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 –>
(The file above includes the cover page, worksheet and French translation that were previously here.)
The 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. *Her site is no longer available
Gameboard found here: A Trip Across Canada Gameboard.
Download and print out this 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 –>
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 –>
Color your own flag for your notebook.
You can download the flag of Canada here –>
Color the Canadian flag for your notebook.
You can read more information about Canada’s Flag here –>
Your older students might enjoy this history of the flags of Canada –>
Every country has its own government.
The Canadian Government website can be found here –>
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
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 –>
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 –>
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 –>
What is the national anthem for your country?
Canada has a Coat of Arms. What is that?
You can read more about it here –>
You can print out and color Canada’s Coat of Arms for your notebook –>
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 –>
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 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 –>
Canada has a Constitution. Our constitution is not very old.
You can visit this page to learn more –>
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) –>
If you want your student to write a report or narration, you can use the following –>
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.