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Secondary
(Ages 15 to 18)

LAC Forum on Canadian Democracy
Themes: Politics and government
Subjects: Civics, history, social studies
About: The study and discussion of Canada's democratic system
Resources: Complete teaching units and classroom activities

ARCHIVED - The Canadian State: Documents and Dialogue
Themes: Politics and government
Subjects: History, social studies, language arts
About: Historic departmental documents of the Canadian government
Resources: A complete election 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

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

Lest We Forget Project: First World War Cenotaph Research
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/education/cenotaphresearch/index-e.html
Themes: War and military, notable people
Subjects: History, social studies
About: Research into the lives and military experience of First World War soldiers using original historic records
Resources: A complete teaching unit

ARCHIVED - Under a Northern Star
Themes: Exploration and settlement, multiculturalism, notable people
Subjects: History, social studies, language arts
About: Black communities in Canada and understanding social change through people and places
Resources: A complete teaching unit

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 - 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

ARCHIVED - Canada and the First World War
Themes: War and military, politics and government
Subjects: History, social studies, civics
About: Those who served in the war and the effects of the war on society
Resources: Classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Celebrating Women's Achievements
Themes: Notable people, politics and government
Subjects: History, social studies, language arts
About: The lives and accomplishments of Canadian women
Resources: Classroom activities

Tales from the Vault! Canadian Pulp Fiction, 1940...1952
Themes: Literature, the arts
Subjects: Language arts, creative writing, social studies
About: The Canadian pulp art and fiction collection
Resources: A complete teaching unit

Canadian Writers
Themes: Literature, the arts
Subjects: Language arts, literature, creative writing
About: A manuscript gallery and overview of famous Canadian writers
Resources: A complete teaching unit

ARCHIVED - A Nation's Chronicle: The Canada Gazette
Themes: Politics and government, exploration and settlement, Aboriginal peoples
Subjects: Civics, history, social studies, language arts
About: Canada's official journal and database covering issues from the 1800s onward
Resources: Complete teaching units on the Canada Gazette and historic sources, the democratic process, the Irish potato famine, SARS, and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

Project Naming
Themes: Aboriginal peoples, the arts, notable people
Subjects: Language arts, social studies, visual arts, photography
About: Exploring the stories behind the photographs of Inuit people
Resources: Classroom activities

Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill
Themes: Literature, notable people, exploration and settlement
Subjects: History, social studies, language arts
About: Manuscript collections and biographies of authors Moodie and Traill
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

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

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

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

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

ARCHIVED - 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 fl eeing 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