Thursday, March 1, 2012

Canadian History

Next year for history we are going to take a break from world history and put our focus on Canadian history.  Because there isn't a Canadian history curriculum out there for homeschoolers we're going to just be doing a lot of reading.  We'll be following a timeline from >1000 to 1899.  For each slot on the timeline I've added books and an episode of Canada A People's History.


Pre 1000 First Peoples
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 1
  • Read pages 4-7 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • The Polar Bear Son
  • Immi's Gift
  • I is for Inuksuk
  • Tuk and the Whale
  • Arctic Stories
  • Caribou Girl
  • Atuk: A Story
  • The First Mosquito
  • Mwakwa talks to the Loon
  • Nations of the Northwest Coast
  • Who Were the First North Americans
  • Discovering First Peoples and First Contacts
  • Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples
  • Native Peoples

1000 The Vikings travelled and settled to Canada
  • Read page 8 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Yikes! Vikings!
  • The Vikings

1497 Under the English flag, John Cabot "discovered" Canada, landing in Newfoundland
  • Read page 9 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • John Cabot

1534 Jacques Cartier discovers the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River
  • Read pages 10-11 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 2
  • The Early French Explorers
  • Ghost Voyages IV Champlain and Cartier
  • Cartier Discovers the St. Lawrence 
  • Pirate's Beware! 
  • CFA#1Martin Frobisher
  • Pirate's Beware! CFA#1
  • Martin Frobisher

1605 Samuel de Champlain establishes a New France colony at Port Royal
  • Read pages 12-17 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Samuel de Champlain
  • WIth Pipe, Paddle and Song
  • New France

1670 The Hudson's Bay Company is established
  • Read pages 18-20 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 3
  • The Fur Traders
  • The Fur Fort

1758 British capture Ft. Louisburg from the French
  • Read pages 21-23of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 4

1763 Treaty of Paris-French colonies go to the British

  • Read pages 24-27 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 5

1778 Captain James Cooke explores the West Coast
  • Read pages 28-30 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 6
  • Captain Cook, Pacific Explorer
  • The Value of Boldness
  • The Hungry Year

1791 Constitutional Act establishes Upper and Lower Canada
  • Stop that Stagecoach CFA #13
  • Life in Upper Canada
  • Peggy Crysler of Upper Canada
  • The Perilous Year

1812 War of 1812, Americans invade (laura record)
  • Read pages 31-33 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Laura Secord's Brave Walk
  • The Defenders
  • Laura Secord

1821 North West Company established
  • Pioneer Kids CFA#6

1837 Upper and Lower Canada Rebellions

  • Read pages 34-37 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 7
  • A Pioneer Story
  • A Pioneer Christmas (have)
  • The Rebels

1840 Underground Railroad
  • Read pages 38-41 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Hurry, Freedom CFA#7
  • The Last Safe House

1867 Dominion of Canada was formed-British North America Act
  • Read pages 42-48 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 8
  • British North America Act
  • Canada's Road to Independence

1873 Mounties established
  • Read page 49 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 9
  • The Mounties

1885 CPR completed
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 10
  • All Aboard CFA#9
  • Kids Book of Canada's Railway
  • Canadian Railroad Trilogy
  • The Railways

1885 Northwest Rebellion
  • Read page 50 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Watch Canada a People's History Ep 11
  • Louis Riel
  • Rebellion in the North West

1898 Klondike Gold Rush
  • Read pages 51-52 of The Kids Book of Canadian History
  • Crazy for Gold CFA#3
  • Gold Rush Fever
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Golden Trail

1899 Boer War
  • Stones for My Father


    5 comments:

    1. Hi There! My name is Roderick Benns, from Fireside Publishing House. Many homeschoolers use the first two books from our Leaders & Legacies historical fiction series on Canada's prime ministers as teens. It's a unique way to learn history and the second novel in the series -- The Legends of Lake on the Mountain: An Early Adventure of John A. Macdonald, takes place in 1828 in Upper Canada.

      There are references to the War of 1812, hints at the coming Rebellion of 1837, material on the Loyalists, etc. I also created teaching ideas with the book on our website. I wrote the first two books in the series to kickstart it, but other authors will be adding to the series soon. You can check it out at our website www.firesidepublishinghouse.com or you can also read my latest blog at:

      http://www.canadianhomeschoolsociety.com/2012/02/part-one-teaching-with-historical-fiction/


      Hope this helps!

      Cheers,

      Roderick

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    2. Hi There - The CBC did an amazing series called "Canada - A People's History" starting with the arrival of the first peoples. It is really well done - they have tons of first person accounts of time periods and events. Really, really good. My 10 year old is addicted to it!
      Stephanie

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    3. I think you have picked some awesome books for History! There is one I would like to suggest as it was my son's favorite when he was younger. It is called The Story of Canada, ISBN 1-55263-150-8. He also loved The Pioneer Story, which I see you have on your list. I love your blog and the photos of your animals!

      Hugs Sue

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    4. Awesome. Thanks for the ideas and the compliments!

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    5. i suggest checking with some of your local schools i know in junior high they do a unit on canada i am sure you could base your stuff thru that a public library should carry the text book .. also currclick has some things as well and great units on each province

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