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HandwritingPatriotic Arts: Influencing Canadians at War

Culture can tell us so much about the people and events of history. In this lesson plan, students look at novels, art and music to understand how Canadians shaped, and were shaped by, culture during wartime.

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High School

My Town, My City: Recording Changing Trends

The mainspring for this lesson is the perennial challenge to help students see connections between the past, present and future and to appreciate the relevance of history in general, and Canadian history in particular, to our lives.

History on Film: Creating Heritage Moments

Students will practice research by studying one event or topic in depth. They will then create a videotaped "Heritage Moment" about it. They will be able to combine the video with narration and photographs.

Growth of a Nation: Trading Cards

Students will create Canadian History Trading Cards that will serve as a visual representation of the history of Canada's growth and maturity into the great nation it is today. The cards will feature both image and text portions.

Middle School Lesson Plans

Aboriginal Legends: Coast to Coast to Coast

To honour the first people in Canada, classrooms studied a different part of Canada by exploring a First Nation, Metis or Inuit legend. Traditionally, legends were oral stories used to share and pass although lessons and values.

Patriotic Arts: Influencing Canadians at War

Culture can tell us so much about the people and events of history. In this lesson plan, students look at novels, art and music to understand how Canadians shaped, and were shaped by, culture during wartime.

Unity: Making a Heritage Quilt

Students explore the relationship between symbols and identity, while making a heritage quilt.

Elementary School

Aboriginal Legends: Coast to Coast to Coast

To honour the first people in Canada, classrooms studied a different part of Canada by exploring a First Nation, Metis or Inuit legend. Traditionally, legends were oral stories used to share and pass although lessons and values.

Arts & Culture: 17th Century Canada and Jean de Brebeuf

This unit explores the lives of early Canadians through the folk songs they sang in their daily lives.

Buffalo Gone: Appreciating Natural Resources

Help your students understand the the enormous loss of Buffalo that once roamed the western plains.





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