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More History Awards

There are plenty of award and contest opportunities for students and teachers with an interest in Canadian history. Here are a few of them.

Our Past Shapes Our Future

The importance of understanding ourselves by examining our history has been an anchoring belief of Canada’s History Society. Established in 1994 through the generous support of the Hudson’s Bay Company History Foundation, we bring relevance and awareness to our nation’s divers...

Making a Law

Go through the motions of drafting, proposing, reading and voting for a federal law with your class.

The History of Canada’s Favourite Sports

This research activity encourages students to explore the history of their favourite sport!

Paddling through history

Canoe museum in Peterborough, Ontario, is making waves.

Sobering Testament to a Shameful Past

Nancy Payne, editor of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for kids , shares her experience visiting Buxton National Historic Site and Museum and learning about slavery.

The Canadian Patriotic Fund, 1914–1919

In this lesson students explore the role of the Canadian Patriotic Fund during the First World War.

The Historical Exploration Continues

This lesson focuses on exploring what is known about specific Black fur traders, learning more about their life and character, and applying this knowledge to illustrate why they were qualified for various jobs at the Hudson’s Bay Company or North West Company. 

Summer 2017

We celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and how our country came to be with the silly, the serious and the surprising stories of our past. Meet some of the people who helped bring democracy to our country, the people who made it a country, and the people who watched along the wa...

Guiding Lights Quiz

Can you answer these ten questions about Canada’s lighthouses?