Once upon a time, you would do research by looking things up in a set of encyclopedia. Back in 1983, The Canadian Encyclopedia was released – a unique collection of information about our country. Today, this resource has been moved online and is available for everyone. The website has more than 20,000 articles that cover just about any topic […]
Kids are naturally curious learners and given the opportunity, will absorb information when it appeals to them. Here’s a great way to encourage both intentional and incidental learning. New from DK is a creative new website called DK Find Out, designed to help kids learn neat facts and information such as volcanoes, animals, space, math, […]
As the generations that fought in the World Wars are disappearing due to age, there’s a big need to find a way to preserve their memories for the new generations that don’t really “get” it or understand. (That includes my generation.) Thankfully, there’s an initiative to do just that. It’s called The Memory Project. Started […]
Did you know that across Canada there are certain locations that have been designated as “Historic Places” – usually with a plaque to commemorate the area? Each spot has a special significance to the history of the local area. Apparently over 20% of Canada’s historical places have already been wiped out across the country. HistoricalPlaces.ca […]
I’ve said it before, and I’ll likely say it again, but the CBC really does have some of the best Canadian resources available. Today I’m sharing with you the CBC ARCHIVES – which is a collection of media resources from our history. Here’s a list of available categories :
Canada’s Got Treasures is a virtual museum featuring videos of nationally treasured items and places, such as the Rideau Canal Locks, museum displays such as dresses worn by the Dionne Quintuplets, and videos from Canadians to showcase what they feel are our Canadian treasures.
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 […]
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 […]