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January 2011 : Newsletters~Canadian

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Donna Ward Northwoods Press
Julie finds herself lost in the Arctic, with food and time running out , what will she do?

Should Matt leave his old life as a white settler child behind and start fresh as a Native American?

  Learn the lifestyles of the seven cultural groups ofCanada’s first nationsThis study includes reproducible workpages, project pictures, eye-witness quotes, stories, activities and biographical sketches.

 SAVE on this bundle and have all the books at hand for the Canada's Natives Long Ago curriculum.


May God richly bless your family and homeschool in 2011! Children learn best with laughter and wonder. Add awe and humour to your classroom this year.
January is a good time to think about ice and snow; how about Arctic ice! Who has sovereignty over the Arctic (and who cares?).
There could be mineral and energy wealth under the Arctic ice! So Canadians care! Russians care! Americans care!

Scientists search for underwater proof of Franklin's lost ships, which will help solidify Canada's claim over Arctic waters. 

The H.M.S. Investigator was found in August this year, still preserved in her icy grave. See the video. The search will go on next summer for Franklin's lost ships.
H.M.S. Investigator
Paintings of the expedition of the H.M.S. Investigator in 1850-1851  in search of Franklin's lost ships provide valuable primary source information. See the full collection.

Courage and Conquest has been revised and will be available February 2011.

If you are waiting for high school history, please know that we are working on it diligently but it takes time in order to provide a high quality product. You might consider an online history course with your school board in the meantime.
R. Motti at Flickr [CC-BY-SA-2.0]
 Laughter is the Best Medicine

We need a good dose of laughter in January when it's hard to get back to school routines.

You and your kids will laugh with this clip from BBC.
Here is a link to a game which goes along with the Inuit of the Arctic unit in the Canada's Natives Long Agocurriculum. Click here for the game played by Inuit children in Repulse Bay, Nunavut.
Library and Archives Canada / PA-102229
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