Category: Social Studies

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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Top 3 Wordless Picture Books for your Canadian History Unit

I absolutely love incorporating literature into Social Studies classes! Here are three wordless picture books that you can use to teach Canadian History.  Note: This post contains amazon affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through my links, amazon throws a few pennies my way (at no additional cost

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Canadian Geography Made Fun

Providing students with memorable learning experiences is one way to make the knowledge stick. I am a HUGE fan of making learning fun because I have seen time and time again that when something is fun, engagement is up and more students are able to demonstrate their understanding.  Geography is

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5 MUST READ Picture Books About Residential Schools

If you teach in Canada, you need to be teaching about Residential Schools. This horribly sad and violent aspect of Canada’s history is so important to teach. In order to move forwards and create a better tomorrow, we need our children, our future, to understand our past. Here is a

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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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