CBC Digital Archives

For Teachers

Welcome to the For Teachers section of the CBC Digital Archives website.

This section provides educational material geared toward students in Grades 6 through 12. You will find ideas for incorporating CBC's Radio and TV archives into your classroom along with lesson plans and activity sheets, which you can download. All our materials are provided at no charge.

The material is presented to complement the topics that you'll find in the rest of the website (Trudeaumania, Terry Fox, Africville, and so on). Many but not all of the archival topics have corresponding educational material.

Educators from across the country have created the lessons to meet the needs of teachers and students. Some activities are appropriate for all age groups. Others are grade-specific.

Educators may also be interested in our French-language Radio-Canada archives site, which includes its own educational materials.

If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact us.

Featured Lesson Plan

For Teachers: Canada's Role in WWII

For Teachers: Canada's Role in WWII

Using a variety of web-based resources, students identify, and use presentation software to create a timeline of major events of the Second World War.

Featured Lesson Plan

For Teachers: A Soldier's Life during WWII

For Teachers: A Soldier's Life during WWII

Students write diary entries, in role as soldiers, about the emotional impact of living through war.