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Happy Birthday, Magna Carta!

The Great Charter of English Liberties turns 800 this year. As part of the celebrations, one of the original copies of this groundbreaking thirteenth-century document is touring Canada.

Click to read about how transcription will introduce primary sources into the classroom

Join the transcription team

The Royal BC Museum invites your class to help transcribe these Great War collections.

Headingley Heritage - Oral History

Watch this interview with journalism student Amber McGuckin. She discusses her experiences with oral histories.

Image of cenotaph

Road to Vimy 2017

This project is designed to have Canada’s students become the custodians of the memory of Canada’s soldiers.

Image of Zack Hamm on an archaeological site

Digging Up Identities

New Research: University of Windsor graduate History student discusses his research on the history Ontario archaeology

Video: 1848 Chapel Comes to Life

166 year-old chapel is on the move to a new location and restoration. Check out this video that explores the original landscape!

2014 Young Citizens outside Rideau Hall

2014 Youth Forum

Our 22 Young Citizens are back from Ottawa! Read more.

Six great tips to get your students thinking historically.

Pondering the Past

Six great tips to get your students thinking historically.

Bring artifacts from the Canadian War Museum into your classroom for free!

Supply Line by the Canadian War Museum

Bring artifacts from the Canadian War Museum into your classroom for free!

Behind the Memorial

New Research: University of New Brunswick Master's Candidate Thomas Littlewood shares his reseach on the history of memorials.

Montreal Daily Star, 14 June 1927.

Canadian Independence

New Research: Western University's PhD Candidate Tyler Turek discusses his research with Canada's History.

Free webinar: Citizenship learning and the Project of Enlightenment with Bryan Jackson.

Webinars

Citizenship learning and the Project of Enlightenment with Bryan Jackson.

Lesson plans: Teachable moments beyond the textbook and outside the classroom.

Lesson Plans

Teachable moments beyond the textbook and outside the classroom.

Working History

Lesson PlansFirst Nations Diary

Students consult films, books, and community elders to learn about different First Nations groups and their historical way of life.


Lesson PlansCanada Press

Students create a newspaper that could have been published in the 1800s, based on their research of the time period.

New Research

Viking Sod HouseWhere is Vinland?

From the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History, students explore evidence about Vikings  in North America.

Media Smarts logoMedia Smarts

Check out this great resource for teaching your students about digital and media literacy.


Lesson Plans

Eamonn O'KeeffeEamonn O'Keeffe

Eamonn marches through history as a drummer in the Fort York Guard.

 

Ruth MurgatroydRuth Murgatroyd

As the only full-time employee at the York Sunbury Historical Society, Ruth's to-do list has a bit of everything on it!

You‹r’ Resources

Canada Year Book Historical CollectionCanada Year Book Historical Collection

Get your students crunching 100 years of Statistic Canada's data through the Canada Year Book Historical Collection.

Hawkins CheeziesCanadian Food History Symposium

Listen to talks by historians in the diverse field of food history.

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