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Remembrance Day and Famous Canadians Resource: John McCrae (In Flanders Fields)

Reading and Listening Resources: Preview Available Now There may be no finer Canadian to profile for the "Famous Canadians" units than John McCrae, the soldier poet who penned the infamous "In Flanders Fields," a poem of international renown. McCrae died at a rather...

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Famous Canadians Featured in NY Times’ “Canada: Profiles in Culture”

I just discovered yet another amazing resource, "Canada: Profiles in Culture." This one comes courtesy of the NY Times. Whether or not you're a teacher, if you are looking for readings on interesting Canadians you should check this publication out. The Times has...

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Interview with Mohammad Hashemi

This interview is a part of a series that features creatives working in Canadian education. Mohammad Hashemi is a man of many talents: writer, teacher, translator, author of a number of books for language teachers and students. Read on for his thoughts on Canada at 150 years, the best in education technology and a special anecdote from his move from Iran to Ottawa.

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NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof’s Family Immigration Story Told Via Engaging Documentary

Nicholas Kristof is a Pulitzer prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, who covers human rights, women’s rights, health, and global affairs. In the column and short documentary, “Mr. Trump, Meet My Family,” Kristof describes the journey his father took as an Eastern European refugee, as he escaped hardship and eventually made his way to America. He also puts his family’s history into present day context.

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