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Canadian Regions Postcard Assignment

Project Information

Front

-Design an attractive title naming the region (remember capital letters)
-Lightly colour the region with colours (no felts!) that best suite the vegetation or growth of the region: If lots of forest – green, if lots of wheat fields – yellow. Add mountains if necessary.
-Label the capital city and 2-3 main cities in that region (use a *star to indicate location)
-Draw symbols for 2-3 main resources where they can be found: ie forest
wheat
-Draw symbols or pictures of 2 animals that are very unique to that region
-Add the major rivers / bodies of water in the region
-Accurately draw the Trans Canada Highway if it runs through the region
-make sure that the region map is glued down so that north is at the top of the page and south is at the bottom. Also, draw a small compass rose on the map to show which way is north.

Back

-Colour in the region on the small Canada map using an appropriate colour for the region. Allow sufficient room for written information.
-Draw lines using a ruler on the back to help you write the following information neatly.

Find:
3 interesting places to see as a tourist, using descriptive inviting language to explain
- ie Drumheller Tyrell Dinosaur Museum: the fascinating dinosaur capital of Canada
- ie spend a day at the aqua blue waters of Lake Louise in the majestic Rocky Mnts.

3 interesting facts that are unique about the region: ie
- Where do most of the people live in this region and why?
- What do many people do for work / jobs in this region?
- What unique activity could you do here for recreation / fun?
- What does the land look like and how is it different from other regions?
- What could you find here that is unique from other regions (cultural groups, crops, resources, etc.)
- Is there a form of transportation unique to the region? Why?
 Here is how each postcard will be evaluated:

4 – Exceeds Expectations

-Includes more than required facts.

-Descriptive and detailed sentences.

-Capitals and spelling all correct.

-Map contains all the required elements and is very neat and accurate.

-Artistic and very neat.

3 – Meets Expectations

-includes all the required information.

-The postcard is neatly done.

-Good, solid, and descriptive sentences.

-May have 1 or 2 spelling or capitalization errors.

-Map is coloured and labelled accurately.

2 – Minimally Meets Expectations

-includes almost all of the required information.

-3-4 spelling or capitalization errors.

-Sentences are very basic with few details.

-May have chosen inappropriate colours for the region.

-Map may be messy or inaccurate.

-Some required elements may be missing.

1 – Does Not Meet Expectations

-Information is incomplete.

-Sentences are not complete and have several spelling, grammar, and capitalization errors.

-More attention to colouring and neatness is needed.

-Many required elements may be missing.


EXAMPLES
 CORDILLERA

  









ARCTIC NORTH


















 INTERIOR PLAINS











CANADIAN SHIELD











GREAT LAKES / ST. LAWRENCE LOWLANDS



APPALACHIAN HIGHLANDS
































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