Monday, March 25, 2013

Canadian Year 2 - A few Changes

The only change from my previous version is adding in a few chapters from Great Canadian Lives, to match my Year 3 changes.  (If you are already partway through the previous Year 2 - just do the first few stories read from Great Canadian Lives at a rate of 1 or 2 a week until the first section (Mists of Time) is done).

Most of the year will be based on AO's Year 2

Booklist Change Summary:

  • Remove - This Country of Ours.  (Used the D'Aulaire biographies where there is an option.  TCOO is not used at all)
  • Add - Great Canadian Lives
  • Add - Canadian Minutes from Historica (these are the "Canadian Minute" ads from TV - we watch them online)
  • Add - The Fishing Summer (authors last name is Jam)
  • Add - The Fabulous Song (authors last name is Gillmor)
  • Add - Owls in the Family (Fawley Mowatt)
  • Optional in Free Reads - Abraham Lincoln & Brighty of the Grand Canyon 
  • Note - we also don't do Trial and Triumph
  • (Add - Young Folk's History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Nephi Anderson) 
Note - I generally tried not to add something without removing something, so as not to overburden the year. For History, that was generally easy, as we were not doing Trial and Triumph, and also removed the US History.   For Literature, I made 2 books optional in the Free Reads - and 2 of the Canadian additions are fairly "light"   I also looked at the number of readings each week, as well as chronology of the history, to determine where to add in the Canadian content.

Weekly Changes 
(I haven't noted the readings by week that you don't read from the AO schedule for the books that were removed.)

GCL= Great Canadian Lives

Week 1
  • Young Folk's History... - Chapter 1
  • GCL - The Mists of Time (summary)
  • The Fishing Summer (entire book)

Week 2
  • GCL - Hoei Shin
Week 3
  • GCL - Brendan the Bold
Week 4
  • GCL - An Igloolik Family
  • Canadian Minute - Inukshuk
Week 5
Week 7
  • GCL - Gudrid
Week 9
  • Young Folk's History... - Chapter 3

Week 10
  • The Fabulous Song (entire book)

Week 13
  • Young Folk's History... - Chapter 4

Week 17
  • Young Folk's History... - Chapter 5
Week 21
  • Young Folk's History... - Chapter 6

Week 23
  • GCL - Dekanawida
  • Canadian Minute - Peacemaker

Week 25
  • Young Folk's History... - Chapter 7
Week 27
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 1
Week 28
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 2
Week 29
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 3
  • Young Folk's History... - Chapter 8
Week 30
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 4
Week 31
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 5
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 6
Week 32 
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 7
Week 33 
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 8
  • Young Folk's History... - Chapter 9
Week 34
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 9
Week 35
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 10
Week 36
  • GCL - Robert Thorne the Elder
  • Owls in the Family Chapter 11


  1. The L2L website where the "Great Canadian Lives" book is no longer active. Or at least I can't access it. Do you have the PDF version of this book that the site had been linked to?

    1. Hm, the link was working a couple of weeks ago.... hopefully the page is just down and will be back in a few days...

      I do have the PDF version, but I'm not sure about sharing it. It is a more recent book so is still in copyright - and I'm not sure what agreement was made for it to have been available on that site.

      If it still isn't available in a few days, leave me your email address, and during that time, I'll consider what to do.

    2. The site is back up - go get your book!