1000 Verbs to Write By

This handy list comes from a real writer's toolbox.

1914-18 ~ Last Battle of Werner Voss

Sample of online pages for Canada, in the Twenthieth Century

1914-18~Beaumont Hamel & the Newfoundland Regiment

The Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the Battle of the Somme.

1914-18~Beginning of WWI

Which countries were involved in WWI and how were the alliances arranged?

1914-18~Billy Bishop, Canadian Flying Ace

Billy Bishop, Canadian Flying Ace is officially credited with 72 victories making him the top ace of the British Empire.

1914-18~Decoding Canadian First World War Posters

This short documentary produced by students of Wilfrid Laurier University explores propaganda posters in Canada during the First World War.

1914-18~Fighting the Flying Circus

This first hand account of the first victory of American flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker combined with video gives a good sense of what it was like for pilots in the First World War

1914-18~Historica Minutes

Dynamic videos highlighting Vimy Ridge, Valour Road, John McCrae, Halifax Explosion

1914-18~Last Battle of Werner Voss

German Flying Ace, 2nd only to the famed Red Baron, fought a single-handed epic battle against six RAF SE5s. Read the story and watch a simulation of the battle.

1914-18~Letters from the Front

Primary source documents are important in historical research. See four letters from soldiers at the front in WWI, with links to more.


Links to maps of the Western Front in WW One

1914-18~Roy Brown and the Red Baron

1914-18~Vimy Ridge

Great links about Vimy Ridge

1914~Kaiser Wilhelm II - A Crippled Bombast

Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II wanted a navy. Find out how one historian links this as one of the causes of WWI.

1915~The Gallantry of Fred Fisher, VC

Fred Fisher showed great bravery and gallantry when he defended Canadian troops attempting to move heavy guns from a dangerous position in the 2nd Battle of Ypres.

1917~1918~End of the War

Various events are considered instrumental in ending the conflict of the First World War.

1917~Daring of Major Thain MacDowell, VC

The story of a daring deed by Major Thain MacDowell, Victoria Cross recipient in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 1917

1917~The Incredible Audacity of Tommy Holmes, VC

First hand stories on this CBC radio broadcast on the 50th anniversary of Passchendaele. Hear of the outrageous courage of Tommy Holmes, youngest Victoria Cross recipient.

1919~Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles negotiated to end WWI is an important, but controversial treaty in international events.

1930~Great Depression

Stories and websites to give insight into the Great Depression.

1930~Letters from Karelia

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, many Finnish Canadians moved to the Soviet Union with dreams of socialist freedom.

1939~Beginning events of Second World War

Causes and first events of WWII

1939~Nazi Officer

A Nazi officer describes why he became a member of the Nazi party and an SS officer.

1940-45~Life as a Nazi Nurse

A Nazi nurse describes her work and her commitment to the Fuhrer

1940-45~Life for Young People in Nazi Germany

BBC Videos: What would it be like to be a child in Germany during the war years?

1940-45~Life in Germany - Opposition to the Nazis

BBC educational videos. In Germany, opposition to the Nazis continued throughout the war as recorded by a diarist at risk of his life.

1940-45~Life in Hitler's Germany

BBC educational videos.What was it like to be a citizen in Germany during Hitler's Reign?

1940-45~Rise of Nazism and the Power of Propaganda

The power of propaganda to turn the views of a large population were astounding.

1940-45~Royal Canadian Navy

Would they all die off the coast of France? Explore exciting stories and videos and experience the life of a seaman!!!

1940-45~The Intrepid Tommy Prince, VC

An exciting story about one of Canada's most celebrated war heroes, with a free printable to make Remembrance Day meaningful.

1940~Battle of Britain

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle vs. the Nazi Germany Air Force for control of British air space to prevent the Nazi invasion of Britain.

1940~Evacuation at Dunkirk

Living history stories and film of the evacuation at Dunkirk

1941~Hong Kong

Links to stories of the Canadians in Hong Kong early in World War Two

1942~Alaska Highway

Fearful of an attack on the north during World War 2, the U.S. gained Canadian permission to push a road through Canada to Alaska in just one season from thaw to freeze-up.


The Dieppe of the worst disasters in Canadian Military History is chronicled in these interesting links

1943-45~Italian Campaign

Links to great stories about the Italian Campaign

1943-45~Italian Campaign: Walk the Sites

Students travel to Italy to learn about Canada's contribution

1943-45~Italian Campaign~Paul Triquet, VC

Links to the story of Captain Paul Triquet, one of WWII's most famous recipients of the Victoria Cross, and the first VC awarded in Italy.

1943-45~Ortona Street Fight

Links to go along with the book Ortona Street Fight by Mark Zuelke

1944-45~Liberating the Netherlands

Mona Parsons risked torture and death to save the lives of Allied Airman stranded in Holland. Links to fascinating stories of Canadians in the Netherlands

1944-45~Major Currie & More Stories of the Normandy Campaign

Living stories and amazing adventures during the Normandy Campaign

1944~D-Day: Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny

Watch a 10 min excerpt of Lance Goddard's film about Canadian victories at D-Day and what it meant in the history of the world, and connect to the amazing Storming Juno website.

1944~The Heroics of Smokey Smith,VC

Read of the bravery of a Canadian hero and enjoy a Remembrance Day workpage

1945-91~Cold War

The Cold War began in North America when Igor Gouzenko revealed a Russian spy ring in Ottawa

1945~Cold War Educational Film: Duck and Cover

A 1951 educational film, Duck and Cover, gives some idea of the worries of the Cold War on civilians

1947~Oil Strike in Alberta

The Alberta economy changed forever after 1947. After 50 years, CBC looks back at the oil strike in Leduc.

1949~Newfoundland joins Canada

In 1949, after a marginal win of 52 percent, Newfoundland becomes the 10th province of Canada.

1950-2000~Post War Years

Greatest events and trends in the post war years

1950-53~Korean War

25,000 Canadian soldiers joined UN forces in coming to the aid of the democratic South Korea when invaded by communist North Korea.

1950-75~Resettlement in Newfoundland

The provincial government could not afford to deliver the same quality of services to rural Newfoundland and Labrador as it could to the rest of the province. Moving families from outports closer together became the option.

1956~Suez Crisis

In the early hours of November 4th 1956, the General Assembly overwhelming supports the Pearson proposal for the world's first peacekeeping forces under the threat of a 3rd world war.

1958~Avro Arrow

It might have become the fastest plane in the world, our best defence against Soviet bombers, the catalyst to propel Canada to the forefront of the aviation industry.

1959~Bombardier and his Ski-Doo

Real footage of Inventor Bombardier and his test Ski-Doo

1964~The Great Canadian Flag Debate

Lester B. Pearson proposed his plans for a new flag and the debate which had been going on in earnest really exploded.


