Sharing Canadian Culture. Creating Digital Stories.

Welcome to Ancestry Project, an award-winning website providing Canadian-focused resources to teachers and educators. I’m Mike, founder of the site. Registration for the website is free and many of our materials are available as free downloads. Contact me to register!

During the pandemic it’s more important than ever to grow your digital skills and find engaging learning materials. empowers you with both and I welcome you aboard!

Mike Simpson

Founder / Website and E-Learning Designer, Ancestry Project

From the Blog

Zoom Fatigue: How Educators Can Replace Live Video Lectures with Asynchronous Course Work

Zoom Fatigue: How Educators Can Replace Live Video Lectures with Asynchronous Course Work

Teachers are tired and stressed. Traditionally, they have had worries about job security. safety at schools, whether they will be paid for prep work and extracurricular activities and a host of other aspects in their routines. But now, in the age of pandemic, the worry turns to tech and issues of time. How does this software work? How will it help me? How will I find the time to learn how to use it?

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Community Testimonials

I checked out your Digital Storytelling course – I think it is upbeat, very readable, and easy to follow.

Instructor, LINC program, Saskatoon

I used the reading on John McCrae’s Flanders Fields with my intermediate ESL students who found it highly informative, delivered in concise chunks making it easier for them to absorb.  It has inspired them to read more about Canadian historical events and the people who shaped them.

Instructor, College ESL, Toronto

Explore Canada through Ancestry Project
Canada 150 - Parliament buildings and leaf logo
Viola Desmond
& David Suzuki
Scots to Canada
Canadian Songs - title card
“Rocks and Trees” by
Wendell Ferguson

Update September 2020

Thank you for your interest in We are transitioning from a membership-based website to a publisher website – many resources will be compiled into paid digital downloads and/or print books.

In January 2021 we will relaunch and expand out content with new units on the artist Tom Thomson, writer Alice Munro and the First Nations filmmaker Obomsawin and architect Douglas Cardinal.

It’s an exciting process. We will publish a book that compiles all of our content content, including teacher’s guide, handouts and activities. We will offer free samples of this content to registered users.

If you would like to preview our free samples all you have to do is register/apply for membership. Membership is usually restricted to teachers and people working in education and training.

Thanks for visiting! 

Mike Simpson
Founder / Ancestry Project

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