Pioneer Life in Upper Canada

Teacher Guide and Web Site Information

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Curriculum Connections - a listing of the Ontario curriculum expectations addressed in each section of the web site.


The pioneer era in Upper Canada is considered to span the 1780's to 1850's.
In creating this site we have attempted to maintain historical accuracy while presenting information in a format that is accessible to grade 3 students.  Any errors or omissions can be reported to

Credits and acknowledgements

Clip art - Microsoft Design Gallery
Photographs - except where noted, photographs are from contributing museums of the York-Durham Association of Museums and Galleries
Schoolhouse drawings - Trevor McIvor
Gutsole, Marlen; Discovering Canadian Pioneers, Oxford University Press, 1998
Kalman, Bobbie; The Kitchen, Crabtree Publishing Company, 1990
Kalman, Bobbie; Visiting a Village, Crabtree Publishing Company, 1990

Author Information

This site was created and is maintained by Kevin McAsh, Computer Resource Teacher, York Region District School Board.  Significant contributions have been made by the staff of the York Region District School Board Heritage Schoolhouse and Markham Museum & Historic Village.

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