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.
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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.
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.
Canada, A People's History DVDs are out of print as DVDs but can be accessed through libraries, or through online streaming at Curio.ca if your school or library are subscribers. Check here: Curio Subscribers. Limited copies of Series 4 are still available, and French versions of Series 3 & 4.
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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 Conquestwhich 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 Bundlebecause it offers so many resources, novels, and videos right at your fingertips. Take the work out of preparation with this all-in-one bundle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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