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Urban and Rural Communities

Aerial view of city with moutains and woods around it


Learn the similarities and differences between urban and rural communities.

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Map Parts    

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

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

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

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.

PBS Kids Mister Rogers Build a Neighbourhood
Explore different neighbourhoods by building them yourself!