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.
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)
Videos About Canada
Research More About Canada
Hands On Activities
Make a Mountie, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with a toilet paper roll!
Print out Canadian Paper Dolls.
Learn how to draw different leaves, including a maple leaf.
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.
For dessert, make Canadian Butter Tarts.
Play French Music
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
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.
White Fang, about a hunter and a dog-wolf, is set in the Yukon Territory.
"Go to" Canada
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:
Download Printable Activities
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