Historica Canada has recommended five different ways to engage your students with Canada 150! These programs are all free and offered in both French and English. Check them out:
- Ask your students to reflect on what Canada means to them with the Here’s My Canada video content and related learning tools.
- Bring a Memory Project speaker into your classroom to share their story of military service.
- Bring a Passages Canada speaker into your classroom to share their story of culture, heritage and identity.
- From Vimy Ridge to women’s suffrage, discover Canadian heritage with The Canadian Encyclopedia’s new Canada2017 app.
- Screen the Heritage Minutes! 86 short films depicting significant people, events or stories in Canadian history.
We definitely recommend grabbing some popcorn and watching a few Heritage Minutes with your students. If possible, make time to ask some critical questions like:
- Why is this a significant event in Canadian history?
- What sources might have Historica Canada used to write this script?
- Name events that happened before and after the moment presented in the Heritage Minute. Are these events connected? Explain.
- Name another event in Canadian history happening at the same time. Is this event connected to the moment presented in the Heritage Minute? Explain.
- If you could add a piece of history to the Heritage Minute, what would it be?
- Who is telling this story? From what other perspectives could this story be told? How might the story differ?
- What lesson(s) can we learn from this moment in Canadian history?