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1 PowerPoint Presentation Brought To By: Haley Seiba, Ariana Castillo, Finn Burns And Esteban Cepeda

2   Canada is highly industrialized and urbanized, with one of the world’s most developed economies.  Canadians are a diverse people. Main Ideas

3   First Nation Peoples- The Native Americans who lived in Canada.  Metis- A group of mixed French and Native American cultures.  Reserve- Public land set aside by the government. Key Terms

4   Canada is one of the richest countries in the world; it is highly industrialized and urbanized.  Farming, logging, mining, and fishing are important Canadian industries; while on 5% of the land is used to farm food.  Uranium, zinc, gold, and silver are just a few of the minerals Canada exports to the world. Canada is also a leading exporter of oil.  Fishing is also an economic activity of Canada, but overfishing is causing fish populations to decline. A Diverse Economy: Canada’s Exports

5   About 13 percent of Canadians earn their living from manufacturing. Their efforts account for about one-eighth of the nation’s GDP.  Automobiles, steel, household appliances, electronics, and high-tech and mining equipment are just some of the products Canada manufactures.  Most of the manufacturing is done in the Canadian heartland, which reaches from Quebec City, Quebec, to Windsor, Ontario. Manufacturing in Canada

6   Canada’s service industries are the country’s real economic powerhouse. In fact, more than 70 percent of the GDP comes from service industries. Those industries employ more Canadians than all other industries combined.  Service industries include finance, utilities, trade, transportation, tourism, com-munications, insurance, and real estate.  Canada’s natural beauty has made tourism one of the fastest growing of the service industries. At the beginning of the 21st century, the Canadian tourism industry employed a higher percentage of workers than those who were engaged in agriculture. Service Industry

7   From its earliest settlement, Canada has been a land of diverse cultures. The first settlers were the Inuit and the First Nations peoples who came after the last Ice Age.  Many thousands of years later, the English and French arrived, bringing their languages and traditions with them.  Metis - A group of people who were of mixed French and Native American Cultures A Land of Many Cultures

8   Canada is officially a bilingual country. It has an English- speaking majority and a French-speaking minority.  As the English and the French settled Canada, their different cultures became a source of conflict. The English were largely Protestant, and the French were Roman Catholics.  Religious and cultural conflicts between the two groups have continued over the years. Languages and Religions

9   Settlement patterns in Canada have always been influenced by the country’s harsh environment and the accessibility of transportation routes.  Most Canadians live along the U.S. Border, which is about 10% of the land. Settlement of Canada

10   Mostly comprised of men, the Canadian workforce is mostly in service, at more than 75%. Manufacturing accounts for about 13%  In 1998, 52% of the workforce were men, 48% were women. The Canadian Workforce

11   The earliest Canadian literature was born in the oral traditions of the First Nations peoples. Later, the writings of settlers, missionaries, and explorers led French and English influences to literature.  The early visual arts included the carvings of the Inuit and the totem poles of the First Nations peoples of the West Coast. The artistry of the Inuit carvings has been evident since prehistoric times. Inuit carvers used ivory, whalebone, and soapstone to carve figurines of animals and people. Canada & The Arts

12   Canada has basketball, baseball, and hockey teams that play professionally in U.S. Leagues.  Canada also has their own football league. *American Football Canadians & Sports

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