Students create a collage of photographs, symbols, paintings, songs, and/or poetry to visually tell the story of a group of Canadians during the past century. Any number of historical themes and topics can be studied in this photo-based assignment...
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.
Students learn to use cemeteries as a source of learning about history, and use their findings to explore the settlement patterns, social customs, and culture of their community.
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.
It's the 4th year of the Great Depression; people are demanding government action. Students will role-play members of the conference and will be responsible for researching, writing, and delivering a speech describing regional impacts of the depre...
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 create a visual essay to explore the unique qualities and characteristics found within each of Canada's 3 founding nations, and how they were affected differently by key events in Canadian history.
Students research a local soldier from the Second World War and contribute a visual and written entry to the school's growing virtual memorial. The public nature of the online memorial page inspires students to excellence.
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.
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.
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.
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.