Teaching Resources

Teaching Materials

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
Created by: University of Victoria, the Université de Sherbrooke and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto

“The “Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History” project provides engaging, high-quality materials to schools and universities for the teaching of historical methods and Canadian History. It is also used in a wide variety of other courses including law, language, literature, aboriginal issues and many others. The project has created a series of instructional websites based on the premise that students can be drawn into Canadian history and archival research through the enticement of solving historical cold crimes. All the material is provided free as a public service.”

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Elections and Democracy
Created by Elections Canada

The Elections Canada website has a wide variety of free learning resources and activities suitable for classroom use, including:


Book: Controversy in the classroom: The democratic power of discussion

Written by Diana Hess, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This book received the 2009 NCSS Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award.


Types of Citizenship

Canadian Citizenship

Environmental Citizenship

Civic Citizenship

Indigenizing Citizenship