The Voyageur’s Paddle Pick and Choose Literature Study

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I am excited to share with you the new The Voyageur’s Paddle – Pick and Choose Literature Study by Kathy-Jo Wargin.

You can purchase The Voyageur’s Paddle here or you can find it on Epic!

This study spans Bible, Art, Music, Science including STEM, Social Studies and Language Arts. There are a wide variety of learning opportunities for you to pick and choose from. There are also many discussion questions for you and your student. Hopefully it will help you to begin your study of Voyageur’s and the Fur Trade. 

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This study is in the Creative Commons and is downloadable to your use. Please feel free to share it with others.

It is a joy to create these units for you! You can find other Pick and Choose Literature Studies here!

Blessings, Natalie

Western Canadian Province Mini Lapbooks and Booklist

Western Provinces Booklist

Here are the Western Canadian Province Mini Lapbooks that I have created for you, below is a booklist including titles in Canada and the Western Provinces:

Canadian Geography Mini Lapbook

BC Geography Mini Lapbook

Alberta Geography Mini Lapbook

Saskatchewan Geography Mini Lapbook

Manitoba Geography Mini Lapbook

Take a look at the Western Provinces Booklist available on Epic!

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Western Provinces Booklist

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Wow Canada by Vivien Bowers

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My Canada, An Illustrated Atlas by Katherine Dearlove

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Exploring Countries: Canada by Colleen Sexton

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Canada: The Land by Bobbie Kalman

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British Columbia by Vivian Bowers

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All Aboard! by Frieda Wishinsky

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Alberta Alibi by Dayle Campbell Gaetz

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Amanda in Alberta by Darlene Foster

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Something Suspicious in Saskatchewan by Dayle Campbell Gaetz

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L is for Land of Living Skies by Linda Aksomitis

(affiliate links to Amazon.ca and Epic)

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Canadian Flyer Books with Teacher Guides

Canadian Flyer

With Canada’s 150 just around the corner, you may want to add some of these Canadian Flyer books into your summer reading! Below are teacher guides from Teaching Books that might help you with some extensions of the books. These books by Frieda Wishinsky are all about Matt and Emily as they get transported to different times and places in Canadian history. This Pinterest Board has many Canadian History and Geography resources and may help you with all of your Canadian history studies. Blessings!

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All of the Canadian Flyer series is available on EPIC!

Teacher Guides from Teaching Books:

Grade 2-3 Teacher Guide

Grade 4-5 Teacher Guide

Booklist:

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#1 Beware Pirates

In this exciting debut title, we meet Emily and Matt, and are transported back in time with them to the year 1577. Matt and Emily find themselves aboard Martin Frobisher’s ship The Aid, anchored in Frobisher Bay. Adventure beckons!

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#2 Danger Dinosaurs

This second title in the series fulfills every child’s fantasy of getting up close with a dinosaur — well, maybe not quite this close! It’s off to the Cretaceous period, in the Alberta Badlands. Maiasaura, Lambeosaurus, and T-rex, oh my!

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#3 Crazy for Gold

It’s the late 1800s and gold rush fever has taken hold. Matt and Emily join the Klondike gold rush for a rich adventure. Will they find gold or lose their shirts? The people are colorful, the land is rugged, and this adventure is unlike anything else Matt and Emily have ever experienced.

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#4 Yikes, Vikings

Matt and Emily have the incredible experience of joining the famous Viking Leif Eriksson and his crew on their historic journey to Vinland in the year 1001. The kids’ ingenuity saves the day when crew members get lost in the new land.

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#5 Flying High

On February 23, 1909, before a crowd of astonished onlookers, Alexander Graham Bell’s Silver Dart took flight. Emily and Matt are on hand and caught up in the thrill of witnessing this amazing story of first flight in Canada.

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#6 Pioneer Kids

Emily and Matt arrive on the Canadian Prairies in 1910. They visit a one-room schoolhouse where they try to help a new friend deal with a classroom bully. But when a raging fire erupts, it’s Emily and Matt who need rescuing!

