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Learn about using maps and other tools to recognize features of different communities around the world.

Click on one of the pictures or links below to find our recommended resources:

Follow that MapCanadaLife in a Farming CommunityLife in a Suburban CityLiving in a City

Discover fun facts about the world using different types of maps.

Learn about the people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture of countries around the world, featuring maps.

Learn about the differences between rural areas, small towns, suburbs, and cities.

Rural Life
Learn about rural life, including farming communities, fishing communities, forestry communities, and mining communities.

Urban Life
Learn about urban and commercial communities, focusing on family and work life.

Cities and Towns
Learn about cities and towns, highlighting different types of neighbourhoods, buildings, transportation and housing.

Canadian Encyclopedia
Canadian Encyclopedia

Your best source of info on Canadian topics. Use the search box to find in-depth articles from the Canadian Encyclopedia, Maclean's Magazine, Canadian Encyclopedia of Music, and TV and radio spots such as Historica Minutes.

World Book
World Book

The full print encyclopedia plus additional articles, videos, sound clips and links to websites.

National Geographic Kids Maps
This site includes a number of links to different map activities and resources including information on climates and people.