Canada -- School-age

Canada

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Things to Know

The name Canada is from the Saint-Lawrence Huron-Iroquois word kanata, which means village.

Capital: Ottawa, Ontario
Major Languages: English and French (both official)
Regions: 10 provinces and 3 territories
National Anthem O Canada
Canada's national animal is the beaver

Canada is the second-largest country in world (after Russia).

It is the Northernmost nation on Earth.

Canada is the country with the longest coastline in the world, stretching 202,080 kilometers (125,567 miles).

Video

International Boundary

The border between Canada and the United States of America (49th parallel) is the longest border between two countries in the world. It is officially known as the International Boundary, an 8,891 kilometers (5,525 miles) international border set without conflict.

Animals/Insects

Gray Wolf

Image courtesy of: USFWS-Pacific Region

Arctic Hare
Learn about this a small, fur-covered mammal. Includes an activities and games section.

Great Lakes boreal wolf is a (interbreeding) between North American gray wolves and eastern wolves. They are found in the Great Lake States of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, as well as in northwestern and northeastern Ontario. Wolves in northwestern Ontario tend to be more mixed with Gray Wolves and those in northeastern Ontario tend to be more mixed with Eastern Wolves.

Wolves International Wolf Center
Learn about the wolf.

Butterflies North and South Virtual Museum

History

Canada's earliest inhabitants arrived via the Alaska-Bering straits route 15,000 years ago. The first Europeans were the Vikings (Leif Ericsson and his crew) who established a short-lived colony L'Anse Aux Meadows in New Foundland. In 1608 a French trading post was established at Quebec by Samuel de Champlain. This was the foundations of what was to become New France. In 1663 New France was organized as a French colony.

The French lost Canada to the British in the French and Indian war which lasted from 1756-63. Canada and the continent east of the Mississippi River ceded to Great Britain's growing empire. In 1867, the Dominion of Canada a self-governing body within the British Empire was established. Under the British North America Act of 1867, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia became the first four provinces of the new Dominion of Canada. Sir J.A. Macdonald became Canada's first Prime Minister.

Art

Emily Carr

Emily Carr (1871-1945)
Canadian artist, regraded as a major artist for her paintings of the Native Americans and the landscape of the western coast.

Emily Carr picture of one of her tree paintings and a color page of the painting.

Emily Carr's Trees (grade K-5)
Learn how to paint trees in the style of Canadian artist Emily Carr.

DLTK a large selection of Canadian crafts and printables.

Handprint Canada Day Flags

How to Make a Hudson Bay Blanket Capote (Indian Blanket Coat)

Canada

Maple Syrup

Canada, produces most of the world's supply of maple syrup.

Sipopderable-Maple Syrup
Learn about the industry, the website contains recipes also.

How to Make Maple Syrup
A history of maple syrup and how it is made, includes a video.

Maple Syrup Printables
Word Search, vocabulary, and more.

Hockey

Hockey is Canada's most popular sport.

Backcheck-Hockey for kids

Hockey Coloring Pages

Sites to See

National Ballet of Canada
word search & maze

Women in Canadian History
A guide to women in Canadian history.

Great Canadian Scientists
Meet some Great Canadian Scientists and learn about their sciences.

Over the Top - An Interactive Adventure
An interactive adventure game that allows you to experience life in the trenches during the First World War.

CBC.ca.kids
Visit the CBC site and play games. Preschoolers and School-age games.

TVOKids offers online fun creative learning activities for children from 2-12 years of age.

Banff, Alberta National Park of Canada

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