"Before all I am Canadian."
Sir Georges-Etienne Cartier
the gathering place
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The Gathering Place program cover A teaching resource for Grades 5 - 8 Social Science and History, exploring the Canadian people, history, culture and achievements reflected within our capital.

The lessons and activities explore:
  • Canadian culture, identity and symbols
  • Government, citizenship and democracy
  • Canadian stories, heroes and celebrations


The resource includes


  • Full Teacher's Guide with detailed lesson plans, extension activities and all student materials
  • A map of the national capital region
  • Photo cards of capital sites for use in activities
  • Additional handouts for download
SMART Notebook® lessons are available for download here. Smart Notebook

View a sample lesson here


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