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Resources and Best Practices For Teaching About Canada. Tina Storer, Education & Curriculum Specialist Center for Canadian-American Studies Western Washington University Presentation given at the 2008 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators Whistler, B.C. - June 25, 2008.

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resources and best practices for teaching about canada

Resources and Best Practices For Teaching About Canada

Tina Storer, Education & Curriculum Specialist

Center for Canadian-American Studies

Western Washington University

Presentation given at the

2008 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators

Whistler, B.C. - June 25, 2008

overview of resources
Overview of Resources
  • National Organizations
  • Media Libraries & Teacher Loan-Kits
  • Print Publications
  • Multimedia Materials (Videos, CD-ROMs, CDs)
  • Internet Websites
national organizations
National Organizations

Two National Resource Centers

for Canada

Funded by

U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grants

Additional Outreach and Program Grants

Awarded annually by the Government of Canada

western nrc for canada
Western NRC for Canada

NationalOrganizations

Western Washington University

Center for Canadian-American Studies

University of Washington

Canadian Studies Center

Website: www.k12studycanada.org

Contacts: tina.storer@wwu.edu (Tina Storer)

nfabbi@u.washington.edu (Nadine Fabbi)

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National Organizations

Western NRC for Canada - Resources

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National Organizations

  • Western NRC for Canada – Resources
  • www.k12studycanada.org
  • Canada Northern Neighbor (2nd Edition)
  • K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Valise
  • K-12 STUDY CANADA Student Novel Collection
  • K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Flyer
  • K-12 STUDY CANADA Monthly
  • Resource Notices (Sept-June)
eastern nrc for canada
Eastern NRC for Canada

National Organizations

University of MaineCanadian Studies Center

SUNY – PlattsburghCenter for the Study of Canada

Websites: http://www.umaine.edu/canam

http://canada-acsus.plattsburgh.edu/cesca.htm

Contacts: barntzen@umit.maine.edu (Betsy Arntzen)

sotheral@plattsburgh.edu (Amy Sotherden)

eastern nrc for canada resources
Eastern NRC for Canada – Resources

National Organizations

  • O Canada Textbook
  • Teaching Canada Annual Magazine
  • Canada Valise
  • Canadian Film Distribution Center (PSUNY)
government of canada
Government of Canada

National Organizations

Website: www.gc.ca

government of canada1
Government of Canada

National Organizations

national organizations1
National Organizations
  • ACSUS(Association for Canadian Studies in the US)

Website: www.acsus.org

  • Canadian Embassy & Consulates

Websites: www.canadianembassy.org

http://geo.international.gc.ca/can-am/washington/offices/default-en.asp

  • Canadian Educators and Education Resources(OISE)

Website: www.oise.utoronto.ca/~mpress/eduweb.html

  • ICCS(International Council for Canadian Studies)

Website: www.iccs-ciec.ca

media libraries loan kits
Media Libraries & Loan-Kits

Notable Film Libraries

  • University of Washington

Website: http://pokey.css.washington.edu/css/emc/titles.php?topicid=33

  • SUNY-Plattsburgh

Website: http://canadaacsus.plattsburgh.edu/video.htm

media libraries loan kits1
Media Libraries & Loan-Kits

Notable Film Resources

  • National Film Board of Canada

Website: www.nfb.ca/e

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Website: http://cbc.ca

media libraries loan kits2
Media Libraries & Loan-Kits

Teacher Loan-Kits

  • K-12 STUDY CANADA at WWU
    • K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Valise(2)

(9 multimedia resource-based units for teaching)

    • K-12 STUDY CANADA Student Novel Collection

(36 regional novels for young adults - Grades 4-9)

  • University of Maine : The Canada Valise

(Artifacts & Curriculum)

9 units of study

9 Units of Study

  • Artifacts
  • Teacher Resources
  • Internet Lists
  • Multimedia Resources
    • 8 CD-ROMS
    • 7 Music CDs
    • 6 Videos
multimedia resources
Canadian Geographic Explorer

Canada: Confederation to Present

Cross Country Canada

Totems

Adventure Canada

Land of the Inuit

Nunavut Territory

Canadian Treasures

Multimedia Resources

8 CD-ROMS

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Multimedia Resources

7 Music CDs

  • Sing a Song of Canada+ Songbook(Kim Soleski-Ward)
  • Stompin’ Tom Sings Canada’s History (Stompin’ Tom Connors)
  • Canada is for Kids– Vol. 1 & 2 (Michael Mitchell)
  • Un Pays Qui Se Chante (Various Québec Artists)
  • For the Times(Schooner Fare)
  • This Child(Susan Aglukark)
  • Gord’s Gold(Gordon Lightfoot)
multimedia resources2
Multimedia Resources
  • 6 Videotapes
    • Postcards from Canada
    • Paddle to the Sea
    • The Group of Seven
    • The Sweater
    • CBC Life & Times: L.M. Montgomery
    • Breaking the Ice: The Story of Mary Ann Shadd
unit 1 o canada
Artifacts:

Set of Provincial & Canada Flags

Deck of “Cards Eh!”

