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May 2010 : Newsletters~Canadian

Celebrate Canada's 125 years since the first national park was opened in Banff, AB! You can receive free park passes for Grade 8 students and discounts for their families with the Grade 8 Student Package. See more below. This is a good year to visit a national park!

Teach the Five Themes of Geography 

What are the Five Themes of Geography? Learn along with your children with these easy lesson plans.

For the young set Click Here to see lesson plans using the 1941 award winning picture book Make Way for Ducklings about a family of mallards growing up in a park.

Photo: Statue of the title characters of Make Way for Ducklings by Nancy Schön,  in Boston Public Garden. Taken by Gareth Owen.

National Parks - 125 Years!!!

Canada celebrates the 125 Anniversary of the founding of Canada's first national park! Look for events in your area.

A brand new program has just been announced offering Grade 8 students a Student Package with Free National Park Passes for 12 months which also includes family discounts.

Check with your homeschool support group or phone Parks Canada if you have a Grade 8 student: 1-888-773-8888. Ask for the Parks Pass Student Package for Grade 8 students.

Five Themes
For Grades 3-6 National Geographic offers an easy lesson plan on the Five Themes of Geography.

For upper grades Click Here for more activities to teach The Five Themes of Geography by National Geographic.

Geography Lesson Plans Using Google Earth. This is a great link!