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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...
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...

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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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