There was much to celebrate in the year of Canada's Centennial, but its crowning achievement was Expo 67, one of the greatest birthday parties in history.

1970~October Crisis

In October 1970, tanks roamed Montreal city streets and soldiers in full battle gear raided homes in their hunt for "terrorists."

1972~Summit Hockey Series

The Summit Series~ hockey between Canada and Russia was not just a game, it was the Cold War on ice

1980~Quebec Referendum

CBC archived news clips and programs help us understand the critical nature of the Quebec fight for sovereignty.


From the 1960s through the early 1980s, Canadian politicians argued fiercely at the constitutional bargaining table over the balance of provincial and federal power.

1985~Air India Bombing

In an act of terrorism in what is called, Canada's worst mass murder, Air India Flight 182 exploded off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 people aboard, 280 of whom were Canadians.

1989~End of the Cold War

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the removal of the Berlin Wall, and more freedom for citizens in many countries, the Cold War was over. Many countries called for greater freedom for the people. Some were successful, others were not.

1990s~Canada and World Conflict

1990~Conflict at Oka

In the first broadcasted clash between Natives and the government, the stand-off at Oka was the beginning of more to come...

1993~ Protests in Clayoquot Sound

Civil Disobedience and protests have made a difference regarding old growth forests in B.C.

1993~Rwandan Genocide

In a CBC interview, Romeo Dallaire stoically recalls his term in Rwanda and the failure of the UN mission.

1995~NATO Challenges the Kosovo Problem

Without UN sanction, NATO carried out an extensive bombing raid to stop the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in their campaign of ethnic cleansing against Serbs and ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.


How has globalization and pandemics changed attitudes around the world?

2001~Beneath the Veil in Afghanistan

What is life like for women in Afghanistan - Life Behind The Burqa In Afghanistan tells the story of the changes women have encountered in this country.

2003-2012~NATO and Afghanistan

Canadians join NATO forces in guarding the peace after the fall of the Taliban

2006~Afghanistan - Letters from the Front

During her three-month tour, Nichola Goddart was a prolific letter writer leaving a legacy of first-hand information of the War in Afghanistan after her death in 2006.

2009-13~Battle for the Arctic

A Brief Tour Through Brittany, France

See a brief tour through the Brittany region of France starting with Rennes.

A is for Alligator

Alligators for kids

A is for Ant

Ants for kids. After this, go out with a magnifying glass and look for some ants.

A is for Apple

A fun collection of toddler activities for the letter A

A is for Astronaut

Astronauts and space shuttles. Some clips longer than others. View until child is no longer interested.

A Love or Hate? What Makes the Difference?

What makes the difference between a subject we love and one we hate?

Alberta ~ Rocky Mountain House

The Rocky Mountain National Historic site was home to four forts, but very little remnants, or archival imagery, of any of the forts exist today.

Alberta's Beavers, Cowboys, Oil and Ski Jumping

Mountains, cowboys, oil and animals....a great romp in a fascinating province!

Amazing work! You made my job a breeze.

Thank you for researching high quality resources. The packages are very more

April 2010

Enjoying the Olympic glow and national pride...let's sieze the moment!

April 2011

Current Events - Teachable Moments

April 2012

Slithering Snake, Essay Helps, The Titanic

April 2014

Lobster & potatoes! Guess the province!

April, 2013

Conference and Friends

Artists of Canada's History

Examine the early Canadian history art of four painters whose work inspired adults and school children in the early part of the 20th century.

Assignment Library~Introduction, Timeline

Living Resource Links, Tiki-Toki Timelines

Assignment Library~Units 1-2

Assignments, Links, Quizzes, Unit Tests

Assignment Library~Units 3-4

Assignments, Links, Quizzes, Unit Tests

Assignment Library~Units 5-8

Assignments, Links, Quizzes, Unit Tests

Assignment Library~Units 9-13

Assignments, Links, Quizzes, Unit Tests

August 2010

School planning tips

August 2010

Planning tips & Reading Logs

August 2011

Planning tips

August 2012

High School History and more

August 2013

Project Ojibwa - Submarine Museum

August 2014

History beneath the sea and more...

August 2015

Elections - use the teachable moments, and bird quizzes.

B.C. Grade 1 Social Studies

B.C. Grade 2 Social Studies

B.C. Grade 3 Social Studies

B.C. Grade 4 Social Studies

B.C. Grade 5 Social Studies

B.C. Kindergarten Social Studies

Bay of Fundy Tides

Why is the Bay of Fundy tide the highest in the world?

BC Social Studies Sample Exams

BC ~ Fort Langley

Read Quest in the Cariboo and your visit to Fort Langley will never be the same. A wonderful site to see in your travels.

Be a Detective - Animal Tracks

Animal Tracks in the snow give an opportunity for speculation and discovery

Bear Catching Salmon - Amazing CA Wildlife

See amazing footage of a grizzly bear using fancy footwork to get a dead salmon from a stream without getting it's ears wet.

Bears in Banff National Park, Alberta

Travel Alberta gives us a 2 minutes glimpse of the magnificent bears of Banff National Park.

Beaver - Amazing CA Wildlife

The Beaver - Canada's most iconic animal

Beaver - Busy as a Beaver

A most amazing beaver experience on video

Becoming a Mountie in Saskatchewan

Visitors get to see what it's like to be a Mountie for a day.

Black History Month

Here's a collection of our favourite videos & titles about Black Canadian History

Black History Month

February is Black History Month and a good time to include a few stories of Canadians of African descent.

Black Rod Has the Door Slammed in His Face

Parliament in the U.K. opens with the ceremonial Black Rod. Canadian parliamentary traditions are based on the U.K. traditions.

Black Rod has the door slammed in his face, 2009

Canada's parliamentary system is modelled in history after the British system. See the ceremony of the Black Rod in this video of UK state opening, 2009.

Boy Among Polar Bears

A young Inuit boy follow his father's footsteps in learning traditional ways of life. Amazing video in 1-3 minute segments

British Columbia ~ Surf and Snow

Where else can you be on the ocean and a snowy mountain all in one day. Visit amazing British Columbia with us.

British Home Children in Canada

A video to give an idea of how the British Child Migrant Scheme started and the hurdles faced by the over 100,000 British Home Children once they were sent Canada to work as indentured farm workers and domestics.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Learn colours with the popular book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Bush Pilot - Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Bush pilots of northern Quebec, last of a dying breed.

Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth

This documentary offers a reflection on the development of the North, where towns are increasingly being remade in the image of the South and bush pilots are slowly becoming obsolete. 22 minutes

Canada & the War of 1812~Timeline & More

Timeline stocked full of resources including many videos, both humorous and educational.

Canada in the Twentieth Century Compatibility with Provincial Standards

How does Canada in the Twentieth Century match your province's requirements for a high school course?

Canada Map Printables

Check in with a travelling family and download printable maps of Canada

Canada Relief Map - Companion to Courage & Conquest

Looking for a map to mark explorer's routes? This printable map should work.

