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Newfoundland and Labrador:  Teacher Centre
Geography


Web Links

These Web Sites will provide you with background information.

 

Answer Key

Click on the link below for an answer key to the activity in the Student Centre.


?_Geography Biomes: Sort and Classify

 

 

 

Web Links

Newfoundland and Labrador Name Change

The article on this Web page explains the reasons for changing the official name of the province from Newfoundland to Newfoundland and Labrador. The article also discusses the steps that were necessary to make the change official, including an amendment to the Constitution. Use the site to provide students with background information and to explain why older resources will refer to the province as just Newfoundland.

Newfoundland and Labrador Biosphere

This Web page extends information in the student book about the plant and animal life in Newfoundland and Labrador. The accompanying activity provides students with an opportunity to practise sorting and classifying information.  

 

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Answer Key

?_Geography Biomes: Sort and Classify
 

Students' charts will vary, according to how they organized information. The following categories might appear on the students' charts: weather, soil, vegetation, animals. Some students may have different categories, such as temperature and precipitation instead of weather.

Use or adapt the following criteria to evaluate the students' charts:

  • the student uses an appropriate number and range of categories
  • the student accurately records appropriate information in each category
  • the student omits information about the island of Newfoundland, which is neither tundra not taiga

Step 6 of the activity encourages students to consider alternate ways of categorizing information. Have students share their ideas with the class and discuss the possible advantages of using different groups of categories.

              Click here to view the student activity.

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