Teaching French Immersed in Québec
I’ve been an advocate of second (and third) language learning in our homeschool. I’d studied languages at university and had an understanding of foreign language acquisition. I knew the best way to really comprehend and speak a language, a learner must be immersed in it.
Wonders of the World Homeschool Geography Lesson
Are you looking for a new and unique way to get Geography in for your 3rd-5th grade children? Are you feeling lost on what to do?
Course Sample from SchoolhouseTeachers.com Everyday Explorers: Canada
This is one of the lessons of the 11-month (suggested) course Everyday Explorers: Canada on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. This course is great to do with a big range of ages as different activities are included for different age groups. LOTS of content is provided to thoroughly explore each province and many creative and engaging activities are provided to make learning fun and interesting for each of your kids.
Motivating Young Readers with a Journey Across Canada
Isabelle Baril is the founder of Mind Growth Education, an online reading log program that integrates a journey across Canada, as children learn about geography, social studies, history and other topics. Isabelle has been in the education field for 10+ years now in various positions as a primary, secondary and a learning assistance teacher, a substitute teacher, and even a tutor.
Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
Did you know that the original Louisiana Purchase extended north into what are now the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan? When the French ceded its colony in Canada to the British, the boundary between the Hudson Bay territory and Louisiana wasn’t yet specified. There had seemed no need since there was little settlement in the area.
Mini Medical Residency
Sitting on the steps of our one-story house in Kenya, planted within a semi-circle of other American houses, I waited. Since the eager age of ten, I planned to become a doctor. Science seemed to spark a drive in me, and I was ready to follow that drive into the wonderful world of medicine. The plan to go to Kenya was set for May 2012; my family would go through Samaritans Purse, and excitement was high. My father planned to work in the hospital of the little town we were to visit, and what I didn’t know was that I would soon get a science class more advanced then you could find in first year university.
My Paris Adventure
Soaring through the air from London, England to Paris, France at 11 p.m., my family and I were about to land in the city of lights, just in time for my seventh birthday. We had been experiencing an incredible two months in Kenya and were about to head home. But before our departure back to Canada, we were making a two-day pit stop in the most romantic city in the world.
A Dinosaur Field Trip to Drumheller, Alberta
Drumheller, Alberta, is a small town that’s home to a big museum. Located in an area of southern Alberta known as the badlands, Drumheller is famous for its dinosaurs. Drumheller is a scenic 90-minute drive from Calgary and offers museums, hiking, camping, and more. It’s a fun place to visit for kids of all ages—and a great homeschool field trip!