Oh, Canada!

Contributor: Jodi Powell. Lesson ID: 10609

It's good to get to know your neighbors! Canada is the United States' biggest neighbor. Explore this fascinating and beautiful northern country with videos, maps, games, and songs!



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Auditory, Visual
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Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Did you know that Canada is the second largest country in the world?

map of the world showing Canada as the second-largest country

This highly-educated country also has more lakes than any other country and more Winter Olympic gold medals!

Learn about the physical divisions and the beautiful landscape of Canada, America's large neighbor to the north!

  • What first comes to mind when you think of Canada?
  • Cold weather, hockey, Niagara Falls?

These are just the tip of the iceberg.

With a 99% literacy rate, Canada is one of the most educated countries in the world!

Its northern location provides a cold climate that gives Canada a beautiful and unique landscape.

Check out this map of Canada and identify some of these key physical features.

  • » Saint Lawrence River
  • » Rocky Mountains
  • » Niagara Falls
  • » the Great Lakes
  • » Hudson Bay
  • » the Canadian Shield

While the United States is divided into states, Canada is divided into provinces and territories.

Canada's ten provinces are listed below.

  » Ontario   » British Columbia
  » Quebec   » Prince Edward Island
  » Alberta   » Newfoundland and Labrador
  » Saskatchewan   » New Brunswick
  » Manitoba   » Nova Scotia


To the north are the nation's three territories.

  • » Yukon Territory
  • » Northwest Territory
  • » Nunavut

Locate them on the map above.

Explore Canadian Province and Territories to learn more.

  • What's the difference between a province and a territory?

Watch the video below to find out.

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Take a deeper look with these Canada Facts.

Now, hop over the border to the Got It? section to create your own map of Canada!

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