Resources by Subject → Social Studies, History & Geography

The Curriculum Corner

This website has a plethora of free resources that you can used in a pinch in a daily OT assignment, or include in your planning in a long-term gig. Although the resources are based on U.S. standards of education, Ontario educators will find materials that align with Ontario curriculum expectations.

The Curriculum Corner

Share My Lesson

Find the right resources & lessons by education level.
When you get into a classroom where the teacher didn’t leave a lesson plan, then you may pull out one of the lesson plans from this website!

Share My Lesson

TED ed

This website can be used in the classroom to supplement lessons from math to art. With the TED club there are even lesson plans to teach you how to teach students to give a ted talk. Teachers can use a TED talk as a culminating task for the students. This is great for oral literacy and modern learning.

TED-ed

 

The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

Here you’ll find curriculum documents spanning Kindergarten to Grade 8. The achievement charts provide guidelines for assessing students’ work.

The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

Poverty Discussion in the Classroom

“As teachers, we can bring the topic of poverty forward and build it in to language, history, social studies, or health classes, for example. When our students understand the value of eliminating poverty, they can creatively engage in school community social action projects to effect positive change.”

Poverty Discussion in the Classroom

Chinese Canadian History

This site has a timeline of Chinese migration, segregation, integration, and impact on Canadian history. It is a beginning source that can used to engage students in understanding the diversity of Canadian history and the impact of systemic racism and prejudice.

Chinese Canadian History

CBC Digital Archives

A rich library of past CBC video footage and radio content that support a range to topics including the environment, civil unrest, biotechnology, racism, sports, and youth. The teacher’s section with learning materials to support the use of the CBC archives in the classroom. There is also a French language site.

CBC Digital Archives

The African Canadian Literature Project

A resource for teaching about the African Canadian in Language and Social Studies/ History classrooms experience through select African Canadian literature sources.

The African Canadian Literature Project

Enemy Aliens: the Internment of Jewish Refugees in Canada, 1940 – 1943

A teachers’ guide developed by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre to facilitate student engagement with historical context, artefacts and testimonies featured in the “Enemy Aliens” exhibit.

Enemy Aliens: the Internment of Jewish Refugees in Canada, 1940 – 1943

African Canadian Roads to Freedom

This resource provides teachers background information on African-Canadian heritage and culture in the Greater Essex region and is connected directly to specific learning expectations in the Ontario Social Studies/History and Geography curriculum.

African Canadian Roads to Freedom