Courage and Conquest: Discovering Canadian History 7th Edition


Courage and Conquest includes exciting living text geared for upper elementary. Assignments with each lesson introduce the Six Historical Thinking Concepts for critical thinking. Colour time line pictures compliment each lesson. Historical fiction listed for each topic, both in print and out of print for library users.

While this is most suitable for upper elementary, all ages can benefit.

You will be automatically enrolled in Courage & Conquest Lite Membership on the Courses page for access to curated online resources.

  • ISBN: 9781927474587
  • Author: Donna Ward
  • 160 pages, 30 lessons
  • Ages: 8-12


Follow the adventurers, fur traders and settlers into the heart of the northern frontier. Courage and Conquest: Discovering Canadian History is all you need for a full Canadian history curriculum for elementary grades. Content follows settlement history up to and including Confederation.

Updated content and colour images make this a fully independent resource. For those who wish to dig deeper, a current book list of both fiction and non-fiction will entice the curious. Students will gain skills in critical thinking & historical inquiry with assignments based on the Six Historical Thinking Concepts. A digital answer key and digital worksheets are available for the original purchaser. Illustrations, assignments, maps, and timeline pictures reinforce learning.


  • Chronological approach
  • Intriguing text
  • Critical thinking with the Historical Thinking Concepts
  • Digitally available assignments and work pages
  • Digitally available answer key
  • Time line pictures
  • Extensive resource list
  • Travel Canada information
  • Member's download with answer key    (see code inside book.....automatically registers you for Lite Membership below)
  • Courage & Conquest Lite Membership for access to curated videos and third-party sites (formerly Easy Links)


Weight 0.571 kg
Dimensions 27.5 × 21 × 1 cm
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7 reviews for Courage and Conquest: Discovering Canadian History 7th Edition


I can’t write to you without adding how much my children are enjoying history. Just the other evening my daughter was asked what her favourite subject was and she emphatically stated “history!” (I’m just glad I was nearby enough to overhear her!) We are taking much longer than your Courage and Conquest lesson plans are laid out to take, as we keep studying/learning more. I love to tell people that I did not enjoy history when I was in school but absolutely love it now that my children and I are learning it together! I’d have to agree with my daughter and say that history is my favourite subject (and a few years ago I wouldn’t believe that I’d ever be saying that.


I want to tell you that I have really enjoyed working with your packages. We are in the middle of Courage and Conquest right now. I like the flexibility and the ability to adapt it to different ages and abilities, and the fact that it is easy for me to put together additional reading from your list.


We are doing Courage and Conquest again with our second set of homeschoolers and are loving it! This is my 3rd time. Oldest boys now 17 & 18. It just keeps getting better!


I’ve been reading different historical fiction novels relating to Canadian history, that I borrowed from a friend, and my children insist that we must have our own copies of the books! I just can’t say enough how much we enjoy history – especially the Canadian history. Thanks for helping out in making this subject the one most looked forward to in our home.


We have really enjoyed the easy layout of this course. My kids look forward to pulling it out and then watching the corresponding videos. Thanks!


We are loving Courage & Conquest! Thanks so much for putting together such great resources! I recommend you all the time!!

Homeschooler in ON

I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate your Canadian History curriculum. Our children have worked through Canada, My Country and are now going through Courage and Conquest, Discovering Canadian History. They love history time. Thank you for the work you have put into the easily teachable, fun curriculum.

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