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I am very unfamiliar with Canadian history, but I think it would be worthwhile for my children to study it as the next “close country” history to American history possibly in lieu of British history. Can anyone foresee any confusion who might have studied both at the same time? (I realize this doesn’t follow SCM. I am trying to plan my own curriculum.)ErinDParticipant
I don’t think it would be confusing at all. In fact, I think they complement each other because so many American events influenced Canadian events. For example, you can hardly learn about the influx of the Loyalists into Canada without learning about the American Revolution. There’s lots of overlap.
A book I use for Canadian history for high school is Canadian History for Dummies and I think it does a good job of including American history events where they are relevant to Canadian history.
ErinD, thanks so much! I will check out this resource. I am having a hard time trusting myself to design my own curriculum when so many companies provide guides.puddelillyParticipant
What level are you teaching now? We discovered the Dear Canada series that is the complement to the Dear America series (the diaries) They were really wonderful, and a lot of them were opposite sides of the conflict, so you can show both perspectives of the same events or timelines. I wouldn’t give up British history though. We used the Usborne History of Britain as a spine and then did lots of projects for each era. https://www.amazon.com/Usborne-History-Britain-Internet-linked-Reference/dp/0746084447/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2XD32CND1C1BK&keywords=usborne+history+of+britain&qid=1688774184&sprefix=usborne+briti%2Caps%2C245&sr=8-1 I think that was my favorite unit so far – there was so much beautiful literature and art.
Pudd, I have rising 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 6th graders. I will check this information out. Thank you very much!
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