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Write down one thing you think of when you think of the country Canada Warm Up Turn to page 49 in your atlas Which cities have the most population per square mile. Canada Canada’s Government Canada is a constitutional monarchy with a federal system, a parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions. Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State of Canada (Queen of Canada). She serves as a symbol of the nation's unity. The Governor General and the ten Lieutenant Governors represent the Crown in Canada. The Crown is elected by the people. In Canada’s system of government, the power is shared between the Crown and the people. Canada VS United States Language Language US-English is the official language spoken Canada- French and English are the two official languages spoken French settlers came and colonized in Canada making Canada a bi-lingual nation. Holidays US- Thanksgiving is always on the 4th Thursday in November Canada- Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October Canada Thanksgiving is not derived from the Pilgrims but the end of a successful harvest Norms Us- Crime rate is high so people take preventable measures like: Carrying mace Locking up their homes Canada- Crime rate is low so people are not as cautious as Americans Leaving their doors unlocked at night Giving strangers rides Canada’s National Sport Hockey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F Be2OC9D01Q&feature=related Canada’s National Sport Hockey Pierre Lapin invented the game of hockey Some of the world’s best hockey players come from Canada Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Maurice Richard, Bobby Orr, Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Denis Potvin, Mike Bossy, Paul Coffey.....
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