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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?

Hands-on Canadian History: Rebellion of 1837 Rebellion Box

Have you ever seen a Rebellion Box? What do you think it is? Frustrated with the British government of its time, two different rebellions formed against it in 1837. The one in Upper Canada – which is part of Ontario today – was led by William Lyon Mackenzie. Unfortunately, it wasn’t very well planned or …

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My Canadian Time Capsule

Canadian History: My Canadian Time Capsule – Hands-on History

Far too often Canadian history is presented in a dry, boring way. It’s about facts and dates – and not given a lot of fun or action at all. Yes, in the big picture of world history, Canadian history is pretty small and pretty quiet. We don’t have any major rebellions or knights or ancient …

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Hands-On Canadian History: The War of 1812

In 1812, America and Britain go to war, and Canada – being the closest British colony, is under attack. The War of 1812 begins. Heroes and heroines emerge from the battlefields. Important People of the War of 1812 Matching Puzzle Game Although there are many amazing stories of these important contributors to the war that …

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Hands-On Canadian History: Seven Years War – Plains of Abraham

The Seven Years War, also known as the French and Indian war, was a battle between Britain and France that caused fighting here in Canada as Britain and France fought for the land. The battle on the Plains of Abraham outside Quebec was a pivotal one for our Canadian history as we moved from a …

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Hands On Canadian History: Habitant – a New France Game

In the mid- to late 1600s, France attempted to retain its grasp of New France (aka Canada) by creating a colony here. Nobles and Clergy from France were granted sections of land along the St. Lawrence River which were called seigneuries. The Seigneurs (or Lords), divided up their property and rented it to settlers to farm and …

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Hands-On Canadian History: The Fur Trade Game

The fur trade was the original basis for the growth, foundation, and success of Canada’s beginning. Wealthy Europeans were eager to buy hats made of beaver fur and the supply here was plentiful. The demand lasted nearly 200 years. Quality beaver pelts set the value of what things were worth and it seems that most …

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Hands-on Canadian History: Early Canadian Explorers

Almost 500 years after the Vikings first visited, the next group of Early Canadian Explorers arrived: John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Henry Hudson, Martin Frobisher…. all these men eager and curious of the “new world.” Ships at this time didn’t have handy electronic guiding systems to keep them on course, so how did they successfully …

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Hands-On Canadian History: Vikings in Canada

The arrival of Vikings in Canada was sometime around the year 1000A.D. Original evidence was only through the Icelandic sagas recording the adventures of discovering places that they called Vinland, Markland, and Helluland. New evidence of Vikings in Canada was discovered in the 1960s when archaeologists excavated L’Anse Aux Meadows in Newfoundland and uncovered many Norse …

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Hands-On Canadian History: First Nations Inspired Art

Pre-European Canada was full of cultural groups of varying native communities. Peoples like the Iroquois, Inuit, Algonquin, Blackfoot, and Haida, amongst many others, were this nations first peoples. Today these people are still proud of their heritage. Traditions and culture of the First Nations people are rich and vibrant, their stories are beautiful and wise, and the …

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Creating History - A Canadian high school history course

A High School Canadian History Course for Homeschoolers: Creating History

This post contains affiliate links. Homeschooled students looking for a program for high school Canadian history or social studies might want to consider looking at Creating History. I originally reviewed this program back in 2015 and am now updating this review in early 2018 with the changes to the program that have been made since …

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Canadian Educational Resources From Gallopade International

Finding quality Canadian educational resources can be tricky. When I was looking through our local teacher supply store searching for fun things to use in our homeschool this year, I stumbled across a display of products by a company called Gallopade International. Their resources looked very interesting so I was excited when they sent me …

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Canadian History Task Cards From Creek Edge Press

Creek Edge Press: Canadian History Task Cards

Looking for a fun and interactive way to learn about Canadian history with your kids? I invite you to check out these Canadian History Task Cards from Creek Edge Press. Amy sent me digital copy of the set to check them out. These cards are designed for students from grade K through 8, allowing you …

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