Canada Vignettes: Flin Flon

This short documentary vignette reveals the curious origin of the name of Flin Flon, Manitoba.

Canada Vignettes: Men of the Deeps, Cape Breton

A series of vignettes featuring coal mines in New Waterford and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, with traditional Cape Breton folk songs sung by Men of the Deeps, a miners' choral group.

Canada Vignettes: Newfoundland

This very short animated film recounts a crew of Viking explorers' first Newfoundland landing.

Canada Vignettes: The Move - Saskatchewan Grain Elevator

A Saskatchewan grain elevator is moved across the snow-covered prairie to a new home after nearly a half-century of use

Canada's Democracy and the Constitution

Video telling the basics of Canada's government and the constitution.

Canadian Autonomy

The path to full autonomy has been a long and careful one. These are links to websites that will help students in their research.

Canadian Autonomy Class Lecture

Canadian Forces Recruitment

Conscription? Norway, Sweden, Russia & Switzerland all enact conscription to fill their quota for military personnel. The Canadian Forces are also short manpower. How are they recruiting now? See the video.

Canadian Heroes of Yore and Lore Worksheet

Kids will stretch their minds with this 'clue' based worksheet which helps them discover Heroes of Yore and Lore.

Canadian History Personalized

Hear how one family made their history study really personal.

Canadian Social Studies Scope and Sequence

Donna provides you with a plan for social studies for all elementary years.

Canadian Submarines~intriguing videos and information

100 Years Beneath the Sea - 1914-2014 - Canada's Submarines

Cape Breton Island

Experience the beauty of Cape Breton Island

Caribou - Amazing CA Wildlife

North American Caribou search for food on their winter migration to the open tundra.

Cathy Duffy Review ~ Africa a Land of Hope

Cathy Duffy, homeschool guru reviews Africa, A Land of Hope. This is a unique study of Africa that can be used with all ages.

Cathy Duffy Review ~ Canadian History and Geography Series

This easy-to-use series for Canadian history and geography consists of four paperback workbooks with lessons and reproducible workpages that address different age groups as well as different topics. The books vary in format ...

Celebrate Canadian Freedom

A glimpse of the world helps us recognize and celebrate the freedoms we have in our country. Let us never fail to be thankful!

Celebrations ~ St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day, the holiday commemorating Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, has long been a part of Canadian history.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Song based on the favourite alphabet book for toddlers

Citation Builder

Use these handy citation builder tools for your essays...

City of Gold

In a 1957 classic short film by the National Film Board, Pierre Berton describes the Klondike gold rush at its peak.

Comments from Cheryl in Ontario

about Africa, a Land of Hope & Listening for Lions

Comments from Homeschoolers

Both children have delighted in every page. Needless to say, their response overflows onto me and all others who are near!

Comments from Lori in Texas

about Africa, A Land of Hope

Comments from Michelle in Ontario

A non-reader becomes an accomplished reader! Sign of the Beaver Read More..

Comments from Shannon in Alberta

about Africa, A Land of Hope & Cry, The Beloved Country.

Communism & Socialism

Understand socialism, communism, Karl Marx, Lenin and more in this 15 minute video by the Khan Academy

Continuity and Change

TC2CriticalThinking Video explaining the Historical Thinking Skill of Continuity and Change

Cookie Dough Map Printable

Make maps from cookie dough for a fun and delicious geography activity!

Corrie Ten Boom Interview 1974

Corrie Ten Boom's interview intermixed with scenes from The Hiding Place video brings her faith to life.

Courage & Conquest Project Book

Dirk & Eric Schuurman show off their Canadian History Project Book

Cree Hunters of Mistassini

National Film Board photographers record the life of 3 Cree families who go to the bush to hunt.

CreeFoodTV: Pemmican

A Cree elder shows how to make pemmican.

Cutting Activity for Toddlers

Here's a quick and easy craft to teach toddlers how to use scissors.

David Thompson Videos

Films about David Thompson

David Thompson: Vol I ~ Meet the Man

I can hear his laugh, imagine the twinkle in his eye, see him urge his companions to exhuastion, and glimpse his star-gazing calculations on a frosty night. David Thompson, one of Donna's favourite Canadian historical heros.

David Thompson: Vol II ~ What to do with a Crazy Horse

“No, Mister Thompson! Not that crazy one!” the voyageur cried, as he eyed the fidgety and untamed horse. I gazed up at the shining mountains before us, their snow-capped peaks a fortress, formidable but familiar. A Canadian History adventure.

David Thompson: Vol III ~ Kootenay House, 1807

The grizzled, scruffy fur trader stood at the door of the fort in the mountains. Short and stocky, he did not look imposing until his powerful voice carried a shout to the Piegans just beyond his gates, “I know you are come as spies!

David Thompson: Vol IV ~ Treacherous Crossing, 1808

Men had died at this very spot, being dashed to pieces when their canoe went into the whirlpool. The spring warmth made the rivers more swollen each day, as they boiled and churned their way through the canyon.

David Thompson: Vol V ~ Sukamappee's Story, 1730

A fascinating account recorded in Thompson�s journal of the final great Snake-Blackfoot war on the plains, the introduction of fire-arms, and the first sighting of a horse by the Blackfoot. Rare, first-hand account.

Dawson City Sourdough

This traditional miner's recipe has been tried and tested and is easy for you.

Death of Community: A Story from Cape Breton

Beautiful land but hardship for those who live there.

December 2009 CA

Find out about really great parenting resources, proven and successful!

December 2009 Newsletter

Find out about really great parenting resources, proven and successful!

December 2010

Christmas wonder & Geography links

December 2011

Christmas Island, NS is known around the world, and a modern gold rush in the Yukon is sparked by prospector, Shawn Ryan

December 2013

Printables, online games, Heritage Minutes

December 2014

Great links to Robert Service poems your family will love

December 2015

Toddler resources and snowflakes

Dog Sledding in Inuvik NWT

Enjoy dog sledding in Inuvik, NWT

Don't Call Me Eskimo

CBC News article about youth in Nunavut creatng videos to describe their life in the north.

Encouragement Cards

Encourage your children with the adjustable Word document cards

Essay Samples

Sample essays from real students

Evacuation of Dunkirk

Sample of online pages for Canada, in the Twenthieth Century

Evangeline: A Story of Acadie

Introduction to the history of Evangeline, heroine of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem.

Faces of Newfoundland Videos 1 & 2

From St. John's to Nain, Port Aux Basques to Trepassey, Faces of Newfoundland proudly presents a collaborative video and photo blog of the people and places of this wonderful island.

Farm animals for kids

Farm theme for toddlers and preschoolers.

February 2010

Cookie Dough Maps and an Olympic Printable Worksheet for fun Geography lessons!

