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Saskatchewan: Geography  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

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

?_Geography River Run!




Web Links

Plant Hardiness Zones

Have you ever wondered why wheat will grow in Saskatchewan? Why don't palm trees line the streets of Regina? The Plant Hardiness Zones map from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada shows where different types of trees, shrubs, and flowers will likely survive.

Great Canadian Rivers

Take a multimedia tour of Canada's greatest rivers when you visit this Web site. Explore the history, ecosystems, culture, recreation and economy of some Canadian waterways. The site includes facts and figures, natural environment, fish and wildlife, outdoor travel and cultural attractions related to Canadian rivers.





Web Activity

?_Geography River Run!

In this activity you will conduct research and write a report about the Qu'Appelle River using the Great Canadian Rivers Web site. Listen to Sam Rapid's quick tips. Find out why the Qu'Appelle River is called the "river of lakes." Explore the Qu'Appelle River's importance in Saskatchewan history, and its importance to Saskatchewan culture, recreation, and industry today.

1. Visit the Great Canadian Rivers Web site. You will find a menu panel on

    the left-hand side of the page. Click on the link to Great Canadian Rivers .

2. When the page loads, look for the "Rivers 1 Index" halfway down the page.

    Click on "Qu'Appelle River".

3. Browse through the Web links on the menu on the left hand side of the

    page to learn about the river's history, ecosystem, culture, recreation and

    economy. Read the text and listen to Sam Rapid's video clips.

4. Use the information you read, hear and see to write a report on the

    Qu'Appelle River. In your report, include the following information:

           a) Location of the river. Use cardinal directions to describe the

               location. How long is the river?

           b) What does the name "Qu'Appelle" mean?

           c) Use information on the Ecosystem page to describe the importance

               of the river in terms of physical geography. How many species of

               bird call the Qu'Appelle River Valley home?

           d) Use information on the Qu'Appelle River home page as well as

               the "Recreation and Economy" pages to describe the importance of

               the river in terms of human use.

Click here to download an organizer on which to record your information. In your report, include maps, diagrams and photographs to clearly communicate your information.