The Pacific Northwest National Resource Center (NRC) on Canada is pleased to provide K-12 teachers and students with a wealth of resources for learning about Canada.
K-12 STUDY CANADA is the outreach arm of the Pacific Northwest NRC and is jointly performed by the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University and the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington. Our NRC on Canada is one of seven other world region NRCs within the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.
To learn more about us, click here.
Outreach News - Canada in the Classroom
Click here to read about Michael Cawthra, a teacher associate of the STUDY CANADA program who travels from classroom to classroom to share exciting tales from different time periods and geographic areas of Canada.
Click here to read a letter from Dennis Rees, a K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate in Arizona.
Click here to learn about the K-12 STUDY CANADA "Archives on the Arctic: Connecting to Global Issues with Primary Sources" workshop held at Metropolitan State University of Denver (June 24-26). Grant support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Western Regional Center was appreciated.
To view lesson plans developed by educators from across the western US who participated, click here.
Click here to view lesson plans developed by educators who participated in the K-12 STUDY CANADA workshop "From Coal Trains to Classrooms: Cross-Border Trade, Energy & Environmental Issues in the PNW" on June 27 at North Seattle Community College. Support from the Canada-America Society of Washington was appreciated.
Click here to read about teacher, Diana Mackiewicz, STUDY CANADA 2012 participant, who was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities award to participate in the "Native Americans of New England, A Historical Overview" program.
Click here to see a listing of earlier articles from the Outreach News - Canada in the Classroom Archive.
STUDY CANADA Summer Institute News and Photo Gallery
Quiz Your Classroom!
Canada Day Quiz - Click here to answer 20 questions on Canadian history and economics.
Canadian Icons Quiz (requires Flash Player) - Click here to see if you can recognize 10 famous Canadians.
Ms. Ritchie's class in 2012 - Sherborne, MA.
A Letter of Thanks to the
Pacific Northwest National Resource Center
A Washington state educator shares news of her participation in the 2010 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute and how her use of the K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Valise teacher loan-kit has enhanced Canadian content in her Grade 1 classroom. Click here to view the letter.
Why Study Canada? Consider these...
21st Century Toolkit: History of Canada-US Relations, PDF
(project in development)
- US Embassy - Reasons to Know More about Canada, PDF
A SUNY Plattsburgh Study: The Country Left Behind, PDF
by Joseph-André Senécal, Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont
Tom Brokaw Explains Canada to Americans
NBC's Tom Brokaw explores the close relationship between Canada and the U.S.A.
This brief segment originally aired on NBC on 2/12/2010, in conjunction with Opening Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. It continues to be available on youtube but the links change as NBC has it removed for copyright reasons. If this link is no longer working, simply "google" the title and you will undoubtedly find a new but different link. It remains a highly popular video.
O Canada! The True North Strong and Free!
A Newspapers in Education supplement by Tina Storer,
K-12 STUDY CANADA at Western Washington University
Resource Valise Photo Gallery
Pictures from the classroom, a new photo gallery featuring the K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Valise.
"WOW! I am really impressed with the work you've been doing to help teachers in the US teach about Canada. These informative web pages and links are just incredible! As the current president of the National Council for Geographic Education, I will definitely plan to tell our board and members in general about these materials when we meet."
S. Hardwick (President, NCGE - Portland, OR)