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
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.
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.
1944~The Heroics of Smokey Smith,VC
Read of the bravery of a Canadian hero and enjoy a Remembrance Day workpage
1959~Bombardier and his Ski-Doo
Real footage of Inventor Bombardier and his test Ski-Doo
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.
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 ~ 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 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.
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: 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 Class Lecture
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 ...
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.
Cod Fisheries
Discover the historic & current cod fishery of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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..
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
The Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
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
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.
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.
New to Our Site
If you are new to my site, here are some quick tips to maximize your time.
Newfoundland and Labrador ~ Cod and Landscapes
Amazing ocean and cliffside views, 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
Viking life at 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.
Picture Books and Critical Thinking
An informational video which will change the way you read picture books.
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.
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.
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
Ryan and Jimmy Lesson Plans
Lesson plans in Language Arts, Social Studies, Phys. Ed., Math and Science to go with Ryan and Jimmy
Sable Island
Sable Island is a small island southeast of Nova Scotia and notable for the Sable Island Horse.
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
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 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"
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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 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.
Yukon - The Magic
Explore the Yukon with the adventure, mystery and story it brings.
Yukon Music with Stompin' Tom Connors & Hank Karr
Yukon music