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
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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Proud moment. I am pleased to announce that Ancestry Project is an award winner! In June 2017, at its annual conference, TESL Canada awarded Ancestry Project an Innovation Award, in the category of “Digital Teaching or Learning Resource (website, software).” Since...
Running from May 20 - July 30, 2017. Destination Canada is an exhibit at the Toronto Reference Library’s TD Gallery. This gem is almost hidden away at the side inside the entrance of the massive central library. Fortunately I was alerted to its presence by a display...
Interview with Patrice Palmer conducted by Mike Simpson, June 2017. Patrice Palmer is a teacher and entrepreneur from Hamilton, Ontario, who has launched a business as a "teacherpreneur." She's conducted over 50 interviews for her blog/newsletter and leads a variety...
I'm very excited to announce the arrival of Canada Road Trip, a digital story and teacher resource that traces a cross-country road trip in 1967. This is the first of a number of collaborations that will mark a new approach for Ancestry Project in the second half of...
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.
Rocks and Trees is an awesome track. It's a fun tune, describing driving across the beautiful but monotonous landscape of northern Ontario. The download is free to registered Ancestry Project users. Learn more about Rocks and Trees by Wendell Ferguson.
Why did you create Ancestry Project? What is your role? I wrote about this in a recent blog post but I’m happy to summarize it here. As a teacher and designer interested in bridging the worlds of education and design-media, it was a curiosity to me to see how I might...
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.
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?
Note: As of May 10, 2017, Ancestry Project's first free course, "Introduction to Digital Storytelling is live and open to new participants. Register to join the course now (free throughout 2017). Are you interested in learning more about digital storytelling? Why not...