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Military History

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...
Political History

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.

Political History

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...
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.

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Canada 150

Collection de resources pour le cent cinquatenaire du Canada.


This collection contains 2 Learning Tools

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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