Colour illustration depicts 1950s family turning on a living room light.

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We depend so much on electricity that it’s hard to imagine life without it. What did people do for fun? How did they light and heat their homes? How did the, um, bathroom work? The February 2024 issue of Kayak looks at life before electricity, and how Canada changed afterwards. 

The comic highlights the huge push to bring electricity to Manitoba farms after the Second World War, and the fiction story looks at how electric appliances meant the big, cozy wood cook stove was no longer the centre of the home. Readers will learn about the origins of the different ways we generate power in Canada, and where to visit to discover more of our electrifying history on their own.

PLUS you’ll have access to free lesson plans and resources.

Kayak is aimed at grades 2–7.

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