Our Mennonite History for Young People series of education materials tells the story of Mennonites who arrived in Manitoba from Russia in the 1870s and migrated to Mexico and Paraguay in the 1920s.

Mennonite History for Young People

This series has been developed to be an excellent addition to existing social studies curricula in Canada for both public and private schools with Low German Mennonite students. The books can also serve as non-fiction readers for language classes. Each volume is a softcover, 8.5″ x 11″, full-colour, authentic history text, written to engage both students and adults alike, and is written in accessible language at the Grade 6 reading level.

Volume 1 - Leaving CanadaDownload Book
Volume 2 - Discovering MexicoDownload Book
Volume 3 - A New HomeDownload Book
Volume 4 - Leaving RussiaDownload Book


These workbooks are meant as companions to the books in the Mennonite History for Young People series. It is hoped that these materials will engage Low German Mennonite learners as they see themselves and their culture as respected and valued.

Workbook Companion to Vol. 1, Leaving CanadaDownload Workbook
Workbook Companion to Vol. 2, Discovering MexicoDownload Workbook
Workbook Companion to Vol. 3, A New HomeDownload Workbook
Workbook Companion to Vol 4., Leaving RussiaDownload Workbook

Worksheets & Assignments

Worksheet No. 1Download Assignment
Worksheet No. 2Download Assignment
Worksheet No. 3Download Assignment
Worksheet No. 4Download Assignment
Worksheet No. 5Download Assignment
Worksheet Notes to TeachersDownload Notes to Teachers
Final Project – 5 Family AssignmentsDownload Assignment


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