The Canadian Atlas Online is the source for this assignment that explores the geography of Western Canada, more specifically the Central Plains region of Canada. Key terms, such as chernozemic soil, short grass prairie, tall grass prairie, and tar sands have been included. The assignment explores major cities and industries in the primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors of the economy. There are also special features related to farming, the Pelican Project, potash, and tar sands development. At the end of the assignment is the web address for further study.