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To view the full list of our courses and memberships, please visit our courses page.

The course will be automatically added to your account if you purchased it individually on this site. Find it in the Courses tab.

You will be provided a coupon code either in the course sleeve or in an email if you

  1. purchased a bundle
  2. purchased from a bookstore
  3. someone purchased on your behalf

For help on using the Coupon Code see the FAQ titled: How do I use a coupon code?

If there is a download portion to your course, you will find it in your Account > Downloads.

Note: If your coupon is not 12 digits, go directly to this FAQ.

  1. Login or create an account on this site.
  2. Go to the Shop (top left)
  3. Search for the course that you purchased (i.e. Guide to Government Series One). If you bought one of Donna’s books, search for the Members Download of the book you purchased (e.g. Geography, Province to Province). For Africa, A Land of Hope, search for Africa, A Land of Hope Lite Membership. 
  4. Add the course, Members Download, or Lite Membership to your cart. View your cart (top right).
  5. Use the 100% off code (12 digits + dashes) located in the inside cover of your book or if given by email. Click Apply Coupon.
  6. Complete checkout.
  7. To access courses, go to Courses tab (top left).
  8. To access downloads, go to Accounts > Downloads

If your code is 12 digits (like this: 5le4-hsu9-ws84) you must:

  • put in the dashes
  • choose the exact product named in your letter or on the sticker
  • use it only once

If you still need help, email and describe the error message and include your code (an image is fine).

If your coupon code is not 12 digits, please see the FAQ titled My Coupon code is not 12 digits.


You have the wrong product in your cart. Check your instructions more carefully.

You have either

  1. Already used the coupon (check your account for downloads or Courses tab for courses) or
  2. We made a mistake. Email with a picture of the code and name the product you were trying to access. If you did not purchase the product from us, also send proof of purchase.

If you purchased a product from our archived website, or from a bookseller, and the code in your book does not have 12 digits, you will need to email for an updated code (

Note: If you purchased the product second-hand you cannot access online materials or downloads. They are limited to original purchasers only.

Please send an image or key in the code as you see it so we can verify the archived code. You must be the original purchaser. If not purchased from us, describe or show proof of purchase.

As you can understand, we can only support the latest editions of our products. Outdated versions are…well…outdated.

Easy Links are now called Lite Memberships. These are accessed by using the coupon code inside the front cover of the curriculum you purchased.

These are:

  • for original purchasers of the most recent version of the curriculum
  • added value but not essential to the enjoyment of the course
  • not transferrable
  • do not have an expiry date

If you are the original purchaser and your code is not 12 digits, please see the FAQ titled My course coupon is not working. 

As you can understand, we can only support the latest editions of our products. Outdated versions are…well…outdated.

Africa, A Land of Hope videos are now delivered online in the Africa Lite Membership. The DVD is discontinued. Use the coupon code in the front cover of your book to access the Lite Membership (original purchasers only). See FAQ How do I access my course (at top) for instructions.

Lite Memberships are collections of curated online content that supplement the curriculum by Northwoods Press, namely: Canada, My Country, Canada’s Natives Long Ago, Geography, Province to Province, Courage and Conquest, or Africa, A Land of Hope.

The Lite Membership is included with the book purchase and accessed with a coupon code on a sticker inside the front cover of the book. You must be the original purchaser. Codes can only be used once.

The Guide to Government online courses were first published using Flash technology which is now obsolete. The courses were completely revised and updated and now have an 12 month period of use. In either case, you will need to purchase the most current versions of these courses for access. If you believe your course expired in less than 12 months from purchase, you may contact us to research the issue at

These studies are flexible for any teaching and learning style. There are enough work pages to suit the “Back to Basics” model, and more than enough suggested resources to satisfy “unit study” and “hands on” approaches.

The resources suggested are chosen for their engaging narrative and fit the Charlotte Mason method of using living books.

Canada, My Country has 27 lessons and can be done daily in about 1 ½ months, which is a good way to cover material quickly esp. with older children. It can be planned for 2 x week for ½ year if preferred. Canada’s Natives Long Ago would be a good study for the other ½ year.

Canada’s Natives Long Ago has enough material and suggested resources to spend a year on, however, with many other topics to cover, it is suggested that you spend ½ on this subject.

Courage and Conquest covers all settlement of Canada from Vikings to Confederation. It is best studied over the course of a full year. While there are only 30 lessons, the guide provides the framework with time allotment for additional reading on important events. Ideally, Courage & Conquest can be done once with children Grades 4 and under as an overview, and again with children Grades 5-8 with more in-depth topical research. There are too many stories to learn to leave it all to one year.

Geography, Province to Province has 63 lessons with 4 lessons per province. With the plan to study one province/territory per week, the study takes about ½ year to finish. If studied twice per week, the study would take 1 school year to finish.

The course schedule for Canada in the 20th Century includes about 40 minutes per day, 4 days per week for one school year. Students can double up lessons if desired to complete in one semester, or access all the additional resources to stretch into a two-year course. Course content is considered equal to one full high school course.

All the lessons of each study can be read aloud or read alone and require very little preparation time apart from some library visits and goal-setting. (It is easy to get side-tracked with all the great literature.) Teaching younger children requires more adult supervision, while the older children can follow the study guides on their own.

Living books are story style written by someone passionate about the subject. They draw you in, engage emotions & make the subject come alive so it’s easy to remember the events. We offer you the best in living books with curriculum guides to pull the groupings into an easy plan.

Please visit What Curriculum? for more info on how to choose the best Canadian Social Studies curriculum for what your students need to learn based on their age and previous studies.

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