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Donna Ward's books are used widely across the country in public schools, private schools, and homeschools. Donna desires to bring you living history through exciting and authentic resources with a commitment to quality and excellence.
What People Are Saying...
I’m so happy with the curriculumThank you so much for your excellent resources. I’m now in my third year of homeschooling my two children (now 8 and 10). I am happy that I found your resources the first year that I began teaching. I was surprised at how little Canadian material is out there for homeschooling. I skipped all in one (several subjects together) large American resources because I wanted Canadian content for my kids. This means I’ve had to source separate material for language arts (spelling, grammar and writing, and novel study), science, teaching French, music, math, art and social studies. It’s been worth it! One size does not fit all. In the last three years, we’ve use your Canada, My Country book and accompanying materials, Africa, Land of Hope and related books, Canada’s Natives Long Ago, and this year we are studying Courage and Conquest for an excellent Canadian history program. I love that you have so many books that complement your curriculum. I’m so happy with the curriculum and look forward to finding other gems from your shop!
- Sarah St. Pierre
Enjoying Your Curriculum So MuchThis is our first year of using your curriculum and I am so thankful I found it! My 8th grader just finished Courage and Conquest and now he’s moving on to Geography Province to Province because he does not feel confident in Canadian Geography. With Courage and Conquest we used the Canada, a People’s history and we chose literature books that sounded interesting to him. I really appreciated the resources researched already and the confidence I had in knowing it was age appropriate and nothing to fear with content. My 2nd grader is currently working through Canada, My Country and we will move onto Natives Long Ago when we are finished. We are using the Canada Up Close books and the Canada Biographies as well. My 2nd grader would moan when he saw Social Studies in the schedule but now he looks forward to it with your courses! What I really appreciate with your courses is your ease of use, everything is researched out for me and we can pick and choose what we want to go more in-depth with. I find the content is so age appropriate and the lessons are the perfect amount of content that keeps my kids engaged without boring them! I’m learning so much with them!! I also appreciate your scope and sequence of your courses so I don’t have to hunt around trying to figure out what I’m going to do next. I just move onto your next course knowing we are covering our Canadian Social Studies at the pace that works with our homeschool schedule! Thank you for all your time and dedication putting these courses together!! Denise
Amazing materials and customer service!I have been using Donna Ward's books for years now and have never been disappointed. This term I began to use the Africa: A land of hope and have been once again blown away. Donna has laid everything out so beautifully, making my job so much easier. Her extra book suggestions are a highlight and always have my kids gripped. I would have never been exposed to these books otherwise. Thank you, Donna. I have also misplaced files in the past (Government curriculum), and Donna resent it to me with no questions asked - even though it was clearly my error. Again, thank you!
Timely Receipt of MaterialFor anyone tempted to order in America, it's been three weeks and I still haven't received my book. Make sure to allow ample time. And shipping was $10.50 for one book.
- Dossie Briggs
Next generationThank you so much! We thoroughly enjoy your work. My mom used your My Canada books when she was home schooling me and now that I'm home schooling my own children, it has been neat to see how far social studies and history curricula has come.
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