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Space - an endless frontier of knowledge and exploration and a powerful magnet drawing young people into the study of science, engineering and mathematics; the building blocks of a knowledge-based economy. Established with the teacher in mind, the Canadian Space Agency's Space Resource Centres are dedicated to promoting science and technology from a space perspective. Teachers, educators and students have easy access to a wide range of information, materials and resources about the activities of Canada and other space-faring nations. Discovery Centre in Halifax has been selected to host the Atlantic Regional Space Resource Centre with a mandate to cover the four Atlantic Provinces. A variety of print information, posters, photocards and stickers is available. Most print information is at no charge with a nominal fee for a good selection of space science educational videos, many of which have accompanying lesson plans, slide sets and a variety of teacher guides. Topics include astronomy, aeronautics, astronautics, living and working in space, careers in space, manned space flight, space exploration and space science. For more information, or a catalogue, contact by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, internet: http://apwww.stmarys.ca/space, toll free: 1-800-511-3500 or Fax: 902-492-3170.
Capital Adventures is a free publication detailing exciting programs created to help young people discover Canada's Capital Region. Capital Adventures helps you bring the Capital's institutions, culture and history alive in your classroom. To order your free copy, contact: Distribution Centre, National Capital Commission, 202-40 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON, K1P 1C7, Tel: 1-800-465-1867 or 613-239-5000, Fax: 613-239-5704, or via the internet http://www.schoolnet.ca/english/adm/ncc.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF CANADA LAUNCHES "YESTERDAY'S STORIES",
1996 READ UP ON IT
This past October the National Library of Canada launched the 1996 edition of Read Up On It at the annual conference of the Ontario Reading Association held in Ottawa. The Read Up On It kit promotes Canadian children's literature and is designed to encourage the love of reading. This year's theme is Canadian history. The Read Up On It kit, full of titles suitable for children of all ages, is designed for the home, classroom or library and includes suggestions on how these stories may be introduced to young readers. Read Up On It is published under the patronage of the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada. The National Literacy Secretariat, headed by the Right Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, is a joint partner, and Canada Post is an associate partner. Sponsors include Access the Education Station, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Canadian Federation of University Women, Communication-Jeunesse, and YTV. Read Up On It is also available electronically at the National Library's Internet site:http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/pubs/ruoi/eruoi.htm as well as on SchoolNet. Free copies of Read Up On It are available from: Marketing and Publishing, National Library of Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N4, Tel: 613-995-7969, Fax: 613-991-9871, TTY: 613-992-6969 or Internet: email@example.com.
CANADA'S COMING OF AGE 1939-1945
Canada Remembers Educational Kit is available to teach students about the most significant six years in Canada's history, when men and women joined the forces to fight for freedom and millions stayed at home and worked tirelessly to support them and our Allies overseas. For these efforts Canada and Canadians became an internationally respected and recognized nation, and their courage laid the foundation for much of what we have today. This kit, which consists of a comprehensive teachers' guide including activities, exercises and questions, a six-part National Film Board of Canada video series, a music video and five film vignettes, a 22-minute Canada Remembers Holland youth video, a Canada Remembers 1939-1945 six-minute video, an 80-page colour magazine and four full colour posters, is available for $49.95 plus GST and applicable sales tax. To order, write: The National Philatelic Centre, Canada Post Corporation, Antigonish, N.S., B2G 2R8, Tel: 1-800-565-4362 or Fax: 902-863-6796.