Ontario: ILC – Independent Learning Centre

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 Series

Our Canadian Girl

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

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.

Canadian Flyer Adventures

Canada Flyer Adventures

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

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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