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The Mighty River activity kit is intended to inform, sensitize and educate children age 6 to 12 and those around them to the concept of sustainable development. It makes children aware of the active role they will be called on to play as the adults and citizens of tomorrow.

More specifically, this kit is designed to encourage children to feel a sense of responsibility and to develop their critical-thinking skills by involving them directly in an innovative interactive cross-curriculum activity.


• Make copies of the activity sheet
   The Changing Landscap
e.
• Show the children, on the computer
   screen or a print-out, Frédéric Back's illustration
   Evolution of the Landscape as a Result of Deglaciation
.
• Give each child a copy of the activity sheet.
• Explain the evolution of this landscape
   to the children.
• To help the children understand that a landscape
   continues to evolve, have them each draw a
   storyboard illustrating:
      - colonization;
      - industrialization;
      - the future.
• Display the children's artwork.
 
TEACHING NOTES 4
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ACTIVITY SHEET 4
The Changing Landscape
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Evolution of the Landscape as the Result of Deglaciation
From the book Le fleuve aux grandes eaux

Pendant les 100 000 ans que dure l'ère glaciaire, le continent s'enfonce de plusieurs dizaines de mètres 
sous le poids d'une calotte de glace de plus de 2 000 mètres d'épaisseur.
During the 100,000-year-long Ice Age that formed the glaciers,
the continent sank several dozen metres under the weight of an ice sheet more than 2,000 metres thick.

La fonte des glaces fait remonter le niveau des mers de 120 mètres. Soulagée progressivement, 
la croûte terrestre atténue son mouvement d'affaissement.
The melting ice caused sea levels to rise 120 metres.
The settling of the Earth's crust, gradually relieved of the pressure of the ice, slowed.

L'eau salée submerge les terres et permet aux animaux marins d'occuper des territoires
inaccessibles jusque-là. Le continent cess de s'enfoncer.
Salt water submerged the land, and marine animals moved into regions
that had been inaccessible before. The continent stopped sinking.

Le continent rebondit. Les surfaces émergées sont colonisées d'abord par les oiseaux,
des pinnipèdes et une végétation de lichens et de plantes herbacées.
The continent rose up again. The land that emerged was first colonized by birds, pinnipeds, lichens and leafy plants.

La remontée du terrain isole des populations de poissons et de phoques. Le couvert végétal
attire de nouvelles espèces animales. La remontée du continenent s'atténue.
The rising land mass isolated populations of fish and seals. The vegetation attracted new animal species.
The upward movement of the continent slowed.

La remontée du terrain isole des populations de poissons et de phoques. Le couvert végétal
attire de nouvelles espèces animales. La remontée du continenent s'atténue.
Varieties of trees and plants grew more numerous and diversified.
The rich flora and fauna adapted to the new territory attracted predators and hunter-gatherers.

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