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Kids who are lukewarm on learning history often don’t mind doing so if it’s presented ‘dramatically enough’, and with the American Thanksgiving Day approaching might enjoy recreating life aboard the Mayflower. https://tinyurl.com/y2rhanh4


Well merited and long overdue. Over twelve per cent of Canadians are descended from the Home Children. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/british-home-children-monument-pier-21-1.5202745?fbclid=IwAR0oUrFDUANVL4JcrUTjCZbvDyWTnjgANxEr0E35o-ZxgHgw5PzHUOMnDp8 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/british-home-children-farms-abuse-1.4314384 https://canadianbritishhomechildren.weebly.com/


  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For some Irish immigrants heading for North America back in the days of famine, the Luck o’ the Irish held true. For others, not so much. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/irish-famine-orphans-in-canada/ http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/03/17/real-irish-american-story-not-taught-schools  


July’s history based or bygone era book suggestions are Canada based. Ages 3-7 A Prairie Boy’s Summer by William Kurelek (Depression Era) Emma & The Silk Train by Julie Lawson (Early 20th Century) Stolen Words by Melanie Florence (Residential Schools) Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 3: Crazy For Gold by Frieda Wishinsky (Gold Rush […]


With all the media resources available today, posters are probably not the most effective way of luring the masses, but in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, these served to attract immigrants to Canada. (You’ll notice none of them depict blizzards, floods, droughts, tornadoes, and the various other hazards of life here.) http://ocanadablog.com/2015/04/11/theyre-giving-away-land/

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