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1 OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND ritish Columbia Geography Phone: Fax: Website: LearnSmart Publishing Co eresford Street, urnaby, C, Canada V5J 5G ISN Permission to reproduce this publication extends to individual teachers for classroom use only. To reproduce any part for an entire school or school system is strictly prohibited. LearnSmart 2006

2 INTRODUCTION ritish Columbia Geography is a workbook for grade 3-7, reproducible for classroom use only. It covers the basics of C geography, such as borders, rivers, lakes, cities, land regions, landmarks, islands, mountain ranges, mountains, highways, national and provincial parks and points of interest. The workbook is based on the LearnSmart political and physical colour map of ritish Columbia and the two reference sheets called C at a Glance and C Facts included at the beginning of the book. It is a fun-way for students to learn ritish Columbia s geography. It is suitable for social studies activities in the classroom, ESL students, home schooling and students with special needs. The pages of ritish Columbia Geography can be used for teaching, reviewing and testing. They can be used consecutively or randomly as needed, and they can be used at different grade levels. The first half of ritish Columbia Geography consists of clearly outlined lessons and corresponding maps, designed to eliminate preparation time. The focus is on teaching students the basics of ritish Columbia s geography by using illustrations, charts and maps. The second half of ritish Columbia Geography reinforces and tests students on the subject matter by using lots of pictures, drawings and illustrations. Each page has a section called encourages creative thinking and problem-solving.. It requires research by the students and CONTENTS: 2 colour maps (political and physical) 2 reference pages 37 worksheets 17 maps Student projects Evaluation form Answer key Im p o r t ant Stuff! ritish Columbia Geography contains 17 maps - all different from each other. To prevent mix-ups, the worksheet and the corresponding map have the same number. EXAMPLE: Page #1 called About ritish Columbia corresponds to and should be used with Map #1 called About ritish Columbia. LearnSmart PULICATIONS: Canada Map (9.5 x11 ) - English & French Canada Geography Workbook - English & French Prehistoric Canada Workbook Explorers of Canada Workbook ritish Columbia Geography Workbook Our World Workbook USA Geography Workbook - Part I and Part II

3 TALE OF CONTENTS ritish Columbia - Political Map (colour) ritish Columbia - Physical Map (colour) ritish Columbia at a Glance ritish Columbia Facts ritish Columbia...1 Wildlife of ritish Columbia...2 orders of the ritish Columbia...3 & Map #3 Rivers of ritish Columbia...4 & Map #4 How long are the rivers?...5 & Map #5 How large are the lakes?...6 & Map #6 How deep are the lakes?...7 & Map #7 How big are the cities?...8 & Map #8 Cool cities of ritish Columbia...9 & Map #9 Capital of ritish Columbia...10 Victoria landmarks...11 Vancouver...12 Vancouver landmarks...13 Islands of ritish Columbia...14 & Map #14 Vancouver Island...15 & Map #15 Queen Charlotte Islands...16 & Map #16 Physiographic regions of C...17 & Map #17 Major C mountain ranges...18 & Map #18 How high are the mountains?...19 & Map #19 National Parks in C...20 & Map #20 Trans Canada Trail in C...21 C s Provincial Parks...22 Major C Highways...23 How far is it?...24 Man, ape or legend?...25 Mysterious lake creature...26 C records...27 Meaning of place names...28 Unusual place names...29 Where is it?...30 Postcards from C...31 Who am I?...32 Jeopardy...33 Which one is it?...34 ritish Columbia from A to Z...35 How well do you know C?...36 C Travel Diary...37 Project Evaluation Form...38 Answer Key...39, 40, 41, 42 Map of C...43

4 Name: R I T I S H Date: C O L U M I A 2 ritish Columbia covers an area of 947,800 km. 1 1,000 m Mainland mountains winters western third capital summers nickname Columbia Japan snow rain hot Island 27,200 km Fill in the blanks. Use the word bank and the LearnSmart C Map. ritish Columbia is Canada s most _ province. The name of the province was chosen by Queen Victoria in Columbia refers to the River, which was named after Captain Robert Gray s ship, the Columbia. th C became Canada s 6 province on July 20, Victoria is C s _. It is located on the southeastern tip of Vancouver. C s biggest city is Vancouver. It is located in the southwestern corner of C s called the Lower Mainland. C s is Lotus Land. C is the _ largest province in size and population. 70% of the population lives in the Victoria-Vancouver region. The northern half of the province is nearly uninhabited. Almost 75% of the province is covered by _ that are over high. Two thirds of C is forested. The remaining third is barren land, fields and glaciers. The west coast of Vancouver Island and C s northern Pacific coast are covered by ancient temperate forests. C s coastline is long due to its many long and winding inlets and its 6,500 offshore islands. C s climate is very diverse. Vancouver Island and the Mainland coast have mild and rainy winters and warm _. This is due primarily to the warm _ Current. C s interior has hot summers and snowy, cold _, especially in the north. Parts of southeastern C are quite _, with semi-arid pocket deserts around Lillooet and Osoyoos. 1. Why is C called Lotus Land? 2. Who is the Premier of C?: Party: 3. Who is the Lieutenant Governor of C? Project How many people live in C? C covers about 10% of Canada s total area. TRUE FALSE Research C s Coat of Arms shown above. Explain the significance of the shield, the animals and flowers, and what the motto means.

5 Name: W ILDLIFE OF Date: RIT S I H C L O UM IA The most common animals in C shown on the LearnSmart C Map are pictured below. Identify them using the word bank. 2 MOUNTAIN LION OR COUGAR GRIZZLY EAR LACK EAR CHIPMUNK SEA OTTER RACOON MOUNTAIN GOAT IGHORN SHEEP SKUNK DEER ELK MOUNTAIN CARIOU CANADA GOOSE ALD EAGLE SALMON KILLER WHALE OSPREY SEA LION GREY WHALE SEAL Which of the above birds congregate by the thousands each fall to feast on salmon at rackendale PP? Project Create a C WILDLIFE book with six animals not shown above. Research each animal. Include an endangered animal. Write a page about each, adding illustrations. Design a cover page and then staple all the pages together.

6 N NW NE E W SW SE S MAP SYMOLS Provincial & territorial borders USA state borders Map #3 orders of ritish Columbia This is the Peace Arch. It straddles the US/ border south of the biggest city of C,. Mark the location of the Peace Arch with a red star and label it.

7 Name: ORDERS OF Date: TI H RI S C OLUM IA 3 Do the following on Map #3 using the LearnSmart C Map: 1. Label ritish Columbia. 2. Label Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands. 3. Label the ocean and the USA states bordering C. 4. Label the province and territories bordering C. Finish the following sentences: Use your completed Map #3. 1. C borders in the west on the state of and the Ocean. 2. C borders in the east on the province of. 3. C borders in the north on the and the. 4. C borders in the south on the states of. 5. C shares only its southern border with the USA. TRUE FALSE Project Colour the C flag above. Refer to the C LearnSmart Map. 1. What part of C s Coat of Arms was used for the flag? 2. What do the sun, the wavy blue bars and white bars on the flag represent? 3. Why is the Union Jack on the flag? 4. What does the Peace Arch stand for? 5. Who helped raise the money to build it? Design a new flag for C. What symbols would you choose? Use a separate sheet and explain your design.

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