Canada

A Trip Across Canada

Welcome to our Trip Across Canada.

If today is your first day joining us, please visit week 1.

We are putting our whole study into a binder (one for each child). I will be linking to downloads and creating downloads that will be suitable for including in your notebook. It will be a fun memory to look back on after your excursion as well as a good portfolio piece.

This week we are going to learn some basic things about Canada and do an overview of our whirlwind trip.

NEW *** Download and print “A Trip Across Canada” worksheets and notebooking pages for use with this weeks’ lessons –>

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(The file above includes the cover page and the worksheet that were previously here.)

[Download not found] This french version of the above download was translated by Christine at Six Feet Of Earth. She has written a post about A Trip Across Canada with links to resources in french. 

Download and print out this map of the world –>

Map of the world

Look at the map with your children. Identify where Canada is. Identify where you live on the map (in relation to Canada, if you live somewhere else).

Download and print out these maps of Canada –>

Basic Map of Canada

Detailed Map of Canada

Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories.  Using the detailed map, identify each of the provinces and territories.

You can have your child label the basic map with information from the detailed map if you wish.

Identify the oceans on either side of Canada. Have your child label them if you wish.

We are going to take one week to visit each province and territory. There will be so much to see and do in each place that you probably won’t get everything done. Don’t feel bad about that. Focus on the things that interest you and your children. Leave the rest. Come back another time if you want and do the study all over again. I just want to whet your appetite and give you an interest for Canada. There is so much to see and do here.

This week is all about introducing you to Canada. Let’s have a look at some of the general information about Canada. Feel free to take any bunny trails that interest you. This post will be waiting for you when you come back.

Every country has its own flag.

You can look for and download the flag of your country here –>

Flags of the world

Color your own flag for your notebook.

You can download the flag of Canada here –>

Flag of Canada

Color the Canadian flag for your notebook.

You can read more information about Canada’s Flag here –>

Canada’s Flag

Your older students might enjoy this history of the flags of Canada –>

History of the flags of Canada

Every country has its own government.

The Canadian Government website can be found here –>

Canadian Government website

If you want to learn more about the Canadian government, you can poke around on that website.

What is the leader of Canada called? What is his title and what is the current leader’s name? See if you can find that information.

You might also be interested in this page

About Canada

Every country has its own type of money. Canada has what is called the Canadian dollar.

You can look at some Canadian money and read more about it here –>

Canadian  currency

We have some very strange $1.00 and $2.00 coins. See if you can discover what they are called.

Canada is a bilingual country. Our two official languages are French and English. 

What languages do you speak in your country?

You can print out these pages with information about Canada for your notebook –>

Basic Information About Canada

More Detailed Information About Canada

What does the name Canada mean? Do you know where the name of your country came from?

You can print out this page with Canada’s National Anthem for your notebook –>

Canada’s National Anthem

What is the national anthem for your country?

Canada has a Coat of Arms. What is that?

You can read more about it here –>

Canada’s Coat of Arms

You can print out and color Canada’s Coat of Arms for your notebook –>

Canada’s Coat of Arms

Does your country have a coat of arms?

Canada has several national symbols.

One of Canada’s national symbols is the Canada Goose. You can visit this page to learn more –>

Canada Goose

The beaver is one of our national symbols. Do you know what Canadian coin the beaver is on?

You can read more about the beaver here. –>

The Beaver

The Maple leaf and the Maple tree are national symbols of Canada. The Maple leaf is on our Canadian flag.

You can read more about the Maple tree here –>

The Maple Tree

Canada has a Constitution. Our constitution is not very old.

You can visit this page to learn more –>

Canada’s Constitution

The above page also answers the question – What is the difference between a province and a territory? My son was just asking me this the other day.

A couple of fun reads (mom, read these to yourself first to approve them) –>

How To Tell You Are In Canada and Canadianisms

If you want your student to write a report or narration, you can use the following –>

Notebooking Page

Please Note: I have some fun notebooking pages that I am working on for this week.  They have been added to the top of this post.

What do you think of Canada so far? And… this is just the introduction.

If you are joining us, please take a moment to leave a note in the comments.

7 replies
  1. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    Thank you for this remarkable resource! I am teaching my different-aged children about Canada, and this enables me to simplify it for my younger while teaching more detail to my older!

    This is certainly adding to the fun of learning : )

    Reply
  2. Cynthia Dunn
    Cynthia Dunn says:

    1) Where’s week three?

    2) (somewhat unrelated) I’m looking for outline drawings of the flowers of Prince Edward Island, mainly the ones mentioned in Anne Of Green Gables. Can you help?

    Reply

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