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.
Outreach News - Canada in the Classroom
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.
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!
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.
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. Download the letter (PDF)
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
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.
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
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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"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)