Symbols of Canada: this resource includes six activities. They are:
1) a 3-page True or False activity about Canada’s symbols covering eight formal and informal Canadian icons. The symbols are: a) Canada’s flag, b) the beaver, c) Inuksuk, d) Canada’s money, e) the RCMP (Mounties), f) hockey, g) winter, and h) Native art. Students could complete the True or False in class, in groups, or individually. The teacher could assign it as a research unit;
2) 4 general activities that can be completed for each one of the eight symbols mentioned in the True or False activity, making a total of a possible 32 individual assignments. They are:
a. You Make the Questions - students formulate questions about one of the symbols and also research the answers;
b. Create a History Storyboard - students create a 6-part storyboard about
a historical aspect of one of the symbols;
c. Make Your Own Pinning Board - I have created a pinning board layout (students could easily make their own) where students can cut out images from online, and create captions;
d. Compare and Contrast - students compare and contrast Canada’s symbols with that of another country, or if from outside Canada, they can use their own nation’s symbols; and
3) the sixth activity is Finding Words from Words - students find words using the phrase “Symbols of Canada”. This could be done by all students, individually or as a class/group activity. Great for early finishers!
I like to create flexibility with my products and this one does give the teacher a lot of scope for how it can be used. I would be happy to answer any questions or offer suggestions for researching topics in the Q & A section of my store.
This product is designed for students in Canada and works well with units on Canadian Identity. It can also be used by teachers teaching about Canada from outside the country.
Please have a look at my resources in this series:
Quizzes All About Canada
Canadian Identity 14 Passages and Activities
To purchase all four resources at a discount please have a look at the bundled product: Canadian Identity Bundle
This resource is also part of my Canadian Identity Mega Bundle of 9 resources which is priced at a discount for buying all nine together:
Canadian Identity Mega Bundle
This resource on Canada Day may also be of interest:
Canada Day Activities