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Here are some activities to help you gather information from the Web sites:

?_Geography Import and Export Bar Graphs




Web Links

The Maple Syrup Industry in Ontario

How much maple tree sap does it take to make a bottle of maple syrup? Who were the first people to make maple products? This Web site uses an easy to read question-and-answer format to provide information about the maple syrup industry in Ontario.

Basic Ontario Facts  

Who is Ontario's most important international trading partner? What kind of goods does Ontario trade most internationally? The basic facts about Ontario are available on this easy to read fact sheet.


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Web Activity

?_Geography Import and Export Bar Graphs

1. Visit the Basic Ontario Facts site.


2. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen where you will find data about

    Ontario's international import and export markets.

3. Use the charts to answer the following questions:

a) What does it mean to export?
b) What does it mean to import?

c) To which country does Ontario export the


d) From which country does Ontario import the


e) Who would you say is Ontario's most

    important trading partner?

f) What items are both exported and imported

   the most?

Click here to download a worksheet on which to gather your information.

4. Create two bar graphs to represent Ontario's Top five International

    Imports 2002 (%) and Top Five International Exports 2002 (%).