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5 Great Resources for Learning About Canada

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5 Great Resources for Learning About Canada

Seeking resources for learning about Canada? Look no further. Here are 5 fun resources for your elementary or middle school/junior high student.

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The Canadian Adventure: A Virtual Trip Across Canada

If you don’t have the time or the cash to take a trip across Canada, take a virtual trip. Chock full of websites, videos, games, crafts, maps, recipes, and more to have fun learning about our beautiful country. Only $9.99. Check it out at The Canadian Homeschooler.

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Geography of Canada Matching Game

Learn about what each province and territory looks like, along with its flower, flag, and capital city with this fun matching game. Only $2.99. Check it out at The Canadian Homeschooler.

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Canadian History Exploration Mega Bundle

Learn about Canadian explorers and Vikings in Canada. Includes posters, task cards, quiz cards, and more. Only $23.50. Check it out at Diana Bailey – Teachers Pay Teachers.

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Timeline of Canada to Confederation

Learn about the most important events of Canadian history. Print it out and place it in a binder or duo tang, or display it on the wall. Only $4.99. Check it out at The Canadian Homeschooler.

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Canadian Government Mega Bundle

This bundle of seven resources will help children learn about Canada’s three levels of Government (federal, provincial/territorial, local), using information, comprehension questions, and Internet research. Only $23.75. Check it out at Diana Bailey – Teachers Pay Teachers.

Enjoy learning about Canada and Canadiana with your kids! What’s your favourite resource for learning about Canada? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &

Laughter,

Kimberly

 

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Canada’s Parks Day Celebrations in Nova Scotia!

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Canada’s Parks Day Celebrations in Nova Scotia!

This Saturday, July 16th is Canada’s Parks Day! It takes place on the 3rd Saturday of July each year.

Nova Scotia Provincial parks and historical sites as well as Parks Canada sites are participating. You will likely find fun and educational family activities at a park or museum near you. Some activities include:

Colchester County

Aboriginal Traditional and Ecological Knowledge with Gerald Gloade
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Introduction to Geocaching
Macelmons Pond Provincial Park
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Kings County

Wildflower Walk and Forest Fighting with Smokey Bear
Blomidon Provincial Park
1:30pm

Yarmouth County

Scavenger Hunt & BBQ
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
11:45am to 1:00pm

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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5 Days of Canadian Social Studies – High School History

5 Days of Canadian Social Studies

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Welcome to the second day of 5 Days of Canadian Social Studies! Today I’m sharing Canadian resources for teaching high school history in your homeschool.

High School History

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Canada: A People’s History is a 30 hour documentary series. The website includes episode summaries, a teacher’s guide, and a discussion forum to help you create an entire homeschool class. We borrowed the DVDs from our local library, but they are also available for purchase on the website.

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Canadian History for Dummies is part of the fun but informative “for Dummies” series of books. This book can be a particularly good match for high schoolers (and parents) who think Canadian history is boring.

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The Canada Year Book Historical Collection, part of the Statistics Canada website, contains information on families, economics, Canada at war, and more with tables, charts, maps, photos, and multimedia resources. A great reference for any Canadian studies or research papers.

Check out day one of 5 Days of Canadian Social Studies for elementary history resources for your homeschool.

Check out more blog series full of Canadiana at:

5 days of Canadiana Roundup

What are your favourite resources for Canadian high school history? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Canadian Books and Curricula Review Roundup

Looking for Canadian books and curricula? Check out this roundup of some of my reviews, and don’t miss the giveaway at the end! (This giveaway has ended)

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Canadian Books and Curricula Review Roundup

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Digital Field Trip Series
Take digital field trips to Canada, the U.S., and Belize with this environmental DVD curriculum set, created by Canadian company Digital Frog International. Learn about wetlands, rain forests, and deserts.

A Canadian French Curriculum – The Easy French
Great Commission Languages, based in Saskatchewan, takes a Christian approach to teaching French, including Bible memory verses and encouraging French instruction for mission work. I particularly enjoyed the French culture information included for both Quebec and France.

