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Military History

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

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...
Indigenous History

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...
Citizenship

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...
Indigenous History
Elementary – Primary

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 been created 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

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...
Military History
Intermediate – Middle School

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...
Immigration

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...
Military History

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...
Citizenship
Elementary – Junior

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. 
Citizenship
Elementary – Junior

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.
Citizenship
Secondary – Junior

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.
Indigenous History
Intermediate – Middle School

Key Moments in Indigenous History Timeline


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...
Indigenous History
Intermediate – Middle School

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...
Indigenous History

5Ws Reading Comprehension Chart: Uncovering the Numbered Treaties

Use this worksheet to complete the 'Uncovering the Numbered Treaties' Activity on page 9 of the Treaties in Canada Education Guide, and Activity #8, 'Treaties: The Ethical Dimension' on pages 10 and 11 of the Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide.

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Milestones Education Guides

Explore these education guides, which were created as part of the Milestones Education Campaign.


This collection contains 4 Learning Tools

Sources Primaires

Une collection d'outils pédagogiques pour aider les éducateurs et les élèves dans l'analyse des sources primaires.


This collection contains 14 Learning Tools

Les femmes dans l'histoire

Une collection de guides pédagogiques explorant l'histoire des femmes au Canada.


This collection contains 13 Learning Tools

Women in History

A collection of learning tools focused on the roles of women in Canadian history.


This collection contains 20 Learning Tools

Primary Sources

A collection of learning tools designed to support educators and students in primary source analysis.


This collection contains 10 Learning Tools

Think Like a Historian: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

The Think Like a Historian series is a tool for educators and students to build skills to analyze and interpret primary sources. In this series, we look at Photographs, Newspapers, and Personal Letters from the Battle of Vimy Ridge.


This collection contains 4 Learning Tools

Pensez comme un historien : La bataille de la crête de Vimy

La série Pensez comme un historien est un outil pour les éducateurs et les étudiants pour développer des habiletés d’analyse et d’interprétation des sources primaires. Dans cette série, nous jetons un coup d’œil à des photographies, des journaux et


This collection contains 4 Learning Tools

Indigenous History

A collection of learning tools focused on Indigenous history in Canada.


This collection contains 20 Learning Tools

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