February 2010 Newsletter

Cookie Dough Maps and an Olympic Printable Worksheet for fun Geography lessons!

February 2011

Listen to O Canada online and more

February 2012

Cool Web Tools, Ice Gems and Prizes

February 2015

Black History Month and a great free new resource from Compassion Canada

February 2016

Conference news and interesting video about igloos

February, 2013

Classic Canadian History

Ferryland and the Colony of Avalon

Virtual Tour to discover the historic Colony of Avalon in Ferryland, NL

Finding the Franklin Ships

Finding the ships..the search for the Northwest Passage was an obsession for explorers in the 19th century and may help Canada lay claim to Arctic sovereignty.

Finding the Lost Franklin Ships

Canadian Geographic links to the search for the ships of the lost Franklin expedition

First Nations and the Battle of York in 1812

Virtual visit to Fort York to find out about the Battle of York and how it affected First Nations warriors

First World War Photograph Package

Remembrance Day Activity - Photographs of Life in the Trenches

Five Themes of Geography with Make Way for Ducklings

Teach the Five Themes of Geography with this picture book classic. Watch a video rap of a social studies teacher on the Five Themes of Geography.

Flag of Canada - The Real Story

The real story behind the Canadian Flag by The National

Forestry in Canada

First hand view of logging and machinery in BC

From Nancy - homeschooling parent

I can not tell you how thankful I am for your curriculum!!!

Fun finish to the year

Family of 7 - Scheduling Tips from Mom

Fun in the Yukon

Spice up your month with some ballads of Yukon


A real day, real time treasure hunt that'll keep your kids jumping...

Geography Links

Donna Ward/Northwoods Press brings you tried and tested exciting geography links for games, quizzes, and great information. This will enhance every geography study including Canadian History and Geography.

Geography Matters

Do you grumble about learning geography? See why Geography Matters!!!

Geography Quizzes

The challenge helps every student brush up on knowledge, and its fun! Here are some quizzes to increase your knowledge.

God Bless Saskatchewan

Photos and music highlight the beauty of Saskatchewan

Going Global - Forms & Systems of Government

Learn about unitary, confederal, federal, and parliamentary governmental systems.

Google Earth

Google Earth is easy to use with these online tutorials

Government ~ Canada's Parliament Buildings - The House of Commons

Visit Ottawa's parliament buildings in virtual tours.

Government ~ Canada's Parliament Buildings - The Library

Get to know Canada's parliament buildings through a virtual tour of the library.

Government ~ Canada's Parliament Buildings - The Senate

Take a virtual tour through the Senate Foyer and Chambers

Governor General's Caring Canadian Award

Hear the stories of four recipients of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award.

Great Canadian Debate ~ Should we be ashamed of Canada's history

Is Canada’s at-times lamentable history the engine that propelled us to a more modern, enlightened future? Or should we continue to feel ashamed of the calamitous chapters of our past? Jack Granatstein and Noah Richler staked out opposite sides.

Great Sandhills and Historic Cypress Hills

Saskatchewan's Southwest with the Great Sandhills and historic Cypress Hills

Guide to Canadian Government Series One

Seven learning modules as a companion to Who Run This Country Anyway?

Guide to Canadian Government Series Two

H is for Hammer

Handout~Jumpin' Geography Seminar Handout

Geography is the study of people and places. It is exciting, like going on an exotic trip! Use living resources and creative ideas to spice up your study of Geography.

Help with Essay Writing

Websites and an Essay Outline Chart to help you get started with good essay writing.

High School Civics - Provincial Courts in Canada

Students will discover the provicial judicial system, how it works, and the various ways they might be required to participate at some point.

Historical Inquiry Skills - Historical Significance

Mature students need more than content, they need to develop good historical inquiry skills. This series will provide guidelines.

Historical Maps of Canada

Here is a link to the Canadian Geographic Historical Maps of Canada.

Historical Significance of the Railway in Western Canada

Practice one of the six historical thinking skills with tis free lesson about the railway

Historical Thinking Skills by Grade

Easy to use chart of the Historical Thinking Skills by Grade

Historical Thinking ~ The Uses and Abuses of History

A leading expert on history and international relations, Margaret MacMillan is a frequent commentator in the media.

HMCS Haida and the Sinking of the Athabascan

Hear the story from Able Seaman Jack Hannam who served on the HMCS Haida and helped pick up survivors of The Athabascan, which was sunk in April, 1944.

Homeschoolers in Mozambique

I purchased material from you to use in teaching my son in homeschool here in Mozambique.

House of Commons sampling - Cabinet Minister on new legislation

The Minister of Justice, Hon. Peter MacKay speaks to the House of Commons about new legislation.

House of Commons sampling - Passing of a bill

A bill is passed in the House of Commons after a third reading.

House of Commons sampling - Speaker of the House

The Speaker of the House handles a request for an Emergency Debate

House of Commons Speaker's Parade

Parliamentary Guide, Imaan, from Ottawa, Ontario tells us about the House of Commons Speaker's parade.

How Canada Became a Democracy

Two simple 3 minute videos help students (and adults) understand a little more about responsibile government and democracy.

How Do Political Parties Work

SpringtideCo explains political parties

How to make a totem pole craft for elementary students.

Online video instructions from a Grade 5 teacher.

How to Win an Election in Canada

If you are eligible to vote in a Canadian election, it's also your democratic right to be on the ballot as a candidate. Here's how candidates win.

How to Write a Good Essay or Research Paper

One of the student's most important skills, this article will help with the details of writing a research paper.

Hudson's Bay Company History

From it's beginnings as the largest land owner in North America, to it's role in the French and Indian War, this is a brief history of the Hudson's Bay Company.

Human Footprint Interactive

National Geographic excellent teaching tool on our human footprint in various areas. Interesting!

I Am Anishinaabe

I am Anishinaabe is a video short about a young girl's pride for her Anishinaabe heritage.

Ice Worms ~ Tall tale or real?

Robert Service mentions ice worms in several of his ballads about the Yukon. Are they a tall tale, or are they real? Let's find out!

Igloos - Are they warm?

How does an igloo keep someone warm when it is a house made of snow?

Instructions for Crafting Beaded Indian Jewelry : Kids' Crafts & More

Instruction videos for beading crafts

Iyaga Game

Make Your Own Iyaga Game

J is for Jellyfish

Jellyfish videos and printables.

J is for Jetplanes

Does your child like big machines? These noisy jets will be a hit. My 18 month granddaughter loved them!

J.L. Granastein, One of Canada's most noted historians!

Canadian Historian, Jack Granastein, reviews Donna Ward's Canadian history/geography books.

Jamie Soles ~ The Fur Trade Wars

Jamie Soles simple song about the fur trade wars will help students remember the event.

January 2010

Canadian online games & time travel to New France

January 2011

Updates and laughter

January 2012

$100 Shopping Spree, New Editions, and the Northern Lights live...

