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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?

The Old Brown Suitcase {Living Book Review}

Title: The Old Brown Suitcase Author:Lillian Boraks-Nemetz Publisher: Ronsdale Press Age Range: Young Adult (11+) Time Period: 1938-1949 Location: Montreal, Quebec / Warsaw, Poland “The Old Brown Suitcase tells an absorbing story of a young girl who survived the Holocaust against all odds. When fourteen-year-old Slava comes to Canada with her parents and sister and a suitcase filled …

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The Boy With An R In His Hand {Living Book Review}

Title: The Boy With An R In His Hand Author: James Reaney Publisher: Porcupine’s Quill Age Range: Children (9+) Time Period: 1826 Location: York, Upper Canada “The Boy with an R in His Hand tells the story of two orphan brothers who arrive in York from the Red River Settlement in 1826 and quickly become involved with the complex politics …

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Willa’s New World {Living Book Review}

Title: Willa’s New World Author: Barbara Demers Publisher: Coteau Books Age Range: Young Adult (11+) Time Period: 1795 Location: York Factory, Hudson Bay “Willa is a fifteen year-old orphan shipped by an uncaring uncle to York Factory, on Hudson Bay, in 1795. Can she survive the hardships of the fort and its many rough characters? And can she adapt …

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Terror at Turtle Mountain {Living Book Review}

Title: Terror at Turtle Mountain Author: Penny Draper Publisher: Coteau Books Age Range: Young Adult (9+) Time Period: 1903 Location: Frank, Alberta “It’s just after 4:00 AM, April 29, 1903, in the coal-mining town of Frank. Nathalie Vaughan lies awake – listening for the train whistle. Her cousin, Helena will be on that train. Moments later, disaster strikes, bringing …

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Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: John A. MacDonald

Sir John A. MacDonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada. Although originally against the idea of Confederation – as soon as he was on board with the idea, he became a strong advocate which led to his first term as leader in 1867. During his time in office, Sir John A. made significant advances …

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Fire Ship

Fire Ship {Living Book Review}

Title: Fire Ship Author: Marianne Brandis Publisher:Porcupine’s Quill Age Range: Children (9+) Time Period: 1813 Location: York, Upper Canada “Fire Ship, the story of the warship, Sir Issac Brock, and a young boy’s dedication and love of that ship, brings to life the Upper Canada of the early 1800s. Young Dan plays an important role during …

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Little Red's Treehouse

Little Red’s Schoolhouse

Canadian sisters Kristen and Katie – one a former ESL teacher, the other a graphic designer – decided to team up and make some very cute and educational products for their fellow educators. That teamwork has resulted in their company, Little Red’s Schoolhouse – where you can find all sorts of goodies and educational materials. …

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Terry Fox

Early in the 1980s, a young Canadian man named Terry Fox raised over $24million for cancer research by running across the Maritimes, Quebec and most of Ontario – with the intention of going all the way. As a teen, one of his legs had been amputated due to bone cancer, meaning that run across Canada …

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Canadian History Through Living Books | The Canadian Homeschooler

Canadian History Through Living Books

Let me tell you a secret…. I hate Canadian history. Actually, any history that happened anytime from say…. 1500 (other than my extreme interest in First Nations culture!) … bores me to death. Back when I was in school, I would gladly have walked across a burning pile of embers if it would keep me …

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War of 1812

Last year  marked the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 and my son took an extreme interest in it. He would scour the internet looking for different links and information. Below we have shared with you a couple of our favourites! This commercial would air and he would get so excited. It was, he …

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Maple Tree Publications

If you are looking for some Canadian content for your homeschool, check out Maple Tree Publications – a homeschool resources store run by homeschooling mom, Cori Dean.

HistoricPlaces.ca

Did you know that across Canada there are certain locations that have been designated as “Historic Places” – usually with a plaque to commemorate the area?  Each spot has a special significance to the history of the local area. Apparently over 20% of Canada’s historical places have already been wiped out across the country. HistoricalPlaces.ca …

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