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Hinterland Who's Who - Canada's Boreal Forest

Hinterland Who's Who - Canada's Boreal Forest | Canada | Scoop.it
Jane Dennis-Moore's insight:

Draw a Boreal Forest habitat. Pick an animal that lives in the Boreal forest,  identify and illustrate all the elements that the animal requires to live in the Boreal Forest.

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Carter Roose's curator insight, September 23, 2013 12:05 PM

It is quite interesting on the Boreal Forest and really relates to Canadas vegetation since it takes up quite a bit of Canada. In this Canada has 1/3 of the Boreal Forest. It holds a lot of wildlife species. It is also the worlds biggest and main forest.

KaitlynandSydney's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:18 PM

This article on Canada is about the Boreal region, which Canada holds most of...this article explains the many things in the Boreal region

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Australia vs Canada: World’s Happiest Countries? | MoreVisas

Australia vs Canada: World’s Happiest Countries? | MoreVisas | Canada | Scoop.it
In a recent ‘best places to live’ survey, both Canada and Australia were noted as strong contenders with three cities from each of the two countries being featured in the vote.

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Where would you like to live? Australia or Canada? Write an opinion paragraph explaining your position. 

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Canada ranks in top 5 of world’s best places to grow old

Canada ranks in top 5 of world’s best places to grow old | Canada | Scoop.it
Sweden is the best country in the world in which to grow old, closely followed by Norway and Germany, with Canada coming in fifth place, according to a study released today Tuesday (Canada ranks in top 5 of best places in the world to grow old

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What makes Sweden the best country in the world "to grow old"? What do you think Canada must do or change to become the best country in the world "to grow old"?

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10 Best Places To Shop in Canada

10 Best Places To Shop in Canada | Canada | Scoop.it

Halifax Waterfront named one of the 10 best places to shop in Canada!


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Have you been to any of these places? What did you buy? Write a short fiction about the object you bought.

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5 of the cheapest places in Canada to buy a home - Yahoo! Canada Finance - Insight (blog)

5 of the cheapest places in Canada to buy a home - Yahoo! Canada Finance - Insight (blog) | Canada | Scoop.it
Yahoo! Canada Finance - Insight (blog)
5 of the cheapest places in Canada to buy a home
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Why do you think these 5 places are cheaper to live?

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10 Places in Canada Every Canadian Needs To Visit

10 Places in Canada Every Canadian Needs To Visit | Canada | Scoop.it
10 places in Canada that every Canadian needs to visit at least once.
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If you could go to to one of these ten places, where would you go - and why?

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A.Y. Jackson canvas showing NWT Radium Mine that fuelled atomic bomb emerges at auction

A.Y. Jackson canvas showing NWT  Radium Mine that fuelled atomic bomb emerges at auction | Canada | Scoop.it

A.Y. Jackson's "Radium Mine," painted in 1938, is to be sold Nov. 22 at the Heffel Fine Art fall auction of Canadian art. (Courtesy Heffel Fine Art)

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An all-but-forgotten, 74-year-old painting by the Group of Seven’s A.Y. Jackson, a large canvas on which the renowned artist depicts the Northwest Territories mine that produced uranium for the world’s first atomic bomb, has emerged from the obscurity of a private collection to be sold this month at one of three major fall auctions of Canadian art.

Jackson’s Radium Mine — nearly a metre wide and held since it was painted by the family of Gerald LaBine, the artist’s friend and the owner of the mining operation along the eastern shore of Great Bear Lake — represents a remarkable convergence of the histories of Canadian art, national industrial development and the global nuclear age.

The painting, to be sold Nov. 22 at a Heffel Fine Art auction in Toronto, shows a bird’s-eye view of the mine site on a peninsula jutting out into the lake, located about 440 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife. Radium Mine, expected to sell for up to $300,000, was exhibited only once, in 1939, and has remained with the LaBine family as a prized memento of Jackson’s visit to the site just before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Another Jackson painting of the mining operation is held by the National Gallery of Canada.

“Not only is Radium Mine one of Jackson’s finest works,” state’s Heffel’s catalogue entry for the painting, “it is also historically significant. At its heart is the story of two exceptional Canadians — a gifted artist and a bold entrepreneur — linked by their thirst for adventure, imagination and love of their nation.”

But there is a darker subtext to the image, as well, linking Jackson’s scene to the world-changing devastation unleashed upon Japan when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945. Uranium extracted from what became known as the El Dorado mine site had been Canada’s key contribution to the Manhattan Project during the war.

Port Radium’s miners and the Dene workers employed in transporting the radioactive material south from Great Bear Lake would go on to suffer high rates of cancer. That led to Deline — the aboriginal community nearest to the mine —becoming known as the “village of widows.” In recent years, the Canadian government has funded cleanup efforts around the mine as part of a long-term environmental remediation project

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Read more: http://www.canada.com/Jackson+canvas+showing+Canadian+mine+that+fuelled+atomic+bomb+emerges+auction/7536912/story.html#ixzz2C44rwoG7

 

 

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Why is this painting significent to Canadian history? Summarize the historical significence of Jackson's "Radium Mine" painting. Identify one other painting that is considered "historically significent"?

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Suncoast Art Academy's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:46 PM

Nuclear bombs and proliferation have been an important issue of the world for decades.

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Black History in Canada

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Web Site: "The Government of Canada... recognize[s] the contributions of many black Canadians, as well as the significance of places and events that have shaped  Black History in Canada." On this site, you will find downloadable POSTERS, as well as a video centre and a virtual museum, which celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of black Canadians.


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Write a  one-page report describing a contribution from a historical figure in Canada.

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Seven reasons to love living in Canada | BrighterLife.ca

Seven reasons to love living in Canada | BrighterLife.ca | Canada | Scoop.it
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Better Life Index ranks Canada among the best places to live in the world. Here’s why.

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Jane Dennis-Moore's insight:

Summarize the seven reasons to live in Canada. Do you agree? Why or Why not? Think of one more reason to live or not live in Canada. 

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100 Places to Visit in Canada This Summer | Hike Bike Travel

100 Places to Visit in Canada This Summer | Hike Bike Travel | Canada | Scoop.it
If you've never visited Canada it can be tough to decide where to go. Here are 100 places to visit in Canada which should provide you with a starting point.

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Jane Dennis-Moore's insight:

If you could paint a picture of one of these places, which one would it be - and why?

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Editor in Chief Keith Bellows’s Favorite Canada Places - National Geographic Travel

Editor in Chief Keith Bellows’s Favorite Canada Places - National Geographic Travel | Canada | Scoop.it
Finding favorite places to visit in Canada wasn't hard for our Canadian Editor in Chief Keith Bellows. Here are his five don't-miss spots.
Jane Dennis-Moore's insight:

Pick a landscape picture of Canada and using tempra paint or oil pastel, create a picture in the style of  The Group of Seven.

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