This assignment is titled "Let's Explore Canada! Use a Map to Find Canadian Provinces, Territories, Cities, Landforms, and Bodies of Water." This assignment includes 20 questions that require students to analyze a map of Canada for boundaries and borders, major cities, landforms, and bodies of water.
Here are two sample questions:
"Which river forms part of the border between Ontario and the American state of New York?" and "What is the name of Canada's southernmost province?"
I also included two basic mapping assignments: students must label maps of the provinces and territories, and the provincial and territorial capital cities.
This would make a great introduction to elementary students preparing to study Canada for the first time.
It would also work well in any higher elementary or middle school classroom as map skills are still critical needs in these areas.
You might even consider it a "substitute assignment" and leave it for a substitute teacher on a day you are away from the classroom. This assignment works well as an individual assignment or as a partner assignment.
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