January 2014

Nunavut highlights

January 2015

Ballad a week for January - Spell of the Yukon

January 2015 - 2

Cremation of Sam McGee and more

January 2015 - 3

The Men That Don't Fit In and Jack London

January 2016

Printable maps, puzzles, online geography game

January, 2013

Cookie Dough Maps and Conferences

Jen Pilon Talks Diamonds

Canada's first female diamond polisher explains her trade in Yellowknife.

Jo's Journey Teachers' Guide

July 2010

Reading Guides and customizable worksheets! Great resources for learning!

July 2011


July 2012

Stories for Summer

July 2013

Birch bark basket - make a real one!

July 2015

Explore the Northwest Territories as you discover ice planes and bush planes, the wild Nahanni River or the mammoth Wood Buffalo National Park, and top your tour off with a night show of lights.

June 2010

Reading guides for Living Books will enhance your study for the fall.

June 2011

Highschool & More

June 2011 USA

Great Resources

June 2012

War of 1812/Summer Activities

June 2013

A great book is slated for reprint - we thought it would be out of print!

June 2014

Resources and videos to help you teach about Canada's government

June 2015

Lobster fishing & games!

Kamik - The Making of Sealskin Boots

This short documentary is a portrait of Ulayok Kaviok, one of the last of a generation of Inuit, born and bred on the land. We see her skills in making the sealskin boots.

Kind words from Hong Kong

I have been using Donna Wards books for a few yrs in our homeschooling and I LOVE THEM!!! Thank-you.

Le Prix du Gouverneur général pour l'entraide

Récompensez la générosité des gens de votre communauté avec le Prix du Gouverneur général pour l’entraide.

Life in Iqaluit Nunavut

Two Canadian friends visit Iqaluit and give us their impressions.

Listening for Lions Reading Guide

Grades 5-9 guide for good discussion and greater understanding of the people, places and events surrounding the story.

Lobster - Amazing CA Wildlife

The North American Lobster may be an item on a fancy menu, it is, first and foremost, an important wildlife species to our Atlantic coast’s ecology. Dive in, and discover this fascinating animal!

Lobster Fishing, A Way of Life

Discover lobsters and a way of life for east coast lobster fishers on this and other linked pages.

Love the Digital Product Codes

I just wanted to say how thankful and excited I am to discover the digital product codes in our new books this year!

Lynx - Amazing CA Wildlife

The amazing Canada Lynx

M is for Maple Teacher's Guide

M is for Maple may be an alphabet book, but it is not only for preschool children. Discover Canadian topics in greater depth with the delightful publication, M is for Maple using this teacher's guide for Grades 2-6 and beyond!

Make Your Own Thaumatrope

Create a simple optical illusion

Making a Birch Bark Basket - Video

Create a real birch bark basket for decoration.

Managing Decisions in Your Homeschool

Decision-making is mentally exhausting. What can you do to simplify?

Manitoba! Exciting times in a prairie province!

Snakes, polar bears and floods...has to be Manitoba!

Map Lessons for Early Grades

You love these lessons for explaining maps to early grade children.

Map Projection

How do people make maps when the earth is round?

Maps from Canadian Geographic

Print your own large maps with these tiled, glue together maps from Canadian Geographic

March 2010

Celebrate the beauty of the Northern Lights, and find quick blank outline maps in our March newsletter.

March 2011

New Courage & Conquest and Conferences

March 2012

Shamrock Crystals and more

March 2014

What do polar bears, garter snakes and Flin Flon have in common?

March 2015

Explore Quebec resources

March 2016

Fun for St. Patrick's Day

Marking Scheme~Canada in the Twentieth Century

May 2010

National Park Passes for Grade 8 Students and the Five Themes of Geography

May 2011

Election News and Celebrate Canadian Freedom

May 2012

Geography Matters

May 2014

Cowboys, oil & parks pass

May 2015

Secret agents and Saskatchewan

May, 2013

Get a free lesson download with one of the six Historical Thinking Skills

Migration of the Salmon

Follow the path of the amazing migration of both east and west coast salmon.

Mistahimaskwa (Big Bear)

Who was Mistahimaskwa, Big Bear? He was the last Chief to reluctantly sign the infamous numbered treaties that confined aboriginals to reservations. Big Bear held out because he accurately foresaw the consequences of that policy.

Mom duck

Moving Art ~ Gratitude

Be inspired! Make your life a blessing to others moment by moment. Live in gratitude for the world around this.

Murdock Mysteries: Discovering Ontario

Discover great Ontario history through the filming of Murdoch Mysteries.

My children and I LOVE history now!

My daughter was asked what her favourite subject was and she emphatically stated history! Read more...

My first igloo - A Boy Among Polar Bears

A young Inuit boy learns to make his first igloo.

My kids' favourite is Canada In My Pocket

We love coming to your more

N is for Nest

Toddler printables with the letter N as the theme

N is for Net

Kids and butterfly nets

Navy of Canada (RCN)

Discover more about the RCN with hands on activities, story and video

Nellie McClung wins the vote

Despite resistance from Premier R.P. Roblin, the famous suffragette fights for Manitoban women's right to vote (1916).

New Brunswick Highland Games in Frederiction with Samuel and Audrey

Audrey and I were thrilled to cover this event which celebrates Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage. There was drumming, piping, dancing, singing and athletics.

New Brunswick ~ Fish and Fun

Check out the Highland Games in Fredericton, fish for lobster, go whale-watching and marvel at the Fundy tides.

New Brunswick's Rivers, Bay of Fundy, and Acadia

Join New Brunswick Tourism on an interesting look at some of New Brunswick's most popular features.

Newfoundland and Labrador ~ Vikings, Cod and Landscapes

Amazing ocean and cliffside views, Vikings, and the unique historic cod fishery makes NL captivating.

Newfoundland Scene - A Tale of outport adventure

NFLD Archive gives us this 1949 film about Newfoundland social life and customs in outport villages

Newfoundland Vikings - Living the Life

Frank and Todd live the life of the Norsemen in LAnse aux Meadows Newfoundland.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Discover the falls in this 5 minute introduction to one of the world's amazing natural wonders.

North Atlantic Right Whale - Amazing CA Wildlife

These extremely rare whales spend the summer in Canadian waters. Once much more common, there are only about 500 of them left on Earth.

Northern Lights - Uniquely Yukon

View the northern lights in a one minute Yukon Travel video

Northwest Territories ~ Wild Rivers, Planes and Northern Lights

Explore the Northwest Territories as you discover ice planes and bush planes, the wild Nahanni River or the mammoth Wood Buffalo National Park, and top your tour off with a night show of lights.

Nova Scotia ~ Christmas Island

Christmas Island, Nova Scotia is known around the world!

