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"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
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Famous Canadians

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the life and contribution of famous Aboriginal Canadian of their choice. In this history lesson, 6th graders create video about them. They present their project in class.
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Canadian Provinces and Territories

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore world geography by viewing a map of Canada. In this Canadian provinces lesson, 5th graders utilize the Internet to research some of Canada's history and discover the geography of the country. Students view a blank...
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Canada

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young language arts pupils explore world geography through the reading of an informational text. As a class learners conduct research on the history, geography, culture, and politics of Canada while they read. They will need to define...
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The Amazing Maud Lewis

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students investigate cultural art from Canada by reading about Maud Lewis.  In this Canadian history instructional activity, students identify the work of Lewis by visiting her magazine website.  Students identify other heroes in Nova...
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Reality History TV

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore world history by participating in a media creation activity. In this Canadian culture instructional activity, students discuss the First Nations of Canada and the struggles they encountered with other settlers. Students...
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The Call of the Wild: Culture and History

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild is set during the Yukon Gold Rush and describes the harsh environment of the Klondike. Ask your class to describe the Klondike and consider the motivation needed to take a journey like the one so...
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First Encounters

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare cultural differences. In this Canadian history lesson plan, 4th graders examine the language and cultural differences between European explorers and First Nations. In small groups, students role-play communication...
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Aboriginal Voices in Canadian Contemporary Art

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners study the art work of aboriginalists and create art work of their own to demonstrate an understanding of the art form. In this art lesson plan, students create 3D art and experiment with color combinations.
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Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is a nicely designed lesson on ancestry and family history. In it, learners read an article entitled, "Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?" Then, they make up a series of questions to profile their family and their community 100...
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Introduction to the Great Depression—Canadian and World Studies

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Ah, the classic business cycle model: recession, depression, recovery, prosperity. And then there was the Great Depression. Groups investigate the economic conditions that led to and social movements of the 1920s that great out of the...
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Photographs as History

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Imagine being a war photographer embedded in World War I. How do you see your role? How might your photos influence that study of the war? Of history? Class members select a photograph, adopt the perspective of the photographer, and...
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Photo Essay: Decades of Change

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create photo essays about the Canadian response to World War II. In this Canadian history lesson, 8th graders conduct the research necessary to show a comparison of life for Canadians before, during, and after World War II. 
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Social Studies 11: Canada

For Students 11th - 12th
You'll find questions regarding government, immigration, ethnic issues, suffrage, and turn-of-the-century history to complement any lesson on Canada. There are 17 questions in need of full-paragraph answers. A great resource to finish a...
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General Lesson Plan for Documentary Lens

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use this general lesson guide to inform your instruction surrounding a documentary. The lesson is made up of five activities. The activities are intentionally general because they are designed to adapted for specific films. While the...
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The Power of One

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers examine the origins of the Canadian nation and government. They study the principles upon which each of the provinces was founded. The four-lesson plan sequence also provides opportunities for experiences in visual art,...
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Acadians Through the Portrait

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Another in the series of Canadian Culture lesson plans is here for you. In it, learners are invited to study the history of the Acadians; a segment of Canadian society for many generations. They utilize the images of Robert Harris, and...
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Telling Stories: Narratives of Nationhood

For Teachers 3rd
Three lessons make up a unit on the birth of Canada. Learners in the third grade will analyze famous works of art, research historical events, and discuss the role women played in the early development of Canada. Writing, history, and...
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Western Expansion in the United States and Canada – The Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Western Expansion lesson, students conduct research to find out how the Transcontinental Railroad fueled territorial expansion in the United...
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Life on a Seigneury

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate life in New France. In this Canadian history lesson, students participate in a simulation playing the parts of settlers to New France and the government and church officials welcoming them. Students then plot land on...
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Canadian Culture Lesson

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore Canadian history by reading a book with their classmates. In this Canadian province lesson plan, 5th graders view a YouTube video and PowerPoint presentation of the history of Manitoba. Students research the sport...
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The Canadian Ribbon of Steel

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the building of the Canadian Railroad and discuss the impact it has on Canada today.
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Why do Americans and Canadians Celebrate Labor Day?

For Students 9th - 12th
A day off from work to celebrate...labor? Find out why on the first Monday of every September, Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day. Viewers will learn about the unique history of the first Labor Day, in which workers not only...
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Canadian Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research and formulate opinions to explain key elements of Canadian identity. They create a simulated television production that represents and justifies their group's opinion about Canadian identity.