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Intermediate Senior History

Lesson Plans

Whose Land
Links to lesson plans for grades 6-9, discusses Indigenous issues and the importance of land acknowledgement. Developed in coordination with Anishinaabe educator Christine M'lot.

Confederation Lesson Plan (Canada's History)
This lesson examines the various viewpoints and perspectives of the participants in the Confederation debates, including the voices of women, Indigenous peoples, and other groups left out of the process.

Archives of Ontario Lesson Plans - Grade 8
All resource and lesson kits align with the Social Studies, History, and Canadian and World Studies curricula and emphasize the skills of historical inquiry, interpretation, and analysis.

The Underground Railroad in Canada
This lesson plan from Historica Canada covers the underground railroad in Canada.

Curriculum Services Canada (see Classroom Resources)
K-8 Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner (OCUP) Units Online: these are now all available online in QCAT by searching "Ontario curriculum unit."

Women's Suffrage in Canada: Education Guide
This education guide from Historica Canada covers the timeline of women's suffrage, and includes discussion questions on the subject. It also includes a list of further resources students and teachers may find helpful.

The Fenian Raids (PDF)
From Historica Canada, this teacher guide discusses the Fenian Raids and their impact on Confederation.

Think Literacy

Think Literacy includes lesson plans, videos, posters and other teaching resources that are focused on literacy for students in grades 7 to 12.These resources will help you strengthen the connection between literacy skills and the courses you are teaching. From the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Think Literacy Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12:

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