Getting to Know (Canada)
This activity can introduce any country.
- Bring a large map of your country
- Make a speech on index cards. If, for example, there are two teams of twenty students in the class, then twenty statements should be made.
- Print off a large sized photo for each index card
- Make two 2x3 inch copies of each picture.
- Buy or borrow small colored magnets.
- Just before class, put the large map of the target country on the board.
This activity takes 1 class period.
- Divide the class into two teams.
- Give a speech about your chosen country using a series of prepared statements, each with a corresponding picture card. For example, Canada has tall mountains. They are called the Rocky Mountains.
- As you say this, hold up a picture of the mountains.
- Next place a small colored magnet on the appropriate spot on the map saying, They are here.
- Then,pass out small 2x3 inch copies of the picture you just described, one photo for each team. It is good to give each photo to a different student on the team.
- Repeat these steps for each index card.
After you finish the 1st part, move to the 2nd part.
- Explain new rules.
- Ask questions related to the index cards. For example Where is the Rocky Mountains?, or Where is the capital of Canada?
- The two opposing team members who have the corresponding picture race to the board and place the picture under the appropriate magnet.