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.
New Resources for Teaching about Canada!
STUDY CANADA in the News
to read about teacher, Sarah Segal, of Hood River Middle School in Oregon. Ms. Segal implemented a 6th grade-wide cultural unit exploring the Inuit Nations of the north.
Click here to read about teacher, Paulette Thompson, K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate
[Oct., 2012 - Canadian Studies Center]
Click here to read about Colorado teacher Anastasia Sunday, and the 2011 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute
[Oct. 21, 2011 - Estes Park News]
Click here to read about Florida teacher Kathy Gates, and the 2011 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute
[Sept. 7, 2011 - St. Petersburg Times]
Click here to read about Indiana teacher, Gale Carter, and the 2011 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute
[Apr. 29, 2012 - The Times of Northwest Indiana]
STUDY CANADA Summer Institute Photo Gallery
Click here to visit.
Pictures from STUDY CANADA Summer Institute 2012 Trip!
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)