31 Days of Hands-On Canadian History

Canadian history needs to be made more exciting, more interactive, more “real.” I want to help make that happen. For the next 31 days, I’ll be sharing ideas on how to make Canadian history more hands-on.

Over the next month, I’m going to share an activity that you can easily do at home with your kids while you study our country’s history.

Here’s what topics we are going to cover in the next 31 Days:

  1. First Nations
  2. Vikings
  3. Early Explorers
  4. Fur Trade
  5. New France
  6. Seven Years War
  7. War of 1812
  8. Rebellion of 1837
  9. Underground Railroad
  10. Confederation
  11. When the Provinces/Territories Joined Canada
  12. The Canadian Railroad
  13. Louis Riel / The Metis
  14. Klondike Gold Rush
  15. Residential Schools
  16. Boer War
  17. World War I
  18. Halifax Explosion
  19. Women’s Rights
  20. The Bluenose
  21. Inventors
  22. The Great Depression
  23. World War II
  24. Japanese Internment Camps
  25. St. Lawrence Seaway
  26. The Canadian Flag
  27. Official Languages
  28. Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  29. Canadian Money
  30. Great Canadians
  31. The Prime Ministers of Canada

What can you expect?

Each day, I will share an activity or resource that you can use to get interactive with each moment of history.

Some of them are creative, some are action based, some are printable, some involve research, and others are games that we’ve created for you. I had my kids helping me plan and test our ideas along the way. We had fun putting them all together for you.

Let’s make Canadian History fun!

Want all of these resources (with a few extra?) together in a single package? You can find the 31 Days of Canadian History ebook in my shop!

 

12 Comment(s)

  • by Shannon Posted September 30, 2016 11:43 am

    Soo excited! Thank you!

  • by Julie Posted September 30, 2016 9:16 pm

    This sounds like fun!

  • by Annette @ a net in time Posted October 1, 2016 11:12 am

    Oh neat, will need to follow this

  • by Leanne Posted October 1, 2016 2:07 pm

    This looks fabulous! I am a big believer in hands on learning. Looking forward to your activity suggestions. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  • by Alison Posted October 1, 2016 2:42 pm

    I’m excited to see what you share each day! This must have been so much work — thank you for all of your hard work!

  • by Ticia Posted October 1, 2016 10:58 pm

    Oh this looks interesting! Subscribing for this.

  • by Bonnie Way Posted October 3, 2016 2:34 pm

    This is awesome!!! I love Canadian history but I agree that the general attitude towards it is that it’s boring. 🙁 Thanks for sharing!!! Can’t wait to follow along. 🙂

  • by Sue Posted October 6, 2016 1:12 am

    Was the timeline included in the giant Canadian bundle that I bought a few months back for $27 or so? Don’t want to re-buy it if so 🙂

  • by Jen @Practical, By Default Posted October 9, 2016 9:18 pm

    Just found this now, saving for our later study of Canadian History, thanks!

  • by Sandy Posted November 2, 2016 9:39 pm

    This looks interesting. I have a 6yr old. Is this age appropriate for her? Is this a pdf file? And, i’m assuming once you buy it, you can use it at your own leisure?

    • by LisaMarie Posted November 4, 2016 4:13 pm

      Hi Sandy,

      Right now it’s just a series of blog posts here on the site, but I’m working on making it into a printable file. I think it’s totally usable with a 6-year-old because you can talk about each event as simply or as complexly as you’d like.

      Thanks!
      Lisa Marie.

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