Learn About Canada in Your Homeschool

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This week’s country in our Around the World in 11 Weeks series is Canada! Canada is the second largest country in the world!  Its history includes indigenous cultures as well as French and British settlers.  Northern Canada is part of the Arctic Circle, which provides a much different living experience than most people in the world are accustomed to.

Check out all the resources below to study Canada and grab the FREE printable portion.

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Printable Unit Study

The printable portion of the unit study contains Canada Notebooking Pages, a Map Scavenger Hunt, a Following Directions activity, a math activity about Canadian currency, Famous People notebooking pages, and book summaries.  Grab it below! (21 pages)

Printable notebooking pages from Canada unit study.

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Videos About Canada

This video gives an overview of the history of Canada.  (10 min.)

Learn about animals of Canada with this video. (7 min.)

These videos from Nat Geo Kids introduce you to places and activities in Canada. (7 min. each)

Canada Day

Niagara Falls

Dog Sledding

Totem Poles

Whales

Snowmobiles

Maple Syrup

Winterlude

Ice Fun

Research More About Canada

 

Ducksters has a variety of information about Canada including the geography, economy, and government of Canada as well as famous Canadians with a few links to learn more about them.  

National Geographic Kids has a slideshow of related pictures, fast facts, the history of Canada and more.

Kiddle is another great site with lots of facts about Canada.

Hands On Activities

Make a Spin Art Maple Leaf or make a Chalk Pastel Maple Leaf.

Make a Mountie, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with a toilet paper roll!

Print out Canadian Paper Dolls.

Make an Igloo or a Hockey Rink.

Play a Canada Bingo game or a Canada Day I Spy game.

Learn how to draw different leaves, including a maple leaf.

How To Draw Fall Leaves

Make Canadian Food

Canada’s food  was initially influenced by indigenous people, as well as the British, French, and Scottish.  Over time, there has been a variety of ethnic influences on Canadian food.  Here are some foods you can make that really are unique to Canada.

Poutine is French fries with gravy and cheese curd and this is a super easy recipe to make them.

For a French influence recipe, try French Canadian Tourtiere.

Or if you are feeling adventurous, you can make a Jigg’s Dinner.  Here is a recipe.

For dessert, make Canadian Butter Tarts.

Famous Canadians

Frederick Banting: Research, Video

Frank Gehry: Research, Video

Peter Jennings: Research, Video

Alex Trebek: ResearchVideo

Jim Carrey: Research, Video

Celene Dion: Research, Video

Sidney Crosby: Research, Video

Justin Bieber: Research, Video

Play French Music

Find a Canadian playlist on your favorite streaming service or listen to this collection of Canadian Patriotic and Historical music.

Learn French

Most people who live in Canada speak English, but in the Quebec province, French is the official language.  Rock n’ Learn has many videos for younger kids to learn French.

Learn by listening to picture books read in French.

This video is a good place to start for older students.

Duolingo is another free way to learn French

Non-Fiction Books About Canada

Fiction Books About Canada

Elementary school:

There are many books in the Dear Canada series.

Anne of Green Gables

Middle school:

Movies About Canada

Land of Mist is available through Amazon Prime and follows a boat circumnavigating around Vancouver Island.

Visit Montreal with this short video through Amazon Prime.

Anne of Green Gables is set on Prince Edward Island and there are several movie adaptations of the book.  Anne with an E is a relatively new series on Netflix adapted from the books.

White Fang, about a hunter and a dog-wolf, is set in the Yukon Territory.

"Go to" Canada

There are many webcams you can view all over Canada.

Here are virtual tours of eight museums throughout Canada.

Or travel to a variety of places with Canada from Home.

Study the Tundra

Since northern Canada is part of the Arctic Circle, the tundra biome would be fun to include in a study of Canada!  You can get started with the FREE vocabulary cards below:

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