52 Weekly Nonfiction Stories About Canada Grades 5-6


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  • Author : Solski, Ruth

The 52 nonfiction stories in this book have been designed to familiarize and develop student awareness of Canada. A year of nonfiction reading in one book! One story a week for bell work, review, indoor recess, enrichment or for the students who are done their work early.

Each section contains nonfiction stories and follow-ups designed to review, strengthen, and expand students' reading and language skills while familiarizing them with different aspects of Canada. The materials in this book can be used in a variety of ways.

Section 1 First Nations People of Canada

Story #1: The Iroquois - People of the Longhouse

Story #2: First Nations People of the Mackenzie and Yukon River Basins - The People of the Trail

Story #3: Woodland First Nations - The Micmac

Story #4: People of the Western Plains

Story #5: People of the Plateau

Story #6: Pacific Coast First Nations

Section 2 Early Explorers of Canada

Story #1: The Vikings Come to Canada

Story #2: John Cabot (*1450-1499)

Story #3: Jacques Cartier (1491-1557) - Discoverer of Canada

Story #4: Samuel de Champlain - Founder of New France

Story #5: Samuel de Champlain - Building the Habitation

Story #6. Samuel de Champlain - The Enemies of New France

Story #7: Champlain Explores Ontario

Story #8: Etienne Brule (1591-1633) - Interpreter and Explorer

Story #9: Radisson and Groseilliers

Story #10: Robert De La Salle (1640-1687) - A Great North American Explorer

Story #11: Henry Hudson (1565-1611) - The Discovery of Hudson Bay

Section 3 Famous Canadian Disasters

Story #1: The R.M.S. Empress of Ireland - A Tragedy on the St. Lawrence

Story #2: Swiss Air Flight - A Tragedy in Canadian Waters

Story #3: The 1910 Rogers Pass Avalanche - A Railway Tragedy

Section 4 Famous Canadian Games and Sports

Story #1: Crokinole, Trivial Pursuit, Rummoli - Canadian Invented Games

Story #2: Basketball and Five-Pin Bowling - Popular Sports in Canada

Story #3: Lacrosse - The Oldest Game in Canada

Section 5 Famous Inventors and Their Inventions

Story #1: Snowblower, Snow Goggles, Spring Skates - Useful Winter Inventions

Story #2: The Inventors of Better Lighting - Abraham Gesner and Henry Woodward

Story #3: The Zipper, The Paint Roller and Garbage Bags - Useful Canadian Inventions

Section 6 Famous Canadian Food

Story #1: Peanut Butter, McIntosh Apple, Maple Syrup - Canadian Food Inventions

Story #2: Split Pea Soup, Tortiere, Poutine, Beavertails - Popular Canadian Foods

Story #3: Figgy duff, Saskatoon Berries, Butter Tarts, Nanaimo Bars - Delicious Canadian Desserts

Section 7 Famous Canadian Mysteries and Ghost Stories

Story #1: The Mystery Pit of Oak Island - An Unsolved Mystery

Story #2: The Legend of the Screaming Tunnel - Believe It or Not!

Story #3: Big Jos Montferrand - A Famous Lumberjack

Story #4: The Ghosts of Canada - People From the Past

Section 8 Famous Historical Women

Story #1: Marie Jacquelin De La Tour (1602-1645) - An Acadian Heroine

Story #2: Marie Anne Gaboury - The First White Woman in Western Canada

Story #3: Catherine O’Hare Schubert (1835-1918) The Lady Overlander

Story #4: Susanna Moodie (1803-1885) - From Socialite to Settler

Story #5: Doctor Emily Jennings Stowe (1831-1903) - A Believer in Women’s Rights

Section 9 Famous Historical First Nations Leaders

Story #1: Big Bear - Mistahimaska (1825- 1888) - A First Nations Leader and Warrior

Story #2: Joseph Brant (1742-1807) Thayendanega - A Famous Mohawk

Story #3: Crowfoot (1830-1890) - A Wise and Courageous Chief

Story #4: Poundmaker (1842-1886) - Plains Cree Chief

Section 10 Famous Canadian Places

Story #1: The Discovery Islands - Spectacular Chain of 6 000 Islands

Story #2: Butchart Gardens - From Hideous to Magnificent Beauty

Story #3: Fortress of Louisbourg - National Historic Site of Canada

Story #4: Cape Spear Lighthouse - National Historic Site of Canada

Story #5: Prince of Wales Fort - Hudson Bay Fur Trade Fortress

Story #6: Bar U Ranch - An Active Historic Ranch . 106

Story #7: Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons - First Inland French Settlement

Story #8: McCrae House - Home of the Famous John McCrae

Section 11 Famous Canadian Festivals

Story #1: Winterlude - A Celebration of Winter

Story #2: Caribana - Scotiabank Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival

124 pages including an answer key.

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