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Welcome to The Canadian Homeschooler. My name is Lisa Marie Fletcher. Like you, I am a homeschooling parent. I have 5 kids, a messy house, and big dreams (without an abundance of free time!) I spend my days teaching kids, playing with little ones, and chipping away at my computer.
When I first started homeschooling my oldest through Kindergarten, I used an American boxed curriculum that came highly recommended to me. It was a good program, but I really wanted to include Canadian resources. That set me on this journey to discover and share what I found with other homeschoolers here in Canada. I hope this site helps you.
To help Canadian homeschooling families connect with each other and also with companies and resources that will help them on their learning journey from start to finish. I want them to find curriculum, materials, and resources that are relevant to them, their experiences, and their history.
Canada’s money has made many changes over our history – from when we used Beaver Pelts as payment to today’s collection of bills and coins. At some points, we used the “gold standard” which meant that our money was actually based on the value of gold, and at other times (like today) the value of […]READ MORE
In 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was introduced. It clearly outlined what Canadian citizens and residents were allowed (and not allowed) to do and expect. There are 7 main sections: Fundamental Freedoms Democratic Rights Mobility Rights Legal Rights Equality Rights Official Languages of Canada Minority Language Education Rights Plus details outlining how these […]READ MORE
Given the history of Canada with our roots in both French and British ancestry, it’s not surprising that our country has large communities of both French language and English language speakers. Throughout the years, there have been several conflicts between both cultures, but in 1969, Canada’s Official Languages Act made both languages equal in status, […]READ MORE
Canada actually didn’t have an official flag until 1964. Until then, the flag that mostly represented our country was the Canadian Red Ensign – a red background flag with the British Union Jack in the corner and a heraldry shield featuring 3 red maple leaves, and flags / symbols of the founding provinces. Interestingly, the […]READ MORE
The St. Lawrence River is the section of water that comes into Canada from the Atlantic Ocean, all the way to the Great Lakes. In 1959, Queen Elizabeth II, President Eisenhouser, and Prime Minister Diefenbaker officially opened the St. Lawrence Seaway, the series of locks and canals that allow ships to travel the length of […]READ MORE
After Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II, the government of Canada decided that all Japanese-Canadians needed to be put in Japanese Internment Camps. Fearing that there could be some hidden danger from these people, they were forced to leave their homes and jobs to live in a designated compound under supervision. Abled-bodied […]READ MORE