LocationThe Great Lakes are a collection of freshwater lakes located innortheastern North America, on the Canada – United States border
Great Lakes.They are the largest group of freshwater lakes on the Earth. The surfaceof them all the together is 208,601 square kilometres, almost the half ofSpain. The Great Lakes are: Lake Superior at Northwest. Lake Michigan. South- west. Lake Huron. Center. Lake Erie. South. Lake Ontario. South- east.
History.Before the europeansettlement Iroquian livedaround lakes Erie andOntario, the Algonquianaround the rest. A variety ofother indigenous nationpeople as Lakotan andIllinois.The ﬁrst european whosailed its waters was afrenchman, Sieur de la Sallein 1679.
Some facts...The Great Lakes hold 21 % of the worlds fresh water.They are called the Third Coast or the Fresh Coast in referenceto its fresh water.Dispersed throughout the Great Lakes are 35,000 islands. Someof them are large enough to have their own lakes inside.Their large size increases the risk of water travel. Hundreds ofships have met their end on the lakes.
City sightsIn the shores of the Great Lakes are some of the biggest cities in USA and Canada.Chicago, thebiggest city by the To r o n t o t h eLakes, famous for second biggest cityits stuffed pizzas. and the ﬁrst inDetroit, birthplace Canada.of soul music.
Activities.1.- Where are the Great Lakes located?2.- Which lake is in the Northwest and wich in the Centre?3.- Name three indigeous people that settled around the lake.4.- Who was the ﬁrst european that sailed the Lakes?5.- How many islands are there in the Great Lakes?6.- Why is Chicago famous by?7.- Draw a map of the Great Lakes Region in your notebook with thenames of the lakes, the U.S. states and canadian provinces around them.