Nova Scotia ~ Islands, Water, Adventure and Hardship

Visit the amazing province of Nova Scotia

November 2009 CA

How Will You Remember? Stories bring alive the memory of our veterans. Answer key for Geography available.

November 2009 Newsletter

Thanksgiving resources for living history.

November 2010

Snowflake Fun and WWII

November 2011

Free web tool for your class and surveys....tell us what YOU want!

November 2012

Novel study and mega maps

November 2013


November 2014

Remembrance Day and Exploring B.C.

November 2015

Magna Carta & kid's mailboxes

NS - Fort Anne

Acadian Coast and Fort Anne National Historic Site

NS - Halifax, HMCS Sackville: The Cruel Sea Story Dramatized for Radio

The Cruel Sea, a 1951 story of a Royal Navy Corvette is a great story to know before visiting the HMCS Sackville in Halifax

NS - Wolfville's Gavely Ghostwalk

A delightful historical tour which is entertaining and informative in Wolfville, NS.

NS ~ Fortress of Louisbourg

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park is the crown jewel of the Canadian Park Service and the largest historical reconstruction in Canada.

NS~Alexander Graham Bell

Tour the mind of inventor Alexander Graham Bell through the world’s largest collection of mementos, photos and models.

Nunavut Resources to discover!

Tromp around Iqaluit and feel the cold, meet the folks~discover Nunavut!

NWT ~ Aurora Substorm - Real time motion

Watch the northern lights in real time.

NWT ~ Classic Canadian Bush Plane

The de Havilland Beaver is a single engine, high wing, propeller-driven aircraft -- and is widely considered one of Canada's most celebrated engineering achievements of the 20th century.

NWT ~ Cry of the Wild

Follow nature enthusiast Bill Mason as he explores the Canada's Arctic and timber wolves in the NFB documentary, Cry of the Wild.

NWT ~ The Nahanni River

NWT ~ Wood Buffalo National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park is the largest national park in Canada. Sprawling across northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, it was originally established in 1922 in an effort to protect the world's largest herd of free-roaming Wood Bison.

O Canada

Sing along O Canada

October 2009 CA

Questions from the Great Canadian Geography Challenge will be fun for everyone for daily quizzes.

October 2009 Newsletter

Seize the Day with Columbus Day and learn about how to teach your students the use of primary sources for historical study.

October 2010

Heroes of Yore and Lore Printable Worksheets and a Free Prime Ministers Study Kit for High School.

October 2011

Getting ready to remember...November 11th printable and story

October 2012

New War of 1812 Unit Study & Timeline

October 2013

Citizenship Challenge & Provincial Birds Quizzes

October 2015

Elections and ski passes

Old Town Lunenburg

Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Established in 1753, it was declared a UNESCO site in 1995.

Olympics Printable - Winter

Need a printable to keep track of all the sports, athletes and medals?

ON ~ Buxton National Historic Site

Twenty years ago, most of them were slaves who owned nothing, not even their children. Now they own themselves; they own homes and farms, and they have their wives and children about them.

ON ~ Fort George

Fort George, at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario is a fascinating War of 1812 fortification with lots of stories.

ON ~ Fort Malden

Fort Malden (Fort Amherstburg) lies on the the Detroit River near Windsor, ON. It is an important War of 1812 site.

ON ~ HMCS Haida National Historic Site

HMCS Haida was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and served in many battles in WWII. She is available for viewing in Hamilton, ON and is declared a National Historic Site.

Ontario ~ Niagara Falls, Canoeing & Ice Boats

Discover the lakes of the Canadian Shield, the Falls and more.

Opening Parliament

The Black Rod and Speech from the Throne

Our Country, Our Parliament

Resource and lesson plans for Grades 5-8 to introduce Canada's parliamentary system.

Outline Maps of Canada and Provinces

Quick link to outline maps of Canada and the Provinces

Outline Maps of USA & States

Printable Outline Maps of the States for quick reference.

Paddle to the Sea

Classic tale of travels through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, in book and film. See the YouTube videos here.

Parliament Symbols Games for K-Gr. 3

Match symbols found a the Parliament buildings in three online matching games.

Parliament ~ Head of State, Senate, House of Commons

See a brief look at the three levels of Canadian Parliament.

Parliament, Democracy and You

How does Parliament affect you? Watch a short video from the Library of Parliament.

PEI and the world's favourite redhead - Anne of Green Gables

Everywhere in Prince Edward Island, it's hard to take a step without bumping into one of our favourite fictional characters, Anne of Green Gables.

Pioneer Booklet

A printable booklet about the pioneers for the grade three level.

Pioneer Crafts

Have fun with these easy pioneer crafts

Polar Bears in Stunning Beauty

View polar bears in Churchill, MB

Pretend Passport Printables

Print this pretend passport for studying world geography ~ Canadian and American pretend passports

Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association - Our Story, Our Island, Our Fishery

Successes and challenges of the lobster fishery in PEI

Prince Edward Island ~ Garden of the Atlantic

Discover the jewels of Canada's smallest province and why people love living here.

Proud to Be Canadian

Videos and more

Provincial Birds Quizzes

Test your knowledge of Canada's Provincial Birds with beginner and advanced quizzes.

Provincial Capitals Crossword

Check your knowledge with the crossword quiz

Provincial Courts in Canada

Puffin - Amazing CA Wildlife

Discover one of Canada's iconic birds, the Atlantic Puffin!

QC: Lachine Fur Trade Museum

Minutes from old Montreal, step into the vibrant fur trade era hrough the lives of voyageurs.

Quebec ~ Snow, Laurentians, Ice Canoeing

Visit the province that celebrates winter with a definate voyaguer flare

Race Against the Frozen Tide

The Inuit from Kangiqsujuaq in northern Quebec harvest food from an interesting and dangerous place.

Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness 2 - The Company that Built a Country

Ray Mears retracing the routes of the fur trade in Canada

Reading Aloud

Children's author and Professor of Literacy, Mem Fox, will inspire you with her passion for reading aloud to children.

Reading Guides for The Broken Blade & Wintering

Delve further into the Fur Trade with these two novels and resources

Remembering Those Who Serve/Served at Christmas time

Christmas is a special time of year to be with family. Although we all benefit from Canada's military efforts, most of us have little understanding of war and its impact on everyday life around the world.

Remembering ~ Liberation Parade in the Netherlands

Canadian Veterans of the Liberation of the Netherlands, participate in the Liberation March Past in Wageningen. Set in the Dutch town where the 25th German Army officially surrendered, the celebratory parade marks the 70th anniversary of that event.

Remembrance - In Flanders Fields

Leonard Cohen recites the poem along with a NFB feature film about John McCrae's War

Remembrance Ceremony - Netherlands, Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

Canadians pay their respects during a remembrance ceremony at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands. In May, 2015, a Canadian delegation of Veterans is participating in events to mark the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Remembrance Day Plan

Here is a little help for planning your Remembrance Day Activities

Remembrance Day Resources

Veteran's Affairs free resources for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day Video~1

Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day Video

Remembrance Day Vignettes

Remembrace Day Vignettes are a great way to open or close your Remembrance Day Lesson

Remembrance: Front Lines - The Trenches (Video)

Incredible images and memories of the trenches during the First World War.

