Oh, Canada!Learning More About Our Neighbor to the North
How can we describe the location of Canada?• Canada is bordered by the • Canada is north of the 49th Atlantic Ocean to the east parallel of latitude. and the Pacific Ocean and • The 49th parallel was Alaska to the west. chosen as a border from• It is bordered by the Arctic the Great Lakes to the west Ocean to the north and the coast. United States to the south. • The northernmost land of• Canada covers most of the Canada crosses a line of northern part of mainland longitude known as the North America. Arctic Circle or the 66th parallel.
Canada is the second largest country in the world in square miles. (Russia is the largest!) Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories. The 10 provinces are :The 3 territoriesare: •Alberta •British Columbia•Yukon •Manitoba•Nunavut •New Brunswick•Northwest •Newfoundland Territories and Labrador •Nova Scotia • Ontario •Prince Edward Island •Quebec •Saskatchewan Follow this link and see if you can find them all on the map ! Turn up the sound to hear the name of each province or territory! http://users.netrover.com/~kingskids/provinces/province.html
Physical Characteristics of CanadaCanada is a vast (large) country characterized byrugged mountain ranges, plains, bays and islands.
Can you locate these landforms on the map of Canada?Canadian Shield Rocky Mountains Victoria Island Interior Plains
Canada is bordered by 3 oceans…can you name them? Can you locate these water features on the map? Hudson Bay Niagra Falls St. Lawrence River
Climate•Due to its northern location,Canada has cool to freezingtemperatures year round.•Central and northern Canadahave a sub-arctic climate•Central and eastern Canadahave a humid, mild climate•The Pacific coast has rainywinters, mild temperatures
Canada: A wealth of resources !Occupying most of the northern portion of North America,Canada’s economy is based largely on its abundant naturalresources. Do you see some in the Wordle above ?Bonus: What is NAFTA ?
Canadian Languages … Canada is a bi-lingual nation – with both French and English as official languages !
Canadian Culture and History: A Diverse Nation Canada’s culture is influenced by several First Nation groups and waves of European and American immigrants in search of freedom and wealth who retained many of their traditional customs and culture. Due to its size and diversity, citizens of Canada identify themselves by their ethnic culture rather than nationality. Canada’s Multiculturalism Act was passed in 1988. It legally established Canada’s multicultural policy. Canada was the first nation in the world to establish such a policy officially.