Geog 2221 Final: The regional geography of Canada No ratings yet.

10 pages (2750 words) Double spaced


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Research paper Undergraduate (yrs. 1-2)


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Paper instructions:
Please choose a house in the Great Vancouver, BC. There are two parts need to write, 1)the report and 2)fill up the collaborative map. Please read the sample paper carefully, write the same format as same as the sample paper. Thanks.

According to the course book for this order, “The regional geography of Canada,” Canada has six regions namely, but don’t use BC in this part
1. Ontario
2. Quebec
3. British Columbia
4. Western Canada
5. Atlantic Canada, and
6. Territorial North.
But do not write BC in the part B.



The Final Project requires you to provide information and analyze this information for different regions of Canada.

The project consists of the following activities (total 45% of your final mark):

  • Five journal entries:
    • Entry 1: You will begin by making an entry on the course Shared Map. You will also transfer this information into your course journal, for ease of grading.
    • Entries 2–5: Answer four questions in four separate journal entries.
    • Each of the above activities accounts for 3%, for a total of 15% of the final grade.
  • One Regional Report (1500 words with figures, tables and maps) component answering short-answer questions (30% of the final grade)—This component focuses on one of the six regions discussed in this course.


Entry 1: Sense of Place

Your first entry will provide you with an opportunity to share your sense of place (pages 4 and 8–9 of your textbook, and Unit 1) about your location. Using the tools provided, you will create a marker and place it on an interactive online map, and use your posting to describe some features and elements of your community. As each student completes this part of the assignment, more markers will appear on the map. Take time to view other markers and learn something about different communities! You will also enter the information into your journal.

View Shared Map

Part A: Collect Your Posting Information

Decide on a city/community that you want to share with others.

Because you will be entering information into two areas: Collaborative Map Form and your journal, we recommend that you first take time to collect all the information required into a word processing document so that you can cut and paste the information directly into the areas.

Create a document in a word processing program. Save the document with the title: YourName_GEOG2221_FinalProject.

Give your first entry a title, “Sense of Place,” and complete steps 1 through 4 below.

Your first entry will provide you with an opportunity to share your sense of place (pages 4 and 8–9 of your textbook and Unit 1) about your location.

The information required for Entry 1 is:

  1. House Picture
    1. The average house price in Canada in September, 2017 was $487,000. What can you buy for that price in your community?
    2. Go to the website of a real estate agent who works in the community you are going to share about, and find a house or property listed as close to $487, 000 as possible.
    3. Right click the photo and save a copy to your computer. Copy the picture into your response.
    4. Write down the house/property address, since you’ll be asked for that information when you enter data into a form.
    5. Write down copyright information (source website).

It is especially important to have a unique address for the house/property, since the marker will be placed at this exact address. If you use an address that is identical to one already on the map, your data will overwrite the existing data and therefore someone else’s pin will be lost.

  1. Typical Geography Photo
    1. Use your own camera to take a picture of the geography that you want to share with others. If you’ve chosen a place where you can’t use your camera, search the internet for a picture that shows the typical geography.
    2. Download the photo onto your computer. Copy the picture into your response.
  2. Threethings you like about your community (three short sentences)
  3. Onething you would like to change about your community (one short sentence)


Once completed, save the document. You will add to this document by answering the questions in Entries 2–5.

Part B: Creating a Marker on Interactive Map

To get the information you collected in Part A on the Shared Map, you will use two tools.

  1. GEOG 2221 Photo Collection: This site was created by TRU so that you can upload photos into the form without having to sign up for an account with any third party software provider. You will need to transfer URL information of your photos from the Photo Collection Site to the Collaborative Map Form. If you already use a photo sharing service like Flickr, for example, you can paste the URL link of the photo into the Collaborative Map Form directly.
  2. Collaborative Map Form: This is where you will enter the data to create the pin.

You can also download a printable set of instructions.(in the uploaded files).

Step 1: Upload your two images to the GEOG 2221 Photo Collection Site.

  • Use the GEOG 2221 Photo Collection Site tool.

Remember to copy URLs for images to your Final Project document. If need be, you can go back to Photo Collection Site at any time.

Step 2: Fill in in the Collaborative Map Form.

Collaborative Map Form (in the uploaded files)

  • Copy and paste information from your Final Project document into the form fields. You must enter something into all the text boxes of this Collaborative Map Form to create a pin.
  • After you have entered data into all the text boxes, click SUBMIT. It may take a few minutes before your pin appears on the Shared Map. View the other pins to see what others have shared about their communities.
  • If your pin does not appear, review the address information you entered into the Collaborative Map Form.It must contain a street address, city, and province, e.g., 67 Elm St., Prince George, BC.
  • If you are unsure of how to proceed, consult with your Open Learning Faculty Member.

