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Third graders in groups research the different regions of Canada. They create a timeline to put the major events of Canada's history in order.
All about Canada! Learners explore the geography and providences of Canada by watching videos, studying maps and conducting internet research. By the end of this lesson, your class should be able to locate major areas and compare and contrast provinces. The lesson culminates with students creating a map of Canada and writing a descriptive paragraph about a Canadian province of their choice.
Students identify that the origins of Canada Day come from Dominion Day, which celebrated the British House of Commons decision allowing the Canadian provinces to unite and form a confederation. Then they identify the varied ways that Canadians celebrate Canada Day. Students also research fireworks displays held in the northern regions of Canada where there is almost 24 hours of daylight on July 1 and compare them to regular fireworks shown in the dark.
Young language arts pupils explore world geography through the reading of an informational text. As a class learners conduct research on the history, geography, culture, and politics of Canada while they read. They will need to define vocabulary terms from the book and answer study questions about the country as part of this lesson.
Fourth graders sample the rich diversity of Canada's people and cultures, glimpse the vastness of Canada's lands and waters, and get an idea of the wealth and variety of its resources, wildlife, and history.
Have your high schoolers learn about Canada with this resource. Learners design an activity booklet, including a map, for use with second graders learning about Canada. They become mentors for the younger learners and explore the topic as a group.
In this Canadian history instructional activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation about Canada's role in this Cold War and then respond to 27 fill in the blank questions. The PowerPoint is not provided.
Learners examine a variety of issues that affect the geography of Canada. In small groups they read a magazine article about a specific issue related to Canadian geography, answer discussion questions, and present a summary of their article to the class.
Sixth graders research the trade of goods that come in and go out of Canada. For this trading lesson plan, 6th graders look on websites and discuss background information of the countries that Canada trades with.
Pupils are taught the historic and contemporary significance and routes of both freight and passenger railway systems in Canada. They study the Canadian terrain and identify its varied geographic features. Students depict a 3-D train traversing the Canadian landscape.
Sixth graders explore the physical regions of Canada. In this geography lesson, 6th graders research the seven physical regions of Canada noting the environmental characteristics of each region. Students create graphs depicting the human characteristics in each region.
Students examine the Canadian Constitution. In this Canadian government activity, students research the constitutions that served as models for Canada. Students then design and create a game about Canadian government.
Fifth graders research the history of Ontario, Canada. For this history of Canada lesson, 5th graders gather information and use it to design an informative poster to display.
Students examine a map of Canada, differentiating among the provinces and territories. They explore the new Nunavut territory and its leader by reading and discussing "In New Land of Eskimos, a New Chief Offers Hope."
Students locate Canadian provinces, territories and capital cities. They access the Atlas of Canada website along with other printed resources and use the information to locate, identify and label a map of Canada.
Students explore the environmental issues of Canada. In this Canadian environment lesson, students read and article about Canada's environmental issues. Students develop questions and research to find more information. Students write summaries of their information and share with classmates.
Students participate in a game designed to introduce them to basic geography facts about Canada and it Pacific and Atlantic neighbors. They access current information on the Atlas of Canada website and complete a worksheet.
Students explain the symbols of Canada and their relevance. For this Canada lesson, students read Oh Canada and exchange pen-pal letters with students in Canada. Students create a class quilt with Canadian symbols.
Students explore Atlantic Canada's natural resources and investigate how these resources affect the lives of Atlantic Canadians. They identify trade and other economic linkages between Atlantic Canada and the national and global community.
Ninth graders investigate why Acadians moved to Lousiana. In this geography lesson, 9th graders research the migration of Acadian to Louisiana and how that influenced the culture. Students analyze a list of cultural and physical characteristics of Canada and find those present in Louisiana. Students create a map showing migration patterns. Students write a paragraph about the importance of ethnic identity.