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Canada in Focus

Introducing...Canada in Focus | This engaging five-part video series will take a long view of current Canadian topics by looking back through history, highlighting key events and turning points. Each video is accompanied by related support material, including teachers’ manuals and strategies, so viewers can engage with the content more deeply.

Don't miss War & Peace, the first episode of the series, which asks: Is Canada really a "nation of peacekeepers?"

Finalists for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Canada’s History is pleased to announce this year’s shortlist for the 2022 Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations to our eighteen finalists, who demonstrate many of the best practices in history education through their unique projects! Learn more

Teaching Highlights 

In this podcast series, Canada's History highlights the finalists for the 2022 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching. Listen in as host Julia Richards interviews teachers shortlisted for this award about their projects and how they keep their students engaged in history. Learn more

Remembering the Children

Magazine and Educational Materials

This publication from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation takes students to a variety of residential schools in different times and locations, opening a door into a past whose consequences are still felt today, while also celebrating the resilience and resurgence of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples’ culture. Learn more


Sign up to receive your FREE class sets of our Kayak issue devoted to the historical treatment of people with disabilities and the origins of the support organizations on which Canadians have come to rely. Learn more

What's the Story?

This free publication features the winning submissions from the national contest #OurStoriesOurVoices and is designed to inspire students to investigate and share the stories that matter to them. With project examples from students from across Canada, this publication will guide students through the process of undertaking a historical inquiry project — from sparking curiosity, designing a good inquiry question, and deciding how, where, and why to share their story.

Order now to receive your free digital copy — plus complementary educator materials. Students will also have the opportunity to connect and share their inspiration online.

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