Category: Social Studies

picture books to teach Canadian History

The 5 Best Picture Books to Teach Canadian History

Are you wanting to boost engagement in your Social Studies class? Try incorporating these 5 picture books to teach Canadian History! Your upper elementary students are sure to love these mentor texts and learn a ton of new information about Canadian History! You will notice that the books below represent

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16 Amazing Historical Fiction Book Clubs for Kids

  Are you wanting to try Historical Fiction book clubs in your classroom?   Check out these awesome books that your students will love! They are sorted by Guided Reading level so that you can easily find books that match the needs of your diverse learners.   Note that some

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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Canadian History

Canadian History is one of my favourite things to teach. I truly believe in the merit of teaching our youngsters about the past. However, I do believe that history units should be focused more on big ideas and less on memorizing specific dates or names.    Launching with Cross Curricular

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The Best 3 Wordless Picture Books for Teaching Canadian History

I absolutely love incorporating literature into Social Studies classes! Here are three wordless picture books for teaching Canadian History that you can incorporate into your upper elementary classroom. Note: This post contains amazon affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through my links, amazon throws a few pennies my

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4 Fun Ideas for Teaching Canadian Geography

Are you on the hunt for ways to make teaching Canadian geography fun? Do you want your upper elementary students to love learning about Canada’s geographic regions? Providing students with memorable learning experiences is one way to make knowledge stick. I am a HUGE fan of making learning fun because

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The 5 Best Picture Books About Residential Schools

Here is a collection of the 5 must read picture books about Residential Schools. I have organized them in order of complexity. If this is the first time that your students have been introduced to Residential Schools, I suggest starting with book 1.  If you teach in Canada, you need

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Using Picture Books to Introduce Students to Celebrations

One of my favourite aspects of Social Studies is introducing students to celebrations of various cultural groups. One of the BEST ways to introduce students to any concept, is through picture books! This blog post contains affiliate links which means that amazon throws a few cents my way if you

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