Canada: An Overview

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Come along with us as we travel across this diverse country from the Maritime provinces on the Eastern coast, visiting Ontario and Quebec, making our way across the Western provinces, ending up on the Pacific coast of British Columbia.

Classroom Ideas 

Canada: An Overview

Mapping

Have students print out a map of Canada and identify where the sites in the video are located. 

5 Highlights

Students create a powerpoint of their top five notable Canadian sites that they would like to visit and explain why.

Comparison with U.S.

Canada is very similar to the United States in many ways. Discuss or write about ways that the two countries are different.

Cloze Practice

A cloze piece has full sentences used in the virtual field trip with blanks where students can write in the information that is missing. This task requires close listening to the trip in order to complete it.

 

Diorama

Create a diorama of the higlights of Canada. Students could also just focus on one region.

 

Creative Writing

Write a story with Canada as the setting. The main character could be from another country (compare and contrast characters). 

 

Budgeting

Have students create an itinerary for a visit to Canada. Can it be done in one trip? Two? Three? What would your budget need to be? How long would it take? How would you get around? What would you like to see most?

 

Create Quizzes

Students create a quiz based on the information presented for their peers. This can be used as a review for a test, or jigsaw class activity where students are responsible for teaching other students assigned topics.

 

Country Report

Have students write a report about Canada including: landmarks, population, how it is similar to the United States, history (how it came to be), type of government, economy, famous sites, architecture, interesting facts, religions, food, etc.

 

Canadian Food

Create a recipe for a dish seen in the video from the country/city (uses fractions, measurements, + directions). Poutine would be an easy choice.

 

Art

Draw a scene from the video you just watched.

 

Topics Covered In This Video

Fun facts about Canada

History of Canada, including the decisive Battle of Quebec

Geography & economics by region

Atlantic Provinces

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands

Canadian Shield

Interior Plains

Cordillera

Arctic North

Geography, natural resources, and economy is all interlinked

Government

First Nations

Sports

Celebrations

Learning Resources with this Video

Quiz (PDF)

Online Quiz (coming soon)

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