Interior Plains

Climate


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Topography:



The Interior Plains take up the region between the Shield on the east, and the mountains of the Cordilleran Region on the west. The Horton and Anderson Plains form the Arctic slope, in the north. The Peel Plain that lies southwest of the Mackenzie River, has a broad, shallow hollow in which some areas have many small lakes and others have none. The Great Bear Plain located around Great Bear Lake, has a rolling surface. In the centre of the Interior Plains, the Alberta plateau consists of a ring of plateaus seperated by wide valleys.Fort Nelson and Peace River lowlands occupy more than 50 per cent of the area. The Alberta Plain, South of the Athabasca River, stretches southeastward to the Canada-United States boundary. The Alberta Plateau has more of an even surface, with a few widely separated groups of low hills, such as Cypress Hills in the south. The Cypress Hills reach an elevation of more than 1400 metres. The Alberta Plain is more rough and on higher ground than the Saskatchewan Plain. The Saskatchewan Plain is bordered by the manitoba Escarpment, overlooking the Manitoba Plain. The Manitoba Plain is divided into a line of seperate hills, from the deep valleys flowing eastward.

Vegetation:


It is covered with different kinds of grasses with long roots, like the blue stem, porcupine grass, june grass, and fir trees. All this vegetation grows here because farmers grow oats barley and many other things.

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This is a picture showing the kinds of grass there is there



Climate:
The climate is always different throughout the year. Summers could be from 10 and 30 degrees Celsius. Winters are actually pretty cold. It could be from negative 10 and 30 degrees. Another interesting fact is that people say there is more sunshine there than any other region in Canada.

How it's useful:
Farmers like it there because there are big plots of land to grow things and there is just the right amount of water and sunlight. there are plenty of jobs like forestry and farming, and there are also sporting events and other opportunites for jobs.
interesting things:
Some of the animals that live in the interior plains are Mule deer, brown bears, elks, moose, and wolves

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these are some of the brown bears living in the plains


Tourist attractions:
some places are the Calgary Stampede and Canadian Finals Rodeo. There are also some national parks that you can visit like, elk island, jasper, and banff.

Activities:

There are a wide variety of things to do in the Interior plains depending on the season, such as cross country, swimming, hikinh, fishing, jogging, hunting, and soccer in the summer, and skiing, skating, or hockey in the winter. Warm summers and cold winters help give the best of both worlds, so you can participate in many different activities year round.

Large Communities:
Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg are some of the largest cities. in Edmonton there is the gigantic West Edmonton Mall, In Calgary there is the famous Calgary Stampede, and in Winnipeg there are a wide variety of attractions and events.

Large Cultural Groups:
Natives, Metis, French and many others.



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Bibliography:


http://projects.cbe.ab.ca/ict/2learn/kdwajda/canada/studentwork/plains.htm
http://www.renrenask.net/Travel/201011/Travel_18472.shtml
https://ecozoneexperts.wikispaces.com/file/view/Calgary_Climate.png/125443907/Calgary_Climate.png

http://academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/wetland/n_plains/sk2.jpg
http://www.ejphoto.com/images_of_the_month/AK_BrownBear06.jpg
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/environment/land/arm_physio_plains/1
http://lakeview-grade-5.wikispaces.com/file/view/map.jpg/192281928/map.jpg


Evaluation: (27/50)

  • Represent the region in the following ways: (13/20)
    • Topography
    • Vegetation
    • Climate
    • Resources???
    • Important Cities What attractions are in each city? Why should people visit?
    • Things to Do Lots of examples but not very specific. Randomly introduced with no reference to where...
  • Provide at least one map of your region. (4/5) Map does not reflect region as a part of all of North America
  • Find appropriate images that represent various characteristics of your region. (4/10) 2 images to show off your region? What about the vegetation, the cities, the topography, etc.)
    • Make sure images are accompanied by captions.
  • Use climographs of areas in your region and explain how they illustrate the climate conditions. (2/5) Vancouver is not in the Plains. You needed to explain how the climographs demonstrates the climate in your region.
  • Explain how various aspects of the region will influence people visiting this land. (0/5)
  • Cite your Resources using the appropriate format. (4/5)

The very first thing I see on the website is a climograph of Vancouver (which is not even in your region). The title could even be more impactful to welcome visitors to your site. You are missing some key components and the webpage could definitely use some organization.