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Canada in the classroom

Canada has come of age and July 1st, 2017, it celebrated its 150th birthday. Canada has a lot to offer and naturally these are not the familiar clichés of a country peopled by ice hockey players and loggers in their Mackinaw jackets or of a travel country, promising adventure and nature in a vast and seemingly endless landscape. No doubt, in many parts of Canada, people often experience long and cold winters and much of the country’s huge landmass to the North is covered by permafrost. As a matter of fact, most Canadians have never been up North and their perception of a cold and uninhabitable part of their country in many ways resembles the idea that students of English as a second language around the world seem to have.
When Canada is a topic in the EFL-classroom, students of English will soon discover that, today, Canada is not a synonym for a "rural area" with isolated settlements and remote farms anymore; it rather also means industrialization and urbanization and a thriving metropolitan life. Moreover, many people consider the country’s concept of a culturally diverse society as one of its trademarks and a positive example of a how to live in a multicultural community. This website is intended as a research tool for teachers of English and French, but also offers various sources of information for geography and history teachers and anyone interested in Canada.

- Bibliography
An increasing number of publications has become available since the 1980s, but, in particular, in the new millenium and since the German lands of Hessen (2010), Schleswig Holstein (2013) and Hamburg (2016) chose Canada as country of reference for their final exams. This page wants to be a guide, online reference and research tool offering information and comments on published school materials, articles, anthologies etc. as well as suggesting links and cross-references providing information on a variety of subjects and topics.

- Canadiana
The Internet has developed into a valuable source of information about various aspects related to Canada. This section is useful for students and experts in the field not only from the German-speaking countries, but basically for anybody related to the teaching of topics concerning Canada or only interested in Canada and its people, in general.

- Classroom
"Education-Canada" is primarily designed for teachers who intend to integrate Canada into their syllabus. Thus, this page focusses on links, suggestions and teaching materials closely related to classroom activities.

- News/Activities
This page intends to inform about upcoming Canadian Studies Conferences, Teacher Training Seminars and new developments concerning classroom activities, recent publications of school materials, new links etc.. It also intends to provide information about cultural activities focussing on Canadian writers, artists, musicians, readings, theatre productions etc.

To remain useful this website requires regular updating and maintaining. Further bibliographical data, additional useful links and information, but also comments are always welcome via
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