Canadian innovation books

November 15, 2019

Innovation Nation books making their way across Canada

This fall, thanks to Scholastic Reading Club in partnership with the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) and Canadian Innovation Space, 18,000 elementary schools across Canada received a copy of Innovation Nation in their Scholastic order, along with information about the RHF’s Education for Innovation (E4I) resources.

Innovation Nation is the young readers edition of Ingenious and focuses on 50 Canadian innovations that made the world a smarter, smaller, kinder, safer, healthier, wealthier, and happier place. Authored by the Right Honourable David Johnston and Tom Jenkins, Innovation Nation is a richly illustrated text filled with stories of Canadian innovations that have changed and shaped the world. Innovation Nation is enlightening and entertaining, and a valuable resource for teachers.

The stories of Ingenious and Innovation Nation inspired the creation of the Education for Innovation (E4I) resources. Together with Nipissing University’s Schulich School of Education’s team of teachers and teacher candidates, the RHF released three bilingual lesson plans that teach innovation skills from kindergarten to grade 12. Using the stories of Innovation Nation, the E4I resource guides inspire creative thinking and student innovation projects. You can download the free lesson plans and activities at:

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