History in the Making

Educator Kathryn Whitfield uses primary sources to make the link between past and present for her Grade 10 students.

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Treaties and the Treaty Relationship Webinar Series

This webinar series shares information and promotes conversation about the historical and contemporary issues that relate to treaties. These presentations explore both the Canadian and First Nations perspectives of treaties.

A geographical perspective on the Numbered Treaties in Canada

Watch now: this webinar provides a geographical perspective on the Numbered Treaties in Canada.

Teaching treaties with the Treaty Education Initiative

Watch now: this webinar provides an overview of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba's Treaty Education Initiative, which is a K-12 education mandate.

Treaty making and the significance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763

Watch now: this webinar provides an introduction to treaty-making between First Nations peoples and the Crown (Canada) and discusses the significance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 to this process. 

Award-winning Lesson Plans

Walking on the Lands of Our Ancestors

This lesson is an experiential approach to Indigenous people’s history.

We Are All Treaty People

In this lesson students will explore Treaty Relationships in Canada through a simulation and inquiry project. 

The Battlefield Landscape of the First World War

In this lesson students explore several seminal Canadian First World War battles with an emphasis on the experiences of soldiers in the trenches.

Turning Points: Crises in French-English Relations

This lesson will aid students in understanding the historical conflict and crises between the French and English in Canada between the 1830s – 1891.

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Classroom Resources

Discover your local cenotaph!

With this activity students are encouraged to explore their community landscape and community history through the local cenotaph.

A Bear in War

This book is a great entry point to teaching your young students about the First World War. 

Today in Canadian History Podcast

The Today in Canadian History podcast, produced by Marc Affeld and Joe Burima, has over 200 archived episodes available online.

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Spy Mission: The Trouble at Red River

In this lesson students will use research and role play to learn about The Red River Rebellion from different perspectives.


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