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They’re as big as half a school gymnasium and weigh more than 45 kilograms, and this fall, they’ll be helping Canadian students learn about their country in engaging new ways. Here’s a quick rundown of Canadian Geographic Education’s three latest giant floor maps.

Parks Canada: Places and Spaces for Everyone
The map highlights Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. It made its public debut on Canada Day, in Ottawa’s Major’s Hill Park. It will circulate in schools this fall.

Canada’s Energy: Production & Transmission
The map shows the energy facilities and transmission lines across the country. It will also make its debut on Canada Day, but on the West Coast, at Vancouver’s Canada Place. Reservations for the fall school year are now being accepted.

Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement
Outlining the boundaries of the 2010 landmark agreement that’s designed to protect more than 76 million hectares of public forest, this map will begin its one-year journey across the country this fall. It will be available to schools in the 10 cities where a series of public forums on the Boreal Forest Agreement are scheduled to take place.

For more information, or to book these and Canadian Geographic Education’s other giant floor maps, visit education.canadiangeographic.ca.

— Lillianne Cadieux-Shaw

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Canadian Geographic magazine is an excellent resource for teachers and students. It provides posters in both official languages, such as the St. Lawrence Seaway map, as well as short geography related news items suitable for current events. In addition, the June issue each year is devoted to environmental issues such as wind energy.”



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