History

Teaching about New France

Children remember more of their history lesson when they can be involved in that period of history. Parks Canada has a great page to teach your children about New France and what it was like to live there between 1640 and 1740 AD. Your children can go to this link and defend New France.

Caroline Soucy,Parks Canada 2003
Caroline Soucy,Parks Canada 2003

They can go to Widow Chaure’s (click on soldier) and then build the palisades ordered by the Comte de Frontenac.
Cadet and sergeant of the Compagnies franches de la Marine between 1750 and 1755  Illustration by Eugène Lelièpvre / Parks Canada
Cadet and sergeant of the Compagnies franches de la Marine between 1750 and 1755 Illustration by Eugène Lelièpvre / Parks Canada

They can keep track of information in a free printable Soldier’s Notebook.
These are only a few of the activities from this website that your children can participate in.
More teaching ideas will be coming in future posts!

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Had a crazy homeschooling day (or week)? The laundry is piled up, the kids aren’t co-operating, the chores aren’t getting done and school attitudes are abysmal..you the conductor of a train with square wheels!

When did we loose the joy of learning? Where did the fun go? As Moms, we are the hub of the home. We set the tone. Maybe it’s time to put some humour back into the day.

Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.
-Donna