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CANADA!. A Unit for Second Grade ED 417-01 By Sarah Easterling & Sarah Kirkland. A restaurant in Quebec. Unit objectives:. To familiarize students with a neighboring country To encourage curiosity about other countries To foster understanding and acceptance of other nations

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CANADA!

A Unit for Second Grade

ED 417-01

By

Sarah Easterling

&

Sarah Kirkland

A restaurant in Quebec


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Unit objectives:

  • To familiarize students with a neighboring country

  • To encourage curiosity about other countries

  • To foster understanding and acceptance of other nations

  • To compare and contrast another country

  • To help students learn about the world around them


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Canadian Scavenger Hunt

Objectives:

  • Students will become familiar with the internet

  • Students will increase their basic knowledge of Canada

  • Students will work together in groups

  • Students will work on problem-solving skills


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Canadian Scavenger Hunt

Materials:

  • Computers

  • Scavenger Hunt form

  • Books

View from above Montmorency Falls


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Canadian Scavenger Hunt

Procedure:

Students will be given a partner or be asked to find a partner. They will have a sheet with miscellaneous facts about Canada, but some of the important words should be missing. For instance, one line could say, “The _____ leaf is a symbol of Canada.” The students should look on the internet and in books for the correct answers. This activity should spark their curiosity about Canada and lead into the rest of the Canada unit.


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Canadian Flag Project

Objectives:

Students will learn the history of the Canadian flag

Students will practice cut and paste skills

Students will recite the words to the Canadian Pledge


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Canadian Flag Project

Materials:

Pencil

Ruler

Scissors

Glue

Red construction paper

Copy of Canadian Pledge

Picture of Canadian Flag

Large piece of white paper


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Canadian Flag Project

Procedure:

Students will be shown a picture of the Canadian Flag. They will be given the necessary materials to construct the flag. This will be an individual project. They will need the most assistance with the maple leaf in the middle. When they are finished, the students will recite the pledge. The flags will then be displayed in the classroom or hallway.


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Pledge to the Canadian Flag

To my flag and to the country it represents, I pledge RESPECT and LOYALTY.

Wave with PRIDE from sea to sea and within your folds, keep us ever UNITED.

Be for all a symbol of LOVE, FREEDOM and JUSTICE 

God keep our FLAG 

God protect our CANADA


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Animals of Canada!

Objectives:

  • Students will utilize various research strategies

  • Students will become familiar with animals that live in Canada

  • Students will utilize language skills


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Animals of Canada!

Materials:

  • Animal Books

  • Construction Paper

  • Paper

  • Scissors

  • Pencils

  • Glue

A statue in Old Quebec City


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Animals of Canada!

Procedure:

The students will choose an animal to research. They will go on a “virtual fieldtrip” through library books and internet sites in order to research this animal. If possible, the class should go to the library as a group for 15 minutes a day. The students should have a few weeks to work on their reports, and they can present them using props, skits, stories, artwork, or any other mode of expression. They should demonstrate knowledge of the animal’s food, habitat, and other interesting characteristics.


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Canadian Poem

Objectives:

Students will express their knowledge of Canada

Students will practice their language skills

Students will publish their work


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Canadian Poem

Materials:

Pencil

Paper

Crayons

Markers

Montmorency Falls, Canada


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Canadian Poem

Procedure:

The students will write an acrostic poem about Canada. The students should have been working with acrostic poems, and should therefore be familiar with them. Students will then publish their work using a computer word program.


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Acrostic poem format

Contains provinces

Also contains territories

Not everyone speaks English

Alberta is there

Divas Shania and Celines’ birthplace

A lot of people visit Niagara Falls in Canada


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Map of Canada

Objectives:

Students will learn the shape and size of Canada

Students will become familiar with provinces and territories

Students will practice mapping and creative thinking skills


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Map of Canada

Materials:

Construction Paper

Crayons

Markers

Glue

View of St. Lawrence River from Old Quebec

Pencil

Scissors

Paper

Maps of Canada

Misc. art supplies


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Map of Canada

Procedure:

The students will look at maps of Canada and will be asked to study and memorize important features. They will then be asked to create their own map of Canada from memory. They should use the materials given in as many creative ways as possible. When finished, they should map a “real” map of Canada and compare it to the one from memory. All maps can be displayed.


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Canada Links for Kids

http://www.science-tech.nmstc.ca/english/schoolzone/kidszone.cfmCanada

Science and technology museum site for kids

http://www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/cws-scf/Kids/eng/index_e.html

Canadian wild life site for kids

http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/thesite/virtual_e.cfmA

A virtual tour of some of Canada’s parks

http://www.communication.gc.ca/kc_e.html

Links to activities and information for kids

http://www.space.gc.ca/kidspace/default.asp

Canadian Space Agency site for kids


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Mrs. Easterling's Memories of

Quebec, Canada

A tourist street in Old Quebec City

A YMCA in Old Quebec


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Mrs. Easterling's Memories of

Quebec, Canada

A painted building in Old Quebec City

The bridge to an island in The St. Lawrence River


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