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#7 Hurry, Freedom

The Canadian Flyer takes Emily and Matt on their most important journey yet — to the Canada-U.S. border in 1858 to travel along the Underground Railroad. They befriend famous abolitionist Dr. Alexander Ross and a group of runaway slaves he’s helping escape to Canada. With slave catchers in close pursuit, will Emily and Matt be able to help their new friends cross the Niagara River to safety?

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#8 A Whale Tale

It’s 1778, and the sled takes Matt and Emily to the west coast, where they meet a Nootka boy about their age. When he takes them out in a canoe they get close (too close!) to a grey whale. Their actions raise the ire of the Nootka chief, who has enough to deal with, with a visit from Captain Cook that coincides with the kids’ visit.

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#9 All Aboard

Emily and Matt are excited to land on an old train. What’s more, this one’s heading for Craigellachie, British Columbia, where the last spike will be driven into the rails celebrating the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Will Emily and Matt make it in time for that historic occasion? Hop on the rails and explore another exciting piece of Canada’s past with Matt and Emily.

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#10 Lost in the Snow

Matt and Emily are off to Quebec in the mid-1600s. There they meet Marie, whose father is about to marry one of the filles du roi, the women the King of France is encouraging to go to Quebec to marry settlers. Marie doesn’t want a new mother. Distraught, she stomps out of her house as heavy snow begins to fall. Emily and Matt race out to follow Marie. Can they find her before she’s lost in the snow?

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#11 Far from Home

Matt and Emily meet Kate and her brother John on a ship carrying World War II evacuees from Britain.The siblings are worried about their family in England and then John disappears. Can Emily and Matt help find John and help both kids adjust to life in Canada?

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#12 On the Case

Matt and Emily land in a rough, tough western town simmering with tension between the Ktunaxa people and settlers. Will they be able to help Mountie Sam Steele clear two innocent men charged with murder, and stay out of danger themselves?

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#13 Stop that Stagecoach

Emily and Matt experience the hardship of pioneer life as they travel through the wild of Upper Canada. They encounter uncharted forests, untamed rivers and rough roads. Will they be able to endure the trip and help their new friend, Thomas, get his mother safely to their homestead before she has her new baby?

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#14 SOS! Titanic!

Friends Matt and Emily land on the Titanic hours before it hits an iceberg. Can they save the ship by telling the captain of its fate?

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#15 Make it Fair!

In Make It Fair!, Emily and Matt travel to Winnipeg in 1914 and meet Nellie McClung, a woman who was most instrumental in the battle for women’s right to vote. They get invited to a play that is being performed a few days from then, a play which Nellie hopes will change everything for women in Manitoba. Can Emily and Matt help Nellie stand up to all the people who want to stop her fight for fairness and equal rights?

(reviews and affiliate links from Amazon.ca and EPIC!)

Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson’s Childhood – Pick and Choose Literature Study

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Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson’s Childhood is a story about a great Canadian musician living in Montreal during his childhood. As a child Oscar has to overcome personal challenges to become a Canadian music legend. Oscar Peterson shows us that overcoming adversity is a possibility for us all!

With this Oscar Lives Next Door: Pick and Choose Literature Study I suggest that you read the story through with your child and choose the activities or discussion questions that best meet your families needs. You may want to read the book more than once with your student as you unfold the aspects of the story from the study. This study could be geared to your younger students or could be used for students in older grades. There is much to explore! Blessings! Natalie

(This study is under the Creative Commons and free for your use)

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Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson’s Childhood by Bonnie Farmer is also available on Epic!Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 6.21.11 PM

 

Jazz Musician Picture Books

More Jazz Music Picture Books

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Duke Ellington – The Piano Prince and His Orchestra

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Charlie Parker Played be bop

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Trombone Shorty

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Before John was a Jazz Giant

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A Horn for Louis

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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat – Ella Fitzgerald

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The Little Piano Girl

(affiliate links to Amazon.ca and Epic)

Canadian History Booklist – Loyalists

United Empire Loyalists

Many Loyalists came to Canada during the American Revolution. Below are stories of struggles and challenges and a key group of people that made such an impact in Canadian History. This list hopefully will help you to find a book that will inspire you to read more about the Loyalists! Blessings!

