What lives in the Canadian Shield?
The Canadian Shield has lots of animals such as moose, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, foxes, beavers, various types of rodents, wood buffalo, wood caribou, weasels and hares. Many different birds, including the great horned owl, bald eagle and noreal owl, take up residence in this region.
How was the Canadian Shield decided?
The Canadian Shield was formed over 3 billion years through processes such as plate tectonics, erosion and glaciation. Plate tectonics refers to the movement and collision of the Earth's outer crust. The mountains of the Canadian Shield were subsequently eroded by weather such as wind and rain.
What do they grow in the Canadian Shield?
Deer, elk, moose, wolves and smaller animals live in the forests. The southern edge of the Canadian Shield has land that is good for agriculture. The Canadian Shield also contains minerals such as platinum, silver and zinc.
Is the Canadian Shield a body of water?
The Canadian Shield consists of bare rocks, including granite and gneiss, and dates back to the Precambrian era (between 4.5 billion and 540 million years ago). Several bodies of water fall within the shield's boundaries, including St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Lake Athabasca.
Who are the first people to live in the Canadian Shield?
The Woodland Cree, Anishinabe and Innu were the first people to live in this region. They depended on the animals, plants and rivers. French and English fur traders entered the Canadian Shield region to trade with First Nations.
What was the history of the settlers in Canada?
It describes the adventures of an immigrant family who settle near Lake Ontario, despite the threats of the native people and wild animals. The story begins in England with a reasonably well-to-do family (the Campbells) who have inherited the family estate. Their oldest son has gone to college and the other son is in the Navy.
Why was the Canadian Shield region so important?
French and English fur traders entered the Canadian Shield region to trade with First Nations. They established Trading Places, and many of these trading places later became larger communities. The waterways made travel possible for First Nations people, Metis, explorers and traders.
What kind of animals live in the Canadian Shield?
Animals in the arctic part of the shield include polar bears, arctic foxes, arctic hares, snowy owls and rock grouse. The Canadian Shield is rich in natural resources, including minerals, forests and fresh water. Mining began in the region in the mid-19th century and was key to Canada's economic development.
This video describes the climate, topography and wildlife of the Canadian Shield landform region. Intended as a teaching companion for teachers and parents o…