Return of the Prairie Bandit

The once endangered Black-footed Ferret is reintroduced to the Saskatchewan prairie. Watch The Nature of Things online.

Rick and Face-first Rappelling in New Brunswick

Rick goes to Drummond, NB to head face-first into the Grand Falls Gorge.

Rick and Fogo Island

Rick visits unique Fogo Island, NL.

Rick and Ice Pilots in NWT

Rick heads to Yellowknife, NWT to fly with the ice pilots of Buffalo Air.

Rick and RCMP Training

Rick trains to be a Mountie at the RCMP training facility in Regina.

Rick Goes Ice Canoeing - Quebec Winter Carnival

Rick pays a visit to Winter Carnival to race across the frozen St. Lawrence River and down the streets of Quebec City with the HMCS Montcalm's ice canoe team.

Rick Goes Lobster Fishing

Join Rick on Grand Manan Island for an day of lobster fishing.

Rick Goes Snorkeling with the Salmon in B.C.

Rick treks to Campbell River, BC to snorkel with the millions of spawning salmon.

Rick in Bull's Arm, NL on an Oil Rig

Check out a Newfoundland oil rig with Rick.

Rick in Gros Morne National Park

Rick travels the park to work with biologists checking the health of moose in the park.

Rick Mercer and the BC Forest Services

Rick travels to Kamloops to check out jobs of B.C. forest fire fighters.

Rick Mercer at CFB Halifax

Rick trains with a naval boarding party and the Sea King Squadron to aid in the defense of Canada east coast.

Rick Mercer at Chapman's Ice Cream in Ontario

Rick visits the Chapman's factory in Markdale, ON.

Rick Mercer at Louisbourg

Rick Mercer gives us a tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg

Rick Mercer at the GM Plant in Oshawa, Ontario

Rick builds Camaros and tests them at the Automotive Centre of Excellence in Oshawa, ON.

Rick Mercer at the Oil Sands in Alberta

Rick drives the big equipment at the oil sands.

Rick Mercer at the Sourdough Festival in the Yukon

Rick heads up to the Yukon to check out the Sourdough Festival

Rick Mercer at Whistler

Check out Whistler Ski Resort with Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer Builds Powerlines in Ontario

Rick tries to be a lineman to help build a 200-foot-tall high-voltage transmission towers in southern Ontario.

Rick Mercer Checks Out Bison in Alberta

Bison once roamed the plains and now are raised in Elk Island National Park in Alberta

Rick Mercer Checks out the Freestyle Water Ramp in Red Deer, AB

Practicing ski jumping with Central Alberta's Freestyle Ski Club in Red Deer

Rick Mercer Climbs Mt. Nimbus

Spectacular Mt. Nimbus...can Rick Mercer climb it when he's never climbed before?

Rick Mercer Drives Cattle in Alberta

Driving cattle in southern Alberta

Rick Mercer Harvest Potatoes in PEI

Rick tries his hand at harvesting potatoes

Rick Mercer Has Fun at the Edmonton Rodeo

Rick sees what its like to be at the rodeo

Rick Mercer in Iqaluit

Rick Mercer has fun meeting people in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Rick Mercer on the Red River in Manitoba

Rick Mercer heads to Selkirk, MB where ice is broken on the Red River as a flood prevention method.

Rick Mercer Sails Ice Boats on the Bay of Quinte

Braving the frozen Bay of Quinte in Trenton, ON on an ice boat.

Rick Mercer Visits Sable Island

Rick explores the wonders of remote Sable Island

Rick Mercer Whoops It Up at the Calgary Stampede

Join Rick at the Calgary Stampede and try your hand at the rodeo!

Robert Service Collection

All our Robert Service Ballads in one place

Robert Service reads The Cremation of Sam McGee & The Shooting of Dan McGrew

Robert Service reads his own two most famous poems. Audio only.

Robert Service ~ Comfort

Robert Service has a word of encouragement for all the 'down-on-luck' miners.

Robert Service ~ Law of the Yukon

This lengthy ballad will delight and challenge your middle grade and older students

Robert Service ~ Spell of the Yukon

Listen to the Spell of the Yukon by country singer, Jim Reeves.

Robert Service ~ The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill

It's hard to keep a promise in 40 below, but the old miner figures out how to do it.

Robert Service ~ The Ballad of the Ice Worm Cocktail

The men of the Yukon play a joke on an arrogant newcomer.

Robert Service ~ The Cremation of Sam McGee

A new version of an old poem by Robert W. Service starring Hal Jeayes. Directed by Davin Jeayes

Robert Service ~ The Men That Don't Fit In

Enjoy a dramatic rendition of this Robert Service ballad.

Robert Service ~ The Shooting of Dan McGrew

Robert Service's famous ballad about miners, love, and the Yukon

Robert Service ~ The Three Voices

What is the message in Robert Service's poem?

Rosies of the North

They raised children, baked cakes..and built world-class fighter planes. Sixty years ago, thousands of women from Thunder Bay and the Prairies donned trousers, packed lunch pails and took up rivet guns to participate in the greatest industrial war effort.

Royal Canadian Navy Paper Model Ships

Both fun and educational, Royal Canadian Navy Paper Model Ships in Simplified and Advanced versions

Ruth Stephenson, Alberta Homeschooler

Ruth! We're CANADIAN! Our country is like only about 100 years old! We are making our culture!

Ryan and Jimmy Lesson Plans

Lesson plans in Language Arts, Social Studies, Phys. Ed., Math and Science to go with Ryan and Jimmy

Salmon - Amazing CA Wildlife

The Pacific Salmon - amazing footage and explanation

Same Steele ~ Heritage Minutes

The legendary Mountie evicts an American gambler from the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush (1898).

Samuel & Audrey's Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto, ON

Visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Fredericton, NB

21 things to do in Fredericton

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Montreal City

30 things to do in Montreal - Top Attractions

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Summer in Quebec City

10 Things to Do in Quebec City Travel Guide along with why Québec City is A UNESCO Heritage Site

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Winter in Quebec City

Adventure bloggers, Samuel & Audrey share their travel stories from Quebec City

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Wolfe Island, Kingston, ON

Wolfe Island Thousand Islands Travel Guide

Saskatchewan Crops: From Field to Port

Saskatchewan grains are shipped all over the world! Saskatchewan Wanderer, Caitlin Taylor explores the journey grain takes form the field to the elevator and beyond!

Saskatchewan ~ Land of Surprises

Take a look at the interesting things this prairie province has to offer!

