The true history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police comes to life in this factual unit about Canada's legendary police force. Students follow the force from its infancy in the Canadian West through the growing pains of the Yukon Gold Rush to the present day. Our unit is divided into three parts combining optional lessons and a pictorial history with the main body of the unit. Part one is a structured, knowledge-based section focusing on important events and the role of the R.C.M.P. in the history of the Canadian West. Finally, a unit that will allow students to understand the real story behind Canada's men and women of the red serge. This Canada lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of reading passages, activities, crossword, word search and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.