Canadian Geographic Education
  
Fostering
geographic engagement
among Canadians







Follow us on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter!


The Great Trail

At a glance
In this activity, students will:

  • Learn about the human and physical geography of Canada;
  • Become familiar with The Great Trail and the opportunities it offers to Canadians;
  • Understand the practice of citizen science;
  • Develop fundamental geographic inquiry skills and practice common techniques used in geography; and 
  • Experience the intersection between humans, nature and technology.

Big ideas
Canada is blessed with unparalleled geographical beauty. From the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland to the Nicholson Peninsula in the Northwest Territories, and everywhere in between, we are presented with countless opportunities to connect with nature and learn from our surrounding environment. Right now, there is a grassroots movement in Canada to profile its human and natural elements by way of citizen science projects that focus on the collection, analysis and dissemination of data. This data is invaluable to researchers studying human-environment interactions, but also to Canadian citizens concerned with the protection and preservation of Canadian nature and wildlife.

Subjects
Outdoor learning, geography, social science, science

Level
Grades 4 - 12

Time needed
One to three class periods

To access the lesson.



Share this page

The perfect resource for teachers! Come here to explore maps and themes as well as find hundreds of lesson plans that are written specifically for your curriculum!

Visit the Canadian Atlas Online now!
“Teachers and students across Canada are so fortunate to have access to the Canadian Atlas Online. We can now access lessons on current topics for any region in Canada. This is a fabulous and free research tool that brings Canada into our classrooms!”



National Geographic Education Foundation

Donate to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

© 2020 Canadian Geographic Education SITEMAP  |   CONTACT  |   PRIVACY POLICY  |   FRANÇAIS