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Military History
Elementary – Junior

LaFontaine, Baldwin and Responsible Government Education Guide

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the election of Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, Historica Canada, the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history, culture and citizenship, has created this education guide. 

Using the concepts created by Dr. Peter Seixas and the Historical Thinking Project, this guide complements Canadian middle- and high-school curricula. It invites students to explore the history of democracy and equal language...
Black History
Elementary – Primary

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...
Military History
Intermediate – Middle School

The Fenian Raids Education Guide

Historica Canada has created this Education Guide to mark the sesquicentennial of the Fenian Raids, and to help students explore this early chapter in Canada’s history. The Fenian Raids have not figured prominently in Canadian history, but they are often cited as an important factor in Confederation. Using the concepts created by Dr. Peter Seixas and the Historical Thinking Project, this Guide complements Canadian middle-school and high-school curricula. It invites students to deepen their...
Research and Writing
Intermediate – Middle School

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...
Citizenship
Intermediate – Middle School

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
Indigenous History
Elementary – Primary

Aboriginal Arts & Stories Teacher's Kit

This learning tool is intended to help teachers support their students in the Aboriginal Arts & Stories competition. Using this guide, educators can assist Indigenous youth with the creative process of developing their art and writing. It offers suggestions for dealing with sensitive issues, for motivating Indigenous students, and for encouraging youth to reflect on culture, identity and expression.


Military History
Intermediate – Middle School

Think Like a Historian: Vimy in Newspapers

To mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and help educators and students think critically about primary sources, Historica Canada has created the Think Like a Historian series of videos and worksheets.
Think Like a Historian: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

These worksheets accompany the video Think Like a Historian: Vimy in Newspapers, which explores two newspaper accounts from Le Canada and The Globe in the days following the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

To complete these worksheets, students may...
Military History
Intermediate – Middle School

Think Like a Historian: Vimy in Letters

To mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and help educators and students think critically about primary sources, Historica Canada has created the Think Like a Historian series of videos and worksheets.
Think Like a Historian: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

These worksheets accompany the video Think Like a Historian: Vimy in Letters (Francis Bathe), which explores a letter written by Francis Bathe to his sister May following his experiences at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

To complete these...
Military History
Intermediate – Middle School

Think Like a Historian: Vimy in Pictures

To mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and help educators and students think critically about primary sources, Historica Canada has created the Think Like a Historian series of videos and worksheets.
Think Like a Historian: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

These worksheets accompany the video Think Like a Historian: Vimy in Pictures. This video explores the image commonly known as The Taking of Vimy Ridge.

To complete these worksheets, students may want to watch the videos more than once....
Military History
Intermediate – Middle School

Think Like a Historian: Introduction to Vimy

To mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and help educators and students think critically about primary sources, Historica Canada has created the Think Like a Historian series of videos and worksheets. The following activities provide an introduction to the Battle of Vimy Ridge and working with primary sources.
Think Like a Historian: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

To complete these worksheets, students may want to watch the videos more than once. Turning on the subtitles can help second...
Military History
Intermediate – Middle School

Vimy 100 History Lens Tool Kit

The Vimy 100 History Lens Tool Kit is designed to help educators and 
students deepen their knowledge and think critically about the Battle of 
Vimy Ridge on the anniversary of its centennial. Students and teachers are 
asked to reflect on the importance of Vimy Ridge to Canada’s historical 
narrative, and what it means to Canada today. This learning tool includes 
activities to prepare students for their trip to Vimy, to engage students 
while in France, and to...
Black History

HERE'S MY CANADA: A SESQUICENTENNIAL JUNIOR LEARNING TOOL

We want to hear from you! The Here’s My Canada contest is multilingual, nation-wide and invites Canadians to express what their country means to them in a 30-second video. For more details, visit heresmycanada.ca.

This learning tool is designed for junior/intermediate students from grades 5-8, and grade 5 to secondary II in Québec. It provides discussion topics and educational activities to help you create your submission to the Here’s My Canada contest.

Here’s My Canada is a Canada 150...
Black History
Secondary – Senior

HERE'S MY CANADA: A SESQUICENTENNIAL SENIOR LEARNING TOOL

We want to hear from you! The Here’s My Canada contest is multilingual, nation-wide and invites Canadians to express what their country means to them in a 30-second video. For more details, visit heresmycanada.ca. 

This learning tool is designed for senior students from grades 9–12, and secondary III–V in Québec. 
It provides discussion topics and educational activities to help you create your submission to the Here’s My Canada contest. 

Here’s My Canada is a Canada 150 Signature...
Indigenous History

Aboriginal Arts & Stories: Junior Art Teacher's Guide

The Junior Art learning tool provides interactive classroom activities that aid in the research and creative process, as well as encourage critical thinking. The guide outlines five 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 Canadians of...

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Canada en guerre

Ces outils d’apprentissage explorent les thèmes de la commémoration et du souvenir et leur lien avec la Première et la Deuxième Guerre mondiale.


This collection contains 4 Learning Tools

Canada at War

Explore the themes of commemoration and remembrance as they relate to the First and Second World Wars.


This collection contains 8 Learning Tools

Essay Writing Resources

This collections contains printable sheets for students about each step in the essay writing process.


This collection contains 6 Learning Tools

The War of 1812

This Collection highlights Learning Tools related to the War of 1812


This collection contains 4 Learning Tools

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