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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
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Who is Lynn-Philip Hodgson?
Lynn-Philip Hodgson was born in the City of Toronto in 1945.
When he was thirteen, his father purchased an amusement park in Pickering and named it Paulynn Park after him and his brother. It was in these surroundings that Lynn would grow up. Lynn married his high school sweetheart, Marlene; on November 28, 2007, they will celebrate their forty-third wedding anniversary. Lynn and Marlene are proud parents and grandparents, having two married daughters, (Renne & Karen) two sons-in-law (Jeff & Joe), two wonderful grandsons (Geddy & Alex) and as of February 14th, 2005, grandparents to twins. (a boy (Matthew) and a girl (Julia))
It had always been the dream of Lynn and Marlene to live in a home overlooking a lake. In 1999 they retired to Scugog Island, where they now have realized that goal.
The best-selling author of, " Inside Camp-X" was a successful businessman for thirty-five years while working for a large American corporation. Among his achievements was the design and implementation of the first distributed, integrated computer system called CSS early in the nineteen-seventies, which was to become the basis for most on-line computer systems used in business today. Later, he was the Director of Business Logistics while working for a subsidiary company in Quebec with a large project team under his supervision.
Lynn has spoken to over one hundred thousand public and high school students in the past seven years, enlightening them of their rich historical heritage in Durham Region. He is a volunteer at the Camp-X museum in Oshawa and Past Chair of the Scugog Shores Historical Museum, Vice-Chairman of the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority (KRCA), Director of the Military Heritage of Durham Region, Past Director of the Scugog Township Heritage Committee and Past Director of the Camp-X Historical Society. He is also an elected Municipal Councillor for Ward 3 in Scugog Township and is Chair of the Works Committee.
He has spoken to every Lions, Kiwanis, Probus and Rotary Clubs in southern Ontario. He has also addressed the National Press Club in Washington D.C.: http://www.SpiesCafe.com/index2.html and The Bletchley Park Trust in Milton Keynes, England. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/mkars/History.htm
He was the only Canadian invited to the 60th anniversary of the OSS (CIA) in June of 2002 which was held inside the famous CIA HQ at Langley, Virginia. http://webhome.idirect.com/~lhodgson/OSS.html
Lynn has been recommended by numerous teachers as a valuable teaching resource. http://webhome.idirect.com/~lhodgson/teachers.html
He is featured on OHASSTA's web site: @ http://www.ohassta.org/resources/grade10_history_unit_4.htm
Lynn has appeared in many documentaries including the hour long documentary called 'Family Secrets' which appeared on Global Television across Canada and 'The True Intrepid' which has been shown many times on History Television.
On March 7th 2005, Lynn won the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for 2004. This award is issued by the Ontario Heritage Foundation and reads as follows:
"Presented to: Lynn Philip Hodgson In appreciation of a lifetime of volunteer work to identify, preserve, protect and promote our province's rich heritage."
Signed: The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Chairman Ontario Heritage Foundation - 2004
Finally, he is also Canadian Associate Editor of 'Eye Spy Magazine'; a magazine
dealing with intelligence activities and read in thirty-nine countries.
Lynn has succeeded in giving Canadians a realization of their wonderful heritage and history.