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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?

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 …

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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 …

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When We Were Alone: A Residential School Storybook {Book Review}

One of the biggest dark spots on Canadian history is the implementation of the residential school system for the First Nations children. With the intention of helping Indian children from savage to civilized, they were torn away from their families and forced to live in schools where they were stripped of everything of their culture, …

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31 Days of Hands-On Canadian History

Canadian history needs to be made more exciting, more interactive, more “real.” I want to help make that happen. For the next 31 days, I’ll be sharing ideas on how to make Canadian history more hands-on. Over the next month, I’m going to share an activity that you can easily do at home with your kids while …

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Ideas to Study Your Family History

How much of your family history do you know? Would you like to know more of your roots and where you have come from? Make this a family activity and learn together. Ways to Spend Family History Month Together  Create a visual family tree – either digitally or on paper. I remember as a kid …

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Timeline of Canada – From Confederation to Today

If you are studying Canadian history, you might find this timeline a handy addition to your lessons. This part two printable covers the period of time from Confederation to today. (Need a timeline for Before Confederation?) How to use it: I designed this particular timeline to be able to be used within a 3-ring binder …

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Famous Explorers {Printable}

The golden age of European Exploration featured some pretty exciting and interesting people and experiences. (I mean, come on – getting eaten by natives has to be a wild adventure, right?) If you are studying this period of time, hopefully this printable will help make the learning fun. I was working on my lesson plans for …

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Discover Canadian History with Donna Ward's Courage & Conquest

Courage & Conquest: Discovering Canadian History

Journey through the history of Canada with Donna Ward’s book, Courage & Conquest, a 30 lesson chronological study from the First Nations people through to the creation of Nunavut. Now in its 7th edition, it has been updated in full colour. It also now includes the Six Historical Thinking Concepts, colour timeline pictures, and the option …

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Teach Your Kids About Ancient Egypt

Teach Your Kids About Ancient Egypt

There is something especially alluring about the study of Ancient Egypt. The grandness of the Pyramids. The Mysteriousness of such a wise and interesting civilization. Mummies. Tomb hunting. Pharaohs. If you are looking to study Ancient Egypt, here is a collection of resources to reference. Lesson Plans Ancient Egypt – from Open School BC. A …

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Timeline of Canada - to Confederation

Canadian Timeline – to Confederation {Printable}

Canada’s history might not be as long or as colourful as some other countries, but it does include some interesting tidbits of excitement and, as part of the New World, has had some unique adventures in exploration. This Canadian timeline tries to include most of the more important events in our history – ranging from …

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Family History Pack

Families are important. Learning about the people we are related to makes us understand ourselves better. Plus, it’s always fun to hear stories from the past and know that even our grandparents had a childhood – just like us! >> DOWNLOAD THIS RESOURCE PACK NOW << This printable gives you the pages you need to …

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Four Directions Teachings – Five First Nations Narratives

Canada’s history goes back a lot further than Confederation, than settlement of the Europeans, or even the arrival of curious explorers to the “new world.” The histories of the various First Nations peoples within our country are the first place we should look when we want to know more about Canada’s past. I asked a …

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