The CN Tower

Contributor: Roxann Penny. Lesson ID: 12713

Does your house have a TV antenna? How tall is it? How about an antenna that is one-third of a mile high? Visit the highest revolving restaurant and other cool stuff, then build your own edible tower!

categories

World, World

subject
History
learning style
Visual
personality style
Otter
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

This structure has one thousand, seven-hundred, seventy-six (1776) stairs to the main deck. What is it?

At 1,815 feet, 15 inches, the CN Tower is a prominent fixture of Toronto's skyline, and the world's tallest tower.

Take a look at the map below to locate the city of Toronto, Canada:

The tower was originally designed as part of a communications system for Canada's TV and radio networks. The name, "CN," was derived from the railway company that built the tower, Canadian National. Today, the tower is a major tourist attraction, with more than two million visitors every year.

Construction of the tower began in 1968 and was completed in 1976 at a cost of sixty-three million dollars. It was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 1995. The Seven Wonders of the Modern World is a list compiled by The American Society of Civil Engineers, identifying seven outstanding landmarks and monuments around the world.

Take a look at the following video, Toronto's CN Tower – Facts and Fun – J&C Toronto, to learn some more interesting facts about the CN Tower. As you watch, make notes of at least five fun facts about the Tower:

 

What new facts did you discover from the video presentation?

Talk about what you learned with your parent or teacher, then move on to the Got It? section for a fun quiz to test your knowledge about the CN Tower.

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