The Story of Canada written by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore is our favourite Canadian history book. We used in the past as a spine for a homeschool study of Canadian history, reading the entire book cover to cover. We have also referenced back to it over the years, making this book our Canadian History reference book.
|Page of Contents for The Story of Canada|
This book covers the story of our country from the Ice Ages to the late 1990s. It is filled with beautiful paintings by Alan Daniel, historical photographs, maps, and many more.
|Trade routes up to 1650 are labelled on this map|
I remember reading this book aloud during our Canadian history study and it was a pleasure to read aloud to my children. They liked to follow along, looking at the many visual additions to the text. The text is nicely divided and there are extra boxes filled with interesting additional information.
|This page's text talks about the Blackfoot and the Cree, while the image and text in the black box explains the difficulties that came with travelling in the Arctic.|
The Story of Canada truly reads like a story, not a boring history textbook filled with only facts and dates, making history exciting to read about!
At the back of The Story of Canada, there is a Chronology that spans from 75 millions years ago with "dinosaurs live in steamy forests and warm seas that cover much of what we now call Canada" to the year 2000 with "Canada enters a new millennium".
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There is an awesome giveaway this month, open to residents of Canada only, for ages 18 and up and ends March 11th at 11:59EST. The giveaway is a for this set of 8 youth books from Coteau Books called the Disaster Strikes! Series. Each book features a major disaster moment in Canadian History. Check out this title "A Terrible Roar of Water" by Penny Draper.