Canada History Buffs
One Room Schoolhouses: The Original Multi-Age Classroom
Homeschooling multiple ages in one home can seem impossible. Teaching multiple kids at various ages and learning levels is not a new concept. Homeschooling children of multiple ages is remarkably similar to the one room schoolhouses that were used as recent as the 1950’s in public education and are even still used today in mennonite communities.
World History for Teens – Sample Lesson from SchoolhouseTeachers
We learn and teach about history for different reasons. Whether our children retain all the facts and can recall the exact dates isn’t as important as the process of learning and that they are able to express their perspectives and opinions on events and eras throughout the ages. History teaching for our teens should encourage them to explore the topic on their own and be a training ground for research and critical thinking skills that will benefit them in many areas of their lives.
Canadian History Through Read Alouds
Books can be an excellent way to teach history. Some of the biggest positive aspects of using read alouds are the fact that it allows you to teach a wide range of children all at once and it engages your students in conversation. A living book can help your children put themselves into a time or place in history far better than a textbook can. There are many books out there on Canadian history, but here is the short list to give you a quick look at some of the options.
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.