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1 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

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

3 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

4 Western NRC for Canada Western Washington University Center for Canadian-American Studies University of Washington Canadian Studies Center Website: Contacts: (Tina Storer) (Nadine Fabbi) National Organizations

5 Western NRC for Canada - Resources National Organizations

6 Western NRC for Canada – Resources Canada Northern Neighbor (2 nd 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) National Organizations

7 Eastern NRC for Canada University of Maine Canadian Studies Center SUNY – Plattsburgh Center for the Study of Canada Websites: Contacts: (Betsy Arntzen) (Amy Sotherden) National Organizations

8 Eastern NRC for Canada – Resources National Organizations O Canada Textbook Teaching Canada Annual Magazine Canada Valise Canadian Film Distribution Center (PSUNY)

9 Government of Canada National Organizations Website:

10 Government of Canada National Organizations

11 ACSUS (Association for Canadian Studies in the US) Website: Canadian Embassy & Consulates Websites: Canadian Educators and Education Resources (OISE) Website: ICCS (International Council for Canadian Studies) Website: National Organizations

12 Media Libraries & Loan-Kits Notable Film Libraries University of Washington Website: SUNY-Plattsburgh Website:

13 Media Libraries & Loan-Kits Notable Film Resources National Film Board of Canada Website: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Website:

14 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)

15 K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Valise

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17 9 Units of Study Artifacts Teacher Resources Internet Lists Multimedia Resources 8 CD-ROMS 7 Music CDs 6 Videos

18 Multimedia Resources Canadian Geographic Explorer Canada: Confederation to Present Cross Country Canada Totems Adventure Canada Land of the Inuit Nunavut Territory Canadian Treasures 8 CD-ROMS

19 Multimedia Resources 7 Music CDs Sing a Song of Canada + Songbook (Kim Soleski-Ward) Stompin Tom Sings Canadas 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) Gords Gold (Gordon Lightfoot)

20 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

21 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 Canadas Maple Leaf: The Story of Our Flag The Kids Book of Canada O Canada! NIE Supplement Internet List (20 websites)

22 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)

23 Unit 3: Images of Ontario From City to Shield Artifacts: CN Tower Model & Brochure Art Pin (A.J. Cassons 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)

24 Artifacts: Montreal Canadians Away Hockey Jersey Teaching Resources: Québec: Land and People The Sweater (book) The Rise and Fall: New France Internet List (12 websites) Unit 4: Québec – les Habitants & the Habs!

25 Unit 5: The Maritimes & the Land of Anne. Artifacts: P.E.I. License Plate w/ Anne Teaching Resources: Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writers Life Duncans Way Internet List (14 websites)

26 Unit 6: Canadas 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)

27 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 Canadas 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)

28 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: Canadas First Nations

29 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)

30 K-12 STUDY CANADA Student Novel Collection

31 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

32 Unit 2: BC: Totems and Emily Carr Wills Garden (L. Maracle) also suitable for use with Unit 8 The West Coast Murders (R. MacGregor) Ravens Flight (D. Silvey) Lambs of Hells Gate (M.L. Bright) Cariboo Runaway (D. Davis)

33 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)

34 Unit 4: Québec: les Habitants & the Habs! Terra Incognita (A. Metikosh) The Hollow Tree (J. Lunn) The Quebec City Crisis (R. MacGregor) The Kings Daughter (S. Martel)

35 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)

36 Unit 6: Canadas 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

37 Unit 7: Canadian Dreams: The Railroad, RCMP & Yukon Gold Jasons Gold (W. Hobbs) Not a Canadian author Ambush in the Foothills (B. Freeman) Gold Fever Trail (Monica Hughes) Steel Across the Shield (P. Berton)

38 Unit 8: Canadas First Nations Maybe Tomorrow (J. Weir) My Name is Sepeetza (S. Sterling) Wills Garden (L. Maracle)

39 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)

40 Print Publications Textbooks Reference Materials Classroom Resources Classroom Workbooks Atlases & Classroom Maps of Canada Picture Books Student Literature Publishing & Purchasing Sources

41 Print Publications Textbooks

42 Print Publications Reference Materials

43 Print Publications Reference Materials

44 Print Publications Classroom Resources

45 Print Publications Classroom Resources

46 Print Publications Classroom Resources

47 Print Publications Classroom Resources

48 Print Publications Classroom Resources

49 Print Publications Classroom Workbooks

50 Print Publications Classroom Workbooks

51 Print Publications Atlases & Classroom Maps of Canada

52 Print Publications Picture Books

53 Print Publications Picture Books

54 Print Publications Picture Books

55 Print Publications Picture Books

56 Print Publications Student Literature

57 Print Publications Student Literature

58 Print Publications Student Literature

59 Print Publications Student Literature

60 Print Publications Publishing & Purchasing Sources BestSellers Direct Website: Pacific Edge Publishing Website: Chapters Bookstore Website: Kidsbooks Vancouver Website: Powells Books (Victoria) Website: JK Publications Website:

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

62 Popular Teacher Sites (K-12 STUDY CANADA) (U Maine NRC) (Early Canadiana Online) (Teaching & Learning about Canada) (Canadas National Anthem) (Virtual Museum of Canada) (Canadian Tourism Commission) (The Canadian Resource Page) (Teachers Helping Teachers) Internet Websites

63 Canadian Search Engines Note that sites like Amazon have a Canadian version that ends in.ca…www.amazon.ca Internet Websites

64 Government of Canada Gateways (Kids Canada) (Indian & Northern Affairs) (How Canadians Govern Themselves teaching material) (Canadian Info by Subject -National Library of Canada) (Canadian Heritage Information Network) Internet Websites


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