(Note that Canada Day is July 1st of each year)
With the Vancouver Winter Olympics beginning tomorrow, I thought it might be useful to have a ‘The Best…’ list that students (outside of Canada) can use to learn a little bit about the host country. Of course, I’m hopeful that Canadian readers will also leave comments suggesting additional sites that should be on this list. In order to be in this post, the resource must be accessible to English Language Learners.
This is a “sister list” to The Best Sites To Learn About The Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Here are my choices for The Best Sites To Learn About Canada (I know there are a lot more out there, so please make suggestions!):
Sean Banville has created a Canada Day lesson for English Language Learners.
Learn a bit about Canada’s geography by playing these games.
Learn about the creation myth of the Inuit people.
Zoom School Canada has a lot of accessible information.
A Journey Into Time Immemorial is an impressive interactive feature focused on the First People’s of Canada.
National Geographic has some Canada Facts.
National Geographic also has a feature on Vancouver.
You can watch several videos about Canada at Discovery Atlas. (you have to click on Canada).
Canadian Geographic Kids is an excellent interactive for learning about Canada.
Learn English Feel Good has a cloze exercise on Canada’s National Holiday.
Canada Day – in pictures is from The Guardian.
35 Million Directors has a collection of Canadian tourist videos.
Canada’s Nation Builders is a neat interactive.
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