A KIDS’ GUIDE TO CANADA – BY KIDS, FOR KIDS
The FIRST GUIDE to CANADA written BY KIDS and FOR KIDS
The Kids’ Guide to Canada (click to view) contains introductions to the land and people of local neighbourhood communities, created by Grade K-8 students, and posted to an interactive map of Canada by their classroom teacher.
ONLINE and INTERACTIVE
Just click on 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.
Student are encouraged to create and share content in French, English, and Indigenous Languages wherever possible.
PRIVATE CLASS CONNECTIONS
Once community introductions are posted, K-8 teachers can use their free account in the Digital Human Library to connect with the teachers of classes of interest to their students, to meet and learn together in the privacy of their respective classrooms.
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.
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
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 is funded in part by the Canadian Ministry of Heritage.
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If you are a Canadian Elementary School teacher,
to have your K-8 students LEARN, CONNECT, and SHARE
with other classes from coast to coast to coast.