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WELCOME  to 

A KIDS’ GUIDE TO CANADA

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Click the MAP or click HERE to visit the Kids’ Guide

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The FIRST GUIDE to CANADA

written 

BY KIDS and FOR KIDS

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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 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.

Use the SEARCH tool to find content from a specific location on the map, or use the FILTER tool to filter the artifacts on the map by a specific topic or by English, French, or Indigenous languages.

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 MULTILINGUAL    

Student content in French, English, and Indigenous Languages where possible.

 

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.PRIVATE CLASS CONNECTIONS

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

 

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SPECIAL WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Every week, special activities are offered on a voluntary participation basis to help students meet and get to know their peers from sea to sea – from Photo Challenges and Class Activities, to Twitter Chats and Mystery Class Challenges, from Special Presentations to Live Student Webcasts taking place across the country.

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A WEALTH of TEACHER RESOURCES    

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 organized around 3 different themes:  1. Digital Safety and Citizenship   2. #KidsMatter and  3. Cross-Cultural Communications

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ALL COMPLETELY FREE!

This project is a teacher-led initiative, organized by elementary classroom teachers from across the country, with the support of a host of educational organizations and small business, and its creation was funded in part by the Canadian Ministry of Heritage.

 

 

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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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