Activity Overview

Canada Day is Canada's "birthday". In this activity, students will create a spider map that highlights important facts about Canada Day. By using a 5Ws graphic organizer, students can easily answer questions like who, what, when, where, and why. In this case, students may also answer the question "how?"

  • What is Canada Day?
  • When is it celebrated?
  • Where is it observed?
  • Why was Canada Day created?
  • How do people celebrate Canada Day?

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a Spider Map highlighting important facts about Canada Day.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. For each cell, answer the question with a 1-3 sentence description.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each answer using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.

Requirements: Answers to 5 questions about Canada Day as well as appropriate illustrations for each.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.


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