Kill Shakespeare: Graphic Novels
Kill Shakespeare is a series of graphic novels made in Canada that are a great way for older teens to enjoy Shakespeare’s characters.

Financial Literacy for Teens: enRICHed Academy
A fantastic, thorough curriculum to teach financial literacy to your teen! Created in Canada, it includes financial information for both Canada and the U.S.

Crush it at College: An Essential Guide for the College or University Bound
This book is a must-have for anyone headed to a post-secondary institution. Written by two Nova Scotians, I wish I’d had it when I went off to university. I’m glad to be able to hand my son a copy next year!

Do you have some favourite Canadian books or curricula? Please share to help others find them! And feel free to check out Favourite Canadian Books for favourites from other Canadian homeschool bloggers 🙂

Giveaway! *This Giveaway is Over*

And now the giveaway! It’s for a set of 8 books from the Disaster Strikes! Series for Grades 4 and up. They feature major moments from disasters in Canadian history. CANADA only. 18+. Ends March 12th at 12:59am AT (March 11th at 11:59pm EST). Click below to enter! Good luck!

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Our Family World: Best National Parks for a Family Visit

National ParkDo you and your family love your local National Park? Have you visited others across Canada? I shared my top four National Parks at Our Family World. Check it out at Best National Parks for Family Vacations Across Canada.

Can you guess which four they are by the photos? Have you been there? Let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Halifax: Historica Minutes Viewing at Spring Garden Library – Sept 23

Sunday, September 23rd from 2:30-3:30pm.

An afternoon of Canadian history, whistling and whooping…..view an incredible number of Historica Minutes: History by the Minute and play HERITAGE HULLABALOO!  These are the sometimes quite bizarre mini documentaries that give you Canadian history in bite size chunks. Bring a noisemaker along for when you hear a key phrase like, “Dr Penfield, I can smell burnt toast!”  We will give you a list of phrases for you to look out for, you will bring a whistle, kazoo, tambourine, trumpet or your very own loud whooping for when your hear the lines! Laugh AND learn at the very same time.

 

Check out the Facebook page for more information.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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The Maple Leaf Math Challenge

All Canadian schools, Home Users and Homeschool students are invited to participate in Mathletics’ The Maple Leaf Math Challenge!  Practice has already begun, and runs through November 8th.  Competition days are November 9 and 10, 2011.
Top students will be invited to be ambassadors for the  World Education Games 2012!  This is absolutely free, so click on The Maple Leaf Math Challenge now, and register your child!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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HomeSchool and More Open House Aug 26-27

HomeSchool and More is a curriculum supply store located in Atlantic Canada.  Their Back to School Open House will be held on August 26th and 27th from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. If you can’t make it to New Brunswick, they will accept phone, fax and e-mail orders with credit card or e-mail money transfer (not PayPal). AND they are offering Free Shipping on orders over $300!

They have lots of inventory in stock to have you ready for Back to School. Many new products available since their 2011 catalogue was published, so check out their website: www.homeschoolandmore.ca

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Subscribe now to Homeschool Horizons, Canada’s Homeschool Magazine!

Please note: This magazine is no longer in operation.

Subscribe now to Homeschool Horizons, Canada’s Homeschool Magazine.  Get your subscription at a discount, only $25 for one year (6 issues).  When you subscribe, not only will you receive a FREE e-book, Humouring Skeptics, but you also will be entered in a draw to win one of 4 fantastic prize packages, including items from Solid Oak Publishing, Access Learning At Home, The Learning House, Classic Books for Boys, Kimberly’s Usborne Books and more!  Check out all the wonderful prizes at www.homeschoolhorizons.ca!  Only 4 days left!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Canada’s Homeschooling Magazine is coming!

Homeschool Horizons, Canada’s Homeschooling Magazine, is coming!  The first issue will go to print for the 2011/2012 year and I’m very excited!  To keep up to date on what’s going on, join the Homeschool Horizons Facebook Group.  You can also visit the website at: www.homeschoolhorizons.ca

Love, Luck &
Laughter,