Teaching Lost Stories

Teaching Lost Stories consists of a set of lesson plans and historical documents that are aimed at intermediate and secondary-school students and which build on the Lost Stories documentary films.

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Teaching Black History in Canada

Slavery and its Gradual Abolition in Upper Canada

This lesson examines the viewpoints on the abolition of slavery in Upper Canada – immediate abolition, gradual abolition, or no abolition. 

Sleeping Car Porters

In this lesson, students will use role play to learn about the experiences of Black sleeping car porters on the job. 

Where Black Canadians have come from

In this activity students will develop an understanding of where Black Canadians have come from. 

Explore the Role of Blacks in the Fur Trade Industry

These lessons will provide students with the opportunity to explore and investigate interactions among Europeans, Blacks and Indigenous peoples, with a focus on delving deeper into the often untold experience of Black fur traders as the primary focus.

Lesson Plans

Team Names: A Reflection of History

In this lesson students explore the ways in which history is often reflected in the names and logos of sports teams. They research the history of a Canadian community and create and illustrate a team name and logo reflective of its past. 

A Question of Immigration

In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to analyze political cartoons from the late 1800s and early 1900s, read and research a specific immigrant group who came to Canada, and create their own political cartoon about this group.

The Will of the People

This lesson introduces students to the principles of responsible government for which LaFontaine and Baldwin fought. 

We Are All Treaty People

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

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Webinars

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society

Watch now: In this webinar, Andrew Bear Robe, the Interim Executive Director for Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, discusses the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s groundbreaking theatrical presentation, Making Treaty 7.

Teaching History with a community-based lens

Watch now: In this webinar, Connie Wyatt Anderson reflects on her role as an educator on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

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.

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Teaching Lost Stories

Teaching Lost Stories consists of a set of lesson plans and historical documents that are aimed at intermediate and secondary-school students and which build on the Lost Stories documentary films.

Lindsay Gibson Makes the Case for History Education

In this presentation, Lindsay Gibson discusses reflects on how history education has changed in Canada.

Andrea Eidinger Makes the Case for History

In this presentation, Andrea Eidinger discusses the question, “how to make history relevant?” from the perspective of an academic historian, a professor, and a public historian.

Slavery and its Gradual Abolition in Upper Canada

This lesson examines the viewpoints on the abolition of slavery in Upper Canada – immediate abolition, gradual abolition, or no abolition. 

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