Family: Canada

A KID’S LIFE IN CANADA BY RACHEL Hello! (or Bonjour!) My name is Rachel. I am a 10-year-old kid in Toronto, Canada. Canada is a country that covers most of the north half of North America. It is the second largest country in the world. Our name, Canada, probably comes from kanata-kon, an Iroquois Indian word that means to the village or to the small houses. I want to tell you about how we live here in my country. Similar to the way the United States is divided into states, Canada is divided into ten provinces and two territories. Toronto is a city in the province of Ontario, but there are other provinces too. These are Yukon, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia and Alberta. Because we are such a big country, we have beautiful mountains, plains, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. Everyday my brother Andrew and I go to school at 9:00. I hate getting up at 8:00 in the morning! When we finally do get up, we need to eat breakfast and walk to school.
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Family: Canada

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At school we learn about Native Canadians, such as the Micmacs. Did you know the Micmacs ate raw moose? We also need to learn French, because Canada is not only English, but also a French-speaking country. Of course, we also learn reading, writing, science, and math. School ends at 3:30. Andrew and I walk back home. I need to get at my homework right away, because I sure have a lot! For dinner we're having salad and spaghetti and meatballs-my favourite! Some of my other favourite foods are salmon and of course, pizza! My favourite after-school snack is butter biscuits and a glass of water. We eat bread or potatoes at most meals and hot soup is a favourite at lunch and dinner. After dinner I can just relax and do what I want. My favourite hobby is going for a boat-ride with dad. Sometimes I go to the park. I hope you enjoyed learning about my life. Good-bye! (Or Adieu!)

raw = uncooked < un-cook = not cooked

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Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212302/canada.html

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1. Where is Canada located? 2. How many provinces are there in Canada? Name some of them. 3. Who were the Micmacs? 4. How many languages are official in Canada? 5. Do you remember the name of an animal mentioned in the text?

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Family: Canada

DATA OF CANADA none Ottawa 3,851,809.19 sq mi 9,976,140.00 sq km Total Area (slightly larger than the US) 31,592,804 (July 2001 est.) Population Estimated Population in 2050 41,429,579 English 59.3% (official), French 23.2% (official), other 17.5% Languages 97% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1986 est.) Literacy Roman Catholic 42%, Protestant 40%, other 18% Religions 76.16 male, 83.13 female (2001 est.) Life Expectancy confederation with parliamentary democracy Government Type 1 Canadian dollar (Can$) = 100 cents Currency $24,800 (2000 est.) GDP (per capita) processed and unprocessed minerals, food products, wood and paper products, transportation equipment, chemicals, fish products, Industry petroleum and natural gas wheat, barley, oilseed, tobacco, fruits, vegetables; dairy products; Agriculture forest products; fish 5% Arable Land iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, molybdenum, potash, silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal, petroleum, natural gas, Natural Resources hydropower Country (long form) Capital

Source: http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/canada.htm

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