National Geographic invites young readers to look North—to the world's second largest country. Learn how Canada boasts more lakes than any other country, and why its geological, climatic, and ecological variety make it a geographer's wonderland. Look back to a time when timber, minerals, and fresh water reserves initially attracted settlers to this great wilderness. Learn the background of Canada's formation in 1867 when three British colonies united to create a partially independent state of four provinces.
Read how Canada achieved full independence in 1931. Experience a modern country self-sufficient in fossil fuels, whose rivers supply hydroelectric power to the big cities of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. It's here that you'll meet most Canadians, with three-quarters of the population now living in such metropolitan areas. Within these cities, immigrants from all over the Earth have etched out their own communities, making Canadian society a modern mosaic of assimilated cultures.
National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
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About the Author
Brian Williams grew up in Africa and moved to Liverpool with his family in the 70s. He attended the Slade School of Fine Art in the 80s, where he was involved in a number of performances. Williams is an independent filmmaker and actor and has worked on projects by Alex Cox and Charlie Higson.
Tom Carter (M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary, California) is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dinuba, California. He is the author of 13 Crucial Questions Jesus Wants to Ask You and the editor of Spurgeon's Commentary on Great Chapters of the Bible. He has coached youth baseball, basketball, and soccer for more than twenty seasons.