Learning About Canada
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There are two printable worksheets provided which include some basic information about Canada along with a map of Canada (including Nunavut) to label and/or color.
The first worksheet is suitable for PreK through Grade 1, the second is suitable for Grade 2 through Grade 6, the national anthem worksheet is suitable for any age and the final worksheet is for older children.
See the text below the links for a copy of the informational portion of the first two worksheets.
Canada Goose (includes two templates at the bottom of the page)
Text of PreK to Grade 1 Worksheet
Canada is part of North America.
Canada is a large country.
It is the second largest country (by area) in the world.
There are 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada.
The leader of Canada is called the Prime Minister.
Some symbols of Canada are the beaver and the maple leaf.
Text of Grade 2 to Grade 6 Worksheet
Canada is part of North America. A long time ago, Canada belonged to Great Britain. Over time, parts of the country joined together and wanted to form their own government.
On July 1, 1867, the British government (under Queen Victoria) approved a plan which allowed Canada to become an independent country with its own government. This new nation, which remained loyal to Britain, was called the Dominion of Canada. At that time, the new Dominion of Canada had only four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). Today, there are 10 provinces and 3 territories.
The leader of Canada is called the Prime Minister. Canada is run by an democratically elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate.
The word “Canada” comes from the aboriginal word “Kanata” which means village. A village is a small community, but Canada is anything but small! Canada is a very big country. In fact, it is the second largest country (by area) in the world.
Other links you might enjoy:
- KidZone Geography - Canada's Provinces and Territories
- Canada Coloring Pages
- DLTK's Canada Themed activities for kids (crafts, coloring, recipes and more)