FICTION:Simon would rather play his video game than learn how to build an igloo with his grandfather or listen to his grandmother's traditional stories, until a blizzard strands him with his grandparents and he learns the value of the "old ways."
In 1946, African Canadian Viola Desmond refused to move to the segregated section of a movie theatre in Nova Scotia and began the struggle against racial discrimination. Gr.3-6/
FICTION:Residents of a Sudanese village rejoice when a traditional water storage method is replaced by modern technology, but Fatima's grandmother knows there is no substitute for the reliability of the baobab tree.
Hop into a time machine and go back to an era before e-mail, iPhones, and electric cars. From our great-grandparents’ day to today, a huge evolution and revolution in modes of communication, transportation, and entertainment has taken place. Then & Now teaches kids about the "good old days"...
The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language - Cree - he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again. This sensitive and warmly illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of the residential school system that separated young Indigenous children from their families...
FICTION:A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.
Once upon a time, doctors made house calls, fire trucks were pulled by horses, and the milkman delivered fresh milk right to peoples doors. In this innovative title, students will love learning about their favorite community helpers and how their jobs have evolved over time.
A young First Nations boy is preparing for his first pow-wow and his Nokum, his beloved grandmother, guides him through the events of the day, helping him to understand what the singing and dancing are about.
FICTION:Built on a treeless yard by a family who cleared away all the sprouting trees on the property, a house is eventually abandoned and left to deteriorate on a lot that is gradually overrun by wild trees, in a poignant tale of loss, change, and nature's quiet triumph.
FICTION:At the turn of the twentieth century in Canada, Consuela can recognize which wagon is coming down her street by the sound made by the horses' feet, whether it is the milk wagon that goes "clip-clop-clink" or the iceman's Clydesdale going "clip-clipclop."
When Elisha Otis worked in a factory and had to move heavy machinery, he invented a safety break for the hoisting platform. It was so successful that he decided to build "people-hoisting machines" and the first successful passenger elevator was installed in a department store in New York in 1857.
The House on Maple Street - University of Calgary
During the course of 300 years, many people have passed by or lived on the spot now occupied by a house numbered 107 Maple Street.;Suggested for grades K-3.
FICTION:After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.