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Black History in Canada Education Guide

The purpose of this Guide is to enhance your students' knowledge and appreciation of the Black Canadian experience, drawing from Lawrence Hill's award-winning historical fiction, The Book of...
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Women in Canadian History Education Guide

As we celebrate a century of women’s suffrage, it’s important to recognize that while this victory was a landmark achievement, social change and the push for equality weren’t born from, nor...

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Canada during COVID-19: A Living Archive - Junior and Senior Learning Tools

This resource provides guidance for educators and students interested in participating in the Canada during COVID-19 project. A project of Historica Canada, the Canada during COVID-19 Learning Tool encourages students to think more deeply about primary sources and the ways historians use them to uncover the past. Students will have the chance to develop a primary source of their own, based on their unique experiences and perspectives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada during COVID-19 offers...
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Think Like a Historian: The Liberation of the Netherlands

The Think Like a Historian project is a series of videos and accompanying learning tools designed to help educators and students analyze and interpret primary sources. This edition of the series focuses on Canadian experiences in the aftermath of the liberation of the Netherlands.

Historica Canada has created these resources to help educators and students think critically about primary sources as they learn about this period in Canadian history. The resource consists of an education guide...
Citizenship
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Civics in the Classroom: Citizenship Challenge Elementary Education Guide

This education guide teaches students about key topics in Canadian civics. You can use the guide to learn about how the Canadian system of government works, your rights and responsibilities as Canadians, and how students can engage in active citizenship — for example, through stewardship of the natural environment. It also asks students to consider the enduring legacy of colonialism for Indigenous peoples in Canada and highlights the responsibilities of Canadians of all ages in the process of...
Citizenship
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Canada Past and Present: A Citizenship Education Guide

This education guide is meant to be used by newcomer students on the path to citizenship. It can also be used by any student wishing to learn more about Canada, in any history or social studies classroom. This guide covers topics found on the Government of Canada’s citizenship test, exploring testable content more in-depth to help readers put the information in context. The guide invites students to deepen their knowledge of Canada’s past and present in order to gain a fuller understanding of...
Indigenous History
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Residential Schools in Canada: History and Legacy Education Guide

This education guide aims to raise awareness of the history of residential schools in Canada and increase understanding of the important role education plays in the reconciliation process.

The guide offers classroom activities you can use to explore this difficult topic. The guide offers standalone activities, as well as activities that connect to the Residential Schools Podcast Series and the videos created to accompany this guide.