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Social Studies, History & Geography — Occasional Teachers

Resources by Subject → Social Studies, History & Geography

Equity4Educators

This website is a great resource for educators committed to teaching from an equity and social justice lens. There are many different resources shared for many categories such as Indigenous Heritage, Inclusive Education etc. The website is easy to navigate and amplifies the work of educators in the field. The site includes many resources for classroom use as well as sections on teacher leadership.

Equity4Educators

Crawling Out of the Classroom

This website is a fantastic resource for all educators working to embed equity in their language arts program. The website has modeled lessons and resources for teachers to reflect and think critically about the resources they are using in their classrooms. There are accessible frameworks, prompts and ideas shared which teachers can use to bring meaningful discussions to their students that center on diverse and dynamic lived experiences.

Crawling Out of the Classroom

The Staffroom Podcast

A weekly podcast run by teachers for teachers. Chey and Pav are two experienced middle school teachers from Ontario who share the many lived experiences of teachers as well as relevant curriculum insights. In their podcasts, they bring forward cross-curricular approaches that support the many identities of students. They also amplify other educators doing this work through their podcasts. A great go-to resource for all teachers!

The Staffroom Podcast

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Canadian students and educators can take hands-on action to help protect nature. Living Planet @ School creates a continuous journey for students to connect with actions that help protect nature and the environment throughout their academic path. They focus on the experience of taking action, supporting students with action-oriented toolkits throughout the year and the opportunity to devise their own projects with funding from WWF-Canada.

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Heritage Minutes Collection (Youtube playlist)

Heritage Minutes are dramatic interpretations of pivotal events in Canada’s history. These 60-second vignettes commemorate notable Canadians, achievements in innovation, and instances of perseverance and bravery. They are intended to entertain, educate and encourage further research into our nation’s past. Classroom resources, including background information for each Minute and select lesson plans can be found at www.historicacanada.ca. Heritage Minutes were created by The CRB Foundation in 1991 and re-launched by Historica Canada in 2012. After more than two decades on air and online, Heritage Minutes are treasured by Canadians young and old. They are “A Part of Our Heritage.”

Heritage Minutes Collection (Youtube playlist)

Historica Canada Education Portal

With over 280 learning tools, this website will support teachers in planning for any aspect of history and social studies education. Includes histories and perspectives of settlers, Indigenous people, racialized people, immigrants, refugees, and more with links to Historica Canada, Aboriginal Arts & Stories, Citizenship Challenge, Encounters with Canada, Heritage Minutes, Passages Canada, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and The Memory Project. Resources types include unit/lesson plans (teaching guides with worksheets and activities), videos. Well-organized and easy to access.

Historica Canada Education Portal

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)

LSF creates classroom resources and lesson plans to support curriculum requirements as a need is identified.

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)

Resources for Rethinking: R4R

Welcome to Resources for Rethinking. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, R4R.ca connects teachers to over 1000 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.

Resources for Rethinking: R4R

Common Sense: Digital Citizenship

Help students take ownership of their digital lives. All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Award-winning K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum:
Addresses top concerns for schools; one example is a “pause for people lesson to help kids learn to step away from technology.
Prepares students with critical 21st-century skills. Supports educators with training and recognition. Engages the whole community through family outreach. Free and paid content available.

Common Sense: Digital Citizenship

Atlapedia Online

Atlapedia Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

Atlapedia Online