Frequently Asked Questions

Canada in the 20th Century

Canada in the 20th Century - Access course material & redeem code
Canada in the 20th Century - Teacher Resources
Canada in the 20th Century - Student access, how do I do it?
Canada in the 20th Century - Family Discount
Canada in the 20th Century high school course - does it work for my province's requirements?
Canada in the 20th Century - Tiki Toki Timelines password
Counterpoints: How to Access etext.

Curriculum

B.C. specifics for curriculum choices. Where do I find them?
Courage & Conquest: How is this organized?
PLOs: Do your books satisfy the prescribed learning outcomes for BC or AB?
Sequence: In what order should Donna's curricula be used?
Teaching Style: What is the teaching style most suited for these studies?
Time: How long does each study take?
Time: How much time will I need to spend with my student?
What are living books?

Digital Code & Accessing Resources

Book Workpages: How do I get digital copies of workpages?
Digital Code: How do I use the code in my book to get my digital download?
Ebooks: I bought an ebook and can't find how to download it.
Guide to Government Learning Modules

General

Catalogue - can I get one?
Christian content - Is this material Christian based?
Copyright: Can the workpages in Donna Ward's studies be reproduced?
Scope and Sequence for Canadian socials studies

Purchasing/Shipping

Purchase Order: Can I use a P.O. to shop online?
Shipping

Pricing

Americans get super discounted prices. Why don't Canadians?
Sales & discounts - Why don’t you have special sales & deeper discounts?


Canada in the 20th Century - Access course material & redeem code

Since we have changed our website to make things easier, these instructions are a bit different than those in the footnote in the introductory letter in your package. 

• Login or create account on this site.

• Go to My Account (top right) and input digital code in Redeem Code field. Your personal digital code is found on a sticker inside the cover of the student workbook. It can only be redeemed one time.

• You now have access to resources after login. See teacher/student access instructions in FAQs. 

 

Canada in the 20th Century - Teacher Resources

The link to Answer Keys is http://bit.ly/Answers321                            http://bit.ly/Answers123
Bookmark this for easy reference. You will have to be logged in to High School resources to access the answers.

Canada in the 20th Century - Student access, how do I do it?

Students should login > go to Easylinks (middle of top black bar) > choose book cover > choose page number for links for that lesson.

Canada in the 20th Century - Family Discount

Siblings using course in same time frame as first student: Families using the Canada, in the Twentieth Century high school course for more than one student in the same family may purchase a license for each sibling and copy of the course book at a 30% discount with the purchase of a full course. This does not come with an access code for assignments and online resources as the access code is available with the first copy of the course.

Siblings using course in a different time frame as the first student: Additional sibling licenses and course books can be purchased with special permission from the publisher. The original login date will be manually extended. Please contact info@donnaward.net

Canada in the 20th Century high school course - does it work for my province's requirements?

The course is a chronological 20th century Canadian history course which is all completed. There are two extra units, one on government and one on globalization. These units have questions (with answer keys) for textbook reading but no tests or extra content. This is because most provinces require a 20th century Canadian history course primarily. The extra units are required in B.C. Socials 11, but for other provinces this bonus material but not essential.

In Alberta the three socials courses, Socials 10-30, are theme based 20th century Canadian & global content. Our course covers all the themes but not as much global content as is required in the AB courses. It may be possible to use Canada in the 20th Century for both Socials 20-30. There is enough extra material to stretch our course into two credits but you may be required to work through the AB textbook as well. You will need to check with your facilitator. If the course is not allowed as a comparable course for the requirements, you can ask that it be credited as an optional course.

Canada in the 20th Century - Tiki Toki Timelines password

Please sign up for a free account on Tiki Toki which gives you the ability to create one timeline. The feedback from students has been that online timelines are too time consuming to complete more than one in a course. For this reason I have not renewed the class subscription to Tiki Toki Timelines.

Counterpoints: How to Access etext.

Go to www.pearsoncanada.ca/pearsonetext
Follow the promts to register

Next time you need simply to sign in to access the textbook

Pearson etexts cannot be accessed offline.

Download this support PDF to help you with login.

Note: In the field requiring a school name, choose "OTHER". 

B.C. specifics for curriculum choices. Where do I find them?

Go the Resource tab and choose the drop-down BC Connections here

Courage & Conquest: How is this organized?

Courage and Conquest is a chronological study of the settlement of Canada from Vikings to Confederation and every province/territory which joined after Confederation. It is common for students to study 20th Century Canadian history in high school.

