The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is thrilled to launch its Teachers’ Book Bank, a collection of Canadian historical fiction and non-fiction books for educators and students. Displayed in a user-friendly way, these books can be used by teachers to introduce topics and themes in Canadian history curricula and by students carrying out research projects. Many of the books also offer opportunities for cross-curricular connections in language arts, geography, the arts, science and other subjects. Teachers can sort through the books by simply clicking on themes or searching by keyword, with relevant information appearing as they click on each book cover.
Visit the Teachers’ Book Bank here: https://bookbank.bookcentre.ca
The Teachers’ Book Bank was put together with help from Historica Canada. Many corresponding lesson plans can be found on The Canadian Encyclopedia. The books currently featured are appropriate for students in grades 4 to 8.
Enter our Contest!
During the month of September, we will be giving away author readings to eight classrooms across the country. Each winner will have one Canadian author of history books visit their classroom, for a one-hour presentation or workshop, with all expenses paid. All teachers of grades 4 through 8 are welcome to enter the contest. To enter, click here and fill out the form by October 15, 2014.