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 K-12 STUDY CANADA, visit the About Us page.


New Resources for Teaching about Canada!

Outreach News - Canada in the Classroom

Oh Canada! Enrichment Project Enlightens Eighth Graders
This Brooksville Intermediate School Newsletter article features Social Studies teacher Jen Howard and her K-12 STUDY CANADA inspired curriculum on Canada.

Tales From Canada - Storytelling by Michael Cawthra
Michael Cawthra is 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.

Letter from a K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate
Dennis Rees is a Peoria Unified School District teacher who has participated in several workshops offered by the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center (NRC) on Canada over the last 11 years.

Jackson School of International Studies - Canadian Studies Center: October 2013 Report
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.
Visit our Archives on the Arctic Lesson Plans page to view lesson plans developed by educators who participated.

Coal Trains & Proposed Cherry Point Terminal Lesson Plans
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.

K-12 STUDY CANADA Alumna Awarded NEH Endowment
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.

Outreach News - Canada in the Classroom Archive
Visit the archive to see a listing of earlier news articles.


SCSI Photo Gallery

STUDY CANADA Summer Institute News & Photo Gallery

WWU's Study Canada program teaches teachers about Canada
Read an article about the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute.
[March 19, 2014 - Westerntoday]
Visit the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute Photo Gallery to view pictures from the 2014 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute.

Quiz Your Classroom!

Windows to Canada 1*

Windows to Canada 2*

Canada Day Quiz
Answer 20 questions on Canadian history and economics.

Canadian Icons Quiz (requires Flash Player)
See if you can recognize 10 famous Canadians.

*All 'Windows to Canada' artwork created by
Ms. Ritchie's class in 2012 - Sherborne, MA.


Gibney Letter

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. Download the letter (PDF)


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Why Study Canada? Consider these...

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Tom Brokaw Explains Canada to Americans

View the video on YouTube

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.


Page 2 of the O Canada! The True North Strong and Free! supplement

O Canada! The True North Strong and Free!

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A Newspapers in Education supplement by Tina Storer,
K-12 STUDY CANADA at Western Washington University


New Resource Valise Photo Gallery

Resource Valise Photo Gallery

Visit the Resource Valise Photo Gallery

Pictures from the classroom, a new photo gallery featuring the K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Valise.


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