Canada &Canadian History Lesson Plans - Classroom Activities

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Please note that with regard to lesson plans dealing with anthropology, archaeology, indigenous people, ancient civilizations, history, etc, there may be some cross-over and blurring of lines between the topics.  For example, a lesson plan dealing with archaeology is automatically dealing with an anthropological subject.  A lesson plan dealing with indigenous people is also automatically dealing with anthropology and any of them may, or may not, be dealing with history or ancient civilizations.  While every attempt will be made to keep the topic lines as 'clean' as possible, be aware this may not always be possible.

Appropriate grade or age levels are included with the lesson plans.

According to one of the links below: "While there are a limited number of lesson plans on the net that deal with Canada specifically, there are many general social studies lesson plans which could be adapted to the Canadian scene." - However, I have tried to keep these as 'Canada specific' as possible.


*While many lesson plan sites have a subscription fee or otherwise sell their lesson plans (that is an additional feature of some of the sites found here)  all lesson plans and collections of lesson plans listed here are free.


The Atlas of Canada - Lesson Plans __ "This collection of 39 lesson plans, for junior, middle and senior levels, have been written to use The Atlas of Canada’s freely available online maps and resources. They are based on provincial and territorial curricula and the Canadian Geography Standards of the Canadian Council for Geographic Education."  Goals, procedure and needed materials. - From Natural Resources Canada -

Canada __ Lots of Canada links here to explore. Canada - Resources including WebQuests, Web sites, lesson plans, and more. - From -   

Canada Lesson Plans __ A collection of lesson plans about Canadian history and Canadiana (I don't know if there is such a word). - From -

Canada Lesson Plans __ List of plans and resources for teachers and kids. - From -  


Canada's Constitution Challenge Lesson Plan __ "Only recently could Canadians establish their own laws. Learn more about the country’s history and the Constitution Act of 1982 by creating a board game."  Goals, procedure and materials. - From -

Canada's History - Lesson Plans __ A small collection of lesson plans for elementary school through high school.  Goals, procedure and materials. - From -

Canada's Northwest Rebellion Language Arts Lesson Plan, Thematic ... __ "It was the last armed confrontation in Canada of an Aboriginal and Metis group and the Canadian government."  History lesson plan with a literary aspect.  Goals, procedure and materials. - From -

Canadian Government Lesson Plans K-8 - Elementary School Teachers __ Canadian elementary school teachers will find useful resources and lesson plans to teach about the Canadian government. - From -

Canadian History - 1920s project __ This is a fun project for a 1920s unit. Students choose between a bunch of different projects such as creating diaries, posters, videos, ...  Goals and procedure - From -

Canadian History Lesson Plans - Elementary School History Canada __ Lesson plans and resources on Canadian history for elementary school teachers. - From -

Canadian Social Studies Lesson Plans K-8 __ "These Canadian social studies lesson plans and resources will help elementary school teachers in Canada teach Canadian geography, history, citizenship, immigration and government."  Goals, procedure, materials. - From -


Come to Canada Poster__ "Students will examine the positive aspects of Canada (eg. diversity, natural resources, scenery) while they design a poster attracting people to come to Canada (travel or immigrate)."  Goals, procedure and materials. - From -

Explorers of Canada - Lesson Plans - Elementary School Teachers __ "Use these lesson plans and resources to help elementary school students learn about the explorers of Canada."  Goals, procedure and materials. - From -

Geography Of Canada | Free Lesson Plans __ Students will use the video Geography of Canada , the Internet, and library sources to learn about the provinces of Canada.  goals, prodedure and materials. - From -

Grade 11 Canadian Government Unit __ "Goals, Rationale, Lesson Plans, and Resources" A PDF file - From -

History - Government of Canada Web site __ Games, quizzes, activities, lesson plans and more - From -  

Holidays in Canada - lesson plans worksheets for Canadian holidays __ You will find lesson plans, procedures and needed materials for several holidays celebrated in Canada. - From - 


Instructional Materials in Canadian Studies__ "Here are a number of links to lesson plans on specific topics with Canadian Studies, for example Canadian geography, history, or law. While there are a limited number of lesson plans on the net that deal with Canada specifically, there are many general social studies lesson plans which could be adapted to the Canadian scene." - From -

K-12 Study Canada - Other Lesson Plan Links __ A very nice list of lesson plans and resources about the study of Canada.  Plans are PDF format. - From -

Lesson Plan: Learning About Federal Elections in Canada __ "In this introductory activity, students gather information about the history of federal elections in recent Canadian history, focusing on some key campaigns and learning how the issues, leaders, parties, and results of each election impacted Canadian politics."  Goals, procedure, materials - From - 

Lesson Plans - Black History Canada __ Collection of lesson plans and class activities.  Plans are PDF files. - From -


O Canada! ~ Lesson Plans and Resources __ A small collection of lesson plans and resources, many it seems, to sell their own books. - From -

Symbols of Canada Lesson Plan __ "Through this lesson, they’ll learn symbols of Canada and the historical and cultural reasons those symbols have represented the nation."  Goals and procedure - From -

A Taste of Canadian Confederation (American Adaptable) __ "This lesson plan uses handouts that are not included. You may be able to create your own version of the handouts, do without them, or contact the author at the email address at the bottom of this lesson plan to request a copy."  Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From -

Teacher-Developed Lesson Plans - K-12 STUDY CANADA __ Dozens of lesson plans in PDF file format including goals, procedure and materials. - From - 

Teaching for Understanding: British Columbia's Heritage __ Many lesson plans about British Columbian and Canadian history.  Lesson plans are in MS Word document format. - From -

Train Across Canada Lesson Plan __ "Discover Canada’s rushing rivers, majestic mountains, and rolling prairies. Admire the scenery from the vantage point of a passenger or freight train."  Goals, procedure and materials. - From - 


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