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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.
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 instructional activity.
Ninth graders investigate the country of Canada by examining their media in this geography lesson plan. They use the Internet to research Canadian newspapers and analyze a topic covered by both US and Canadian media sources. After comparing the different perspectives the US and Canada have on a single subject, they discuss their research with the class.
Help your secondary reader/writers assess texts by studying press releases from Statistics Canada and drafting articles based on them. They then compare the press release, their own articles, and actual news stories they find online. I'd switch the order the first time around with this project and begin with a comparison between a press release and a professional news story. Then they'll write articles having seen quality examples. Discuss the elements of an effective news story. It's a sound basis for strong nonfiction writing. Find the worksheet here.
Here is an outstanding series of lessons on Canada - it's geography and its history. In it, third graders locate Canada's regions, provinces, major cities, and prominent landforms. They work together in groups to gather information about Canada, and create a travel brochure about a certain area of Canada. An ambitious series of lessons for third graders, but they are written appropriately, and should be a success.
Find out what part Canada played in the first World War. Described are the war efforts, military tactics, policies, life on the home front, and war-time propaganda used by Canadians during the first great war. Image, vocabulary, historical events, and famous war-time Canadians are all discussed.