A Kids’ Guide to Canada – By Kids, For Kids

 Un guide du Canada – par des enfants, pour des enfants



AKGTCanada is a national teacher-led initiative organized by elementary teacher volunteers from across the country, and sponsored by Esri Canada, the Digital Human Library, District School Board of Niagara, ihub Niagara, the Canadian Education Association, Canadian Geographic – Education, MediaSmarts Canada, Orion Network, Contact North, BonZa Global Inc, the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario, and a host of small businesses.

Beginning on January 1st, 2017, every elementary student in Canada from JK to Grade 8 is invited to mark the year of Canada’s 150th birthday by helping to write a brand new chapter in Canada’s story. 

Elementary students from every corner of the country are being challenged to collaborate together, and help create the first interactive and multilingual guide to Canada produced by kids and for kids

We’re asking students in every corner of the country to investigate, honour, and introduce the land and people of their local home community to their 5 million peers who live across Canada’s vast physical and multicultural landscape – and to do so in their own native language wherever possible!

With a special focus on connecting students in marginalized, remote, minority language, and Indigenous communitiesthe project provides students with an exciting opportunity to use their choice of tools, old and new, to meet and start to truly get to know their multi-cultured peers, from sea to shining sea to shining sea.

Peer-to-peer connections, inquiry, and deeper learning are at this project’s heart and soul. In this historic 150th birthday collaboration, the youngest members of our Canadian, First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities have a very real opportunity to contribute to a new culture of understanding, empathy, respect, and hope  – where all children can grow up and celebrate being equally “Strong, Proud, and Free”.

What will the Kids’ Guide to Canada teach YOU in 2017?


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For information and updates, please sign up  => AKGTC Mailing List
(PLEASE NOTE: This is a sign-up for our mailing list only.)
Click here to register: Teacher Registration

For a summary of the project, please see FAST FACTS. 

And for a more detailed understanding of the project, please see DETAILS.

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If you would like to help to organize and create the project, from taking on a single tiny job behind the scenes, to offering suggestion and advice, to becoming an integral partner in creating this project, please contact the organizers at akgtcanada@gmail.com

It takes many different voices to raise a project like this.


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