- August 13, 2018 at 9:27 PM #51393
Any Canadian High School teachers out there?
What texts do you use for teaching Canadian History? Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be quality Christian Canadian material available like there is American.
Till now our school used workbooks from a company called ADS. These are poorly written though and contain only rote questions. Looking for solid textbooks, preferably with student materials, but I could make my own if the text was worth it.
- August 14, 2018 at 8:53 AM #51397
Are you familiar with the texts used by Canadian public schools? They might be worth a look. While I wait for CLE’s upcoming 11th-grade US history text I’ve been happily using one of the common secular texts published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. It’s about as neutral as possible towards religions and ideologies. I strongly prefer it to the US history texts from ABeka and Bob Jones. Its main drawback is that it is HUGE; they crammed every possible thing into it so that no one in the entire United States could accuse them of leaving something out. I have to aggressively skip chapters and parts of chapters to make sure the basics are covered.
A brief search didn’t reveal much to me about secular Canadian history texts, but there’s one called Canada: A Nation Unfolding that you can get pretty cheap on eBay if you’d like to check it out.
- August 29, 2018 at 12:01 PM #51666
Our school uses Canada: A Nation Unfolding. It is an older secular textbook (copyright 2000) published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson. I would definitely recommend it. It’s old enough that it has a fairly “conservative” viewpoint, compared to what newer textbooks tend to have. The only downside is that it doesn’t have any teacher or student materials.
It isn’t in print anymore, so check out eBay like Peter suggested. I have also purchased some on Amazon.
- September 2, 2018 at 11:14 PM #51843
Thanks. I will order a copy to preview. I’m also looking at “Shaping Canada”, which is the current Manitoba curriculum, and “The Story of Canada”, a widely-praised comprehensive tradebook on Cdn history.
As you mentioned, the biggest headache is the lack of thorough student materials.
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