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  • Hands-On Canadian History: Canadian Prime Ministers Guess Who Game Want a fun and interactive way to learn the Canadian Prime Ministers? Here’s Guess Who! Included are all currently 23 Prime Ministers and The Queen – a neat way to learn and recognize each of the leaders of Canada. This game was designed to use in the Guess Who board game from Hasbro. There are two editions included. The first edition is for the original flip up game board. Print out a page for each player, cut each card (including the white space underneath), and slide them into the flip ups. Play as usual. The second is for with red and blue boards with ... Read more
  • Charter for Children Book Series Published by DC Canada, the Charter for Children book series makes the Charter of Canadian Rights and Freedoms more personal and understandable through stories of lovable cartoon characters such as Anne of Green Tomatoes, Alexander the Grape, and Thanadel the Canadian Goose. Based in different provinces and territories across Canada, these stories take a small part of the charter and build a story around it – explaining how that section works and why it’s important. The series has recently added 4 more books to the series, bringing the collection up to current total of 10 books. They are working on adding ... Read more
  • Canadian Federal Elections Worksheet Pack {Printable} As Canada prepares for a federal election this month, here is a pack to help older students go behind the election. Inside you will find worksheets and activities on the following: The Federal Government and the current Prime Minister A closer look at the political parties, their names, logos, and stands on issues What the issues are & evaluating which parties match your opinions Making your own party – name, logo, and an advertisement Why vote? Download your Canadian Federal Election Worksheet Pack. Read more
  • Federal Elections in Canada As we gear up for our Federal elections, I had a few requests for material on how the system works, etc. So, I’ve put together a collection of resources I found. The best resource for election material is at www.elections.ca – where you can find out information not just for kids, but for yourself too! Here, you will find two booklets for kids. The first, Choosing our Mascot, is an election simulation for children in Grade K through 4. The children learn the process of an election by voting for the animal that is best suited as the mascot for the north. The ... Read more
  • Donna Ward – Canadian Government Series Donna Ward - Guide to Canadian Government ModulesLooking for a way to teach your kids about the Canadian government and how it works? Introducing Donna Ward’s new Canadian Government Series for kids ages 8 – 12 – presented as computer-based interactive modules based on the book “Who Runs This Country Anyway?” by Joanne Stanbridge. Newly revised for 2015, this book presents to kids a detailed (and fun) presentation about Canada’s government through the eyes of some fictional kids as a research project. ” In this info-packed book, a comical duo–a keener student and her offbeat sidekick–guide readers through the electoral and governing process, from casting a vote in an ... Read more
  • Canadian Parliament As Canadians, it’s important for us to be able to explain our government to our children in a way that make sense for them. Thankfully for us, Parliament offers a whole selection of amazing resources for teaching kids about Canada’s government. Divided up into sections for various age levels, you can find complete lesson plans, worksheets, printables, videos and so much more. For example, the primary range has a lesson plan about Canadian Symbols used in Parliament. To print out the complete resource, it would be a 112 page colour file! It includes a series of pre-activities which help children understand what ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Notebooking Pages If you are studying the Prime Ministers of Canada and want your child to take some note, here are some notebooking pages. Each page includes a space to print and paste a photo, and places to fill in important information such as date of birth, when they were Prime Minister, what political party they were part of, and lots of extra space for other details that you want to include (like what they did while in power, etc.) Included is also a blank page for future Prime Ministers and a page that challenges your children to keep track of each of ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Stephen Harper prime ministers of canadaThe 22nd, and current, Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper has been in office since 2006. Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Stephen Harper – an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of Stephen Harper – by JJ. McCullough Stephen Harper – The Canadian Encyclopedia First Among Equals – Biography, Anecdotes, and Speeches Stephen Harper – from about.com – bullet points of his life and contributions to Canada’s betterment while Prime Minister. Stephen Harper – from wikipedia Reference Books: Library Call Number – 971.073092 Other: Colouring Page – from Crayola Stephen Harper – official website     Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Paul Martin prime ministers of canada Paul Martin was a successful Minister of Finance before he was elected to Prime Minister. With hopes of a major change and plans to better the government, he headed into his new position. Unfortunately, his time in leadership was clouded with scandal and public disapproval, leaving him with an election that removed him from office. The most memorable changes that Mr. Martin seem to have made in his time of office were the approval of same-sex marriages in Canada, working towards a better health care system, and attempt to fix the gap of equal support for both aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples. Notebooking ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Jean Chretien prime ministers of canada Becoming Prime Minister in 1993 and staying in that position for 10 years, Jean Chretien helped Canada as a leader by working diligently to help balance the finances, offer a Child Tax Benefit, as well as environmental projects and more. Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Jean Chretien – an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of Jean Chretien– by JJ. McCullough Jean Chretien – The Canadian Encyclopedia First Among Equals – Biography, Anecdotes, and Speeches Jean Chretien – from about.com – bullet points of his life and contributions to Canada’s betterment while Prime Minister. Jean Chretien – from wikipedia Reference Books: Library Call Number – 971.0648092 Other: Colouring ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Kim Campbell prime ministers of canada When Brian Mulroney stepped down from office, Kim Campbell became the leader of the party, and ultimately the Prime Minister of Canada in June 1993. Her popularity amongst the voters was very high, which left her political party hopeful for a re-election in the fall of 1993. Unfortunately, her honesty and abruptness turned the voters against her, and she was brutally defeated by the opposition – making her time in office a mere 5 months. Notebooking Page About Her Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Kim Campbell –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of Kim Campbell– by JJ. McCullough Kim ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Brian Mulroney prime ministers of canada Brian Mulroney won the position of leadership with the largest majority government ever. Hopes were high for a new direction for Canada. His time as Prime Minister featured highlights (for better or worse) of a Free Trade agreement with the US, participation in the Gulf War, and the introduction to the GST tax. Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Brian Mulroney –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of Brian Mulroney– by JJ. McCullough Brian Mulroney – The Canadian Encyclopedia First Among Equals – Biography, Anecdotes, and Speeches Brian Mulroney – from about.com – bullet points of his life and contributions to Canada’s ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: John Turner prime ministers of canadaAlthough John Turner had an accomplished career in politics, his time as our Prime Minister was a scant 2 months before an election was held and Brian Mulroney took his place. With only this brief moment in leadership, he never even had a chance to do anything with his position. Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: John Turner –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of John Turner– by JJ. McCullough John Turner – The Canadian Encyclopedia First Among Equals – Biography, Anecdotes, and Speeches John Trudeau – from about.com – bullet points of his life John Turner – from wikipedia Other: Colouring Page – ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Joe Clark prime ministers of canada Only 39 years old when he became Prime Minister in 1979, Joe Clark was only the leader of the country for a short 8 months. He didn’t have much time to accomplish much – only to put together a budget proposal that didn’t go over well and ended up with a vote that gave the position back to Pierre Trudeau. Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Joe Clark –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of Joe Clark– by JJ. McCullough Joe Clark– The Canadian Encyclopedia First Among Equals – Biography, Anecdotes, and Speeches Joe Clark – from about.com – bullet points of ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Pierre Trudeau prime ministers of canada Pierre Trudeau swept Canada with an epidemic known as “TrudeauMania” as he rushed into the position of Prime Minister in 1968. A charismatic man with a smile that charmed many, he helped establish the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and helped to create an officially bilingual country, among other things. More memorable for his antics and personality than for the things accomplished during his time in leadership, Prime Minister Trudeau held the position for 15 years (with a short upset in the middle). Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Pierre Trudeau –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Lester B. Pearson prime ministers of canadaLester B. Pearson, who was known by many as “Mike” – a nickname he received during his time in WWII as a pilot, was known as a really nice guy. The first Canadian to ever win a Nobel Peace Prize, his time in leadership was highlighted by furthering bilingualism and the official acceptance of the Canada flag we know today.   Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Lester B. Pearson –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of Lester B. Pearson– by JJ. McCullough Lester B. Pearson– The Canadian Encyclopedia Biography of Lester B. Pearson – a detailed and lengthy biography ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: John Diefenbaker prime ministers of canadaOften referred to as “The Chief,” John Diefenbaker was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada, leading our country from 1957 to 1963. It was during his time as Prime Minister that the first Trans-Atlantic phone call was made, progress on the Arrow project was stopped, the Bill of Rights was put in place, and Native peoples were given the right to vote. Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: John Diefenbaker –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of John Diefenbaker – by JJ. McCullough John Diefenbaker – The Canadian Encyclopedia Biography of John Diefenbaker– a detailed and lengthy biography of Mr. ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada video Looking for a creative way to learn about all 22 Prime Ministers of Canada? Check out this fun little song (and video) from the people at SALON Theatre Productions. Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Louis St. Laurent prime ministers of canada The face of Canada in the midst of the 50s, Louis St.Laurent seems to have been often referred to as “Uncle Louis” given his love for children and his down-to-earth sort of personality as seen in his campaigning. During his time as Prime Minister, Newfoundland officially joined Canada as a province and the country became economically prosperous. He remained as leader from 1948 to 1957, when his party was outvoted over issues related to a debate over a transcontinental pipeline. Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Louis St. Laurent –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of Louis St. Laurent – ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada: RB Bennett prime ministers of canada Richard B. Bennett was the Prime Minister of Canada during some very challenging years – the Great Depression. Most summaries of his life in politics refer to him as egotistical. Having made his own wealth, his policy on working hard to earn your income didn’t really sit well with the people who were struggling in this period of financial crisis. A last minute effort to try and appease the people with better economic support failed, with a new Prime Minister being elected shortly after. He retired to England, where he was given a title of nobility and lived the rest ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Mackenzie King prime ministers of canadaWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King was Prime Minister of Canada for an astonishing 20 years. Although his personal life was plagued by loneliness and spiritualism, all which are documented in journals, as a leader, he successfully led the country during World War II, and created several lasting support systems such as old age pensions and unemployment insurance. He has been titled “Canada’s Greatest Prime Minister” by many. Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Mackenzie King –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. A Quick Summary of Mackenzie King – by JJ. McCullough Mackenzie King – The Canadian Encyclopedia Biography of Mackenzie King – a detailed and lengthy ... Read more
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Arthur Meighen prime ministers of canada Arthur Meighen became the Prime Minister in 1920, and remained there for a fairly short period of only a year and a half. Due to a situation in 1926, when he held the position of opposition of the house, he briefly returned to Prime Minister when King stepped down. His time in leadership seems mostly unmemorable – other than the fact he was a great debater and believed in standing up for what he considered right. Notebooking Page About His Life: The Prime Ministers of Canada: Arthur Meighen –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life. Arthur Meighen – The Canadian Encyclopedia Biography of Arthur Meighen – a detailed ... Read more