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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.

The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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" A calendar is a system of organizing days for a social, religious, commercial or administrative purpose. This organization is done by giving names to periods of time – typically days, weeks, months and years. The name given to each day is known as a date. Periods in a calendar (such as years and months) are usually, though not necessarily, synchronized with the cycles of some astronomical phenomenon, such as the cycle of the sun, or the moon. Many civilizations and societies have devised a calendar, usually derived from other calendars on which they model their systems, suited to their particular needs.

A calendar is most often referred to as a physical device written or typed paper. Other similar types of calendars can include online calendars (see below), computer calendars and scheduling software which can be set to remind the user of upcoming events and appointments.

As a subset, calendar is also used to denote a list of particular set of planned events (for example, court calendar).

The English word calendar is derived from the Latin word kalendae, which was the Latin name of the first day of every month.

Source: "Calendar." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 22 Mar 2009, 03:59 UTC. 28 Mar 2009 <>.

Era Designation

For Canada and most western nations we have used the following terms to describe each era.

  • BC
  • AD which is the abbreviation for Anno Domini or After Death of Jesus Christ

The latest versions used to describe each era are:

  • BCE which is the abbreviation for"Before the Common Era", "Before the Christian Era", or "Before the Current Era"
  • CE which is the abbreviation for the Common Era, Christian Era and Current Era

Both the BC/AD and BCE/CE systems are based on a sixth century estimate for the year in which Jesus was conceived or born; with common era designation originating among Christians in Europe at least as early as 1615 (at first in Latin).[

Source: "Common Era." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 26 Mar 2009, 02:57 UTC. 28 Mar 2009 <>.

Calendars of Countries Past, Present and Future


Source: 2017 Calendar from

Calendars of Faiths and Religions

Calendar Tools and Calculations


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