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

For French, see: Enseignants – Faits Rapides

RegistrationFeb26.png Registered participants as of February 28th, 2017.   Click HERE to see the current Kids’ Guide map.

WELCOME to THIS EXCITING PROJECT!

AKGTCanada is a national teacher-led initiative organized by elementary teacher volunteers from across the country, and made possible through the help of Esri Canada, the Digital Human Library, District School Board of Niagara, the Canadian Education Association, the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario, the Canadian Government, and a host of other educational organizations and small businesses.

From January 1st 2017 until June 3oth 2018, every elementary student in Canada from JK to Grade 8 is invited to mark Canada’s 150+ 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

Students in every corner of the country are asked 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 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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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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VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED!

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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About Cathy Beach

Recently retired elementary teacher and outdoor educator in rural Ontario, Canada. My Olympic Journeys may be over, but they lead me into some very exciting adventures with teachers and kids and the world of connected learning...
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