Various types of users love the Courage and Conquest which is appropriate for multi-grade & for various ages from 7-12. The study provides both structure and flexibility. There are 30 lessons - one per major event in Canadian history.

You will use the resources to spend more than one lesson day on various topics of your choice. For example, after completing the lesson on the Klondike Goldrush, you will want to take a week or more to enjoy the book Gold Rush Fever which has both story and activity, along with Jason’s Gold, a great read-aloud (or read alone) historical novel.

Sonlight users and others love the CA History All Inclusive Bundle because it offers so many resources, novels, and videos right at your fingertips. Take the work out of preparation with this all-in-one bundle.

 

PLOs: Do your books satisfy the prescribed learning outcomes for BC or AB?

BC Curriculum for Social Studies - 2016

Grade 1 - Coming soon (See Then & Now Bundle, Our Community, Cultural Traditions in Canada)


Grade 2 (PDF download)
Grade 3 (PDF download)
Grade 4 (PDF download)
Grade 5 (PDF download)
Grade 6 - Coming soon (See Africa, A Land of Hope & bundles for global study) 


AB Curriculum Requirements - link

Sequence: In what order should Donna's curricula be used?

Click here for printable plan.

The students must know basic Canadian geography before history. In Canada, My Country they will learn the political and physical maps. These can be reviewed and place names added yearly by all ages.

Natives of Canada, Long Ago, helps students increase their knowledge of Canadian geography while learning the lifestyles of native cultural groups. This study can be done with all ages and works nicely in one year with Canada, My Country.

Courage and Conquest, Discovering Canadian History can be used as a study guide for children from Grade 2-8. I suggest teaching this course once in Grades 4 and under as a chronological overview, and then again in Grade 7 or 8 with more intense topical research. Children of all ages can be on the same lesson content but study at their varying abilities.

Geography, Province to Province should be done a few years after Canada, My Country between Grades 5-8. The in-depth look at provincial geography prepares them for high school studies.

Canadian Scope & Sequence for Home Educators from Donna Ward on Vimeo.

Teaching Style: What is the teaching style most suited for these studies?

These studies are flexible for any teaching and learning style. There are enough work pages to suit the “Back to Basics” model, and more than enough suggested resources to satisfy “unit study” and “hands on” approaches. The resources suggested are chosen for their engaging narrative and fit the Charlotte Mason method of using living books.

Time: How long does each study take?

Canada, My Country has 27 lessons and can be done daily in about 1 ½ months, which is a good way to cover material quickly esp. with older children. It can be planned for 2 x week for ½ year if preferred. Canada’s Natives Long Ago would be a good study for the other ½ year.

Canada’s Natives Long Ago has enough material and suggested resources to spend a year on, however, with many other topics to cover, it is suggested that you spend ½ on this subject.

Courage and Conquest, Discovering Canadian History covers all settlement of Canada from Vikings to Confederation. It is best studied over the course of a full year. While there are only 30 lessons, the guide provides the framework with time allotment for additional reading on important events. Ideally, Courage & Conquest can be done once with children Grades 4 and under as an overview, and again with children Grades 5-8 with more indepth topical research. There are too many stories to learn to leave it all to one year.

Geography, Province to Province has 63 lessons with 4 lessons per province. With the plan to study one province/territory per week, the study takes about ½ year to finish. If studied twice per week, the study would take 1 school year to finish.

Time: How much time will I need to spend with my student?

All the lessons of each study can be read aloud or read alone and require very little preparation time apart from some library visits and goal-setting. (It is easy to get side-tracked with all the great literature.) Teaching younger children requires more adult supervision, while the older children can follow the study guides on their own.

What are living books?

Living books are story style written by someone passionate about the subject. They draw you in, engage emotions & make the subject come alive so it's easy to remember the events. We offer you the best in living books with curriculum guides to pull the groupings into an easy plan. 

Book Workpages: How do I get digital copies of workpages?

Digital downloads of workpages are for the original purchaser only. For a hard copy book, the code is on a sticker inside the front cover. See Digital Code FAQ for instructions on using the code to access resources.

Digital Code: How do I use the code in my book to get my digital download?

To collect digital content on a product you have purchased go to

• Create an account, login, and enter code in field on right under My Account
• Your product will remain in your account under Product Downloads/Courses for future downloads
• The license is for the original purchaser only. Please do not share. 

Ebooks: I bought an ebook and can't find how to download it.

