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Canada History Week 2022: History of Arts, Culture, and Creators

This learning tool and digital magazine have been created to accompany Canada History Week’s three animated short videos. Canada History Week 2022 highlights stories of arts, culture, and creators in Canada.

This learning tool has been created to provide context on and expand on the history of arts and culture in Canada. It was created to accompany the three short videos produced for Canada History Week 2022, featuring director and actor Rose Ouellette, known as La Poune, concert singer...
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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...
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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/
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...
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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...
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.
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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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Women in Canadian History - Supplementary Worksheets

Use these worksheets to support the activities in Historica Canada's Women in Canadian History Education Guide.

Scroll down to find links to download each worksheets, either as a complete set or individually.
Activity worksheets include:

Activity 1 - Museum Panel Graphic Organizer
Activity 2 - Women and Work
Activity 6 - Women and labour in the Great Depression
Activity 7 - Second World War Posters
Activity 9 - Women and the Quiet Revolution
Activity 10 - The Royal Commission on the Status of Women...
Elementary – Junior
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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Education Guide

This guide is designed to support teachers and students as they explore Canada’s constitutional monarchy and the role the monarchy plays in Canada’s history, culture and identity as the nation celebrates the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne.
Elementary – Junior
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Sir John A. Macdonald and Confederation

Sir John A. Macdonald and the Fathers of Confederation are among the most famous — and controversial — Canadians in history. Using an approach developed by the Historical Thinking Project, this learning tool challenges students to think critically about Confederation and draw meaningful conclusions by examining evidence. This tool was developed for junior/intermediate social studies, history and civics classes from grades 5–8 and grade 5 to secondary II within Québec.
Secondary – Junior
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Sir John A. Macdonald and Confederation

Sir John A. Macdonald and the Fathers of Confederation are among the most famous – and controversial – Canadians in history. Using an approach developed by the Historical Thinking Project, this learning tool challenges students to think critically about Confederation and draw meaningful conclusions by examining evidence. This tool was developed for social studies, history and civics classes in grades 9–12 and secondary III to secondary V within Québec.
Intermediate – Middle School
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Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide

Popular narratives of Canadian history have most frequently been told from the perspective of European settlers. As a result, Indigenous experiences have often been neglected or excluded from the telling of our country’s history. For a more comprehensive understanding of Canada’s history, it is important to examine it from Indigenous perspectives. Doing so requires students to explore the depth, breadth, diversity, and regional variation of experiences of Indigenous peoples in the land that...

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