July 1 is Canada Day, a national holiday in Canada! It celebrates the date in 1867 when four provinces of Canada joined together in a federation and became a dominion of Great Britain. Until 1982, Canada Day was called Dominion Day. But in 1982, something happened. Do you know what it was?
In 1982, control of Canada passed from Great Britain to Canada, making Canada a completely independent country. Dominion Day changed its name to Canada Day, and it is celebrated every year with parades, fireworks, and lots of other festivities.
We’re going to celebrate today with a matching worksheet. See if you can match the capital city to the correct Canadian territory or province. Have fun!
(Fits Canadian history timeline.)
If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timeline index cards.
Are you looking for more great resources on Canada? Check out the Everyday Explorers: Canada series on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. It takes a look at every province and territory, learning both key historic information as well as fun history tidbits. Worksheets and projects are for all grade levels are included with each unit.