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THE FUR TRADER GAME

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?

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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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Canadian History-Based Writing Lessons from IEW

I am excited to share that I’ve been working with the Institute for Excellence in Writing to put together a Canadian History-Based Writing Lessons book. Using the approach taught by the Teaching Structure and Style workshop by Andrew Pudewa, this book gives your child the chance to practice their writing skills while using Canadian history …

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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

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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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Search & Discover Canada – A Find-It Book {Review}

Finding fun ways to learn more about Canada’s history and culture is always a win. Search & Discover Canada is a great example of this. What is Search & Discover Canada? Canadian artist, and homeschool mom, Cheryle Gurnsey, has created a beautiful and interactive set of artwork for everyone to enjoy while learning more about …

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Hands-On Canadian History: Canadian Prime Ministers Guess Who Game

Want a fun and interactive way to learn the Canadian Prime Ministers? Here’s Guess Who! Included are all currently 23 Prime Ministers and The Queen – a neat way to learn and recognize each of the leaders of Canada. This game was designed to use in the {affiliate link} Guess Who board game from Hasbro. There …

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Our history is full of amazing men and women who I would count as Great Canadians: important in their own right for a variety of reasons: making a change in our communities or history, excelling at sports, as movie or television stars or popular musicians, being activists, inventing things, or many other reasons. Great Canadian …

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Hands-On Canadian History: Canadian Money

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Hands-On Canadian History: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Hands-On Canadian History: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

In 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was introduced. It clearly outlined what Canadian citizens and residents were allowed (and not allowed) to do and expect. There are 7 main sections: Fundamental Freedoms Democratic Rights Mobility Rights Legal Rights Equality Rights Official Languages of Canada Minority Language Education Rights Plus details outlining how these …

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