To collect digital content on a digital product you have purchased:

Purchased With Login: 

• Login or My Account (top right of home page)
• Choose Product Downloads/courses

Purchased Without Login:

Check your emails for a link to the download (check junk mail if you don't see email)

Etexts by Pearson: Counterpoints, Horizons, Making Connections must be accessed at Pearson. See Counterpoint in FAQs

Guide to Government Learning Modules

Once you enter your digital code you find the courses in  the Courses Button on black bar under the logo. All the instructions are listed on the course page, including an outline for teachers as a PDF Download.

Catalogue - can I get one?

We are glad to mail a catalague - go to Contact Us and request one by email. Alternately, you can download a PDF Catalogue here. 

Christian content - Is this material Christian based?

Donna Ward is a Christian and some material has Christian content. Resources are reviewed from a Christian/family values perspective. However, being brief or resource based, and reaching the small but very broad Canadian market, Christian content is not an overriding factor of the curriculum.

Example - Canada's Natives Long Ago contains a lesson on Native religion and compares it with Christianity and Hinduism. Resources suggested include out-of-print biographies which include conversion to Christianity.

Copyright: Can the workpages in Donna Ward's studies be reproduced?

All the work pages in each study guide are reproducible for use by the original purchaser. The teacher of one classroom may copy the material for individual students of one classroom, but not for an entire school or school board.

The digital code for electronic download of workpages gives permission for the original purchaser only. Digital downloads are not licensed for sharing or selling 2nd hand.

Second hand sales (or borrowing) of hard copies of curriclum authored by Donna Ward is discouraged since the workpages are not reproducible for 2nd hand users. Second hand purchasers should use a book as a consumable, having the student write directly in the product. If someone borrows curriculum from a friend, they should purchase the corresponding etext for access to worksheets and answer keys.

Refer to our FAQ on pricing and sales to understand why we ask each family/teacher to purchase their own copy of a product. To be family friendly, our products are reproducible, but reselling and lending has a direct impact on our ability to continue creating products for your use.

Scope and Sequence for Canadian socials studies

Click here for a printable plan.

Purchase Order: Can I use a P.O. to shop online?

When ordering via a registered school, please enter your P.O.# and school contact information in the appropriate fields on the address page. You can enter different Bill To and Ship To addresses. Then choose the Pay by Cheque option.

Ebooks must be paid for at check-out so you cannot use a P.O. for an ebook except for the high school etexts (code is emailed) and the Guide to Canadian Government Learning Modules (code is emailed).

Shipping

Canada & USA
  • Shipped Canada Post Expedited 
  • Shipped Canada Post Standard if under 500 grams 
  • Calculated by weight. 
  • Visible on "View Cart" page
  • Price is seen prior to check-out
  • Based on standard Canada Post Expedited fees for Canada and the U.S.

Will I get a shipping notification?

No. We are a small company and give you personal attention and service. We do not have an automated system for shipping notifications. If you order is unusually late (over three weeks) send us an email and we will track your order. Otherwise, please be patient. Orders go out within a few days. Our busy times are in the spring during conferences, and in late August, early September at the start of school. In these times, orders take longer.

International orders calculated manually. It is preferred that international purchasers have products sent to friends or family familiar with your shipping needs.

  • Choose Pay by Cheque option 
  • We will email you services and costs
  • Choose a service via email
  • We will send you a paypal invoice
  • Pay bill by credit card or paypal
  • Order is shipped

Americans get super discounted prices. Why don't Canadians?

I love sales like you do, but homeschool purchasing power in the US is 20x volume of Canadian purchases. Population density in the US is 10x Canadian which allows for cheaper shipping costs for Americans. We love the vast spaces in Canada but it costs more to live in this amazingly wonderful place.

Sales & discounts - Why don’t you have special sales & deeper discounts?

  1. I take a lot of time to research & offer many free resources to support CA historical learning. See Resources and use the drop down menu to sort for interest. Sign up for our monthly enews (home page, bottom right).
  2. To allow for creative time to bring you new products, I eliminate the time-consuming administrative task of sales events by discounting prices on bundled products & not raising prices on authored curricula even with reprints.
  3. I adhere to the old-fashioned idea of not undercutting distributors who carry my products.
  4. We have fewer margins than U.S. competitors. Lower volume sales means most CA suppliers are working with minimum services/staff. I am still a sole proprietor working out of a home office, while my American counterpoint has four full-time staff and a warehouse.