Welcome to day two of the Back to School Blog hop, today we’ll be talking about Exploring Canadian History Through Field Trips. You may remember yesterday that I gave encouragement to the parent concerned about readiness for the beginning of the new school year. Since today’s topic is Take a Look Tuesday I thought it would be fun to look at Canadian History …both that which I’d like to see some day and those we’ve already accomplished.
One of the places I would love to visit is Casa Loma in Toronto. I had hoped to go this year, but buying our house put a different spin on our finances. I did find this video that gives me a bit of a taste.
Earlier this year we visited the Radar Museum. This is a good look back at the use of radar on Canadian soil during the wars and beyond.
Another place I’d like to visit is Fort Henry. Up in Kingston, this Fort does reenactments and apparently has a overnight stay you can do as well.
I am thinking that it would be as interesting to visit as it was to see Fort York. Seeing and learning history by visiting actual places of history brings a new dimension you know? Better than reading about it in a book. 🙂
We took a trip this past year up to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. That was a great trip, learning about a part of history we don’t often hear much about.
One of my goals that I am hoping to achieve at the end of September this year is to go to Ottawa to visit my brother and his wife, as well as to tour the Parliament building, the War Museum and other such places. I am really hoping we can make that happen! If my sweetheart can take a Friday off to go camping with the lad, and then take another four days mid-week to do the Ottawa tour… it would be good. 🙂 I do need to talk to him more about this and work things out with my sis-in-law (who has given us an open invitation).
Visiting Joseph Schneider Haus is always a place I like to visit, bringing the lad here when the currants were ready was just plain fun. 🙂 We learned much and enjoyed a good snack as well.
Anyways, that’s enough for today. I hope you enjoyed this brief stop in’s at places we’ve been and places we’d like to go. Wouldn’t you like to come join us?
This post is part of the Back to School blog hop from the Homeschool Review Crew. Please visit others of the crew won’t you?
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Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life
Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures
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Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama
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Meredith @ Powerline Productions: Being World Changers/Raising World Changers
Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Missica @ Through The Open Window
Monique @ Mountain of Grace Homeschooling