Social studies - Gr. 5.3 - Canada: Shaping an Identity

General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the events and factors that have changed the ways of life in Canada over time and appreciate the impact of these changes on citizenship and identity. (from Alberta Education)
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Explains the importance of Banff National Park as a Canadian symbol. Gr.2-4

Explains the importance of Banff National Park as a Canadian symbol.

One Christmas morning during World War I, when the guns stop firing, a young soldier ventures into no-man's land to free a robin caught on the barbed wire. Gr.1-3

One Christmas morning during World War I, when the guns stop firing, a young soldier ventures into no-man's land to free a robin caught on the barbed wire.

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A founding member of Cape Dorset’s famed printmaking co-op, Kenojuak Ashevak introduced Inuit art to the world Culture

The text is simple and is combined with stunning paintings by award winning illustrator Ron Lightburn. The familiar poem, "In Flanders Fields," is included, along with information about the symbolism and history of the poppy and Remembrance Day -- all geared towards helping parents and teachers explain the significance of past and present wars and Canada's peacekeeping missions. Gr.1-4

Storytime Standouts looks at a Remembrance Day resource for young children, A Poppy Is to Remember by Heather Patterson and Ron Lightburn

Told from the point of view of a small teddy bear, one Canadian farm family misses their father, Lawrence Rogers, as he fights for England in World War I. They send Teddy to keep him company. Based on true accounts and written by the great-granddaughter of Lawrence Browning Rogers.

We read A Bear in War and coloured poppies for our Remembrance Day wreath today. A Bear in War is one of my favourite picture books for tal.

WEBSITE: Territorial Evolution | Natural Resources Canada: animated map that shows the changes to political boundaries over time. From Government of Canada

WEBSITE: Territorial Evolution | Natural Resources Canada: animated map that shows the changes to political boundaries over time. From Government of Canada

Interweaves the lines of the poem with information about the First World War, details of daily life in the trenches, accounts of MacCrae's experiences and a description of the circumstances that led to the poem.

That Fun Reading Teacher's top three story choices for Remembrance Day, and a video link to Linus reciting 'In Flanders Fields'.

After their triumph at Vimy Ridge, Canada's soldiers became the shock troops of the British army. In one battle after another, they led the way to victory through ferocious gunfire, poison gas and exploding artillery shells.

After their triumph at Vimy Ridge, Canada's soldiers became the shock troops of the British army. In one battle after another, they led the way to victory through ferocious gunfire, poison gas and exploding artillery shells.

At Vimy Ridge, Canadian soldiers achieved what more experienced soldiers from Britain and France could not -- taking the strategic position of Vimy Ridge from the Germans. It was the battle that helped a young country discover its national pride, as for the first time, Canadians fought as Canadians, and achieved a significant victory. Gr.6-9

At Vimy Ridge, Canadian soldiers achieved what more experienced soldiers from Britain and France could not -- taking the strategic position of Vimy Ridge from the Germans. It was the battle that helped a young country discover its national pride, as for the first time, Canadians fought as Canadians, and achieved a significant victory. Gr.6-9

Maple leaf forever? : the warts & all story of Canada's creation / written by Paul Keery ; illustrated by Mike Wyatt.

: the warts & all story of Canada's creation / written by Paul Keery ; illustrated by Mike Wyatt.

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