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Canada’s Natural Highway


Atlas themes Teaching level Province/Territory

St Lawrence Seaway

Middle (6-8)


Prince Edward Island


Trade is the lifeblood of any nation, province or region whether it is local, within your province, between provinces or global trade with other companies from around the world. Our every day lives as Canadians are intertwined with the trade that occurs at our nation’s ports and what moves up and down the St. Lawrence Seaway. The questions that need to be answered are: How much trade comes into Canada via the Seaway and where does it come from? How much trade goes out of Canada via the Seaway and where does it go? How is it possible for this to happen given the challenges of the physical geography of Canada? Students will do online research, complete graphic organizers and create a map to answer the above questions.


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