Canadian author, Roderick Benn, has a passion for bringing Canada’s historical leaders to life for young readers through his historical fiction novels – “Leaders & Legacies”. He hopes to draw kids to books and to make them more interested in our Canadian history – with adventure and excitement. Right now, there are two books in the series, […]
White Pine Pictures, a Toronto based film company, produced a 52 episode series called A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada. It followed the lives of 52 Canadian Immigrants and their experiences, struggles, and successes as they settled into our country. Both historic and recent, these stories pop to life with personal photos and videos, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]