Fold-Out & Laminated 3-D Maps

12 Laminated Placemats

Canada-at-Glance Binder Insert

Teaching Resources:

Canada Northern Neighbor

The Spirit of Canada

Canada’s Maple Leaf: The Story of Our Flag

The Kids Book of Canada

O Canada! NIE Supplement

Internet List(20 websites)

Unit 1: O Canada!.
unit 2 bc totems emily carr
Artifacts:

Totem Pole

Teaching Resources:

Emily Carr:

An Introduction to her Life and Art

The Art Room

Bentwood Box; Button Blanket; Cedar Plank Mask; Spindle Whorl

BC: Land and People

Internet List(12 websites)

Unit 2: BC - Totems & Emily Carr.
unit 3 images of ontario from city to shield
Artifacts:

CN Tower Model & Brochure

Art Pin (A.J. Casson’s “White Pine”)

Teaching Resources:

Looking at Landscape

Resource Package

Images of Nature: Canadian Poets and the Group of Seven

Meet the Group of Seven

Internet List(12 websites)

Unit 3: Images of Ontario —From City to Shield
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Artifacts:

Montreal Canadians “Away” Hockey Jersey

Teaching Resources:

Québec: Land and People

The Sweater (book)

The Rise and Fall:

1700-1775 New France

Internet List(12 websites)

Unit 4: Québec –

les Habitants & “the Habs!”

unit 5 the maritimes the land of anne
Artifacts:

P.E.I. License Plate w/ Anne

Teaching Resources:

Lucy Maud Montgomery:

A Writer’s Life

Duncan’s Way

Internet List(14 websites)

Unit 5: The Maritimes & the Land of Anne.
unit 6 canada s north the inuit
Unit 6: Canada’s North & the Inuit
  • Artifacts:
    • Inuksuk
  • Teaching Resources:
    • Artists in the Arctic

Resource Package

    • The Kids Book of the Far North
    • The Inuksuk Book
    • Arctic Stories
  • Internet List(12 websites)
unit 7 canadian dreams the railroad rcmp yukon gold
Artifacts:

CN Model Railway Car or RCMP Postcards/Poster

Teaching Resources:

The Cremation of Sam McGee

The Kids Book of Canada’s Railway

Boldly Canadian: RCMP

The Mounties For Kids Activity Book

Life in the Old West Series:

The Railroad; The Gold Rush; Boomtowns

Internet List(12 websites)

Unit 7: Canadian Dreams: TheRailroad, RCMP & Yukon Gold
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Artifacts:

Canoe

Teaching Resources:

Contemporary Art By First Nations Artists Resource Package

Canada History: Prehistoric Canada (Ancient Canada–Aboriginal People)

Paddle to the Sea

From Time Immemorial

Maple Moon

Internet List(12 websites)

Unit 8: Canada’s First Nations

unit 9 black canadians the underground railroad
Artifacts:

2 Posters

Teaching Resources:

African Canadians Achievement: In Our Time

An Enduring Heritage: Black Contributions to Early Ontario

The Story of Mary Ann Shadd

The Kids Book of Black Canadian History

Internet List(11 websites)

Unit 9: Black Canadians & theUnderground Railroad
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Unit 1: O Canada!

  • Tunnels of Time (M. Harelkin Bishop) Saskatchewan
  • Rebellion (J. Scanlon) Manitoba
  • Who Has Seen the Wind? (W.O. Mitchell) Saskatchewan
  • Jake and the Kid (W.O. Mitchell) Saskatchewan
  • Ticket to Curlew (C.B. Lottridge) Alberta
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Unit 2: BC: Totems and Emily Carr

  • Will’s Garden (L. Maracle) also suitable for use with Unit 8
  • The West Coast Murders (R. MacGregor)
  • Raven’s Flight (D. Silvey)
  • Lambs of Hell’s Gate (M.L. Bright)
  • Cariboo Runaway (D. Davis)
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Unit 3: Images of Ontario —

  • From City to Shield
  • The Lost Sketch (Adventure.Net Series – A. and D. Spalding)
  • A Bushel of Light (T. Harrison)
  • The Ghost of the Stanley Cup (R. MacGregor)
  • Horror on River Road (R. MacGregor)
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Unit 4: Québec:

