Before you Begin:
*Pre-cut the strips of the “O Canada” lyrics(10 strips/pkg.)=1 package per
Write “O Canada” on the whiteboard.
Ask the participants if they have heard Canada’s national anthem/song.
Introduce the song. Tell the participants that they will listen to
“O Canada” : 2 - 4 times. They will listen to the words of the song-“lyrics”.
5. The facilitator can write the word-“lyrics” on the whiteboard.
Optional: The facilitator can explain these new phrases:
patriot love- being loyal to Canada
thy sons command-respectful to original settlers of Canada for their hard
work and efforts
thee rise-stand-up with respect
stand on guard- will protect Canada
glorious and free- great and free
Go to the website: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/symbl/anthem-eng.cfm
Click on the English version or Bilingual version (MP3 file).
First time-listen. Second time-listen to the words, again (if they like, they
can sing it).
Group the students into groups of 3.
Give each group a package of the lyrics.
Each group is to think of the missing words from each lyric strip.
Fill-in the missing words.
Next, each group is to put the lyrics or words in order so that the song is in order.
The facilitator will circulate among the groups and monitor each group’s progress.
Each group will share their results (If they like, they can “sing” their version of the lyrics).
Post the “O Canada Anthem/Song” on the whiteboard.
Each group will check each other’s versions.
Extension Activity #1: Give them a time limit of 3 minutes or less and see which
group fills-in the words and correctly puts the words in
order. The first group who calls out “Finish or O Canada”
and puts the words in correct order-“WINS!” Play a few
Extension Activity #2: Give the groups only 5 minutes. Have all the phrase strips
for each group on a table. Only one person from each
group is allowed to come to the table to choose the
correct strips. The group members help each other to find
the correct strips. Fill-in the missing words and put the
phrases in correct order.
The first group “WINS” by calling out “Finish or O Canada”
when the “O Canada” anthem(national song) is
completed, with the words in correct order.
Play a couple times.