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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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Critical Digital Literacy Worksheets

Use these worksheets to support Historica Canada's Critical Digital Literacy Education Guide, which 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...
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Record of Service Education Guide: Canadian Contributions to International Peace and Security

This education guide has been created to accompany The Memory Project’s DVD, Record of Service: Canadian Contributions to International Peace and Security, which features the testimonies of 15 Canadian veterans of the Second World War through to the war in Afghanistan. This guide brings oral history into the classroom and includes activities that build research, analysis, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students are invited to deepen their understanding of how international...
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Official Languages Act Worksheets

These worksheets accompany the Official Languages Act Education Guide, which introduces the Official Languages Act and the history of language policy in Canada. Use the worksheets to accompany the activities in the guide.

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Official Languages Act Education Guide

This guide is an introduction to the Official Languages Act and the history of language policy in Canada. The 50th anniversary of Canada’s Official Languages Act (OLA) represents an opportunity to learn about the history that led to the Act, and its subsequent legacy.

The guide focuses primarily on the Act itself, the factors that led to its creation, and its impact and legacy. It touches on key moments in the history of linguistic policy in Canada, though teachers may wish to address topics...
Military History
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Perspectives, Connections, Reflections: Canada and the World Wars Education Guide

Studying the historical significance of Canada’s involvement in the two world wars offers students and educators alike the opportunity to think critically about the defining moments of our own nation’s history. Travelling abroad allows the cities, landmarks, and cultures of distant communities to become tangible — giving young people a richer understanding of historic events and how they have shaped Canadian identity.

This toolkit was created by Historica Canada in partnership with EF...
Citizenship
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Citizenship Challenge Civics Education Guide

This education guide focuses on key topics in Canadian civics. The activities inform readers about how the Canadian governmental system works, and their rights and responsibilities as Canadian citizens. The guide is meant to give teachers and students the tools to engage with Canada’s democratic processes. Teachers can use the activities in this guide to prepare their students for the Citizenship Challenge, a mock citizenship quiz based on the test taken by newcomers on the path to...
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Indigenous Arts & Stories Teacher’s Guide: Primary Art & Writing Activities


The Indigenous Arts & Stories Primary Activities Guide gives step-by-step directions on how to create different art and writing projects to submit to the contest. Teachers can use the guide to help choose activities for their students and to assist youth in the creative process of developing their art and writing.The learning tool provides interactive classroom activities that aid in the research and creative process, as well as encourage critical thinking. The guide outlines eight...
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Worksheets for the Citizenship Challenge Civics Education Guide

These worksheets have been created to accompany the Citizenship Challenge Civics Education Guide. The education guide focuses on key topics in Canadian civics, with activities built to inform readers about how the Canadian governmental system works, and their rights and responsibilities as Canadian citizens.

Scroll down to find a link to download the worksheets. This package includes worksheets for Activity 3: Your Cabinet, and Activity 5: Shipwrecked on an Island Graphic Organizer.

Elementary – Primary
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Worksheets for Indigenous Arts & Stories Teacher's Guide: Primary Art & Writing Activities

These worksheets have been created to accompany the Indigenous Arts & Stories Teacher's Guide: Primary Art & Writing Activities. The activities have beencreated for students ages 6 to 12. This tool gives step-by-step directions on how to create different art and writing projects to submit to the contest. Teachers can use the guide to help choose activities for their students and to assist youth in the creative process of developing their art and writing.
Military History
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Think Like a Historian: The Last Hundred Days Worksheets Package

These worksheets are designed to accompany the Think Like a Historian: The Last Hundred Days Education Guide and Video Series. Download the worksheets as a package or in individual activities below.

This series invites students to deepen their understanding of the Last Hundred Days and its larger historical context and impact through primary source analysis. Analyzing primary sources offers students an opportunity to explore historical events from the perspective of those who lived them.



Intermediate – Middle School
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Think Like a Historian: The Last Hundred Days Education Guide and Video Series

To mark the centennial of the Last Hundred Days of the First World War (August 8 to November 11, 1918), Historica Canada has created this education guide, designed to help educators and students think critically about primary sources as they learn about this period in Canadian history. The activities in this guide accompany the Think Like a Historian: The Last Hundred Days video series.

This series invites students to deepen their understanding of the Last Hundred Days and its larger...
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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 completed by, achieving the right to vote. Women in Canada have played a crucial role in the story of the past and how it shapes the present. Women’s history seeks to write women back into the parts of the narrative from which they have been omitted, with the goal of telling a more complete story.

Putting...

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