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Timetrackers

The Time Trackers travel back in time to learn about people and events in Canada's history. Viewers can log onto TVOKids.com to play along and obtain a secret file.

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  • Explorers - Part 4 (William Baffin)
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    June 2, 2011

    Part 4: Agent Scotty concludes the story of famous explorers. William Baffin explores Canada's north - 180km more north than anyone has ever travelled in history.

  • Explorers - Part 3 (Samuel de Champlain)
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    June 1, 2011

    Part 3: Agent Scotty continues the story of famous explorers. Samuel de Champlain, explorer and an expert map maker, is assigned to make maps of Canada for the King of France. Champlain is famously known as the ,Father of New France,.

  • Explorers - Part 2 (Jacques Cartier)
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    May 31, 2011

    Part 2: Agent Scotty continues the story of famous explorers. The King of France sends Jacques Cartier on a mission to find a water shortcut from Europe to Asia. Cartier makes three voyages to find a water shortcut but instead finds something entirely unexpected.

  • Explorers - Part 1 (John Cabot)
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    May 30, 2011

    Agent Scotty has a new assignment for the Time Tracker Agents: Explorers. John Cabot is hired by the King to search out land and trade routes. Cabot was the first European explorer to come to Canada and the first to discover a NEW FOUND LAND.

  • First Nations - Part 4 (Tepee)
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    May 19, 2011

    Part 4: Agent Scotty concludes the First Nations series with another invention: TEPEE. Tepees, made of wooden poles and animal skins, were lived in and invented by the First Nations people hundreds of years ago. Tepees were portable, light, and easy to assemble which was very useful when following a buffalo migration.

  • First Nations - Part 3 (Lacrosse)
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    May 18, 2011

    Part 3: Agent Scotty continues with a First Nations invented sport: LACROSSE. For hundreds of years, the First Nations people have been playing Lacrosse. First Nations people were the first to teach it to the Europeans when the Europeans came to North America.

  • First Nations - Part 2 (Snowshoe)
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    May 17, 2011

    Part 2: Agent Scotty continues with another First Nations invention. Snowshoes were very important to First Nations people because they allowed them to hunt for food and travel through deep snow in the winter months..

  • First Nations - Part 1 (Canoe)
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    May 16, 2011

    Part 1: Agent Scotty has a new assignment for the Time Tracker Agents: First Nations Hundreds of years ago First Nations people used birch bark canoes for trade and communication. The First Nations people shared their knowledge with the Europeans.

  • John A. MacDonald - Part 4
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    May 5, 2011

    Part Four: Agent Scotty concludes the story of John A. MacDonald. In this episode, John A. MacDonald feels that a railroad, that goes across Canada, should be built. This railroad would finally unite all the provinces in Canada.

  • John A. MacDonald - Part 3
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    May 4, 2011

    Part Three: Agent Scotty continues the story of John A. MacDonald. In this episode, John A. MacDonald has become the first Prime Minister of Canada. He still feels that the nation could be bigger and rallies the remaining province to join Canada.