The first element that influences how people act in cultures is Geography, which can be broken down into Topography, Climate and Natural Resources. Topography, the natural surface features of an area, causes people to adapt, often by changing land and water phenomena, or by building structures upon...

Tucket was the saddest bucket in the world. He had once been a garden favorite and the gardener used to swing him by his strong handle as he went to fetch water. "What a good bucket," he said. But as time passed, Tucket the bucket got a hole. Suddenly he was useless.

Ever since the dawn of time, some places have been luckier than others. I don't know why. Our story happens in a far-off barren land scorched by the sun, even though it is between two great rivers, one to the east and one to the west. These rivers were dangerous places for the people and their...

Earth and Space

The planet Earth is constantly changing. This program focuses on what the planet Earth is made of inside and out (crust, lava, magma). The planet is made of different types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Wind, water and weather tear down...

The St. Lawrence river begins at the eastern end of the Great Lakes and is joined by the Ottawa River 200 kilometres into a journey that eventually ends at the Atlantic Ocean. The water flowing above Montreal is generally clean. Unfortunately, the city's sewage and runoff from roads and...

The gradual warming of our planet – an amount of 1 to 4 degrees warmer – is causing our glaciers and ice caps to melt at an unprecedented rate. The Vanishing Ice explores the function of our glaciers, giving a regional, national, and international picture of fresh water...

News!

May 20 – Day of Vesak

The day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away.

The Day of Vesak is a United Nations Day of Observance. For a quick overview of Buddhism, Elementary students now can view the appropriate segment of CVE's, My Religion series.

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