Resources by Subject → Social Studies, History & Geography

Scope and Sequence of Expectations Relating to Treaties and Land Claims 2020

This document outlines the scope and sequence of learning for Ontario students, and will help the classroom teacher create learning experiences to meet these.

Scope and Sequence of Expectations Relating to Treaties and Land Claims 2020

Government of Ontario Instructional Activities for Treaties Recognition Week

Educator’s Guide for History, Grades 7 and 8. Includes accommodations for the virtual classroom.

Government of Ontario Instructional Activities for Treaties Recognition Week

The Ontario Legislative Assembly

The Ontario Legislative Assembly offers educational resources that promote student engagement and active citizenship, and are designed to support teachers and other educators when teaching civics and about government.

The Ontario Legislative Assembly

SlidesMania

A great website with lots of Google Slides templates to be used to teach various different subjects and lessons.

SlidesMania

The Discover Blog

This is a great blog maintained by the Library and Archives Canada. There is a lot of information for teachers to create comprehensive lessons that share a complete history and story of Canada. The website includes many primary source artifacts which provide a lot of valuable information.

The Discover Blog

Historical Perspectives

This is a blog with many interesting and relevant blog posts connecting to re-examining history through an equity and decolonized lens. It would be most suitable for a teacher’s personal professional development as well as lesson planning for the Junior and intermediate grades. There are many fascinating blog posts such as ensuring Remembrance Day is inclusive and relearning Black history which is important learning for all.

Historical Perspectives

Example Blog Post: (En)countering History and Racism by the Elevator

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

This is an amazing website with resources for Arts Education. All of the resources such as posters, lesson plans, podcasts, information about cultural appropriate is through an anti-racist lens. Many of the strategies and resources shared are cross curricular and can be used for all grades.

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

Resources 4 Rethinking

R4R.ca provides immediate access to more than 1000 quality classroom resources. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, R4R.ca connects teachers to lesson plans, books, videos and other materials that explore the environmental, social and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today. R4R resources have been reviewed by experienced classroom teachers and matched to relevant curriculum outcomes for each province and territory. Use the search engine to find resources and read the reviews. Most of these materials can be downloaded immediately.

Resources 4 Rethinking

Teach the Red River Jig

In Canada, there are three recognized groups of Indigenous peoples: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. Students will be learning the most famous dance of the Métis, La Jig di la Rivyayr Roozh (Red River Jig).

Teach the Red River Jig

The Language of the Circle and the Power of the Story

Storytelling has often been described as the most human of art forms. Far more powerful than data or facts, stories capture our imagination, inspire action and promote understanding. Books of Life is an educational voyage that harnesses the language of the circle and the power of the story.

The Language of the Circle and the Power of the Story