National Park of Canada Project

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National Park of Canada Project

What are National Parks?
National Parks are a country-wide system of representative natural areas of Canadian significance. By law, they are protected for public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment, while being maintained in an unimpaired state for future generations. National Parks have existed in Canada for over 100 years. Canada's first and oldest national park is Banff National Park (established in 1885) and is located in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Canada's newest national park is Tuktut Nogait National Park located north of the arctic circle in the Northwest Territories.

Tasks for Your National Park of Canada Project

Task: Produce a 6 panel brochure promoting your National Park of Canada. Answer this question: "Why should people from around the world visit your National Park of Canada?" Include photos and a bibliography. Keep a work log to record your progress.

Sources: Refer to your textbookand the Internet links shown below. Record all sources you use in your bibliography

Topic Selected: ___/5 Thinking marks

Content: ___/30 Thinking marks

Layout: ___/10 Communication marks

Significance of your era: ___/10 Application marks

Photos and Images with references sourced: ___/10 Communication marks

Bibliography: ___/30 Communication marks

Work Log: ___/10 Communication marks

Topics Chosen By Students

The following students have chosen the following Canadian National Parks for their National Park of Canada Projects.

Resources About National Parks of Canada

  1. Find a National Park in Canada For your project select one national park and tell your teacher about your choice.
  2. Resources for your National Park of Canada project
  3. Maps from the Atlas of Canada The Atlas of Canada provides authoritative, current and accessible geographic information products at a national level. Working with partners, the Atlas facilitates the integration and analysis of diverse data in order to increase overall knowledge about Canada.