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The Canadian Shield: Looking Ahead Teacher Centre

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These Web sites will provide you with background information.



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Sustainable Planet

The sheer size of the Canadian Shield makes it even more important to protect the ecosystems of this vast region. This Schoolnet Web site provides students with information and links to help them understand the importance of sustainable forestry practices.

Canada: A Diamond-Producing Nation

The discovery of diamonds in the Canadian Shield was an exciting new mineral discovery. Diamond mining is expected to become a major industry in Canada, generating billions of dollars as new industries emerge to exploit this precious resource. This Web site looks at the growing diamond industry, the major diamond mine sites, and the processing of diamonds. Included is an animated video demonstrating how diamonds are formed.