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December 2010 : Newsletters~Canadian

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Donna Ward Northwoods Press
What better way to learn the countries ofAfrica than with a game? You have only 10 days by plane,car or on foot to reach your destination.Think you can do it before anyone else can?

Meet Tom, an 11-year-old boy  (who is frequently heard on CBC) describe why theDelta is special and why he loves "ratting".

 murder in small-town Saskatchewan ignites a desperate search for the killer and John Diefenbaker sets out to find him..but with only five days until trial, time is running out..Part of an exciting new series!!!!

Read the true story of children who thought trees were baseball bats! 

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Hello Friend          December, 2010
Merry Christmas 
As I look out on a wonderland of snow I like this:

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

Most of all we celebrate the birth of the King, that amazing point in history that none of us can fully comprehend but delight in the wonder and stand in awe. May your family have a meaningful Christmas.
Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. 
~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

Christmas bauble
Photo by Matt Connors
Retrieved from Flickr 
Boston Gift
Can you see the gift that Nova Scotians are sending to the City of Boston?
What do Nova Scotians give to Boston every year to thank the Americans for helping them recover from the Halifax Explosion in 1917? Look at the picture and see if you can guess what it is.

Find out more... 

Read about this Christmas decoration that is in everyone's home.
There are great resources for the study of Geography as well. Resources such as:
and more!
We also have  additional web links  for the curriculum: Province To Province.
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What is the organizing principle behind the history study?
The answer is here.
We hope you are enjoying using theCanada My Countryhistory curriculum. We have many Easy Linksthat correspond with the lessons.
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