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"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
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...
The Call of the Wild: Culture and History
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Introduction to the Great Depression—Canadian and World Studies
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...
Western Expansion in the United States and Canada – The Transcontinental Railroad
8th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. For this Western Expansion lesson, students conduct research to find out how the Transcontinental Railroad fueled territorial expansion in the United...
Why do Americans and Canadians Celebrate Labor Day?
4 mins 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...
Seeking Refuge: Understanding Refugees in Canada
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What if you had no choice but to leave everything behind and seek asylum elsewhere? Do countries have an obligation to accept refugees? To gain an understanding of the complexity of the issues of refugee rights, class members first...
History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror,...
The Kwakwaka'Wakw: A Study of a North Pacific Coast People and the Potlatch
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Discover the cultural practices and unique value systems of a group of native peoples from Canada called the Kwakwaka'wakw. Your young historians will discuss how conceptions of wealth can vary and how these native people utilized...
Exploring Media: Understanding and Identifying Editorial Perspective in Television and Radio News
11th - 12th
Students research the topics Boat People: A Refugee Crisis, Dr. Henry Morgentaler: Fighting Canada's Abortion Laws, and CANDU: The Canadian Nuclear Reactor on the CBC Radio and Television Archives Web site.
One Of the Capable Generals of WW1 - Arthur Currie
8 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
History books share a lot about many famous military generals from World War I, but have your scholars heard about the famous Canadian general Arthur Currie? Change that using an informative lesson that is part of the Technology and...
We are Reflections of Canada - Our People, Our Places, and Our Landscape
5th - 6th
A series of four lessons on the places, people, and landscape of Canada. These excellent lessons should provide your charges with an increased understanding of the history and culture of Canada - the largest country in North America....
When Sharks Swam the Great Plains
13 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Would you believe the Midwest region of the United States was once the Western Interior Seaway? An interesting presentation from the PBS Eons series describes the geography of the ancient seaway and the species that lived there. The...
Consumerism, Me and the Natural Environment— Canadian and World Studies
7th - 10th
Just as no man is an island, no country is totally independent of other countries. To understand the impact of individual consumer decisions on the global natural environment, class groups consider how the stuff they purchase connects to...
Evaluating Wartime Posters: Were They Good Propaganda?
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"Back Him Up!" Scholars will analyze how World War I posters displayed, on the home front, often attempted to stir up emotions. As they examine the different ways people used propaganda posters during the war, they will create their own...
Immigration: Stories, Struggles and Debates
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Considering including Tatyana Kleyn's Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide as part of your course? Check out this curriculum guide designed for use with her book. The activities help learners understand the complexity of the immigration...
From Leeches to Liver Pills: Medicine in the 19th Century
8th - 10th
Students investigate the conditions of life and medicine for people in the 19th century. In this history of medicine instructional activity, students discuss the current ways to stay healthy. Students research developments during this...
Political Parties and Election Results, 1997 and 2000
10th - 12th
Students become familiar with the results of the Canadian Federal Election by analyzing data on the number of valid votes by political affiliation. In this civics lesson plan, students integrate data and knowledge with other research...
Legal Rights, the Charter, and Canada's Constitution
10th - 12th
Learners explore the issue of human rights in Canada and compare and contrast the Bill of Rights and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They debate whether Canadians are giving up certain democratic rights in exchange for the greater good.
Using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Examine Issues of Discrimination
9th - 12th
High schoolers consider how discrimination hampers individual rights. In this diversity instructional activity, analyze the "Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms." Students then explore provided case studies and use the charter to aid...
We Are Reflections of Canada - Our People, Our Places, And Our Landscape
Sixth graders discover that they are active participants in Canadian culture. They engage in investigation of the past and various symbols of Canada. They explore their concept of culture and demonstrate an understanding of culture...
Different Perspectives: The Durham Report and Act of Union
9th - 12th
High schoolers research events that led to the Durham Report, the differing perspectives of various social and political groups at the time and the consequences of the report. They write a report on the source of these grievances, the...