Saskatchewan's Link to Diamonds

Who knew Saskatoon's link to world diamonds!?

September 2009 CA

Geocaching is catching on with homeschoolers. It is an exciting high-tech educational treasure hunt.

September 2009 Newsletter

Geocaching is catching on with homeschoolers. It is an exciting high-tech educational treasure hunt.

September 2010

Canada gets a new Governor General. See our Free Printables to help you learn about this duties and history of this important office.

September 2011


September 2012

Crosswords, winners and Summit Series

September 2014

Franklin Ship Found!

Sir Isaac Brock's Coatee : Under a New Light

The coatee of General Brock is seen under black light showing human wear.

Sir Isaac Brock: Vol I ~ A Man's Man!

Tecumseh, stated emphatically, “This is a man!” No other hero of the War of 1812 displayed as much boldness, imagination, and inspiration as Brock during the first year of the war. He was a man's man!

Sir Isaac Brock: Vol II ~ Impossible?!!!

“By the Lord Harry, sir, do not tell me it is impossible,” he bellowed at me. “Nothing should be impossible for a soldier. The word impossible should not be found in the soldier’s dictionary.”

SK ~ Fort Walsh

Fort Walsh as a NWMP fort and the site of the Cypress Hills Massacre which prompted the government to deploy the NWMP to prevent further conflict.

SK ~ Grasslands National Park

Explore life on the grasslands of the Canadian prairies

Slithering Snakes in Manitoba

Where is the best place to find thousands of red-sided garter snakes in the whole world?

Snowkiting on the Prairies

How do you ski in flat Saskatchewan? Catch the wind in a kite for snowkiting!

Snowmobiling on Great Slave Lake

Alex and Luke, two Canadian friends show us their snowmobile excursion on Great Slave Lake

Spring 2010 Newsletter USA

Easy lesson plans to teach the Five Themes of Geography

Start Here

Are you new here? This will help you get started.

String Trick (Cats Cradle) Tutorials

Short how to do videos show you all kinds of neat string

Summer 2010 Newsletter

Planning Tips and Reading Logs

Summit Series 1972 brings us a series of articles and videos on the Summit Series for the 40th anniversary month.

Teaching the Five Themes of Geography

National Geographic Brings Us Easy Activities Ideas for Teaching the Five Themes of Geography

Ten Rules of Life

Great rules of life for young people....

Terry Fox

A look back at some news broadcasts about Terry Fox

Th Electoral Process

This video, which focuses on how the government of Ontario is elected, illustrates the basics of government, democracy, and how the electoral system works across Canada.

The 19th Century Salt Cod Fisheries

This 11 minute video gives an excellent description with heritage photos of the historic cod fishery of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The 900 Mile Ballot: How do elections work in Canada?

How do elections work in Canada? From SpringtideCo.

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Human rights and freedoms are essential for democracy to work. A democracy without human rights and freedoms is like a banana split without the banana, a computer without a keyboard, a bicycle without pedals, a game without rules.

The Famous Five and the Persons Case

Five outstanding women fight to be recognized as persons under the law. They change the the view of women in society, forever.

The Fur Trade in Canada

A quick animated video helps students understand the development of the fur trade in Canada

The High Price of Materialism

North America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. This video will encourage and support those who choose to make different decisions about lifestyle, family, and education of their children.

The Hockey Sweater

Animated narrated version of Quebec story of The Hockey Sweater

The Last Spike

In Craigellachie, British Columbia at 9:22 am on November 7, 1885, the last railway spike was hammered in, connecting Canada from coast to coast.

The Laurentians of Quebec

Explore the Appalachian Mountain region of the province of Quebec

The Levels of Government

Student Vote video about the three levels of government.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Reviews Africa, A Land of Hope.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is the most popular and trusted homeschool magazine in North America. Read their reveiew.

The Provinces (and Territories) of Canada in Song

Learn the provinces, territories and their capitals in song.

The Right to Vote

From Student Vote, this is a great video about the history, rights and obligations of voting.

The Selection of Ottawa as Our Capital City (ENG & FR)

Why was Ottawa selected as the capital city of Canada?

The Selkirk Settlers; Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk

The Rocky Mountain National Historic site was home to four forts, but very little remnants, or archival imagery, of any of the forts exist today.

Tiki-Toki Timelines

How to create a Tiki-Toki Timeline

Tseshaht People of Barkley Sound, West Vancouver Island

Discover the land and culture of a group from the Nuu-chah-nulth culture of First Nations.

Tumpline and Tobaggan

Modern day woodsman and educator shows the use of a tumpline for gathering wood.

Visiting the Dentist

Teeth cleaning is fun & Ashley goes to a health professional in her community - the dentist

Visiting the Fire Station

Video and crafts about firefighters in your community

Visiting the Library

Find out more about the library through books, videos and crafts

VoD - Charlotte Gray

Trained to be an undercover courier for England, Charlotte straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. 14A movie about the French resistance and spies who helped them. Canadian spies were part of the British operations in France.

Voyage of the Nonsuch


Featured in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum' s 'Contact of Cultures, 1609' exhibit, Professor Wiseman leads a lecture and wampum belt reading

We love your stuff - please keep producing

We still talk about "Canada My Country"

Thank you...

Weaving Videos for Primary Grades

A popular lesson from an elementary art classroom teacher.

Whale Watching Adventure - Vancouver Island

Share the excitement as a traveller shares his home video of a whale watching tour at Vancouver Island, B.C.

Whale-Watching with Whales-n-Sails Adventure | New Brunswick

Whale watching in The Bay of Fundy aboard a wind powered yacht

What is a community?

Find our the differences between rural, urban and suburban communities.

What is Mind Mapping

In a mind map, as opposed to traditional note taking or a linear text, information is structured in a way that resembles much more closely how your brain actually works.

What is the Magna Carta?

It asks why Magna Carta was originally created and what it meant to those living in the 13th century.

Wilderness and Wildlife - Uniquely Yukon

Wilderness and Wildlife - Uniquely Yukon

Wilderness Camping in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario

The essence of wilderness camping with video from a canoe trip in Killarney Park, Ontario with Daryl Phillips

Winter 2010 Newsletter

Celebrate the beauty of the Northern Lights, and find quick blank outline maps in our March newsletter.

Winter~Real Snowflake Patterns

Photographs of real snowflakes help children discover real designs for snow art.

Winter~Snow Art

Cut out six-sided snowflakes or make a self-sticking snowflake using real snowflake patterns.

Winter~Snowflake in a Jar

Create a little of your own weather by making this snowflake in a jar.

Winter~Snowflake Watching

Get an online guide to snow crystals learn to identify snowflake shapes.

Workbook & more - Canada in the 20th Century

Teacher helps

Yukon - The Magic

Explore the Yukon with the adventure, mystery and story it brings.

Yukon Music with Stompin' Tom Connors & Hank Karr

Yukon music