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.
This unit explores the lives of early Canadians through the folk songs they sang in their daily lives.
These activities and resources teach students about the contributions of Black settlers to the development of Québec and
Help your students understand the the enormous loss of Buffalo that once roamed the western plains.
Students use storytelling and inquiry to explore the history of Canada's Inuit people and discover how culture shapes our past and present communities. The use of artifacts helps students connect with history.
Students conduct research, write scripts, and portray a historical figure in Canadian history. Changes can
be made to accommodate location, space, student population, community
population, or any other variable.
Students learn about humanitarians and ideas of local and global citizenship. By creating a "citizenship calendar," students come to recognize their own ability to help others and effect change.
Students create paper mâché busts of Prime Ministers, write short biographies, and must locate an artifact to represent their subject.
This lesson plan is about a "way" of thinking about history. Students make connections between "our community" and "the world". Their awareness of certain issues will rise as they interpret history in a participatory fashion.
Learn about Government in Canada and how your students can get involved.
Students conduct their own oral histories by interviewing their family, recording their responses, and compiling their research into a book.
This project introduces students to information which has a direct meaning on a girl's existence as a member of a western nation with a particular national history & character. Students will gain knowledge about the role of women in Canadian Histo...
Students will explore history through different writing exercises. They'll learn poetry styles, practice descriptive writing, write a biography after interviewing a family member, and write and send thank you letters to guest speakers.
Many people in developing countries suffer from hunger and food insecurity, which can be difficult for students to understand. Students will learn about food production and consumption by growing their own garden.
Students learn analytical skills and information technology in a lesson based on community and national history.
A lesson in local history and historical inquiry based around a real-life archaeological dig. Students record, analyze, and reflect on all their findings in a research journal.
King Louis XIV offered dowries for young girls called filles du roi to travel to New France to become brides.
Allow your students to understand Emily Carr's story, art, and deep connection to Canada’s First Nations and the natural environment.
Students discover, understand, and connect with their local Canadian community and its heritage through the study of artifacts, documents, photographs, local legends/novels, newspapers, maps, museums/archives, field trips, and personal histories.
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.