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Educational Resources

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Intermediate
(Ages 12 to 14)

Images Canada
A searchable database of 131,000 images relating to Canadian people, places and events
Resources: Two complete teaching units and classroom activities

Genealogy and Family History
Themes: Genealogy and family history
Subjects: Social studies, history
About: Genealogical resources in Canada
Resources: Lesson plans, activities and games

Passageways: True Tales of Adventure for Young Explorers
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/explorers/kids/index-e.html
Themes: Exploration and settlement
Subjects: Social studies, language arts
About: Canadian explorers from the 11th to the 20th century
Resources: A complete teaching unit

First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
Themes: Politics and government, notable people and accomplishments
Subjects: History, social studies, civics, language arts
About: The lives of Canada's prime ministers
Resources: Classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photographs and Film
Themes: War and military
Subjects: History, social studies
About: Photos, newsreels, rare film footage captured from Germany
Resources: Classroom activities

Canadian Olympians
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/olympians/index-e.html
A database of more than 10,000 images relating to Canada's Olympians
Themes: Sports, notable people and accomplishments
Subjects: History, social studies, language arts, visual arts
Resources: Classroom activities and games

ARCHIVED - Without Fear, Favour or Affection: The Men of the North West Mounted Police
Themes: Exploration and settlement, Aboriginal peoples,
Canadian government
Subjects: History, social studies, language arts
About: Personal stories and service records of young recruits to the North West Mounted Police
Resources: Classroom activities and critical thinking challenges

A Real Companion and Friend: The Diary of William Lyon Mackenzie King
Themes: Politics and government, notable people, war and military
Subjects: History, social studies, language arts
About: Exploring the life and diary of Canada's longest serving prime minister
Resources: Two complete teaching units

ARCHIVED - Confederation for Kids
Themes: Politics and government, notable people
Subjects: History, social studies
About: The shaping of Canada and Confederation
Resources: Classroom activities

ArtVenture: A Collector's Challenge
Themes: The arts
Subjects: Visual arts, history, language arts
About: A virtual visit to an art shop in London, England to collect Canadian art
Resources: Classroom activities

Canadian Mail Order Catalogues
Themes: Exploration and settlement
Subjects: History, social studies, language arts
About: Mail order catalogues and early Canadian communities
Resources: Classroom activities

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings
Themes: The arts, notable people and accomplishments
Subjects: Music, visual arts, language arts
About: Historical music recordings and biographies of musicians
Resources: Classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Backcheck: Hockey for Kids
Themes: Sports and leisure, notable people and accomplishments
Subjects: History, media awareness, language arts, social studies
About: Rare documents relating to hockey and the historic development of the sport
Resources: Classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Bon Appétit! A Celebration of Canadian Cookbooks
Themes: Exploration and settlement
Subjects: Social studies, science, language arts
About: Culinary traditions of early settlers and indigenous peoples
Resources: Four subthemes and nineteen classroom activities

Life of a Rock Star
Themes: Exploration and settlement, notable people and accomplishments
Subjects: Geology, geography, history, social studies
About: The Geological Survey of Canada
Resources: Classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Cool Canada
Themes: Notable people and accomplishments, disasters and phenomena
Subjects: Social studies, language arts
About: Inventions, phenomena, places and people of Canada
Resources: Teaching Unit

Sheet Music from Canada's Past
Themes: The arts
Subjects: Visual arts, music, language arts
About: Historical Canadian sheet music and album covers, with a searchable database
Resources: Classroom activities

SOS! Canadian Disasters
Themes: Disasters and phenomena
Subjects: History, social studies, language arts
About: Disasters that changed Canadian society and communities
Resources: A complete teaching unit

Expo 67: Man and His World
Themes: Notable people and accomplishments, sports and leisure
Subjects: Language arts, history, social studies, science
About: The historic world fair in Montréal
Resources: Fourteen classroom activities

ARCHIVED - William James Topley: Reflections on a Capital Photographer
Themes: The arts
Subjects: Social studies, visual arts, language arts
About: How to make and use photographic instruments
Resources: Classroom activities

Reflecting on Anne of Green Gables
Themes: Literature, the arts
Subjects: Visual arts, drama, language arts
About: Anne of Green Gables and Lucy Maud Montgomery
Resources: Multidisciplinary classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Sir John A. Macdonald: Canada's Patriot Statesman
Themes: Politics and government, notable people and accomplishments
Subjects: Social studies, history, Canadian studies
About: Celebrating Sir John A. Macdonald's birthday
Resources: Integrated classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Our Voices, Our Stories
Themes: Aboriginal peoples, literature, the arts
Subjects: Social studies, language arts, visual arts, drama
About: Creating, telling and performing cultural stories
Resources: Two lessons

ARCHIVED - Artist Books
Themes: Literature, the arts
Subjects: Language arts, visual arts
About: Exploring and creating poetry and artist books
Resources: Classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Canada: A Literary Tour
Themes: Literature
Subjects: Language arts
About: Creative writing activities for Canadian literature
Resources: Classroom activities

ARCHIVED - In Quarantine: Life and Death on Grosse Île, 1832...1937
Themes: Exploration and settlement, disasters and phenomena
Subjects: Social studies, history, Canadian studies, civics
About: The arrival and eventual death of many Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famine of Ireland
Resources: Unit plan

ARCHIVED - The Early Chinese Canadians, 1858-1947
Themes: Immigration
Subjects: Social studies, history, Canadian studies
About: Making photograms and photographs using different techniques
Resources: Classroom activities

ARCHIVED - I Do: Love and Marriage in 19th-Century Canada
Themes: Literature
Subjects: Language arts, visual arts
About: Social norms of the 19th century and creative writing exercises
Resources: Classroom activities

Moving Here, Staying Here. The Canadian Immigrant Experience
Themes: Exploration and settlement, genealogy and family history
Subjects: Social studies, history, Canadian studies
About: The Canadian immigrant experience
Resources: Two critical challenges, genealogy

ARCHIVED - Detecting the Truth: Fakes, Forgeries and Trickery
Themes: The arts
Subjects: Social studies, history, Canadian studies
About: The historical significance of fakes and forgeries
Resources: Critical thinking challenge