Christmas in Canada Unit Study
In this free unit, your child will learn how Christmas is celebrated in Canada. In addition, they’ll learn about the geography of Canada, as well as a little related history and language arts. Unlike other “free” unit studies, you won’t have to buy or search for a bunch of required books. Everything you need, except the ingredients for a recipe, is available for free online.
This unit study is designed to last five days and can be used with a wide range of ages, making it a fun activity for the entire family to do together. With younger children, read the assignments aloud to them, and skip the written work if they aren’t ready for it. Older students can read their assignments independently. If you have teenagers, you may want to have them research Canada and its Christmas traditions further, either at the library or online. Then they could present what they’ve learned to the rest of the family.
Day 1: Introduction to Canada and its Geography
Read National Geographic Kids: Canada and click through the picture slideshow.
Watch Geography Now! Canada.
Day 2: Christmas in Canada Part 1
Read about Christmas in Canada at WhyChristmas.com.
Watch some of the 2019 Toronto Santa Claus Parade.
Day 3: Christmas in Canada Part 2
Have your children compare how Christmas is celebrated in Canada to how people in your country or another you have learned about celebrate. You may want to have older children use this Venn Diagram worksheet.
Day 4: Christmas in Canada Part 3
Watch The Night Before a Canadian Christmas book read aloud.
Watch A Christmas Dress for Ellen book read aloud. If you’d like to skip the introduction to the book, start the video at 1:10.
Day 5: Christmas in Canada Recipes
More Christmas Around the World Unit Studies
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