Canadian Culture

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  1. lsho

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    I'm doing a 4 day mini-unit on the United States and Canada. I've hit a roadblock when trying to come up with a fun 45 minute activity dealing with Canadian culture (I split the 4 days into 1 day for Canadas geography, 1 day for culture, 1 day for United States geography, 1 day for culture). Does anyone have ANY ideas??? I'm stuck. I've been googling like a maniac but am coming up with nothing of value.

    Thank you in advance for any help provided! :thumb:
     
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    That is exactly why I had hit the roadblock. Canada and the US have very similar cultures.

    Actually though, you were a lot of help!!! I had forgotten all about that poem. I just created an activity around it. THANK YOU!!! You rock.
     
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    :eek: Glad to help! That poem was one of my favourite parts of the Opening Ceremonies.
     
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    I admit I laughed when I saw the words "Canadian Culture", but, honestly, they aren't just polite, socialistic Americans. It's always difficult to get a handle on cultural differences if the people in question don't eat babies or wear flowerpots on their head while dancing, but I do think that Canadians have a pretty different view of the world than Americans generally do, and world view = culture at it's most basic.
     
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    That is very true, but I'm not sure that different world view can be easily defined or explained.
     
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    My Canadian cousin explains it to me all the time- it has something to do with how we Americans are overbearing, resource-wasting imperialists and your lot aren't. I'd remember more, but why pay attention to what someone from a second-tier nation thinks? ;)
     

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