Social 8 Unit 1

Social Studies 8

Canadian Identity

Canada in Song

Review the following lyrics from Chris Hadfield’s song ‘In Canada’

The Canada Song

©2012 by Dave Hadfield

Canada… what’s with Canada…         

We got great big cities but a lot of trees and rocks         

And yes the winter’s cold here – wear two pairs of socks         

There’s half the world’s fresh water, to paddle your canoe         

Camp along the shoreline, it’s what we like to do.         

In Canada…         [each time]

Livin in

Float my boat in

Bait my hook in

We tend to do things different, we each have our routine

Some of us eat kubassa, some of us, poutine

But we have traditions, that help us stick together

Our milk comes in a bag, mosquitos eat at leisure.

Playing in a snowsuit, true north strong and free         Em Bm

Hockey Night on Saturday, there on CBC,         Am D

Center ice in

He shoots he scores in

A player in

We pronounce the letter R like we’re pirates on a ship

We’ll drive two thousand miles, on a summer camping trip.

We wear Sorels in winter, while plugging in the car

We eat the holes from donuts, we love Nanaimo bars.

And we do possess a word that lubricates our speech:

…“It’s pretty good, eh” …

and it’s always within reach,

How’s it goin in

Out and about in

Drop your G in

I’ve slept out in the forest, scared I heard a bear.         

I’ve climbed a Rocky Mountain, just because it’s there,

Crossed the great St Lawrence, said merci beaucoup,  

Pardon me; I’m sorry; excuse me; after you,         Am[walk up]

Politely in

Line-up here in

You don’t butt in, in Canada

Every city empties on the 24th of May.

If we say “Not bad!”, we’re better than OK,

There’s workman’s comp and pogie, for when we’re shown the door.

There’s Canadian Tire money, in at least one kitchen drawer

And we have a golden rule that runs between these shores:

You stay out of my face, I’ll stay out of yours…

I Get along in

Kissed the cod in

The Friendly Giant’s in

Oh………. Canada…         [end]


1. Collect a minimum of 20 images that you think go with this song
2. Go to the website
PW: xxxxxxxx
3. Choose a theme
4. Upload the images to ANIMOTO
5. Change the song to ‘In Canada’
6. Publish