Remembering the Children

Canadians are still grappling with the truths about residential schools, spurring long-overdue conversations inside and outside the classroom. Remembering the Children offers a way to begin those conversations.

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Infectious Stories

Award-winning teacher inspires students to record pandemic experiences.

Cold War Tech and Its Discontents

The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line was a radar defence network in Canada’s Arctic. A Cold War engineering marvel, with terrible effects on the land and Inuit communities.

Headwaters of Their Own Stream

Battling racism, discrimination, and exclusion, seven artists formed the Professional Native Indians Artists Inc. to fight for professional respect and political self-determination.

Frozen Forays in the Far North

From the archives: Road-trekking writer revels in the joys of winter driving.

Lesson Plans

Demonstrating Respect through Understanding and Taking Action (ReconciliAction)

This set of lessons encourages students to consider multiple perspectives of historical events and to explore what it means to be an ally.

Gibaajimominaan: Our Stories

In this lesson students will learn from residential school Survivors and consider what they can do to support the Survivors and their families.

Learning Humility Through Being a Witness

Through engaging in two acts of reconciliation, students will begin to understand the way humility puts us in a place of feeling small within the larger picture of issues and events.

Honesty: Taking Action

In this lesson, students will assess the outcomes of individual and collective action, and design a personal plan for reconciliation in their own lives and communities.

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Starting Your Storytelling Journey

Students who attended this virtual event discovered the magic of storytelling, how to bring characters to life, and how to turn historical events into an engaging story.

A Conversation about Truth and Reconciliation in the Classroom

This webinar aims to empower and support educators in their ongoing learning about what it means to bring truth and reconciliation into the classroom.

Inspiring #OurStoriesOurVoices

Students who attended this virtual event discovered new stories from Canada’s past and felt inspired to share the histories that matter to them.

Teaching Black History in Canada

The Use of Media in Exploring Afro Indigenous Ancestry

This lesson will ask students to use creative, academic, and observational skills to define terms which are important to understanding Afro Indigenous ancestry and to reflect on how media has been used over time to express important ideas about justice and ethnicity.

The History of Black Canadians: Strength in Unity

In this lesson, using art and technology, students will learn about the reasons behind the establishment of unions and associations dedicated to Black Canadians. They will come to understand the ways in which Black Canadians have been able to achieve racial equality in various spheres of society.

Sleeping Car Porters

In this lesson, students will analyze artifacts to learn about the experiences of Black sleeping car porters on the job. 


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