Archeology Games: https://sciencetrek.org/sciencetrek/topics/archaeology/games.cfm
First Nations Culture/Legends
Hopewell Rocks: https://thehopewellrocks.ca/index.php/en/page/culture
Note: Can be read in English or French. Change language in top right corner. Lots of interesting information and photos to browse in all sections of this website.
Kids Stop: Find activities, games and stories for youth and educators about Indigenous peoples' culture, history and languages.
Note: Videos on bottom of main page. Visit the “Play” section for interactive games that include text explanations. Several excellent reading/listening legends in the “Read and Listen” section. Students can listen while reading along in the text. Available in French and English. Change language by clicking in top right corner.
Videos of Mi’kmaq legends told in English, French or Mi’Kmaq: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpjtKJOeC3mGvzFxLY71goGkfGuUbema0
Note: You can select primary language.
“Land and Sea the Mi’Kmaq Journey” From the deep woods of Nova Scotia - to the Smithsonian archives in Washington - the long journey to protect Mi'kmaq culture for the future.
Note: Excellent videos/photos of Mi’Kmaq artefacts and the importance of cultural preservation. Great to watch and discuss as a family.
Do you remember the tulips we planted outside the school last fall?
We are going to learn about the Dutch Liberation and its' connection to how tulips came to Canada. Each year thousands of Canadians enjoy the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa.
Check out this lovely video from TulipToons:
You can learn so much more about this interesting topic by watching these interesting videos about tulips and popular Dutch Folktales:
You can also view these videos in French. Challenge yourself and view them in French here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8NLvAb7X0IIUHhdDf2AvcvdigROc5wau
You can also watch this Heritage Moment about the Dutch Liberation:
What similarities do you noticed between these folk tales and folk or fairy tales that you know?
Below is a photo of Mme Bannister's "Liberation Tulips" and a photo of her grandmother, Martina, who was 11 years old when she was liberated from German forces in her hometown of Overloon, Netherlands. Some the most precious items from her 350+ tea cup and saucer set collection are on the second shelf from the top, in the center. A tall coffee pot, tea pot and one cup and saucer. This is what is left of the set that belonged to her mother. The rest was lost during the events of liberation. She immigrated to Canada 60 years ago.
Mr. Steeves made you a video of the beautiful Dutch Liberation tulips that you planted in the fall: