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Web Links

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Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography Forestry Industry Qs & As



Web Links

PEI's Food Industry  

Food processing is an important part of PEI's manufacturing industry. This site will show you what the government is doing to attract more food-related businesses to the province. Go to the heading "Sectors of Excellence" and then click on the blue link "Food" .

PEI's Forest Resources  

In the article on this web page, you can learn about the different kinds of trees that grow on the island, how harvesting the trees has affected today's forests, and other interesting facts of PEI's forests.




Web Activity

?_Geography Forestry Industry Qs & As

1. Go to PEI's Forest Resources.  

2. With a partner, read the first four paragraphs of the article. Work together to

    try to understand any difficult words and sentences. A dictionary may be


3. Use information from the first four paragraphs to answer the following


a) Why is the quality of forests in PEI today not as

    good as it was in the past?

b) Between 1900 and 1990, did the amount of land

    covered by forests increase or decrease?

c) Does the answer to the previous question

    surprise you? Why or why not?

d) What is going to happen to the white spruce

    trees on   the  island? Can anything be done to

    save these trees?

4. With your partner, discuss the following statement:

    One way to protect PEI's forests would be for the government to say that the

    forest industry can't cut down any more trees. What problems would this

    solution create?

5. Record your ideas and then compare them with the ideas of another pair of