history

31 Days of Canadian History Book

Canadian history has a habit of being presented in a way that tends to be boring and dry. But, underneath the facts and dates, there are actually some amazing  or shocking stories in our past – both good and bad. Most available programs are text and living book / historical fiction focused, which is a […]

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 […]

Hands-On Canadian History: Great Canadians

Our history is full of amazing men and women who I would count as Great Canadians: important in their own right for a variety of reasons: excelling at sports, as movie or television stars or popular musicians, being activists, inventing things, or many other reasons. Great Canadian Trading Cards To help kids learn more about […]

Hands-On Canadian History: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Hands-On Canadian History: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

In 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was introduced. It clearly outlined what Canadian citizens and residents were allowed (and not allowed) to do and expect. There are 7 main sections: Fundamental Freedoms Democratic Rights Mobility Rights Legal Rights Equality Rights Official Languages of Canada Minority Language Education Rights Plus details outlining how these […]

Hands-On Canadian History: Canada’s Official Languages – French and English

Given the history of Canada with our roots in both French and British ancestry, it’s not surprising that our country has large communities of both French language and English language speakers. Throughout the years, there have been several conflicts between both cultures, but in 1969, The Official Languages Act made both languages equal in status, […]

Hands-On Canadian History: When the Provinces and Territories Joined Canada

The provinces and territories of Canada have been ever changing since the country first became official in 1867. At first, it was just a few provinces, but over time, has grown to become the 2nd largest country in the world. Between 1867 and today, Canada has divided its land into 13 distinct provinces and territories, […]

Hands-On Canadian History: Fathers of Confederation

Confederation marks the official start of our country – Canada. But in order to get to that official day, it took several leaders of a variety of provinces to have conferences to discuss it all. We call these men the Fathers of Confederation. There were 36 men in total who participated from Ontario, Quebec, New […]

Hands-On Canadian History: The War of 1812

In 1812, America and Britain go to war, and Canada – being the closest British colony, is under attack. The War of 1812 begins. Heroes and heroines emerge from the battlefields. Important People of the War of 1812 Matching Puzzle Game Although there are many amazing stories of these important contributors to the war that […]

Hands-On Canadian History: Seven Years War – Plains of Abraham

The Seven Years War, also known as the French and Indian war, was a battle between Britain and France that caused fighting here in Canada as Britain and France fought for the land. The battle on the Plains of Abraham outside Quebec was a pivotal one for our Canadian history as we moved from a […]