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Indigenous Education Resources for Canadians

By LisaMarie | October 24, 2020

Learning about different perspectives helps all of us be more understanding, compassionate, and respectful of people in all walks of life. As Canadians, one vital perspective we need to include in our lesson plans is that from an Indigenous viewpoint. In this blog post, you will find Indigenous Education Resources that you can use in …

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French Second Language Homeschool Resources

By LisaMarie | October 18, 2020

French as a Second Language is a subject that many homeschooling families in Canada want to include – given that it’s our official second language. For many though, the biggest challenges they face are a lack of resources and confidence in their own French skills. In this post, we’ll explore some ways to include French …

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Alberta Curriculum Checklists

By LisaMarie | August 20, 2020

Although not every homeschooling family chooses to use the Alberta curriculum learning outcomes as a guideline for what they are going to learn for the year, some people like to know their child is following along in a similar learning pattern to their publicly schooled peers. The outcomes are shared on the government’s education website …

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Single Year Homeschool Planning

By LisaMarie | August 20, 2020

If you are planning to homeschool just for a year, you might want to be looking for curriculum or resources that help you stay as close to their public schooled peers as possible. Typically, homeschoolers diverge from the path, enjoying the opportunity for freedom in their educational journey. But if you only need to homeschool …

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How to Homeschool in Prince Edward Island: How to get started

Homeschooling in Prince Edward Island: How to Get Started

By LisaMarie | May 21, 2020

Welcome to Homeschooling in Prince Edward Island.  “Cradled on the waves” of the Northumberland Strait, Prince Edward Island is the smallest and most beautiful province in our country (I’m a little biased). Not only is it a great place to live, it is also a great place to homeschool. Why is that? Homeschooling in Prince …

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A guide to homeschooling regulations in Manitoba

Homeschooling in Manitoba: How to Get Started

By LisaMarie | May 8, 2020

Welcome to Homeschooling in Manitoba. Homeschooling regulations in Manitoba are very simple: let the government know you are going to homeschool and update them twice on how it’s going. Ministry Requirements To be more specific, the current legislation requires that a parent or guardian notify the minister of education of the establishment of a home …

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Homeschooling in Saskatchewan

Homeschooling in Saskatchewan: How to Get Started

By LisaMarie | May 8, 2020

Welcome to homeschooling in Saskatchewan. Homeschooling regulations in Saskatchewan are set by the province, however registration, documentation, and files are maintained by each school district. Each district appoints a homeschool administrator who serves as the contact individual for homeschooling parents and who collects information coming from parents regarding homeschool registration, plans, outcomes, etc… The Registration …

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How to Homeschool in Nova Scotia

Homeschooling in Nova Scotia: How to Get Started

By LisaMarie | May 1, 2020

Welcome to homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia has a small but growing population of homeschooling families.  The smaller portion of those live here on Cape Breton island, which is where we live. All children between the ages of 6 and 16 are required to be registered in an educational program. They must first be …

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Duke of Edinburgh Award For Canadian Youth

By LisaMarie | April 26, 2020

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to help young people ranging in age from 14 to 24 develop a sense of responsibility to themselves and to their communities. The Award concept is one of individual challenge. It presents young people a balanced, …

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Your Homeschooling Questions Answered

By LisaMarie | April 22, 2020

Since I tend to live in a homeschooling bubble, I don’t really think too much about what people outside the bubble might be wondering about our community. So, in an effort to find out, I recently asked a group of non-homeschooling friends, “What question would YOU want to ask a homeschooler?” Here are some of their …

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Donna Ward: Canadian History and Geography Curriculum

By LisaMarie | April 21, 2020

Donna Ward (Northwoods Press) is a veteran homeschool mom with lots of advice and experience. Her Canadian history and geography curricula are some of the most well known in the Canadian homeschooling community.  This post contains affiliate links. Donna’s programs typically revolve around reading rich Canadian living books and non-fiction resources to make learning fun, …

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Teaching With Historical Fiction

By LisaMarie | April 19, 2020

There are many ways to study history to your homeschool, but teaching with historical fiction offers some of the most effective lessons. In this post, Canadian author Roderick Benns shares five reasons why using fiction to study the past works so well. 1. Historical fiction will grab a student’s curiosity more quickly than a text …

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