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TCE Tips: A Guide to Essay Writing

The TCE Tips Guide to Essay Writing was created for students and educators. It includes four volumes which walk students through the process of writing an essay, and a fifth volume which serves as a pedagogical guide on teaching historical inquiry. Use these essay writing guides to help you through the process of creating a research essay, from research tips to structure to proper citation. View each guide by following the links below.
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Voting Rights in Canada Learning Tool - Citizenship Challenge

This guide is designed to give educators tools to help students think critically about the history of voting rights in Canada. The guide complements the Voting Rights in Canada: A Select Timeline video by expanding on featured timeline points and providing activities to help students explore the history of voting rights in more depth. While the education guide activities follow a chronological order, the lessons may be used in order or on their own.

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A History of Multiculturalism in Canada: Education Guide and Worksheets


This education guide examines some key moments and figures in our history as part of an introduction to multiculturalism in Canada. By learning the history of how multiculturalism has grown and been treated in Canada, we can better understand our society today.

Hundreds of Indigenous nations and cultures had long since been interacting and flourishing on the continent by the time European explorers first set foot in what we now call Canada. In the centuries since, settlers and immigrants from...
Indigenous History
Intermediate – Middle School
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Canada History Week 2021: Indigenous History Learning Tool

This learning tool has been created to accompany the three short videos produced for Canada History Week 2021, featuring Inuk author Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, Métis composer Pierre Falcon, and Squamish leader Chief Joe Capilano.

This learning tool was created in partnership between Historica Canada and the Canada History Fund and is designed to help students interact with this year’s Canada History Week theme of Indigenous history. The topics covered in this learning tool, the Canada History Week...
Indigenous History
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Voices from Here Education Guide and Worksheets

This guide is a teacher resource containing several classroom activities that explore the stories shared in the Voices from Here series. Download the education guide and use the worksheets to complete activities in the Voices from Here education guide, based around the Voices from Here video series.

The nine-part Voices from Here video series shares stories from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis participants related to colonial policies, territories and treaties, languages, and Indigenous...
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Canada History Week 2020 Learning Tool: Environmental History

Watch the Canada History Week 2020 videos, highlighting stories of environment and climate in Canada's past. Use our accompanying learning tool to delve into the subject matter and bring this important topic into your classroom. View the flipping book and download the PDF here:
https://fb.historicacanada.ca/education/english/canada-history-week-2020-guide/
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Remembrance Day in the Classroom: A Teacher Resource Kit

This toolkit has been created to help educate students about Remembrance Day. It introduces students to the importance of remembrance and provides guidance in planning a Remembrance Day event, whether in class or virtually. The central piece of the event is the participation of a Memory Project speaker. This toolkit encourages students and the public to reflect on what remembrance means to them, the history behind November 11, and the legacies of past wars and conflicts. It also provides...
Social History
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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.

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Critical Digital Literacy Education Guide

Historica Canada's Critical Digital Literacy Education Guide aims to give students of any age the skills to assess the content, quality, and consistency of what we read, see, and hear through the media today. We invite you to use this guide to empower students to examine the everyday media they consume with a critical eye and greater confidence.

The guide and the accompanying worksheets are intended to provide a framework that readers can use to weigh the sources, facts, and opinions that...
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Model Citizenship Ceremony Toolkit

This Model Citizenship Ceremony Toolkit is a step-by-step guide for anyone who is organizing a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony and includes everything that is needed to run a ceremony. The toolkit is also intended to help prepare newcomers for their upcoming citizenship ceremonies, as well as provide teachers and organizers with the tools to stage their own citizenship events. The toolkit includes extended learning activities on the historical, legal, and cultural contexts of the...

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