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
A Unit for Second Grade
A restaurant in Quebec
View from above Montmorency Falls
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.
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
Red construction paper
Copy of Canadian Pledge
Picture of Canadian Flag
Large piece of white paper
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.
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
A statue in Old Quebec City
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.
Students will express their knowledge of Canada
Students will practice their language skills
Students will publish their work
Montmorency Falls, Canada
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.
Also contains territories
Not everyone speaks English
Alberta is there
Divas Shania and Celines’ birthplace
A lot of people visit Niagara Falls in Canada
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
View of St. Lawrence River from Old Quebec
Maps of Canada
Misc. art supplies
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.
Science and technology museum site for kids
Canadian wild life site for kids
A virtual tour of some of Canada’s parks
Links to activities and information for kids
Canadian Space Agency site for kids
A tourist street in Old Quebec City
A YMCA in Old Quebec
A painted building in Old Quebec City
The bridge to an island in The St. Lawrence River