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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...
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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...
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.
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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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...
Intermediate – Middle School
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Key Moments in Indigenous History Timeline

Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide

The Key Moments in Indigenous History Timeline poster that accompanies the Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide, provides a chronological overview of Indigenous history in what is now Canada from time immemorial to present.

This timeline is designed to accompany Historica Canada’s Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide, which includes lesson plans and classroom activities based on the Historical Thinking Concepts. Download the Guide at...
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...
Intermediate – Middle School
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Think Like a Historian: The Halifax Explosion

Think Like a Historian: The Halifax Explosion


The Think Like a Historian series of videos and resources is a curriculum-based learning tool to build skills to analyze and interpret primary sources.Watch the videos, and download the education guide and worksheets to learn the five key steps to analyzing primary sources.

In this series, we look at letters and sketches from the Halifax Explosion of 1917.


Research and Writing
Intermediate – Middle School
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Primary Source Pyramid

3D Pyramid: 5 Steps to Analyze Primary Sources

THE 5WS: Question the source. Who created it? When and where was it created? What is the source about? Why was the source created?
CONTEXT: Situate the source in space and time, placing it in the wider picture of history. What else was happening at the time?
EXPLORING: Examine the details of the source. What is it about? What words, images or symbols are used? What was its purpose?
REACHING CONCLUSIONS: Use context, evidence and observations to...

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