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present last year.
It sometimes surprises me how little Americans know about Canada, and I think it frustrates some of my Canadian friends. But the fact is you guys never learned much about us in school. When I was in school in Alberta we did a whole year in Social Studies on U.S. government and history. We even had to memorize all the states and their capitols. I will admit I have forgotten most of those capitol cities!
The U.S. wasn't the only area of focus we did world history, and also studied government systems in South America, Europe, China and Japan. My country is very diverse and multicultural so we place an emphasis on learning about those cultures. In 2009 558,105 people immigrated to Canada - canadafacts.com
We have 10 provinces and 3 territories. I grew up in Alberta (the one above Montana) and my family still lives there today. My parents have their own blog that talk about my family's farm www.highcountrycattle.blogspot.com and I have also posted some pictures of what our Canadian farms looks like:
The Calving Barn, Red Cows and Hoarfrost, a video I did of some friends of ours that also raise Simmental cattle in Alberta, and this is a post from a road trip I took in Southern Alberta.