Across the country, schools and businesses have shut down to help control the spread of COVID-19, and Canadians are making an effort to “flatten the curve” by staying home and practicing physical distancing. The closure of schools has placed exceptional pressure on millions of families, who are now faced with the challenge of homeschooling while juggling other responsibilities. Canadian Geographic Education is announcing the launch of its new Online Classroom, created to support students in finishing the school year from home and to offer fun activities that families can do together.

For years, Can Geo Education has worked to develop engaging, innovative and accessible online educational resources for classrooms and its more than 23,500-member network of educators. Can Geo Education now prides itself in being able to support parents, students and teachers by offering free, bilingual educational content that they can access from home. The new Online Classroom initiative will feature activities and materials all geared toward providing long-distance learning while also connecting Canadians virtually.

Can Geo Education’s Online Classroom will host online webinars, drawing from our extensive archive of educational content (such as what lessons can be learned from the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918), live Google Hangouts with adventurous explorers, challenging online trivia, and much more. 

Staying home is no reason to stop exploring and Can Geo Education wants to provide students with tools that will encourage them to learn about the world through an online lens. Students, parents, guardians and teachers can rely on Can Geo Education for quality educational content created by educators to align with curricula across the country and to highlight important issues in our world today, such as plastic pollution and biodiversity conservation.

Help get the word out about Can Geo Education's newest initiative by sharing how you’re using the resources. Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram by tagging @CanGeoEdu or @CanGeo and using the hashtag #OnlineClassroom! 

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