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Educational Resources

Welcome to the Educational Resources page. Below you will find four types of Educational Resources:

  1. Learning Centre Toolkit: a guide to a 19th century diary of a young girl.
  2. Critical Question One: a unit that uses the Critical Thinking model. It addresses a thematic question about immigration in Canada.
  3. Critical Question Two: a unit that uses the Critical Thinking model. It addresses a thematic question about immigration in Canada.
  4. Genealogy at School: a series of traditional lesson plans and activities exploring genealogy in Canada.

Educational Resource #1: Learning Centre Toolkit

This toolkit guide focuses on one of many personal accounts held at Library and Archives Canada. Eleanora Hallen's diaries, dating from 1833 to 1845, are particularly interesting because they are one of the few historical daily life accounts by a child. Written for students, this guide can help them to improve their research skills and their understanding about how to use primary sources.

Educational Resource #2: Critical Question One

This educational resource contains four critical challenges and one culminating critical challenge. The culminating critical challenge asks students to determine the degree to which Canada's ethnic diversity is the result of immigration policy during the period of 1830 to 1920, or whether it is the product of other forces.

Educational Resource #3: Critical Question Two

In this educational resource, students determine the degree to which the dreams that immigrants had of Canada matched the realities they encountered once here. In groups, students will complete a three-panel display. Five critical challenges guide students' examinations of primary documents as they complete their final product.

What is Critical Thinking?

Educational Resource #4: Genealogy at School

These introductory lessons in genealogy help students appreciate their own personal histories by identifying significant people, places and events. The suggested activities (virtual and paper-based) also give students a better understanding of their Canadian identity and of the diversity of Canada's people.

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Patterns in Human Geography; History of Western Canada; Changing Society
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Developing a Global Perspective through Cultural Understanding
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