Social Studies - Gr.4.1: Alberta:the land, histories and stories

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A Sense of the Land: General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how elements of physical geography, climate, geology and paleontology are integral to the landscapes and environment of Alberta. (from Alberta Education)

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Alberta, the westernmost of Canada's three Prairie provinces, shares many physical features with its neighbours to the east, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Rocky Mountains form the southern portion of Alberta's western boundary with British Columbia. Largest Countries, Countries Of The World, Abraham Hicks, Joffre Lake, Physical Geography, Algonquin Park, Parks Canada, Park Trails, Vancouver Island

Alberta, the westernmost of Canada's three Prairie provinces, shares many physical features with its neighbours to the east, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Rocky Mountains form the southern portion of Alberta's western boundary with British Columbia.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved buffalo jump sites in North America and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981. Author Gordon Reid has compiled a history of this significant site, describing the importance of the buffalo to Native peoples, how the jump was used, and the traditions and skills surrounding the hunt. Vancouver City, North Vancouver, Physical Geography, City Library, School Plan, World Heritage Sites, Social Studies, Buffalo, Old Things

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved buffalo jump sites in North America and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981. Author Gordon Reid has compiled a history of this significant site, describing the importance of the buffalo to Native peoples, how the jump was used, and the traditions and skills surrounding the hunt.

Wild Alberta: A Visual Celebration - An illustrated journey that explores the wildlife heritage and natural wonders of Alberta's four ecoregions: boreal forest, aspen parkland, prairies, and mountains and foothills. Waterton National Park, National Parks, Physical Geography, The Province, Banff, Natural Wonders, World Heritage Sites, Natural History, Geology

Wild Alberta: A Visual Celebration - An illustrated journey that explores the wildlife heritage and natural wonders of Alberta's four ecoregions: boreal forest, aspen parkland, prairies, and mountains and foothills.

Before the arrival of settlers, the Great Northern Plain sprawled across the centre of the continent and rivalled the African savannah for wildlife, with herds of bison and pronghorn antelope numbering in the millions. It was also the home for species of birds and animals that lived nowhere else. Today that range is threatened by human incursion and in some areas there are only pockets of unadulterated prairie grassland left, small islands of a unique environment. Process Of Change, Physical Geography, The Millions, Small Island, Bird Species, Bison, Geology, Continents, Social Studies

Before the arrival of settlers, the Great Northern Plain sprawled across the centre of the continent and rivalled the African savannah for wildlife, with herds of bison and pronghorn antelope numbering in the millions. It was also the home for species of birds and animals that lived nowhere else. Today that range is threatened by human incursion and in some areas there are only pockets of unadulterated prairie grassland left, small islands of a unique environment.

Read "C is for Chinook An Alberta Alphabet" by Dawn Welykochy available from Rakuten Kobo. C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet. Readers young and old can trek the Rocky Mountains, canoe across beautiful Lake L. University Of Calgary, University Of Alberta, Discover Canada, Alphabet Writing, World Thinking Day, My Father's World, Canadian History, Thematic Units, Children's Picture Books

C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet. Readers young and old can trek the Rocky Mountains, canoe across beautiful Lake Louise, and still have energy to visit capital city Edmonton for an Oilers game. From Big Horn Sheep to renowned doctor, Mary Percy Jackson, author Dawn Welykochy recounts the facts, faces and features that make Alberta unique.

Heart Waters takes us to the sources of that water - and into the living beauty, human stories and future possibilities that also arise from the green slopes and valleys of Alberta’s Eastern Slopes where the Bow River is born. Process Of Change, Physical Geography, Water Sources, Living Water, Banff National Park, Water Systems, Salt And Water, Ecology, Bow

Heart Waters delves deeply into the history and ecology of a landscape whose critical value as a watershed is matched by its sheer beauty and diversity. A rich array of stunning images by Jasper-based photographer Brian Van Tighem complements the author’s well-researched explorations of the stories whispered by the living waters that drain from Banff National Park, Kananaskis Country and the famous ranchlands of the Bow River watershed.

Wild Alberta at the crossroads : a personal journey : traces the authors' seven-year journey through Alberta's mountains, foothills, grasslands, parkland, boreal forest, and Canadian Shield. Their outstanding photography and inspiring stories encourage everyone to get out and enjoy Alberta's glorious wild lands and wildlife. Physical Geography, The Crossroads, Geology, Social Studies, Authors, Wildlife, Journey, Mountains, History

Wild Alberta at the crossroads : a personal journey : traces the authors' seven-year journey through Alberta's mountains, foothills, grasslands, parkland, boreal forest, and Canadian Shield. Their outstanding photography and inspiring stories encourage everyone to get out and enjoy Alberta's glorious wild lands and wildlife.

An account of the Kananaskis flood showing the event itself, the aftermath, the assessment of damage, and the rebuilding phase. Includes photographs taken before and after the landscape changed. Flood Wall, Physical Geography, Natural Disasters, Geology, Social Studies, Physics, Study, Change, Grade 3

An account of the Kananaskis flood showing the event itself, the aftermath, the assessment of damage, and the rebuilding phase. Includes photographs taken before and after the landscape changed.

This page lists excellent children's books on prairie animals, habitats and other aspects of grassland/prairie ecosystems. Earth Science, Life Science, Science And Nature, Five In A Row, The Row, Best Children Books, Childrens Books, Deciduous Forest Biome, Earth Book

Describes the climate, soil, seasons, plants, and animals of the North American prairie and the ways in which the plants and animals depend on each other and their environment to survive.

Time and time again my spirit animal always turns out to be the wolf. My Celtic signs are the wolf/hound, and reed. I was born in the year of the dog. I guess working with mostly dogs on a daily basis is a true calling. Wolf Pictures, Animal Pictures, Wolf Photos, Wolf Images, Hd Images, Beautiful Creatures, Animals Beautiful, Tier Wolf, Animals And Pets

Canada's Amazon: A Boreal Forest Journey: Two groups of paddlers down the Nahinni and Athabasca rivers to show the importance of Canadian northern forests and rivers. [DVD]

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