I decided to start with a close country neighbor for our fist day of our Children of the World Unit Study. We learned about Canada and Eskimos.
A Beka Arithmetic 2 Lesson 60
A Beka Art Projects 2 pg. 83
Complete Flags of the World by Smithsonian Handbooks pg. 8-10
Around the World in 80 Tales by Nicola Baxter pg. 10
Children Just Like Me by Barnabas & Anabel Kindersley pg. 23
Children of the World by Anthony Asael & Stephanie Rabemiafara pg. 74
Draw. Write. Now. Animals of the World part 1 by Marie Hablitzel & Kim Stitzer pg. 30
Official Name: Canada
Size: 3,855,103 square miles. It is the second-largest country in the world. Only Russia is bigger.
Population: 34,030,589 as of 2011
Official Languages: English and French
Currency: Canadian dollar
Climate: Temperate in the south, subarctic and arctic in the north
Products: Wheat, barley, fish, dairy, motor vehicles and parts, oil, machinery, natural gas, aluminum and electricity. Canada is the world’s largest exporter of forest products.
Major Mountain Ranges: Rockies, Coast, Laurentian
Major Rivers: St. Lawrence, Mackenzie
Create a little passport book by cutting 8 pieces of paper in half and then folding them all in half together. Write the child’s name on the front of the booklet. Write the name of the country on the top of one page and print out a flag for the country to glue under the name. Flag printables… http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/flag_printables.htm
Canada Flag Breakfast
- Strawberry Pop Tarts
- Fresh Strawberries
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1 jar Marshmallow Cream
- Mix the cream cheese and marshmallow cream together.
- Spread the mix on top of the pop tart.
- Slice one strawberry in half vertically to form a heart shape.
- Slice the rest of the strawberries in thin slices and place them along either side of the pop tart on the cream.
- Place the heart shaped piece in the middle of the flag.
Canada Hand Print Flag
Watch: Canada’s national anthem
- White Construction Paper
- Red paint
- Paint child’s hand red.
- Place hand print in the middle of the white paper and paint the sides of the paper red as well.
Discuss: The moose is native to North America especially the cool Canadian climate. Male moose antlers can spread up to 6 feet form end to end. The maple leaf is on the countries flag.
- Red Apple
- Fresh Blueberries
- Cut an oval and a circle out of the sandwich saving the crust for the antlers.
- Place the circle on the bottom part of the oval.
- Use the crust to form antlers.
- Use the blueberries for the eyes, place them right above the circle part.
- Place to crust pieces for the nose.
- Slice the apple in half long wise and cut out a maple leaf shape.
We looked at some coins that I had collected from one of my trips to Canada and studied the Canadian Money conversion chart.money_chart_canadian_newFlag and Map