month with the lowest temperature is February again, with -22 degrees .
In another area of the Shield, Churchill Manitoba, contains pretty much the same temperatures as Mooseonee .
It doesn't get that hot at all, barely warm if anything . Although it gets almost as much precipitation as Moosoenee does, Churchill only
gets as much as 60mm a month (August), and as little as 13mm per month (February) . Both cities contain pretty much the same pattern
as eachother, throughout the area of the Canadian Shield, it has a cold rainy climate .


Resources:
Furs : One very greatly used materials found in the Canadian Shield is the fur that they recieve from hunting various types of animals . These animals include bears, rabbits, dear, and many others .

Minerals : The whole region of the Canadian Shield is made of a assorted kind of rocks . In the mining industry, we get materials such as copper, gold, lead, zinc, and nickel . All of which can be used for countless things that Canadians need everyday .
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^This is an example of a gold mineral found in the Canadian Shield

Forestry : Of course, forestry. One of the MAIN reasons of why the Canadian Shield is so important and useful . The Shiled is full of trees, tons and tons of trees ! We use these trees in the logging industry and to contribute in making homes for Canadian citizens .Also used for making newspapers, regular paper and such . Common trees that grow throughout areas in the Canadian Shield are fir, spruce, and pine trees !

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 A picture of the beautiful forests that can be found in the Shield !

Tourism : The Canadian Shield contains many beauties that world wants to catch a glims of ! Things like our big green giants, raging rivers, lovely lakes, and numerous amounts of nice valleys!

Important Cities :
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All though these cities are important, they are also the largest cities within the Canadian Shield . These cities are :
Sudbury, Ontario: Home of the "Big Nickel" which stands at 9 meters high.
Chicoutimi, Quebec :
Quebec City, Quebec : It's the capital of our french province .
Thompson, Manitoba : This city serves as a trade center for most citizens that live in Manitoba, and has
many oppurtunities for trade .
Yellowknife, North West Territories .
Toronto, Ontario : Toronto is where most of our government making takes place .
Montreal, Quebec : If you want to become more fluent in your french speaking, travelling to Montreal is the place to go !
We have french backround in Canada, so why not take the advantage and familiarize yourself in french?
Ottawa, Ontario : Ottawa , the capital city of Canada ! This place has an amazing heritage and so much history .
If you ever get the chance to visit Ottawa, a great historical landmark called the Parliament Buildings .

Things to do in the Canadian Shield !
Some things you can do in the Canadian shield are fishing, swimming, water skiing, camping, boating, hunting, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, cycling and also go on nature walks. There are lots of sports you can play. There are lots of outdoor adventures.You can go to places like the Algonquin Theatre and Dearhurst’s stage. There are lots of interesting jobs like, forestry, mining tar, making roads and railways, and many others. You can visit museums .


References:

Map of Canadian Shield. [Online image] Available https://ecozoneexperts.wikispaces.com/file/view/CanadianShield.jpg/125443205/CanadianShield.jpg, May 17, 2011.

Climographs for the Canadian Shield. [Online Image] Available http://generalpatton.wikispaces.com/file/view/moosonee_climograph.jpg/125429995/moosonee_climograph.jpg , May 17, 2011 .

Climographs for the canadian shield for quebec [Online Image] Available http://drasticplastic.webs.com/Churchill%20Climograph%20Finished.jpg May17, 2011

Minerals lead, gold, nickel [Online Image] Available http://www.collecting-rocks-and-minerals.com/image-files/native-elements-gold.jpg May 18, 2011

Forestry in the Canadian Shield [Online Image] Available http://www.nrdc.org/land/forests/boreal/images/page3.jpg May 18, 2011

Toronto, Ontario [Online Image] Available http://www.hickerphoto.com/data/media/24/toronto-night-lights_9551.jpg May18, 2011

Resources from the canadian shield http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/phillie/InternationalExchange/Canada/Physical%20Regions/Physical_Regions/shield.htmMat May 18, 2011

Canadian Shield Vegetation [Online Image] Available http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Canadian_Shield_Ontario.jpg May18, 2011

Imporant Cities http://partner.galileo.org/schools/gibson/canada/student_work/shield/group1/background.htm May 18, 2011

Waterfall [Online Image] Available http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=canadian+shield&view=detail&id=24157F9215B4E36B2F31BA01E3B6CF8E37B099FC&first=61&qpvt=canadian+shield&FORM=IDFRIR May 20, 2011

Things to do in the Canadian Shield
http://www.thedigitaleconomy.ca/area-attractions.php
http://projects.cbe.ab.ca/ict/2learn/kdwajda/alberta/studentwork/shield.htm
http://morsonbass.com/activities May 18, 2011



Evaluation: (40/50)
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    • Topography
    • Vegetation Specific species of trees and other vegetation???
    • Climate
    • Resources
    • Important Cities Some cities located in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands
    • Things to Do Elaborate more on the many activities that you listed. Examples, where, when, company?
  • Provide at least one map of your region. (5/5)
  • Find appropriate images that represent various characteristics of your region. (9/10)
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  • Use climographs of areas in your region and explain how they illustrate the climate conditions. (5/5) Excellent explanation of climate.
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