After you have completed Entry 1, check this out: Environics, a Canadian market research company, claims to be able to classify Canadians depending on where they live. Check out their Prizm5 toolto see how accurate it is.

Entry 2: Region and Faultlines

This entry asks you to identify the region you live in and to think about what Robert Bone means when he discusses “faultlines.”

Start a new entry in your Final Project journal and title it: “Region and Faultlines.” Answer the following questions:

  1. Which of Bone’s regions does your location fall into?
  2. Please insert one photo or link to a video illustrating your answers to the question below.

(For this and future entries, remember to add the copyright information to the bottom of your image if you have not taken the photo or video yourself).

  1. Consider Bone’s discussion of faultlines as sources of tension in our Canadian fabric. What evidence do you see of one or more faultlines in your location? Describe briefly (approx. 100 words) why you think one or more faultline is evident in your region.

Entry 3: Historical Roots

Title an entry in your Final Project journal “Historical Roots” and:

  1. Describe an element of the landscape that illustrates the historical geography of your region (~100 words). You may consult your textbook for ideas of where to start (in particular, see the photographs in Chapter 3).
  2. Insert a photo showing evidence of the history described above. The photo should be a contemporaryone that captures evidence of your region’s historical past.

Entry 4: Art and/or Literature

Title an entry in your journal “Art and/or Literature,” and share analysis about your location in terms of how it is represented in an artistic painting, literary work, or film. Identify an artistic piece, and then answer the questions below to analyze it for its representation of regional characteristics.

For your entry, please provide the following:

  1. An image of the piece that you are analyzing (for a film or video, a screen capture of a shot is sufficient)
  2. A title and artist name to identify the piece
  3. In approximately 100 words, elaborate on how this artistic piece uses characteristics of your region.

Entry 5: The Future

In your Final Project document, create an entrytitled “The Future,” and answer the following question:

  1. What do you think the “human face” of your region will look like in 25 years? Why? (~100 words). When selecting an image to illustrate your answer, we realize that you won’t be able to take a picture of something that doesn’t exist yet! So feel free to exercise your drawing talents, or for those of you panicking at the thought of drawing (myself included!), you can be creative when selecting an image. For example, if I was going to identify the continued demographic expansion of Vancouver by immigrants from Asia as a possible future development, I might choose to show: i) a picture of a map with those countries of origin, or perhaps ii) a picture of Chinatown, or perhaps iii) a figure showing how immigration has increased in the last 20 years or so, a trend that could be projected into the future.

Regional Report (30% Part II of the Final Project)

In this part of the Final Project, you will analyze one region of Canada. Select a region to write about that is not the region that you are using for the mapping exercise (e.g., not the region you are living in (perhaps for school), or not your “home” region).

Choose one of the six regions of Canada and write a 1500 word report (approximately 6 written pages, double-spaced), supported by figures, tables, and maps. Make full use of the material in your textbook, but also use the Statistics Canada website or publications available at your local library, newspapers, magazines, books, the internet, the TRU student library service, and other sources to find up‐to‐date information. Please use a minimum of six external resources, including peer-reviewed journals.

You are encouraged to use sub-headings to separate sections of your report, although you are free to organize your report in any way you wish. Frame your report with an introduction and conclusion, and include a title page. Similar to the written assignments, you will use APA citation format. Be sure to look at the grading rubric as a guide for how marks are awarded!

Include information of the following:

  • Describe the dominant (or top one, two, or three) economic activities in the region.
  • Provide a brief overview of the natural resources that can be found in your region, along with an assessment of how much they contribute to the region’s economy.
  • Identify the population density, and describe how the population is concentrated or dispersed. Is there evidence that your region is seeing an increase or decrease of people since 2001? Where (in what geographic area) is growth occurring (if it is occurring)? If it is not occurring, where (what geographic area or place) in the region are people leaving? Describe one or two reasons (with references) for this pattern.
  • From the above, identify where you think the core areas are and where you think the periphery areas are. Do you think the region is rapidly growing, slow growing, or diminishing in terms of its economy (as per Friedman’s core/periphery model outlined in Chapter 1)?
    • What evidence is there for your conclusion?
  • Identify and describe one of Bone’s faultlines that is evident in the region. Is the faultline currently dormant, or is it active (see page 10 of your textbook)? Elaborate on what you think this faultline will look like in 10 years—will it exist? Will it be active and prominent? Why or why not? You are encouraged to include other thoughts.
  • Conclude your report by identifying what you think is the greatest challenge facing people of the region in the next 10 years. This challenge may be economic, social, demographic, or be rooted in natural resource use. Explain why you think this challenge is paramount to the people of the region. Identify two ways that this challenge could be overcome.


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