"CANADIAN HISTORY IS BORING."
LET'S CHANGE THAT.
Canadian history has the danger of being considered boring. Our history isn't really that long and we don't have some of the big, explosive events in our story that draw our attention when we look at the big picture.
Instead, we have to zoom in a lot closer to smaller moments and take a look at what is happening right then. We need to get hands-on. And that's where My Canadian Time Capsule comes in.
Get 12 Hands-On
Canadian History Unit Studies
What IS My Canadian Time Capsule?
My Canadian Time Capsule is a 12-month hands-on, interactive unit study program that focuses on various moments in Canadian history. The goal of each capsule is to immerse yourself into that single moment and take a look around - through activities like mapping, videos, reading, crafts, webquests, art, writing, and more. The intention is to get you and your children excited, interested, and learning that Canadian history isn't boring after all.
For example, the first unit is all about the Klondike Gold Rush. Together you will experience the thrill that caused 100,000 people to set out on a dream of a lifetime adventure and that turned a quiet northern province into an American wild-west style town. It's a story of danger, determination, and dreams.
EXAMPLES OF ACTIVITIES FOR MONTH ONE:
When you've completed the activities that interest you each month, you can print out a timestamp and stick it into your TimeStamp Collection Booklet and write a little short note to remind you what was learned. Keep collecting stamps throughout your Time Capsule adventure.
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What Topics Will This Cover?
My Canadian Time Capsule is NOT a comprehensive chronological look at Canadian history. Instead of worrying about the timeline, it jumps from moment to moment in order to focus on interest and curiosity.
The 12 units included are:
- The Klondike Gold Rush
- Les Voyageurs
- Women & the Vote
- The Vikings
- The Halifax Explosion
- The Underground Railroad
- The Canadian Pacific Railway
- The Great Depression
- War of 1812
- Frank Slide
- New France
- Battle of the Plains of Abraham
It is possible that we will add more units in the future, but these are unplanned at this point.
What age is this for?
This membership was designed around what I thought my own kids would enjoy - particularly my Grade 5+ kids. However, I hate putting age ranges on things because homeschooling is so adaptable that you can use it with all kids. I think this program is able to be used with most ages.
Will I have access forever?
When you join My Canadian Time Capsule, you will get access to a new unit of learning every month for 12 months. When a new unit is unlocked, you will have lifetime access to the program materials.
Is this secular?
I always try to make my resources faith-neutral. I don't anticipate needing to talk about religion much in these unit studies, but if we had a topic that needed to talk about faith it would be from a historical perspective, not a personal faith one.
Are the units printable or all online?
Activities will be a combination of videos, printables, activities, online games and research, and more. Some will be online and some will be offline. Each month's activities are different.
What about Indigenous Studies?
Although I'm not from a First Nations background personally, I wanted to make sure that I respect and present their views as honestly as possible. There are considerations of the indigenous perspectives in most of the subjects included - providing activities or research questions that encourage students to consider how events impacted the Indigenous community. I am always open to learning more if something isn't correct.