The Virtual Museum of Canada has put together an impressive list of online simulations and games in a variety of content areas. But you’ll be sure to find more than enough social studies activities to keep your kids learning for hours!

And I know. I can hear some of you already.

It’s Canadian! How can I use that if I teach in the States?

“Get over it” would be my first bit of advice. Canada and the United Kingdom have really jumped on the gaming in education bandwagon and are developing some very sophisticated online resources. And so, yes, there are some activities here that have a specific Canadian focus but there are plenty of cross-over sims for you and your kids to check out.cloth-and-clay

I especially like one titled Cloth and Clay that takes kids on an adventure into Meso-America. There’s also a nice World War One simulation.

So . . . head north for a quick look!