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Indigenous History

Aboriginal Arts & Stories: Junior Writing Teacher's Guide

The Junior Writing learning tool provides interactive classroom activities that aid in the research and creative process, as well as encourage critical thinking. The guide outlines four projects that explore cultural significance and personal awareness. 

The annual Aboriginal Arts & Stories deadline is March 31. Please note that the contest accepts submissions year-round; post-deadline, submissions will be considered for the following 
year’s contest. The contest is open to...
Indigenous History

Aboriginal Arts & Stories: Senior Art Teacher's Guide


The Senior Art learning tool provides interactive classroom activities that aid in the research and creative process, as well as encourage critical thinking. The guide outlines four projects that explore cultural significance and personal awareness.

Tapping into the creative energy of Indigenous youth is of the utmost importance in the maintenance and nurturing of Indigenous arts, and to provide youth a means to reinterpret customs with fresh trends and insights. Aboriginal Arts & Stories...
Indigenous History

Aboriginal Arts & Stories: Senior Writing Teacher's Guide

The Senior Writing learning tool provides interactive classroom activities that aid in the research and creative process, as well as encourage critical thinking. The guide outlines four projects that explore cultural significance and personal awareness.

The guide includes four questions that are intended to help you write your submission to Aboriginal Arts & Stories. Each question has its own topic, ways to engage with the topic, writing activities and online resources. The topics covered...
Military History
Secondary – Junior

Canadian Military Innovations Learning Tool

The Memory Project, an initiative of Historica Canada, gives veterans and current Canadian Forces members the opportunity to share their stories of military service through its online archive and volunteer speakers bureau. 

Drawing on the work of the Historical Thinking Project (historicalthinking.ca), this learning tool encourages students to make connections between important Canadian military innovations throughout history and the impact of these innovations on society. Students will...
Military History
Secondary – Junior

The Cenotaph Project

The Cenotaph Project is an engaging activity that gives students an opportunity to get to know the individual men and women who served, and potentially died, in wartime. Begun by Ontario teacher Blake Seward, teachers and students nationwide have undertaken this project. The document below serves as a step-by-step guide.
Political History
Secondary – Senior

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Education Guide

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

To mark the 175th birthday of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Historica Canada has created this Education Guide on Canadian history during Laurier’s life and the importance of his legacy.  

It invites students to deepen their understanding of Laurier’s role in Canada’s evolution, and how his politics shaped Canada’s future, through primary- and secondary-source research and analysis, engaging discussion questions and group activities. The Guide asks students to look at Canada’s...
Women's History

Women's Suffrage in Canada Education Guide

Education Guide Cover

To mark the centennial of the first achievements of women’s suffrage in Canada, Historica Canada has created this Education Guide.

It asks students to examine issues of identity, equity, activism and justice in historical and contemporary contexts.

This Guide does not focus on the suffrage movement’s links to ideologies such as socialism, imperialism, racism and classism, though teachers may want to address these intersections. In particular, many suffragists did not...
Military History
Secondary – Junior

Second World War Education Guide

This guide is intended to assist teachers and students as they study Canada’s involvement in the Second  World War. It highlights some of the significant historical themes and events of that period but is not meant to  be a comprehensive history of Canada and the war; in fact, some teachers may choose to highlight different  aspects of this period in their classes, such as the naval war on Canada’s doorstep or Canada’s participation in  the bombing offensive against...
Indigenous History
Intermediate – Middle School

Residential Schools in Canada

Residential Schools in Canada
Residential schools were government-sponsored religious schools established to assimilate Indigenous children into Euro-Canadian society. Successive Canadian governments used legislation to strip Indigenous peoples of basic human and legal rights, dignity and integrity, and to gain control over the peoples, their lands and natural rights and resources. The Indian Act, first introduced in 1876, gave the Canadian government license to control almost every aspect of...
Indigenous History
Intermediate – Middle School

Treaties in Canada

Treaties in Canada

Beginning in the early 1600s, the British Crown (later the Government of Canada) entered into  a series of treaties with Indigenous nations in Canada. The treaties were intended as formal  agreements to encourage peaceful relations and to specify promises, obligations and benefits  for both parties. Indigenous peoples wanted to protect their traditional lands, resources, and  ways of life, while ensuring peace and friendship, and eventually receiving...
Immigration
Secondary – Junior

Forces of Immigration


Overview


Immigrants who came to Canada in the late nineteeth century and early twentieth century were also motivated by similar push and pull factors that motivate modern day immigrants. Each individual, family, and ethnic group had specific reasons to move to Canada, whether they were pulled here by propaganda posters and stories about the uncharted territory or they were forced to leave their home country. Your task is to research a specific ethnic group that immigrated to Canada during this...
Research and Writing
Intermediate – Middle School

The Essay: A Quick Glance

The introduction to the topic. It concludes with your thesis — a specific statement that you plan to prove or argue in your essay.
Research and Writing
Intermediate – Middle School

The Essay: Writing Body Paragraphs

A good way to prepare to write your body paragraphs is by using a template. It will help you to organize your thoughts and allow you to focus on your evidence.
Research and Writing
Intermediate – Middle School

Research Considerations

Attached are a few useful tips to help you get the most from your time reading through books, the Internet, newspapers and magazines.
Black History
Intermediate – Middle School

Black History in Canada Education Guide

The purpose of this Guide is to enhance your students' knowledge and appreciation of the Black Canadian experience, drawing from Lawrence Hill's award-winning historical fiction, The Book of Negroes, the remarkable journey of Aminata Diallo and the historic British document known as the "Book of Negroes." Structured around themes of journey, slavery, human rights, passage to Canada and contemporary culture, this Guide asks students to examine issues of identity, equality, community, and...

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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 9 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 17 Learning Tools

Canada 150

Collection de resources pour le cent cinquatenaire du Canada.


This collection contains 2 Learning Tools

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