2018 Young Citizens Celebrated in Ottawa

Students explored Canada’s capital city and showcased their research projects.

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Union Town

Fiction Feature: There’s no place quite like Newfoundland’s Port Union.

Canada at Work

Everyone has to work, whether they do chores around the house, work in a factory, run a farm, go to an office job, fish for a living, work in a mine — Canadians do all kinds of paid and unpaid work.

Canada’s Boy Miners

Like children in other late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Canadian communities, boys in colliery towns and villages worked.

Differing Perspectives on the Winnipeg General Strike

In this activity, students will analyze multiple accounts of the Winnipeg General Strike, noting important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent.

Lesson Plans

Sleeping Car Porters

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

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. 

Relevance of Treaties Today

In this lesson students explore the enduring relevance and continued significance of the Treaty relationship in Canada and consider the Treaty relationship as a path toward reconciliation.

Relationships, Respect and Reconciliation

In this lesson students explore James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and the resulting affects on Cree and Inuit.

Know a teacher who made a difference?

Nominations for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching are accepted all year round.

Webinars

Heritage Fairs Chat

In this web chat, the 2018 Young Citizens share their tips, tricks, and advice for creating a winning Heritage Fair project.

Using Visual and Written Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking

Watch now: in this webinar Charles Hou discusses a variety of classroom exercises using visual primary sources.

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.

Teaching Women's History in Canada

No Votes for Men!

In this lesson students encounter an important step towards the full enfranchisement of Canadian citizens.

Thérèse Casgrain: Canadian Political and Peace Activist

Students will work in groups to explore the historical experiences of Thérèse Casgrain and the women activists who created political, cultural, and social change in Quebec and Canada.

Exploring the Life of Thanadelthur

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Thanadelthur, an Indigenous woman known for her bravery, leadership, and forethought.

Canadian Women Who Made a Difference

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the important role women had in Canadian society.

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