Courage and Conquest: Discovering Canadian History 7th Edition

(7 customer reviews)


Courage and Conquest: Discovering Canadian History covers the history of Canadian settlement as newcomers conquer the hardship of the Canadian wilderness with the help of the Indigenous peoples. There are so many resources included in this read-aloud curriculum guide to enhance the program for all ages. Keep it simple for the younger grades. Add more resources for the older grades. Your children will LOVE Canadian history.

  • 160 pages, 30 lessons
  • Ages: 8-12



  • Read-aloud text with full colour intriguing illustrations.
  • Assignments with each lesson introduce the Six Historical Thinking Concepts for critical thinking.
  • Colour timeline 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 to middle and upper elementary, all ages can benefit.

The purchase of Courage & Conquest includes access to access to downloadable worksheets and an answer key, and a Lite Membership for access to curated online resources.

For the busy teacher, see the online courses below, which follow the curriculum guide with lesson videos by Donna Ward, lesson read-alouds to follow along, and additional online resources beyond the Lite Membership.

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Weight 0.604 kg
Dimensions 33 × 26 × 2 cm
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7 reviews for Courage and Conquest: Discovering Canadian History 7th Edition

  1. 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.

  2. Shelley

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

  3. Danielle

    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!

  4. Zonya

    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.

  5. Jenn

    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!

  6. Homeschooler

    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.

  7. Sandy

    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.

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