All Across Canada

“All Across Canada” eBook

By LisaMarie | October 5, 2010

June 2013: This book is no longer free to download. It looks like it’s around $2 for a digital copy through Amazon, and $18 for a print copy. Here is a FREE resource to add to your homeschool collection – it’s a downloadable e-Book called “All Across Canada” which features a group of delightful animated …

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Society for Quality Education

Society for Quality Education

By LisaMarie | September 21, 2010

One of the recommendations I received was for The Society for Quality Education. Mark referred to this site as being one of his “cherish Canadian resources”. This organization was founded by a collection of teachers and parents,etc – who had children in public school that had challenges ranging from reading issues to bullying. They did …

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Read Up On It

Read Up On It

By LisaMarie | September 16, 2010

June 2013: This publication is no longer available, however the website has been archived and can still be referenced. The Department of Library and Archives Canada offers an annual publication called “Read Up On It“. Their website describes it as ” a publication that promotes Canadian children’s literature and reading. It highlights notable books on …

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Got A Minute?

History By The Minute

By LisaMarie | September 15, 2010

We’ve all seen them on TV. Those one minute Canadian history blips that we chuckle at, but are secretly proud of for our Canadian patriotism. The thing about these short clips is that they are a great learning opportunity, giving a brief glance into moments of defining Canadian moments and people. And you can watch …

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CEMC – Math from U. of Waterloo

By LisaMarie | September 13, 2010

Looking for math resources? Well, have I found one for you! The Centre for Education of Mathematics and Computers from the University of Waterloo. This is one jammed packed resource site!

The Canadian Food Guide

By LisaMarie | September 9, 2010

The various departments of the  Canadian government offer a huge selection of informative and educational materials to the general public. Some we are all mostly familiar with – such as the Canadian Food Guide, which I will feature right now. Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to teach kids about proper eating habits. Thankfully, …

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National Film Board

The National Film Board

By LisaMarie | September 8, 2010

This video is one of hundreds of films available online through the National Film Board of Canada. Search through documentaries on our history, our geography, our cultures. Follow families as they go adventuring (like THIS family which followed the path of Canadian author Farley Mowatt from Calgary to the Maritimes with a toddler and a …

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Ontario: ILC – Independent Learning Centre

By LisaMarie | September 8, 2010

The Independent Learning Centre is Ontario’s Distance Education program, specifically focusing on high school education years, but also providing curriculum plans for the elementary school. Students who take their courses and programs through the ILC can receive an official government-issued Ontario high school diploma (OSSD).           Homeschooling Policies: The process for …

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Our Canadian Girl

Our Canadian Girl Series

By LisaMarie | August 18, 2010

A fictional historic series specifically written for girls between the ages of 8 and 12, Our Canadian Girls books follow the lives of various girls as they grow up in Canada’s past. Meet Margit – a Czechoslovakian Jew who has become a Canadian refugee during WWII. Or Rachel, a black slave who escapes to freedom. …

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Connie Crook

Connie Crook

By LisaMarie | August 18, 2010

Another highly recommended author who specializes in books surrounding Canadian history is Connie Brummel Crook – whose books include the life of Nellie McClung, who fought for women’s rights, Laura Secord, rebellions, and the struggles of frontier life similar to those of Little House on the Prairie.

Canada Flyer Adventures

Canadian Flyer Adventures

By LisaMarie | August 17, 2010

Recommended as the “Canadian version of the Magic Tree House book series”, the Canadian Flyer Adventures series follows the story of two young neighbours, Matt and Emily. Together, they discover a red sled which takes them on great historical adventures across Canada. These books are aimed for students in the grades 1-3 range. Events covered …

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Dear Canada Series

Dear Canada Series

By LisaMarie | August 17, 2010

Dear Canada is a multi-volume book series that presents moments of Canadian history through the eyes and diaries of fictional young girls from each time period.  Homeschooling mom, Alex, reports: “My nine year old is absolutely addicted to the ‘Dear Canada’ series of books. Because the history is presented in the form of a story, from …

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