A Trip Across Canada – Ottawa

We are taking a detour through our capital city, Ottawa!

We will be back with Quebec next week.

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada.You can read more about Ottawa here –>

Some history of Ottawa can be found on these pages.

Here are some informative videos on YouTube about Ottawa.

Some coloring sheets for your notebook.

I hope you enjoyed your little detour through Ottawa. Please join us again next week as we visit Quebec.

A Trip Across Canada – Ontario

If you are just joining us now, may I suggest that you visit these pages first –>

Our next stop on our Trip Across Canada is Ontario. If you have not picked up your travel brochures for Ontario yet, you can stop and do that now.

Here are some questions to ask as you look at your detailed map. What province is to the left of Ontario? What province is to the right of Ontario? What is the capital city of Ontario?

You can download a detailed map of Ontario here –>

On the blank map, you can have your student color it (however you decide). You can also have the student include important information on their map.

You can download a blank map of Ontario here –>

The leader of the province is called the Premiere. Visit the official website for the government of Ontario. What is the name of the current Premiere?

You can find information about the Symbols of Ontario and here and here.

You can read more about the symbols of Ontario here –>

Ontario has its own flag. You can read about the flag here –>

You can print out a flag to color here –>

Ontario has a provincial flower. The flower is called the White Trillium. You can visit these websites to find out more about this flower.

Ontario has a provincial bird. The bird is called the Common Loon. You can visit the following websites to find out more about this bird.

Ontario has a provincial tree. The tree is called the Eastern White Pine. You can visit the following website to find out more about this tree.

Ontario has a provincial motto. The motto is “Loyal she began, loyal she remains.”

Ontario has a provincial coat of arms and shield. You can learn more about them by visiting these pages.

Create your own family coat of arms.

Ontario has a provincial tartan.

You can learn more about the weather in Ontario by visiting these websites.

Ontario has some excellent parks. Take some time to learn more about the diverse landscape of Ontario.

More information about the geography of Ontario can be found here.

Just a few of the many things in Ontario to learn more about.

Toronto is the capital of Ontario. To find out more information about Toronto, you can visit the following websites.

The Legislature buildings are located in Toronto, Ontario.

More resources

Have a look through all of your travel brochures for Ontario and see what other interesting things you can find.

What do you think of our studies so far?

Do you have anything that you would like to add?

A Trip Across Canada – National Songs and More!

Yes, the next lesson is coming! It is on Ontario and it will be posted tomorrow.

Today my post is a little like the book, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

We spent some time working on our “A Trip Across Canada Study” and I wanted to share the fun with you. We started out working through our lessons and then we looked up our national anthem, O Canada. Listening to the national anthem prompted us to look up God Save Our Queen, which I remembered singing in elementary school. While we were listening to God Save Our Queen, Jonah (my husband) was reminded of a song he used to sing in the United States (where he grew up). The song My Country Tis of Thee is very similar to God Save Our Queen (in melody) and we enjoyed listening to that. Listening to this song prompted us to listen to the US National Anthem. While listening to this national anthem the boys started requesting national anthems from other countries (which I won’t post the links to here, but you might enjoy searching on YouTube). After all of the national anthem bunny trails we went back to learning more about Canada. When we got to the prime minister, Jonah (still my husband) asked about Stephen Harper playing the piano and singing with Yo-Yo Ma. We also watched this Canada Geese clip and we studied all about Beavers.

I hope you enjoyed your journey with us today.  What bunny trails are you taking in your studies?

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