Canada History Buffs
An Eclectic Collection of Biography Resources
Learning from biographies can be as simple as watching a show or reading a book, but there are many different ways to expand the learning potential. You can springboard on to other topics in discussion or worksheets and cover other subjects with related material to focus on writing, spelling, science, etc. The ideal biography learning experience will include the interests of one or more of your family members and incite conversation about the person and places in the story.
The People of Canada’s Immigration Settlements
The best way to get a deep understanding of history and the people that were a part of our history is through living books. Some of the best living books to use for history studies are biographies. History comes alive as you read about someone’s life. Jumping into a biography can make the historical figure and events come to life. Each book will create a connection that will lead to a deeper understanding and memory of them as well.
Canadian Connections to England
As a Canadian, you have likely had some notion that there is a political tie to Britain but maybe don’t know why or whether there’s much connection at all anymore. Have you noticed these significant hints that England has some power here in Canada?
Cool Facts About Canadian Inventors
Inventions of all kinds are made every day and around the world. Something new is on the brink of discovery all the time; we just have to be ready to find it. Someone has to come up with the simple and more complex things that solve the problems we face in our daily lives. Here are 5 of the many Canadian inventions that did just that.
Canada’s History Through the Prime Ministers
Check the end of the article for the PDF download link of this history article and additional history resources. Prime ministers have been the head of the Canadian government since 1867. The prime minister’s office was adapted from that which was used at that time in Britain. There are no restrictions on the length of term in office. Some prime ministers were in office for less than a year, some for 10+ years.
Canadian Landscape Art – The Group of Seven
Artists have been able to take in a natural sight and put what they see on canvas for us to enjoy as well. For many years, Europe was thought to be the most beautiful place for landscape artists to work, while Canada was seen as unworthy of an artist’s time. This all changed in 1910. Seven artists created a group to showcase the beauty in the Canadian landscapes. They later gave themselves the name, The Group of Seven, and began exhibiting their work in 1920.
The Spanish Flu of 1918 in Canada
Pandemics have been happening around the world since the beginning of time. Many have wiped out cities and villages quickly. From the bubonic plague to the coronavirus, we have learned that pandemics can pop up and infiltrate a population quickly. One pandemic that hit Canada was the Spanish flu from 1918 to 1920. The Spanish flu spread quickly around the world. It spread through Canada and for two years is estimated to have killed 55,000 people in Canada alone. Killing full villages and cities throughout the world.
Music Throughout History – Course Sample from Schoolhouse Teachers
Music is an important and enjoyable part of most people’s everyday lives. We listen to it to worship the Lord, to accompany us in certain tasks and activities, and to give us a reason to dance and move! Over the years, music has been a part of the human experience and that experience has been compiled in a high school SchoolhouseTeachers.com course Music Throughout History.