Sharing Canadian Culture. Creating Digital Stories.

Why join Ancestry Project?

  • Education program prepared specifically for teachers and educators

  • Free access to lesson materials for Canada 150 (Canada’s anniversary 1867-2017)

  • Useful addition to any curriculum dealing with Canadian history and culture

  • Learn how to engage students with digital storytelling and media production

Register today!

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2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary and the launch of Ancestry Project

Explore ancestry, history, Canadian culture and digital media. All are welcome – educators, teachers and youth workers may register for free materials.

Program streams: Grades 7-12, and Adult ESL.
Free program: Sample student worksheets, instructor guide, email newsletter with tips and lesson ideas
Paid upgrades: Access all student worksheets, advanced instructor guide, presentations, and online video training for digital media

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Interview with Mohammad Hashemi

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.

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

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.

National Film Board Picks Favourites for Canada 150

National Film Board Picks Favourites for Canada 150

With the first instalment in a 4-part series for Canada 150 / 2017, the National Film Board (NFB) has chosen some classics for their initial theme “What We Call Home.” The initial content includes short and features, from musical animations to documentaries. Have you seen these films? Which are your favourites?