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Go hunting for beaver skins with this fun interactive game!
Hide cards around your house and get your kids to go gather furs.  Who can bring in the most hides and make the best trades?

Terry Fox and Me: A Book Review

Title: Terry Fox and Me Author: Mary Beth Leatherdale Illustrator: Milan Pavlovic Publisher: Tundra Books, 2020 Grade Range: Picture Book, Gr JK-3  TERRY FOX AND ME BOOK SUMMARY Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, this picture book biography tells the story of a friendship defined by strength and love.Before Terry Fox become a national …

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Trailblazers: The Black Pioneers Who Have Shaped Canada – A Book Review

Title: Trailblazers: The Black Pioneers Who Have Shaped CanadaAuthor: Tiyhana Ridley-PadmoreIllustrator: Merryl-Royce Ndema Moussa Publisher: Indigo PressAge Range: All Trailblazers Book Summary Trailblazers introduces readers to Canada’s Black history through the under-told stories of over forty incredible Black change makers. Some of these trailblazers, such as Josiah Henson, have saved lives through their bravery. Some, such as …

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The Kids Book of Canadian History: A Book Review

Title: The Kids Book of Canadian HistoryAuthor: Carlotta HackerIllustrator: John Mantha Publisher: Kids Can Press, 2009 Grade Range: 3-7 Book Genre: History, Non-fiction  THE KIDS BOOK OF CANADIAN HISTORY BOOK SUMMARY Canada has a rich and fascinating history. In this informative overview, kids will discover the people, places and events that have shaped our country. Featuring fact boxes, …

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Indigenous Education Resources for Canadians

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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Donna Ward: Canadian History and Geography Curriculum

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

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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The Great Canadian Adventure Review

The Great Canadian Adventure is a subscription-based program that sends your child a history or geography of Canada activity kit each month.  Designed by a homeschooling mom who saw the need for a creative way to bring social studies to life for kids, there are three different options of programs to choose from: Tiny Travelers …

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Headphone History Worksheet

Headphone History: An Audio History of Canada

History has a long tradition of being told through oral storytelling. Now you can get Canadian history as an audio curriculum, allowing you to sit and hear the events of Canada’s past, thanks to Headphone History. What is it? Created by Canadian history enthusiast, Rowan Atkinson, Headphone History brings the story of Canada alive through …

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Lest We Forget

If you want to teach your kids some Remembrance Day Lessons, here is a great list of resources for you. Personally, I’ve found this time of year hard to talk about with my kids. So I’ve been looking for a way to share that with my boys – who, even when they were little, have tended …

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Teaching Canadian History: A Homeschooler’s Guide

Canadian History. This seems to be the one area that homeschoolers in Canada struggle to find quality resources for teaching to their children. We are all trying to figure out the best way to get this information into our kids without making it boring, whitewashed, or overwhelming. This blog post is going to examine the …

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Brain Quest Canada – Six Ways to Use This Card Game in Your Homeschool

How much do you really know about Canada? I thought my Canadiana trivia knowledge was pretty good…. until I played Brain Quest Canada with my kids. Turns out there is a lot that I don’t know. What is Brain Quest Canada? Brain Quest Canada is a 2 decked trivia question/answer game that includes over 1000 questions …

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Trappers and Traders: A Fur Trade Game {Review}

The fur trade was an interesting time in our country’s history – the collaboration of multiple culture groups, the wilds of the country contrasting against the wants of a long-established society. Canada was built on the backs and arms of men who lived here, trapping and trading each other. That’s what this game from the Saskatchewan …

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