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Canada is one of only a few industrialized nations that can claim to be a net exporter of energy; we export more than we import. In 2009, natural gas was the largest energy export for Canada in terms of volume, followed by crude oil, refined petroleum products (such household goods like carpets, clothing, washing detergent, etc.), natural gas liquids and primary electricity.

Featured lesson plan: The Peel Watershed Assessing the Complexities of a Land Use Issue

In this lesson, students will use the Canadian Atlas Online to locate and gather information about the Peel Watershed. They will explore the Recommended Peel Watershed Land Use Plan to identify land use issues and different viewpoints on development in the Peel Watershed. Finally, students will develop an advertisement that expresses their personal position on the issue.