Resources by Subject → Social Studies, History & Geography

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

A website with many resources for educators to plan lessons around reconciliation, treaty rights and other Indigenous perspectives.

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

TVO Kids

This part of TVO’s website has lots of different resources which teachers can use in the classroom. There are videos and games students can enjoy.

TVO Kids

The Canadian Encyclopedia

This website is a portal with information for teachers to use in their classrooms. There are historic and relevant timelines and connections to the curriculum.

The Canadian Encyclopedia

Canada’s History

This website has resources and magazines dedicated to teaching Canada’s history.

Canada’s History

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