Oh, Canada!

Contributor: Jodi Powell. Lesson ID: 10609

It's good to get to know your neighbors! Canada is our biggest neighbor and it's very interesting and beautiful! Using videos, online maps, games, songs, and diagrams, learn about our northern friend!



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

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Why is it important to know about Canada? Did you know that Canada is the second largest country in the world? This highly-educated country also has more lakes than any country in the world, as well as more winter Olympic gold medals! In this lesson, you will learn about both the physical divisions and the beautiful landscape of Canada, our large neighbor to the north!

What first comes to mind when you think of Canada?

Cold weather, hockey, Niagara Falls? The details 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 the physical and political Map of Canada from World Atlas 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 British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. To the north are the nation's three territories: Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, and Nunavut. Locate them on the map above.


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

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