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Welcome to The Canadian Atlas Online (CAOL) Learning Centre. With the terrific learning resources available here, you can make geography and history come alive in your classroom like never before! Our lesson plans and classroom activities are available to download in several formats to help both teachers and students engage more fully with this site’s content. Teacher-members of the Canadian Council for Geographic Education have prepared these free resources that meet curriculum learning objectives based on the topics featured throughout the CAOL.

You may select the resources by province, grade level, and topic. Alternatively, you can simply view all available lesson plans.

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Extremes of Weather: Understanding natural phenomena influencing continental temperatures.

From facts concerning natural phenomena, students will discover what influences climate. They will also learn about Canada’s climate zones and the movement of air masses from season to season.


Weather Extremes in Canada: Understanding the Sources and Dangers of Weather

This lesson will focus on the extremes of weather and how they affect Canada. Important meteorological factors such as air masses, warm fronts and the thunderstorms associated with cold fronts will be covered. The lesson will also look at some of the dangers associated with weather extremes in Canada.


Understanding Canadian Weather Extremes

This lesson teaches about the dynamic interaction between North American air masses and the often spectacular and extreme weather patterns that result. Students will explore both the nature and the origin of the five major air masses that affect Canada’s weather and then investigate the dramatic weather results (both thunderstorms and tornadoes) of the interaction between these air masses.


We are Canadian, eh!

This lesson asks students to explore the various themes of the Canadian Atlas Online website in order to either support or refute the stereotypes of being Canadian.


The Natural Regions of Quebec: From North to South...Quebec’s Forest Regions

Using an atlas, students will explore the various forest regions of Quebec and identify the types of vegetation in each of Quebec’s ecozones.