Canada Book: Courage & Conquest

 Donna Ward is well known for her Canadian Workbooks, Courage and Conquest is part of that line of workbooks.  It focuses on the history of Canada from the viking through to the joining of Newfoundland and Nunavut to Canada.

The table of contents clearly spells out what is included in each of the five units of study.
As you can see the book end with time line pictures, helping you to clearly see all the events in Canadian history.  Each timeline picture matches up with the image with each lesson.
Each lesson comes with a story, suggested readings, a point of additional study and then a workpage based on the day's reading.    

The points of additional study included such things as building a fort of popsicle sticks, learning more about scurvy, learning more about Joseph Brant, the Hudson's Bay Company and Pemmican.  Finding geography points, first nations and so much more. 
I have to admit that I picked up this book to use with my lad a few years back and we've only occasionally used it, mostly just to read the stories in it.   We've not done the workbook part and I don't know that we will.  Sometimes it's just enough to read the stories you know?

Courage & Conquest: Discovering Canadian History
Donna Ward
Marj Cassidy. Illustrator
Donna Ward Northwoods Press
Canada, workbook, curriculum 
Grades 2-5


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  1. Definitely enough to just read sometimes. I personally think that is the best way to learn. :)

    1. It's a well made book, I like how it's put together...but reading... sometimes I just like read and talk and not have to think too hard. :)


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