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The Kids Book of Canadian History pages 24-27

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The Loyal Refugees by Robert Livesey

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The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn

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Canada, A People’s History Volume 1 Chapter 5 and Canada a People’s History Video #5

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The Hollow Tree by Janet Lunn

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Loyalist Runaway by Donna Smyth

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Birchtown and the Black Loyalists by Wanda Taylor

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Broken Trail by Jean Rae Baxter

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Escape by Mary Beacock Fryer

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Begin Again by Mary Beacock Fryer

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The Way Lies North by Jean Rae Baxter

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Flight by Connie Brummel Crook

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The Hungry Year by Connie Brummel Crook

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Charlotte by Janet Lunn

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Meyer’s Creek by Connie Brummel Crook

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A Home in the Storm by Janet P. Slater

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Dear Canada – With Nothing but our Courage by Karleen Bradford

(affiliate links with Amazon.ca)

Canadian History Booklist – New France

New France Booklist

Here are a wide variety of titles about New France. I have included general Canadian History resources with the pages and chapters pertaining to New France. Enjoy your study of New France! It is such an interesting time in Canadian History.

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The Kids Book of Canadian History pages 15-20

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New France by Robert Livesay

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The Story of Canada Chapter 3 by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore

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Canada: A People’s History, Series 1 Volume 3 (video)

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Canada: A People’s History, Volume 1 Chapter 3

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Champlain by Christopher Moore

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Champlain, Peacemaker and Explorer by Mary Beacock Fryer

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The King’s Daughter by Suzanne Martel,

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Madeline Takes Command by Ethel C. Brill

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Dear Canada – Alone in an Untamed Land by Maxine Trottier

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The Huron Carol by Ian Wallace

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The Spirit of Canada by Barbara Hehner – Try not to be Troublesome and the Huron Carol – page 27-29,

Two more books for your study of New France (and many areas of Canadian History) that are out of print:

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My First History of Canada by Donalda Dickie – Chapters 4, 5 and 6

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Portraits of Faith by Michael D. Clarke – Jean de Brebeuf, Marie de I’Incarnation and Jeanne Mance, Paul de Maisonneuve and Marguerite Bourgeoys

(affiliate links to Amazon.ca)

Canadian History Booklist – Acadia and Louisbourg

Acadians and Louisbourg Booklist

Canadian History during the exile of the Acadians and the Battle of Louisbourg is a time in Canadian History when we have risen to high heights, and stooped to some of the lowest lows… It is a great time to discover with your children and help them to understand that history is not always pretty. It can be very difficult! I hope that this booklist helps you to explore!!

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The Kids Book of Canadian History pages 21-23

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The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore

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Canada, A People’s History Video 3 and 4

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Canada, A People’s History Volume 1 Chapter 4

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Elizabeth, Our Canadian Girl by Anne Laurel Carter

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Evangeline and the Acadians by Robert Tallant

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Dear Canada – Banished From our Home by Sharon Stewart

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The Diary of Marie Landry: Acadian Exile by Stacy Demoran Allbritton

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The Girl on Evangeline Beach by Anne Carter

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Evangeline for Young Readers by Helene Boudreau

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Evangeline for Children by Alice Couvillon

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ABC Adadie by Mary Alice Downie

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Claire by Moonlight by Lynne Kositsky

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Blood Brothers in Louisbourg by Philip Roy

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There have Always Been Foxes by Maxine Trottier

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The Spirit of Canada by Barbara Hehner – The Pipers Refrain pages 54-55

Books for your study of the Acadians and Louisbourg that are out of print:

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A Proper Acadian by Mary Alice Downie (harder to find)

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Portraits of Faith by Michael D. Clarke – Henry Alline

 

(affiliate links to Amazon)