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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 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, […]