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WELCOME  to 

A KIDS’ GUIDE TO CANADA

The first guide to Canada written
BY KIDS and FOR KIDS
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Click the MAP or click HERE to visit the Kids’ Guide

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The Kids’ Guide to Canada contains introductions to the land and people of local neighbourhood communities, created by Grade K-8 students, and posted on an interactive map of Canada by their classroom teacher.

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ONLINE and INTERACTIVE

 

Click on the map above to open the Kids’ Guide. Select one of the coloured buttons to learn about communities from local students from coast to coast to coast!  Click on the links for photos, videos, and content posted on class websites and blogs.

 

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MULTILINGUAL    

 

Student content is provided in French, English, and Indigenous Languages wherever possible.

 

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AND ALL COMPLETELY FREE!

This project is a teacher-led initiative, organized by elementary classroom teachers across the country, with the generous help and support of a wide range of educational organizations and small businesses.

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There are

TWO ESSENTIAL STEPS for PARTICIPATING CLASSES

 

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1   PREPARATION  

 

A private area on the Kids’ Guide website provides a wide range of teacher resources and student activities in both official languages and in a choice of text, video, photo and audio formats.

Student activities are provided on 3 different themes:  1. Digital Safety and Citizenship   2. #KidsMatter and  3. Cross-Cultural Communications

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2   CONTRIBUTING to the GUIDE

 

All kinds of resources are provided to inspire and help students create artifacts (creative works) to introduce the land and people of their local community.

Resources are also provided to assist teachers in uploading student artifacts to the Kids’ Guide. For digital safety and security, no student accounts are provided.

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TWO OPTIONAL STEPS

 

3   CLASS CONNECTIONS

 

 

K-8 teachers can use their free account in the Digital Human Library to find and connect with classes of interest to their students. Their 2 classes can then meet and learn together in the privacy of their respective classrooms, using whatever forms of communication are available to them.

 

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4  SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Special weekly activities are offered to help students meet and get to know Canada’s many diverse communities from sea to sea. These activities range from weekly Photo Challenges and Class Activities, to Twitter Chats,  Mystery Class Challenges, and Live Student Webcasts connecting students across the country.

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If you are a Canadian Elementary School teacher

REGISTER HERE

to have your K-8 students

LEARN, CONNECT, and SHARE

with other classes from coast to coast to coast. 

 

 

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