The basis for this lesson plan is to learn the role of antiquity in understanding history; the processes involved in an archaeological dig; reconstructing history and the challenges of historic inquiry.
These activities and resources teach students about the contributions of Black settlers to the development of Québec and
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.
How can you ensure that time at a historic site is useful, academic and fun? The trick is to harness students’ natural creativity and desire to be outlandish. This approach has worked for the author and his colleagues in many settings for over a d...
Once aware of the election, we start preparing immediately. This could take anywhere from
four to eight weeks due to the amount of organizing, planning and arranging involved.
Students conduct their own oral histories by interviewing their family, recording their responses, and compiling their research into a book.
These activities show students the progression and variations of the relationship of First Nations groups with Europeans and colonizers. Students gain a deeper understanding of First Nations history, and think critically about events in the news t...
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.
Using the story of Harriet Tubman, students will learn about slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the role of conflict, struggle and human agency in history.
Students will conduct an investigation into one side of their family to determine how events in Canadian history and those in the world have defined the decisions one’s family had to make, and as a result, its sense of Canadian identity and citize...
This lesson incorporates historical fiction with journaling and understanding the French contribution to Nova Scotia, along with cooperative learning and group dynamics. This basic idea can be used with any historical novel.
The study of local houses in the community provides essential insight into local history.
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.
Students complete six activities - including walking tours, map-making, and personal research - to help them better understand their community and its history.
The Pageant wagon is based on medieval parade wagons; the intent is to build dioramas and participate in community parades. The dioramas can be raffled off to raise money for future projects.
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.
Students use a problem-solving method to examine Canada’s participation in World War II and its repercussions on
Quebec. Students "produce" a song for a Second World War film to apply their new found understanding of the subject.
Students research a humanitarian and a developing country to better understand Canada's history of international development. Students use their research to write and record a podcast interview.
In this lesson plan, students will explore the nature of citizenship and what it means to them.
This exercise recreates the historical process that helped lead the world into the Great War.
Students are presented with some of the dilemmas that
faced the major powers in 1914 and are tasked with making choices as leaders of these countries.