“Canada Day!” includes the following:
1. An approximately 500-word informational text titled “How Canada Became a Country” about the events that led to Confederation on July 1st in 1867 (the text may be challenging for some Grade 4 students, do check the preview to see how it would work with your class);
2. and 3. Two pages of vocabulary work, opinion questions, comprehension questions, and main idea questions to accompany the informational text;
4. A writing prompt (with photo) asking students to write about their favourite memories of Canada Day, or how they think the holiday should be celebrated;
5. A graphic of an original government poster from ca 1947 that was made to boost tourism: students are asked to describe the Canadian symbols they see in the poster and then make their own version for modern tourists;
6. Words Within Words puzzle for the phrase “Fun and Fireworks”. There is an extra component to this puzzle - words that students can find in the phrase turn up as words to be used in a fill-in-the-blank activity (which is all about Canada - hint: 3-letter words begin at number 1 and longer words are used progressively through to number 15);
7. Answer keys for the worksheets accompanying the informational text and the Words Within Words activities.
I have many more resources about Canadian identity and culture, please follow the links below to check them out:
Symbols of Canada
Quizzes All About Canada
Canadian Identity 14 Passages and Activities
Canadian Identity Bundle
This resource and the others above are 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
Many thanks to https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Littlered for the clip art images and to https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Jax-And-Jake for the digital paper (cover).