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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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Canada Post

Our Canadian mail system offers children, parents, and educators a chance to learn more about the postal system through their special website: Postal Planet. The Lesson Plan section has both a list of current plans – such as making a chart of why people write letters, and learning the magic of paper, as well as …

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Vintage Catalogue

Canadian Mail Order Catalogues

Ever wondered how people bought stuff before they could order online? Before they could go to WalMart? Before they had access to a store at all? Civilization.ca has a whole section devoted to Canadian mail-order catalogues – which is how people bought what they needed back at the beginning of the 1900s! This resource is …

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Historical Maps

Today’s Homeschool Freebie of the Day  was a link to a great collection of historical world maps, so I decided to check it out. The collection is HUGE, including an exceptional amount of Canadian ones. Great for history, geography and so much more, these maps are very interesting to look at. This resource is presented by …

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CBC Archives

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

Canada’s Got Treasures

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.

Got A Minute?

History By The Minute

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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Donna Ward - Northwoods Press

Donna Ward – History and Geography

Of all the resources that have been recommended to me, I’ve heard this name the most. Donna Ward. Now, I have to admit… I’m a little biased because Donna was my youth pastor’s wife while I was in high school and I love her to pieces. Of COURSE I think that she’s amazing. 🙂 Donna …

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National Film Board

The National Film Board

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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Our Canadian Girl

Our Canadian Girl Series

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.

Canada Flyer Adventures

Canadian 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 – including Vikings, Pirates, Dinosaurs, the Gold Rush, the Titanic and more!

Dear Canada Series

Dear Canada Series

Dear Canada is a 26 volume 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. There are books dealing with everything from the construction of the railroad, to the Spanish flu epidemic, …

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