Life at 15 in Canada By: Maecey Crocker Comp 9 period 5

Some facts...

  1. Canada is located north of the United States and has a colder climate than we do here.
  2. There are places in Canada where you can see polar bears.
  3. Canada is split into 10 provinces and 3 territories.

Canada is a representative democracy like the United States. Their constitution has many similar rights to the U.S. such as the freedom of religion, press, no illegal search or seizure, etc. Like the states in the U.S.A. control certain aspects of government, the provinces and territories have their own laws/rules that are separate from the federal government. The government structures and rights of Canada aren't very different from that of the United States and daily life is similar as well.

Being 15 in Canada is challenging but full of opportunity, because of the unique things this country has and the challenges people face in life.

Canada has a lot of challenges that the citizens have to overcome.

"Only 5% of the land is suitable for agriculture (Teens in Canada)."

Works Cited:

Shea, Kitty. Teens in Canada. Minneapolis, MN, Compass Point Books, 2008.

Agriculture is challenging in Canada because of its geographic location. Getting enough food and importing it poses as a challenge economically. This means that produce is most likely not from Canada like how bananas aren't from the United States.

Some cool things of being 15 in Canada might be living in a less populated area and having harsh winters.

The U.S. has 9 times more people than Canada (Teens in Canada).

Works sited:

Shea, Kitty. Teens in Canada. Minneapolis, MN, Compass Point Books, 2008.

A good 80% of the people in Canada own a vehicle. 36% own two or more and some save the car of a lesser value for the winter months (Teens in Canada).

Works sited:

Shea, Kitty. Teens in Canada. Minneapolis, MN, Compass Point Books, 2008.

Less populated areas and harsh winters make Canada a very unique place to live.

Teenagers, in their free time, might play hockey and listen to popular music.

Kids like to listen to bands like Our Lady Peace (usually on MP3 players) and enjoy candy (Teens in Canada).

Works sited:

Shea, Kitty. Teens in Canada. Minneapolis, MN, Compass Point Books, 2008.

Because hockey is the national sport, many kids enjoy it (Teens in Canada).

Works sited:

Shea, Kitty. Teens in Canada. Minneapolis, MN, Compass Point Books, 2008.

There are many activities kids and teens take part in that are unique to Canada but there are many similarities between Canada and the United States. The culture there really isn't that different from the culture of the U.S. because the kids have similar freedoms and opportunities.

Things such as geographic location present challenges to people. This, among other things, is a very unique aspect of the country. The freedoms people have allow them to have many opportunities and while each citizen has their own responsibilities, they can still do fun things like play hockey. The Canadian people really have an amazing place to live and it's very much like Steamboat because of the frigid climate which is something we can relate to.

Through the process of making connections, I found that there are many simalarities between the U.S. and Canada and my life isn't drastically different from the lives of Canadian teens.

The provinces have laws and rights that are separate from the federal government just like the states have different laws in the United States. Also, the constitutional rights in Canada are very simalar in comparison to the ones stated in the U.S. constitution.

These connections between the two countries allow me to make many connections thus, making me empathetic.

Works Cited:

Shea, Kitty. Teens in Canada. Minneapolis, MN, Compass Point Books, 2008.

“Study Canada- Canadian Schools.” Study Canada- Canadian Schools, www.studycanada.ca/english/canada_secondary_schools.htm.

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