These activities and resources teach students about the contributions of Black settlers to the development of Québec and
Students become familiar with the various components of a newspaper by creating a newspaper that could have been
published in Canada in the 1800s, based on their own research of the time period and events.
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 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...
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...
This lesson plan contains three projects: individual study, a class presentation and the creation of a board game. Although this lesson plan is based upon Fortress Louisbourg,it can be adapted for any historic site in your community.
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.
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.
Students then show their understanding through a variety of different learning experiences such as; re-creating a plot of land in a seigneury (art), participating in a town meet and greet (Drama), trade resources like a Couriers de Bois (game).
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.
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.
Send your students on a secret mission from Sir John A. MacDonald. Their task is to travel to the Red River Settlement and report back to the government on the new Métis government established by Louis Riel. Includes a PPT and several handout temp...
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.
Small Group Acting (SGA) attempts to re-live, portray, analyze and role-play the events of Canada’s history. SGAs can be used throughout the year and make a good review exercise of the main people and events of the unit under study.
In this year-long activity, students gain an understanding of our federal government by developing a purposeful student government based on the Canadian model. Activities include an election, monthly meetings of Parliament, and Question Periods.
Students learn about international development by conducting research and become active citizens by completing a social justice activity.
Terra is a simulation of immigrants forced to leave Canada and settle in a new land. Students will practice creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while developing and reinforcing history and geography concepts.
Students will list the Dorset characteristics from archaeologists and elders, translating this information into rough pencil images and remembering the cultural context organizers: food, shelter, clothing, family, beliefs, and transportation.
Use theatre to bring to life the history of your community.