Teaching Resources

Communities Around You


Your family is a community….your neighbourhood is a community

What kind of communities are you in? Your first community is your family. Your neighborhood is a community. Your county, town or city is a community. There are urban communities and rural communities…..See more about communities including two great kids videos. Click here

Teaching Resources

Alberta’s Cowboys, Oil and Skiing


Rick Mercer will take you on some fun romps to interesting parts of this grand province. Geography Province to Province is a matching curriculum. On the Alberta Highlights page, download the map and facts page, and see Rick Mercer herd cattle, drive heavy equipment at the oil sands, and go to a rodeo.
Next month….Saskatchewan.
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British Columbia, Land of Surf and Snow

From now until Christmas we’ll be spotlighting provinces and territories from west to east as a perfect companion to your geography studies. Come along on our virtual travel tour to see this amazing country!


See the orcas, snorkel with salmon, and whiz down the ski slopes with Rick Mercer at our BC resources page. If you want a middle to upper grade curriculum,  Geography Province to Province fits the bill.
On the British Columbia Highlights page download maps, facts, and view curated videos.
Next month…Alberta 
Teaching Resources

Pretend Passport Printable


Pretend passports are perfect for a virtual travel record!

Plan a Geography Fair. Choose a country to present – make a short presentation such as a folk dance, a song, or poem, or set up a display which may include maps, pictures, projects, a country stamp or sticker for passports, and an international food sample enough for all in attendance. Children receive play passports and go to each station for country stamps (or stickers). They should record 2-4 facts they learn about each country in their passport.
Record places in stories in your passport. Whenever you read a story set in a world location, or study another culture, put a sticker or stamp in your passport for a record of all the places you’ve virtually visited.

Click on the image for the printable!