Canada: Its Land and People.
Don Massey and Patricia Shields.
Grades 4 - 6 / Ages 9 - 11.
THIS SECOND EDITION of Canada: Its Land and People has been completely rewritten and updated. The book's large size (27 x 21cm), easy-to-read typeface, 250 colour photos, and 75 new maps make it a welcome addition to any school library.
From the introduction to the conclusion (with its challenging questions about various photographs of Canada), this book is a delight to the eye.
The chapters are grouped geographically: "Prairie and Plain," "Canada's North," "The Great Lakes Lowland," and so on. In each chapter, the reader meets a family of Canadians and learns about their lifestyle, helping students understand their neighbours in other parts of the country. Readers also learn how where you live affects how you live.
The chapters also briefly discuss the history of each area to help show how the local economy, lifestyle, and architecture were shaped by time. Temperature and precipitation records help convey what living in different regions of the country is like.
Highly recommended for both school and public libraries.
Michele F. Kallio is a former teacher/librarian living in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick.
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