Oh, Canada! Canada is a country in North America. It has three territories, Northwest, Yukon and Nunavut. It also has ten provinces including: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Newfoundland. It is the second largest country in the world by total area and has the longest common border in the world - the border between Canada and the United States.
Canada's government is what is called a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state. Both French and English are official languages and Canada has one of the highest standards of living in the world.
Teaching Your Young Students About Canada
Like the United States and many other countries, Canada had native peoples or Aboriginals before it was colonized. In your classroom, teaching about Canada can take many directions. You might choose to focus on Canadian history, Canadian culture, or to simply celebrate Canada day.
Teacher Planet offers worksheets, activities, and lesson plans to help you teach about this amazing country. You can also find clip art, printables and resources dedicated to helping you and your classroom celebrate Canada Day.