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post #1 of 53
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for other Canadians who are currently homeschooling.

So much of the available curriculums, etc are US based, I really want to know what's out there for those of us who don't like in the US.
post #2 of 53
Canadian here. I'm in Quebec.

I'm not any help with curriculum, though, cause we're unschooling.
post #3 of 53
Hi from B.C.!

I'd like to know what kind of resources there is for homeschoolers in canada as well. My DDs are still pretty young, but I would love to know where to look when the time comes.
post #4 of 53
Another Canadian here...Quebec too.
post #5 of 53
Thread Starter 
I suppose I should have specified - we're in Ontario.

Our kids are almost-3 and almost-1
post #6 of 53
we are in ontario! we are unschooling, so no help with curriculums, though.
post #7 of 53

hi i'm from alberta. we unschool to but i do have some familiarity with some curriculums - but not much.

mandi
post #8 of 53
The Home Works is a Canadian company.
http://www.thehomeworks.ca/page7.html

There is at least one other one but I can't remember the name!
post #9 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thank you Linda.
post #10 of 53
you can try www.upsidedownschoolroom.com
www.home-hearth.com
www.CanadianHomeEducation.com
www.ads-academic.com

all canadian resources which i've used.
mandi
post #11 of 53
HI from NB! Another good central location of resources and info is here:

http://www.flora.org/homeschool-ca/
The Canadian Home Based Learning Resource page. If you haven't been there in a while, it's been overhauled. (Why yes, that's me in the NB section...)
post #12 of 53
I'm in Canada -- Ontario. (I used to work for The Home Works, Linda. Didn't know then that I would be homeschooling!)

There was a thread on the Canadian Homeschooler's Board that listed websites for Canadian homeschool supply companies, but I just went there to look for it and they have switched the boards around a bit and I can't seem to find it. There is also a list in an msn group that is pretty good here, and also Homeschoolmama's Canadian Suppliers list. I found these through the Canadian Homeschooler's Board, which seems to be quite Christian, so if you're not looking for things in that vein, it might not be too useful to you. But I don't think the links were exclusively Christian.

I have found it frustrating to find a book or curriculum or whatever that I like, but it is American-based. For a lot of things, I suppose it wouldn't matter, but for history..... just seems like a waste of money if I can't use 1/4 of the curriculum. Or if I need to buy something in addition.
post #13 of 53
There's also:

http://www.homeschoolandmore.ca/ (my Fave - Gertrude is awesome!)
http://www.treeoflifeathome.com/ (classical)
http://www.canadianhomeeducation.com/
http://www.coastalhosting.net/nicole...olresource.php
http://www.theknowledgefactory.ca (new, loads of cool stuff, notebooking etc..)
http://stfrancisbooks.com/ for Canadian catholic supplies, in case anyone needs it.
post #14 of 53
I'm in Ontario. I have been able to find almost all of what I want either through Canadian suppliers or on ebay or the WTM exchange board. Is there something specific you are looking for?
If you are in Ontario there is a big curriculum fair coming up later this month - you can usually get what you want there.

HTH
Karen
post #15 of 53
Oooh, Karen -- can you share more info about the fair?
post #16 of 53
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Originally Posted by Brisen
I have found it frustrating to find a book or curriculum or whatever that I like, but it is American-based. For a lot of things, I suppose it wouldn't matter, but for history..... just seems like a waste of money if I can't use 1/4 of the curriculum. Or if I need to buy something in addition.
I really wish more things were more international. I'm American, my DH is British, and our family lived in Canada for awhile. I honestly cannot get over how much Canada and the UK are left out of American history. They are so important!!!!! It all relates back together!

I would think that you would want to spend more time on the artic and natives Americans from more norther regions as well.
post #17 of 53
Sure - here are the details as I have them

AUGUST 2004
"Back To School" Annual Curriculum Fair - Mississauga, Ontario
Date: August 12, 2005 (NOT August 19!)
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
St. Martin Secondary School, 2470 Rosemary Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
For more information: Katie Patrick, (905) 876-1287,
Cost: $2.50/adult (adults are 16+) at the door; children are welcome and free. Admission helps cover the facility rental costs to make the Curriculum Fair possible.
email petrudev@aztec-net.com or visit the "Back to School"
site for more info:
http://www.btsfair.ca/
HTH

If you are looking for CDN history Donna Ward's stuff is good http://www.donnaward.ca/index.asp, as is the Discovering Canada info. You can usually get the CBC video special Canada A People's History from the library and Janet Lunn Story of Canada is good for younger kids. Scholastic sells a series called the Kid's book of....Canada/Cdn Prime Ministers etc - and they are usually only $10 - 15 in the scholastic flyers.

I find world history stuff I like and then we supplement with Canadian history. A timeline helps with this to keep the dates straight. And we have a couple of history timeline books from Usbourne and I can't remember the other guy but they help find things that were happening around the world during a certain time period.

I can dig out a great Canadian History reading list for you if you are interested.

Also - check out this list for some British resources to get a different perspective: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ (careful - it's easy to get lost for days on this site :LOL )

hth
Karen
post #18 of 53
We're in NS but we don't follow a formal curriculum... we're more into unschooling right now. I know some people who do use American curriculums but just adapt them to include more Canadian content.

I have found it useful to browse the various provincial Dept. of Education curriculums to get an idea of what is being covered in each grade when I preparing my "course outline" for the year... maybe you could develop your own this way?
post #19 of 53
Thanks for posting all these great links! I was born and raised in montreal and now am living in boston. We are going to homeschool definately for elementary school and would love it to be a canadian based education.
post #20 of 53
more unschoolers in NS
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