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Links to useful resources, professional learning and more. You might see some of them at our annual conference resource fair.

The National Film BoardCanada's films in both English and French. Collections include: Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation, Diversity and Inclusion, Equity, Made in Canada and more.Resources, bilingual
The Critical Thinking ConsortiumResources to support inquiry learning. Thinking about History videos, History Docs, Snapshots in Time and more.Resources, inquiry
Historica CanadaHeritage Minutes, videos, podcasts, Think Like a Historian series, Indigenous histories, civics and citizenship and more. Resources, bilingual
Canadian Museum for Human RightsThe Canadian Human Rights Museum has online tools, lessons and information for educators to support teaching about equity.Resources, bilingual
Elections Canada Elections Canada's educational resources - short lessons for history, civics and more!Resources, bilingual
Canada's HistoryThe Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching, Canada's History magazine, Kayak, classroom resources, webinars, and more.Awards, resources, bilingual
Thinking Historically for Canada's FutureOHASSTA is proud to partner on this 7-year, cross-Canada research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.Research, partner, bilingual
Defining Moments CanadaCollaborative project for 21st century storytelling. Projects include: the Spanish Flu, VEDay75 and moreResources, bilingual, historical thinking
Experiences CanadaExchanges and forums to develop community leaders and informed citizens of tomorrow. Subsidized travel in Canada, student forums, reconciliation in action.Travel, bilingual
The Champlain SocietyDocuments of early Canada. Special educator membership.Resources
Nelson PublishingTextbooks both print and online for civics, history, social science and moreResources
Facing History and OurselvesTools, strategies, and resources for students to explore themes of prejudice, justice, equity, and civic responsibility. Workshops for teachers.Resources, workshops, bilingual
International Humanitarian LawCanadian Red Cross has a new interactive online activity: Forced to Fight, workshops for teachers and tons of resources to support equity topics.Resources, workshops, bilingual
Historical Thinking ProjectThe concepts of historical thinking explained. Download student-friendly templates and find other resources supporting historical thinking.Historical thinking, bilingual
The Canadian EncyclopediaArticles about almost every subject in Canadian history with many interactive timelines and other resources.Resources, bilingual
CBC ArchivesOnline collection of video and audio clips from the CBC vaults. The news becomes history.Resources, bilingual
Canadian War MuseumFirst World War online exhibit has primary source photos organized by battle, theme and more. Order the Supply Line traveling exhibit for WWI or WWII.Resources, bilingual
Human Rights in CanadaA timeline of human rights law from the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Supports equity.Resources, bilingual
Where are the Children? The official exhibit of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. Photos and accounts from residential school survivors, teachers, and intergenerational survivorsResources, bilingual
The Begbie Contest SocietyA treasure trove of primary sources organized into ready-to-use multiple-choice, short answer and essay questions.Resources
Elections OntarioLearning resources from Elections Ontario for Civics and elementary teachers.Resources, bilingual
LIbrary and Archives CanadaImmigration, genealogy, Indigenous histories, military history, land records, maps, music and so much moreResources, bilingual
The McCord MuseumExtensive and organized online collections of historical cartoons, photographs and other primary source material available for use in the classroom.Resources, bilingual
The Archives of OntarioSchool workshops on-site, primary sources, lesson plans for all grades, workshops for educatorsResources, bilingual
Voices Into ActionThese free online resources explore social justice and equity issues. Become empowered to speak out and take action against hatred and all forms of discriminationResources, bilingual
The History Education NetworkTHEN/HiER was a 7-year research project that brought together historians, museum educators, teachers, researchers in faculties of education, and policymakers. The website is now archived. Research, resources, bilingual
Virtual HistorianInteractive, primary source-based history activities to do online from researchers at the University of Ottawa.Primary Sources, bilingual
Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian HistoryIn-depth collections of primary resources so that your students can do history. Newest collection on the Franklin Expedition includes Inuit sources. Use the Mystery Quests - they are digestible activities for students at age-appropriate levels.Primary Sources, bilingual
The Glenbow ArchivesIf you’re looking for something specific, this archives in Calgary has an enormous amount of material digitized, with a large collections on Indigenous history(ies).Primary Sources
Canadian Museum of HistoryTake a virtual tour of the new Canadian History Hall, explore the Morning Star by Alex Janvier or browse through the vast online archivesResources, bilingual
The Virtual MuseumThis meta-museum database connects to more than 500 virtual exhibits across Canada. Learning resources and lesson plans to support the history classroom.Primary sources, bilingual
The Memory ProjectPersonal stories of Canadian veterans who share their experiences in our history. Searchable and bilingual.Primary Sources, bilingual
The National Archives (US)The American National Archives. Lots of primary sources for teaching American history topics.Primary Sources
Bamboo ShootsThe history and legacy of Chinese-Canadian exclusion in British Columbia. Lessons and primary sources.Resources
Economics for CanadiansResources to teach EconomicsResources
OJENResources to teach law. Mock trials, courtroom visits, games and moreResources, bilingual

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