Archive for March 14, 2017

MediaSmarts: Getting the most out of video games

MediaSmarts Canada has released a new 8-page guide for parents titled Getting the Most out of Video Games. [pdf].  From the site: “As with other media, it’s important for parents to be involved in their children’s video gaming and be aware of the different issues that children and teens encounter while playing. This guide provides information on video game ratings, ways to pick good video games for your children, tools for avoiding unexpected charges and tips for managing video games in the home.”


March 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Veterans Affairs Canada recognizes centennial of Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9)

From Veterans Affairs Canada:

Dear Educator,

The centennial of Canada’s great victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge is April 9 and many commemorative events will soon be taking place. This year also marks other significant milestones in our country’s military history, as well – the 100th anniversaries of the Battle of Hill 70 and the Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War, and the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid during the Second World War.

In recognition of these important events, Veterans Affairs Canada is offering a selection of free, bilingual resources available in both hard copy and electronic formats. A special Vimy-themed poster, bookmark and collector’s set of postcards are now available, as are informative historical sheets that touch on each of the battles whose anniversaries are being marked this year. We encourage educators to use our materials throughout 2017 to help youth learn more about these important chapters in Canada’s military history. Order yours today.

Please also explore our website for a wealth of additional resources about the Battle of Vimy Ridge, including comprehensive lesson plans appropriate for young people of all ages, from kindergarten to high school.

March 14, 2017 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

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