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HCS Learning Commons newsletter is a dynamic hub, made up of our blended virtual and physical learning commons.  Exciting things happen around literacy, technology, social media, homeschooling and classroom pedagogy.
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Canadian History Report Card | Historica Canada

Canadian History Report Card | Historica Canada | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Report card on social studies in Canada from Historica.

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Watch now: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story | Underground Railroad: The William Still Story | PBS Video

This is the story of a man who risked his life shepherding runaway slaves to freedom.
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William Still hero of the slave trade.  Check out this video.

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Help make the upcoming election relevant to your students!

Help make the upcoming election relevant to your students! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
3 lesson plans for 3 levels of government | Quiz: Find out if you have what it takes to be PM | Write a class letter to federal candidates in your constituency | Young Citizen Paul G on Diefenbaker | 10 Great Prime Ministers & some you may have missed | Making a Law- Step by Step |
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Lesson plans on government and upcoming federal elections.

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Magna Carta

Magna Carta | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Downloadable teaching online resources on the Magna Carta from grades 1-12.

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Hbc Heritage | Fur Trade Nation

Hbc Heritage | Fur Trade Nation | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Fur Trade #edresources from HCS Virtual Museum.  Learn about the life of a Voyageur.

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Elections Canada - Canada’s Democracy Week

Elections Canada - Canada’s Democracy Week | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Encourage your students to learn about democracy!  Elections Canada has some educational activities in this regard.

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Check Out These Books That Teach

Check Out These Books That Teach | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Citizenship challenge and democracy lesson plans for Canada Democracy Week Sep 15th, as well as professional reading material for teachers.

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Free lessons on democracy and some books for teachers regarding professional development from TEACH.

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True North: Our Canadian Homeschool: Canadian Geography Lapbooks - Saskatchewan and Manitoba

True North: Our Canadian Homeschool: Canadian Geography Lapbooks - Saskatchewan and Manitoba | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Socials notebooking for Canadian geography!

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Canada's History Remembers

Canada's History Remembers | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Lest we forget... POWs in the Korean War | The War Artists | Spies Behind Enemy Lines | The Hidden History of the Poppy | The Meaning of Memorials | Signs of Soldiers | The Great War
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Resource on Remembrance day Nov 11th for your student engagement.

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ChalkTalk Elections Canada

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Elections Canada teaching resources for K-12 including Student Vote 2015, and Democracy challenge.

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Inspire them to keep learning this summer

Inspire them to keep learning this summer | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Visit Magna Carta|Check out the Magazine School|Vote for your favourite Young Citizens videos|Transcribe letters from the Great War|Make your city's list of weird laws!
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The Great Charter of English Liberties turns 800 this year.  Find out more about the celebrations and contests!

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Canada: A People's History - Teacher Resources: Grades 10-12

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CBC epsiodes on Canada A Peoples History- grades 10-12

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TCH for Kids Newsletter February 2015

TCH for Kids Newsletter February 2015 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Check out two lessons plans, the history of Canada's red and white maple leaf flag, the creation of "O Canada" and more!
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Canada lesson plans on government, the flag as well as a history contest.  Grades 5 and up.

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HBCHF Educational Resources

HBCHF Educational Resources | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Free educational resources from 4edu.ca on explorers in Canadian History.

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Journey North Citizen Science: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change

Journey North Citizen Science: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Journey North is a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. Journey North is an online science education project in which students track spring's journey across the northern hemisphere.
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Follow the seasons changing with Journey North!

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War of 1812 - A Canadian Perspective from www.donnaward.net newsletter on Canadian History

War of 1812 - A Canadian Perspective from www.donnaward.net newsletter on Canadian History | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

With Timeline, interactive map and learning resources. 


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Education - Parliament of Canada

Education - Parliament of Canada | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Education for K-12 with many lessons, resources and teacher kits. Learn more about the Parliament of Canada!


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