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Intermediate Senior History

Primary Sources

Teaching African Canadian History: Primary Sources
An online resource from Fundi Education, includes primary documents such as the Slavery Abolition Act, 1833.

War of 1812 Primary Source Collection
A collection of primary documents from Sam Houston State University. Most of these documents pertain to the United States, but are still useful for context.

Canadiana Online
This virtual library holds the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines, and government documents.

Queen's University Archives: Stones
Stones refers to the various cultural communities and human elements that form the foundations of Kingston.

The Globe and Mail - Canada's Heritage: 1844-2002
Historical newspapers from the Globe and Mail.

Moving Here, Staying Here: The Canadian Immigrant Experience
Includes voyage diaries, letters, posters, printed advertisements and pamphlets, and passenger lists that document the experience of Canadian immigrants from the 1800s to 1930.

Frontier Life
This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa, and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and Indigenous peoples in these areas.
Clicking on the Document Type tab will reveal the variety of primary sources available to search.

Internet History Sourcebook
From Fordham University, the Internet History Sourcebook contains thousands of texts from the modern era. Choose the section you are most interested in from the list on the left side.

Other Resources

TVO Learn - Grade 7 History and Geography
TVO Learn is designed as a student resource, but can also be useful in the classroom. The grade 8 section includes learning activities (which will require instruction from an adult), as well as other resources for learning and prompts to apply what students have learned. Resources include videos and articles that may be useful for class instruction.

Inquiry Guide: War of 1812 (PDF)
Created by Historica Canada: Understanding the War of 1812 and its place in Canada's history is an important part of a history student's education. The skills taught in this learning tool are meant to be useful to students throughout their study of history.

Primary Sources in the Education Library


Grade 7 Canadian and World Studies 

Nelson History 7
FC173 .C47 2016 new text
FC173 .C47 2016 teacher's resource new text
Online teaching centre: see password page


CBC and Radio-Canada. Documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, stock shots, and more. To take advantage of campus features (such as creating playlists) you will need to create an account.

National Film Board
Over 1000 films are available free, 3000 available with an account. Also includes teaching guides. To take advantage of campus features such as creating playlists and chapters, you will need to create a profile.

Films on Demand
Humanities and Social Sciences video collections.

Criterion on Demand
A large English and French streaming or download service with option of closed captioning.

A collection of Canadian video segments that is searchable by provincial curriculum subjects, grades, and strands. Includes PDF teacher guides when available, and content is downloadable.