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Magazine article Teach

Notable Sites for Teachers [Www.Heroines.Ca ] [Www.Worldalmanacforkids.Com/index.HTML ] [ ]

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A Guide to Women in Canadian History

A Guide to Women in Canadian History builds on our proud feminine history as it pulls amazing women from the past to the forefront, presenting famous and not-so-famous Canadian heroines.

Roberta Bondar, Kim Campbell and Lucy Maud Montgomery are just a few of the well-known women chronicled on the site. Unknowns include Ann Harvey, a brave teenager who saved immigrants shipwrecked off the coast of Newfoundland; Fanny "Bobbie" Rosenfeld, an Olympian reputed to be the world's greatest female athlete; and Elsie MacGill, the first woman in the world to design an airplane.

The site includes hundreds of biographies, separated into six categories. Under the People category, kids can click on links to Heroines, Biographies and Group Histories. The Gallery contains links to Pictures, Cartoons and Posters. Celebrate connects kids to Stamps, Statues, Currency, Historic Sites and Women's History Month, while the History category takes you back in time with links to Time Travel and Herstory. The Resources page links a user to Books, Shop, Recipes, Quotes, Classroom, Kid's World, Films & Videos. The News section keeps you up-to-date with the latest conferences and accomplishments of females in Canadian history.

The Classroom link informs teachers and students about monthly contests. One current contest, held in conjunction with Dundurn Press, presents an essay challenge. Celebrating the release of Merna Forster's book, 100 Canadian Heroines, students can submit a 500-750-word essay about their favourite Canadian-born heroine (or, a woman who achieved something significant in Canada) who is not featured in Forster's book. For more information, visit or www.heroines. ca/features/contests.html. The winner receives a $100 cash prize and $300 worth of Dundurn books.

World Almanac for Kids html

The companion Web site to the popular book World Almanac for Kids is packed with information and activities that teach kids about the world.

The World Almanac Web site has five main links: Games, Explore, Fun & Games, Insider Info and a monthly Feature Article covering a timely subject.

The Games page includes seven different games. The Word Find challenges kids to find words in the English or Egyptian alphabets, or with Greek or Dot symbols-kids get 45 seconds and three guesses to find the words. …

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