Homework Help K-8

Learn at Home | Ontario.ca
Learn at Home | Ontario.ca

Ontario Ministry of Education website where students and their parents can access educational resources to help keep students learning and engaged during school closures. French-language resources are also available.

While these materials do not replace what students have been learning at school, during this unprecedented time, these at-home activities offer quick and easy access to some of Ontario's best online kindergarten to grade 12 learning resources.

World Book Online
World Book Online

World Book Web Offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Includes World Book Online for Kids and Encyclopédie Découverte.

SIRS Discover
SIRS Discover

Great for school projects! K-8. Age-appropriate news, magazines, and websites. 100% full-text, standards-aligned, and Lexile measured. SIRS Discoverer provides the following features and tools:

  • Animal Facts
  • Article Text to Speech
  • Citation Generator
  • Integration with Google Drive and Google Classroom
  • Language Translation
  • Country Facts & Maps
  • Current Events
  • Educators’ Resources
  • Nonfiction Books
  • Pro/Con Leading Issues
  • Responsive design, optimized for viewing on mobile devices
  • Science Fair Explorer
  • Spotlight On…
  • Student Tutorials
Journey of Knowledge
Journey of Knowledge

A helpful guide for viewing the Indigenous History and Culture online exhibit. Created to assist with researchers' learning journeys. Common questions are paired with recommended resources.  

Canadian Points of View
Canadian Points of View

Canadian Points of View  presents multiple sides of a current issue, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and a corresponding Critical Thinking Guide.

Over 200 subjects, including: Aboriginal people, Citizens' rights, Environment, Global issues, Health and medicine, Media, Social issues, Technology, Women's issues. Newest topics include: Facial recognition technology, Sugar tax, Homework ban policies, Driverless vehicles, Black Lives Matter movement, Indigenous sports team names.

Earth Day Canada - Eco Kids
Earth Day Canada - Eco Kids

For more than 20 years EcoKids has created educational resources for teachers, students, parents and communities to engage in environmental action.

Earth Day Canada has introduced outdoor play as an important foundational pillar of education. Outdoor, self-directed play is one of the best ways to connect children to their environment and community; to nurture their ingenuity, independence and sense of agency; and to support their mental and physical well-being.

By fostering a meaningful connection to the environment through outdoor play, children are more likely to grow into adults able to address larger environmental challenges such as climate change and conservation.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history and culture. Created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in conjunction with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire. Keyword searchable. Hard copies also available at the library.

Little PIM Language Learning for Kids
Little PIM Language Learning for Kids

Little PIM is an online language learning module for children 0-6 years old. It includes 12 popular languages, as well as ESL for non-English-speaking children. Start by creating a free account within Mango Languages. Pick your language and under Courses select Little PIM. You can then access your language training using the Mango website or the Mango Languages app.

Novelist Plus K-8
Novelist Plus K-8

Novelist K-8  Find books children enjoy. Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles.

The Canadian Encyclopedia
The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia The encyclopedia of everything Canadian: history, popular culture, events, people, places, politics, arts, First Nations, sports and science. The Encyclopedia contains more than 30,000 multimedia items including images, maps, games, audio and video. Multimedia is augmented through acquisition and partnerships with Maclean’s magazine and The Canadian Press. The new interactive features include curated content exhibits, interactive timelines, immediate updates of important events and a user-generated content map that invites Canadians to share their stories. The site also offers a new learning centre for teachers and parents that contains classroom resources, quizzes and themed study guides.

The Historica Dominion Institute, a not-for-profit foundation, publishes the encyclopedia for free online.

TVO mPower
TVO mPower

65+ free online games support the mastery of tough-to-learn math concepts, spotlight Ontario towns and professions in compelling ways, and bolster understanding of STEM and the social sciences. By the creators of tvoKids (TV Ontario), this math resource is now free to all Ontarians.