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Treaty Education in Nova Scotia is a reconciliation story that has been many years in the making.

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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

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. 

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

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.

Indigenous Canada MOOC

Watch now: In this webinar, Paul Gareau discusses the Indigenous Canada Massive Online Open Course from the University of Alberta that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.

From the latest teaching newsletter

Community History Webinar Series

The Community History webinar series shares stories and experiences of communities from across Canada that have made significant efforts to preserve and share their local histories.

Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories

Explore five presentations from the “Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories,” the first-ever Canadian History Twitter Conference.

Rights and Reconciliation

The future of Canada rests on adopting the balanced world view of Indigenous people.

Parallels in Teaching

Educator Rob Jardine outlines the parallels in teaching about the Holocaust and the history of residential schools in Canada.

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