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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia – An Online Reference Resource

Once upon a time, you would do research by looking things up in a set of encyclopedia. Back in 1983, The Canadian Encyclopedia was released – a unique collection of information about our country. Today, this resource has been moved online and is available for everyone. The website has more than 20,000 articles that cover just about any topic […]

31 Days of Canadian History Book

Canadian history has a habit of being presented in a way that tends to be boring and dry. But, underneath the facts and dates, there are actually some amazing  or shocking stories in our past – both good and bad. Most available programs are text and living book / historical fiction focused, which is a […]