We are using a number of books to helps us along the way. And I'll do my best to put up pictures and links to them all. :) BUT i won't be able to do it for all of them since we go to the library, pick out lots of books on Canada and read them. Right now we are reading through a book on immigration. We're have read so many books it's amazing the materials out there. As we study immigration and it's changes in Canada we've been learning about WHY people come to Canada, and what changes are happening in Canada because of it. What Canada has to offer people of other cultures and so forth. This causes lots of questions in a boy child who lives in a very safe neighbourhood and hasn't had to think about poverty, war, disease, over-crowding and such like.
One of the most recent books we read that captured the lad's imagination is one called Cryptic Canada.
How I've laid our course of study out
Then we read a lot of books about the "first nations" people. I need to do a bit more work in this area. I've plans to make a chart of the different people and show the lad that where the natives lived in Canada changed how they lived (as in some were farmers cause the land supported that whereas others were more hunters as the lad better suited that lifestyle). This coming week I hope to build an Indian loghouse with him. This past fall we went to the bush and collected a bunch of wood (we really needed birch but couldn't find a lot of that).
Next week he'll be visiting his grandparents and asking them questions about where they came from so we can start building a map of where immigrants come from.
One of my cousins is into genealogy and he sent us a big PDF file on the history of my side of the family and it was quite interesting to read.
Once we are done immigration we'll be looking into the different provinces. I've captured the lads interest in this by using his favourite "angry birds" as part of our explorations. He'll be painting rocks, and making collage out of things that the angry birds might like to do and see.
Books from the library. Story books, factual books, just books all about different aspects of Canada and the world. Read copiously!
Books purchased that you can write on (I photocopy sheets) and use to make lapbook type pages and what not. If you get a variety different authors have different ways of approaching the same subject matter. Variety is good.