  • les Habitants & “the Habs!”
  • Terra Incognita (A. Metikosh)
  • The Hollow Tree (J. Lunn)
  • The Quebec City Crisis (R. MacGregor)
  • The King’s Daughter (S. Martel)
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Unit 5: The Maritimes &

  • the Land of Anne
  • The Girl on Evangeline Beach (A. Carter)
  • Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
  • Anne of Avonlea (L.M. Montgomery)
  • Anne of the Island (L.M. Montgomery)
  • Lucy Maud and Me (M.F. Coady)
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Unit 6: Canada’s North and the Inuit

  • Napachee (R. Feagan)
  • The Screech Owls’ Northern Adventure (R. MacGregor)
  • Lost in the Barrens (F. Mowat)
  • Call of the Wild (J. London) Not a Canadian author
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Unit 7: Canadian Dreams:

  • The Railroad, RCMP & Yukon Gold
  • Jason’s Gold (W. Hobbs) Not a Canadian author
  • Ambush in the Foothills (B. Freeman)
  • Gold Fever Trail (Monica Hughes)
  • Steel Across the Shield (P. Berton)
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Unit 8: Canada’s First Nations

  • Maybe Tomorrow (J. Weir)
  • My Name is Sepeetza (S. Sterling)
  • Will’s Garden (L. Maracle)
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Unit 9: Black Canadians &

  • the Underground Railroad
  • Underground to Canada (B. Smucker)
  • If I Just Had Two Wings (V.F. Schwartz)
  • The Last Safe House (B. Greenwood)
print publications
Print Publications
  • Textbooks
  • Reference Materials
  • Classroom Resources
  • Classroom Workbooks
  • Atlases & Classroom Maps of Canada
  • Picture Books
  • Student Literature
  • Publishing & Purchasing Sources
print publications2
Print Publications

Reference Materials

print publications3
Print Publications

Reference Materials

print publications4
Print Publications

Classroom Resources

print publications5
Print Publications

Classroom Resources

print publications6
Print Publications

Classroom Resources

print publications7
Print Publications

Classroom Resources

print publications8
Print Publications

Classroom Resources

print publications9
Print Publications

Classroom Workbooks

print publications10
Print Publications

Classroom Workbooks

print publications11
Print Publications

Atlases & Classroom Maps of Canada

print publications12
Print Publications

Picture Books

print publications13
Print Publications

Picture Books

print publications14
Print Publications

Picture Books

print publications15
Print Publications

Picture Books

print publications16
Print Publications

Student Literature

print publications17
Print Publications

Student Literature

print publications18
Print Publications

Student Literature

print publications19
Print Publications

Student Literature

print publications20
Print Publications

Publishing & Purchasing Sources

  • BestSellers Direct

Website: www.bestsellersdirect.com

  • Pacific Edge Publishing

Website: www.classroomresources.com

  • Chapters Bookstore

Website: www.chapters.ca

  • Kidsbooks Vancouver

Website: www.kidsbooks.ca

  • Powell’s Books (Victoria)

Website: www.powells.com

  • JK Publications Website:www.cardseh.ca
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Internet Websites

  • Popular Teacher Sites
  • Canadian Search Engines
  • Government of Canada Gateways
  • Well-Connected Websites
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Internet Websites

Popular Teacher Sites

  • www.k12studycanada.org (K-12 STUDY CANADA)
  • http://www.umaine.edu/canam/teachingcanada.htm (U Maine NRC)
  • www.canadiana.org (Early Canadiana Online)
  • www.canadainfolink.ca/teach.htm (Teaching & Learning about Canada)
  • www.pch.gc.ca/SYMB/anthm_e.htm (Canada’s National Anthem)
  • www.virtualmuseum.ca (Virtual Museum of Canada)
  • www.travelcanada.ca (Canadian Tourism Commission)
  • www.cs.cmu.edu/Unofficial/Canadiana/README.html

(The Canadian Resource Page)

  • www.pacific.net/~mandel (Teachers Helping Teachers)
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Internet Websites

Canadian Search Engines

  • www.canada.com
  • http://ca.yahoo.com
  • www.canoe.ca
  • Note that sites like Amazon have a Canadian version

that ends in “.ca”…www.amazon.ca

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Internet Websites

Government of Canada Gateways

  • www.infocan.gc.ca/kclinks_e.html (Kids Canada)
  • www.inac.gc.ca/index_e.html (Indian & Northern Affairs)
  • www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/library/forsey/how-e.htm (“How Canadians Govern Themselves” teaching material)
  • www.nlc-bnc.ca/caninfo/ecaninfo.htm

(Canadian Info by Subject -National Library of Canada)

  • www.chin.gc.ca (Canadian Heritage Information Network)