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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/
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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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.
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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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Indigenous Peoples and Twentieth-Century Canadian Military History

This list of resources has been compiled to further students’ knowledge of Indigenous contributions to Canadian military history. Students can read and listen to the articles and testimonies to learn more about the reasons Indigenous people joined the Canadian military, their achievements and challenges while serving, and their experiences following their service.

Teachers are encouraged to preview the testimonies before assigning them, as stories of war often include graphic content.

Elementary – Primary
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Here's My Canada Timeline

In 2017, Canada turns 150! In marking Canada’s sesquicentennial, Historica Canada is highlighting 50 events that have helped shape our country since Confederation. At the same time, it is important to note that that the human history of what is now known as Canada began well before 1867. Indigenous peoples lived on this land long before European contact, and have histories that significantly predate modern Canada. We can look back upon many proud moments in our history, but must also examine...
Intermediate – Middle School
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The Canadian Encyclopedia Teacher Guide

The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia is a free, bilingual resource of over 20,000 fact-checked articles and learning tools about Canada's history and culture. The Canadian Encyclopedia has hundreds of resources for teachers including timelines, quizzes and education guides covering provincial and territorial curriculum topics for social sciences & history, Indigenous studies, geography & sciences, civics and more. Visit thecanadianencyclopedia.ca.

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