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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.
Military History
Intermediate – Middle School

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...
Military History
Intermediate – Middle School

Think Like a Historian: The Halifax Explosion

Think Like a Historian: The Halifax Explosion


The Think Like a Historian series of videos and resources is a curriculum-based learning tool to build skills to analyze and interpret primary sources.Watch the videos, and download the education guide and worksheets to learn the five key steps to analyzing primary sources.

In this series, we look at letters and sketches from the Halifax Explosion of 1917.


Citizenship
ESL

Citizenship Challenge - ESL Learning Tool and Worksheets

The Citizenship Challenge ESL Lesson Plans and Worksheets are educational resources for English as a Second Language teachers, group leaders and individuals to help them prepare for Historica Canada's Citizenship Challenge, a national contest that asks students to take a mock citizenship exam.

Teachers and group leaders, register to access the answer keys.

Note: Although the ESL Lesson Plans and Worksheets refer to the Discover Canada guide, it is not necessary for educators to obtain or...
Citizenship
Intermediate – Middle School

Citizenship Challenge - Lesson Plans and Worksheets

The Citizenship Challenge Lesson Plans and Worksheets are educational resources for teachers, group leaders and individuals to help them prepare for Historica Canada's Citizenship Challenge, a national contest that asks students to take a mock citizenship exam.

Teachers and group leaders, register to access the answer keys.

Note: Although the Lesson Plans and Worksheets refer to the Discover Canada guide, it is not necessary for educators to obtain or use the Discover Canada guide to complete...
Citizenship
Intermediate – Middle School

Citizenship Challenge Sea, Army and Air Cadets Learning Tool

The objective of the Cadet Learning Tool is to prepare cadets to participate in Historica Canada's Citizenship Challenge, a national contest that asks students to take a mock citizenship exam. Based on the Sea, Army and Air Cadets qualification standards and training programs, the learning tool will help cadets become more familiar with Canada, develop leadership skills and encourage active citizenship. 
Citizenship
Elementary – Junior

Citizenship Challenge Scouts Canada Learning Tool

The objective of the Citizenship Challenge Scouts Canada Learning Tool is to prepare Scouts for Historica Canada's Citizenship Challenge, a national contest that asks students to take a mock citizenship exam. Based on Scouts Canada qualification standards and training programs, the learning tool will help Scouts become more familiar with Canada, develop leadership skills and encourage active citizenship.  
Citizenship
Elementary – Junior

Citizenship Challenge Girl Guides Learning Tool

The objective of the Girl Guides Learning Tool is to prepare Guides for Historica Canada's Citizenship Challenge, a national contest that asks students to take a mock citizenship exam. Based on Girl Guides of Canada qualification standards and training programs, this learning tool will help Guides become more familiar with Canada, develop leadership skills and encourage active citizenship.  
Military History
Elementary – Junior

Host a Speaker Kit – The Memory Project

The Host a Speaker Kit is designed to help educators and students deepen their understanding of military history and develop thoughtful questions for a Memory Project speaker.
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...

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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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