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The History Education Network/histoire et éducation en réseau (THEN/HiER)
The Ontario History, Humanities and Social Science Consultants’ Association (OHHSSCA) is an Ontario provincial subject association, comprised largely of curriculum or program consultants. Its mission and mandate is to advocate for strong programs in the following disciplines/subjects: civics, economics, general social sciences, history, law, and politics within the Social Studies and (Grades 7 and 8) and Canadian and World Studies and Social Sciences and Humanities (Grades 9-12) curriculum documents. http://www.og-oh.ca
Many of our Executive members have been selected as recipients for the Governor General Award for Excellence in Teaching History. You can read more about them and the awards on the Canada’s History website. Award Winners – Diane Vautour; Flora Flung
Think Literacy - an excellent resource for Social Studies, Geography and History Teachers.
The interactive timeline and 100 Greatest Events in Canadian History are resources you and your students can use that go beyond a simple encyclopedia.
Fantastic online collection of video and audio clips from the CBC vaults – all of Canada’s best moments caught on the news!
Historical Thinking Project
The concepts of historical thinking explained – download student-friendly templates and order the posters.
Canadian War Museum – Canada and the First World War
Trying to integrate some critical thinking into your teaching? Have students look at the photos and maps in this fantastic online resource.
This resource from the Canadian Human Rights Commission has a portal showing forward movement, neutral or set-backs in Canada’s human rights laws across the country. Each time period shows a map with clean visuals, brief information and links to more detail.
The Department of National Defence has put together a comprehensive portal with links to all of the Canadian military history resources. Can be searched thematically, chronologically and many other ways.
Detailed, accurate accounts written by expert historians on the arrival, settlement and current status of every ethnic group in Canada. A treasure trove of information originally developed by the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, and also available in print.
The official exhibit of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, this resource was developed as part of the official apology in 2008 and contains many photos and accounts from survivors, teachers, and generational impacts.
Even if you aren’t running the Begbie Canadian History contest in your school, the contest itself is a great source of critical thinking exercises, exam questions and essay topics. More recent contests are online, but you can also purchase the first fifteen years on CD-ROM in a searchable database.
Look up your riding and specific polling station results for all past elections. Great statistical tool.
Library and Archives Canada has many wonderful online primary resources. The learning centre part of the site has a search feature that is more effective for teachers.
The McCord Museum has extensive and organized online collections of historical cartoons, photographs and other primary source material available for use in the classroom.
The National Film Board has many war newsreels and other primary film resources made in Canada. There are many issues-based films appropriate in the social sciences.
The Archives of Ontario has many lesson plans and primary sources in their educational resources section organized by grade and subject.