Canada
~ Our Neighbor to the North ~
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Location of Canada
Canada is located on the
continent of
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include:
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South –
North –
East –
West –
Geography of Canada
Arctic Ocean
Greenland
Arctic Circle
Hudson Bay
Rocky
Mountains
Canadian
Shield
Great Lakes
Pacific Ocean
United States
Atlantic Ocean
Capital of Canada
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Canada’s capital city is
◦ It is in the provinces of
Quebec and Ontario.
The official languages
spoken in Ottawa are
 A person is considered
 Other large cities in
Canada are
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Canada’s Government
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The leader of Canada is
◦ He is called the
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Canada’s form of government is
a
◦ The Queen of England serves as the
chief of state, while the Prime
Minister is head of the government.
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Canada is part of the British
Canada’s Provinces and Territories
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Canada has a total of
provinces and territories.
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Alberta
British
Manitoba
New
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest
Nova Scotia
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Ontario
Prince Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
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Early Canadians
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About 5,000 years ago,
◦ They settled in the northern
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They became known as the
◦ The word Inuit means
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The Inuit got most of their food by
◦ They would hunt seal and caribou.
Explorers of Canada
In 1497,
 In 1530,
 During the 1500s and
1600s,
 Both countries wanted to
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Climate of Canada
 Different
parts of Canada
have different climates.
◦ Northern Canada: It is very
◦ Central and Eastern Canada:
These areas have
◦ Much of Canada receives
heavy
◦ What is the Chinook? It is a
warm
Natural Resources and Industries
Canada’s resources include: iron ore,
 Canada’s industries include: mining,
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Canadian Wildlife
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Canada is home to many different animals
and plants.
◦ Plants: evergreen trees, maples,
◦ Animals: polar bear, Arctic fox, snowshoe
hare,
◦ Birds:
◦ Fish: Arctic
Canadian Holidays
 Canadians
celebrate many holidays.
◦ Boxing Day –
◦ Victoria Day –
◦ Canada Day –
◦ National Aboriginal Day –
◦ Saint Jean-Baptiste Day –
Canada’s Famous Faces
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Many famous people were born in Canada.
Here are a few examples!
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Actors –
Inventors –
Athletes –
Musicians –
TV Personalities –
Authors –
Interesting Facts
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Dinosaur Provincial Park
◦ Located in
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Je Me Souviens
◦ This is the official motto of
◦ In
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Landforms
◦ Canada shares two important landforms with
the United States. They are the
More Interesting Facts
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Klondike Gold Rush of 1897
◦ On July 17, 1897,
◦ The gold was found in the banks of the
◦ People were struck with “Klondike Fever.” Many
departed Seattle for the gold fields, and the rush was on.
Even More Interesting Facts
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police
◦ Like any other country, Canada needed a police force to
make sure laws were followed properly.
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Known as
An RCMP uniform included a red coat with badges, a felt hat (
In French, the RCMP is called Gendarmerie royale du Canada.
My Canadian Choice
Bibliography
I used the following resource to help locate the
information shown in this PowerPoint presentation.
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Mattern, Joanne. Canada. Logan,
Iowa: Perfection Learning Corporation, 2003.
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