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The Pacific Northwest National Resource Center (NRC) on Canada is pleased to provide K-12 teachers and students with a wealth of resources for learning about Canada.

K-12 STUDY CANADA is the outreach arm of the Pacific Northwest NRC and is jointly performed by the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University and the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington. Our NRC on Canada is one of seven other world region NRCs within the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

To learn more about K-12 STUDY CANADA, visit the About Us page.


Outreach News – Canada in the Classroom

Read about Brooksville Intermediate School Social Studies teacher Jen Howard and her k-12 STUDY CANADA inspired curriculum on Canada.
Article: Oh Canada! Enrichment Project Enlightens Eighth Graders

Read about Michael Cawthra, a teacher associate of the STUDY CANADA program who travels from classroom to classroom to share exciting tales from different time periods and geographic areas of Canada.
Article: Tales From Canada – Storytelling by Michael Cawthra

Read a letter from Dennis Rees, a Peoria Unified School District teacher who has participated in several workshops offered by the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center (NRC) on Canada over the last 11 years.
Article: A Letter from a K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate 

Learn about the K-12 STUDY CANADA “Archives on the Arctic: Connecting to Global Issues with Primary Sources” workshop held at Metropolitan State University of Denver (June 24-26). Grant support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Western Regional Center was appreciated.
Article: Archives on the Arctic
Several lesson plans were developed by educators from across the western US who participated.
Main Page: Archives on the Arctic Lesson Plans

Four lesson plans were developed by educators who participated in the K-12 STUDY CANADA workshop “From Coal Trains to Classrooms: Cross-Border Trade, Energy & Environmental Issues in the PNW” on June 27 at North Seattle Community College. Support from the Canada-America Society of Washington was appreciated.
Main Page: Coal Trains & Proposed Cherry Point Terminal Lesson Plans

Read about teacher, Diana Mackiewicz, STUDY CANADA 2012 participant, who was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities award to participate in the “Native Americans of New England, A Historical Overview” program.
Article: K-12 STUDY CANADA Alumna Awarded NEH Endowment

For a listing of earlier articles, visit our Outreach News Archive.
Main Page: Outreach News – K-12 STUDY CANADA E-Resource Newsletters


STUDY CANADA Summer Institute News & Photo Gallery

SCSI Photo Gallery Click here to read about the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute.
[March 19, 2014 – Westerntoday]
Click here to view pictures from the 2015 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute.

Quiz Your Classroom!

Windows to Canada 1*
Windows to Canada 2*

Canada Day QuizClick here to answer 20 questions on Canadian history and economics.

Canadian Icons Quiz (requires Flash Player) – Click here to see if you can recognize 10 famous Canadians.


*All ‘Windows to Canada’ artwork created by
Ms. Ritchie’s class in 2012 – Sherborne, MA.


A Letter of Thanks to the
Pacific Northwest National Resource Center

Gibney Letter

A Washington state educator shares news of her participation in the 2010 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute and how her use of the K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Valise teacher loan-kit has enhanced Canadian content in her Grade 1 classroom. Download the letter (PDF)


Why Study Canada? Consider these…

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Tom Brokaw Explains Canada to Americans

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Click here to view the the video on YouTube

NBC’s Tom Brokaw explores the close relationship between Canada and the U.S.A.

This brief segment originally aired on NBC on 2/12/2010, in conjunction with Opening Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

O Canada! The True North Strong and Free!

Page 2 of the O Canada! The True North Strong and Free! supplement

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A Newspapers in Education supplement by Tina Storer,
K-12 STUDY CANADA at Western Washington University

Resource Valise Photo Gallery

New Resource Valise Photo Gallery

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Pictures from the classroom, a new photo gallery featuring the K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Valise.


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