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For Teachers: Sue Rodriguez and the Supreme Court of Canada

For Teachers: Sue Rodriguez and the Supreme Court of Canada

Students dramatize one of Sue Rodriguez's court appearances, outlining the arguments of lawyers on both sides.

For Teachers - Euthanasia: Examining the Arguments

For Teachers - Euthanasia: Examining the Arguments

Students examine the arguments in the right-to-die debate in Canada.

For Teachers: Debating the Right to Die

For Teachers: Debating the Right to Die

Students investigate both sides of the argument surrounding the right-to-die issue in Canada and participate in formal or informal debate on the topic.

For Teachers: Western Alienation

For Teachers: Western Alienation

Students will research, discuss, and support arguments about western Canadian alienation from the rest of Canada.

For Teachers: Lougheed and Trudeau

For Teachers: Lougheed and Trudeau

Students will write a persuasive essay supporting the pro or con position on the role of the federal government in developing provincial natural resources.

For Teachers: A Boom Economy

For Teachers: A Boom Economy

Students will chart the positive and negative impact of the oil industry on the province of Alberta and discuss the issues.

For Teachers: The Role of the Media

For Teachers: The Role of the Media

Students discuss their positions on the role of the media in portraying corporations.

For Teachers: Questions About Investments

For Teachers: Questions About Investments

Students explore investment options and the associated risks by interviewing family and/or community members.

For Teachers - Corporate Social Responsibility: Illusion or Reality?

For Teachers - Corporate Social Responsibility: Illusion or Reality?

Students will explore and debate the advantages and disadvantages of corporate social responsibility versus increased government regulation.

For Teachers: The Rise of Suburbs in Fifties

For Teachers: The Rise of Suburbs in Fifties

Students will examine create a timeline to show the events in the rise of suburbs in Canada.

For Teachers: Suburban Values

For Teachers: Suburban Values

Students create a visual reflecting the changing values that suburbs helped bring to Canadian society in the 1950s.

For Teachers: Paradise or the Pits?

For Teachers: Paradise or the Pits?

Students will consider the positive and negative aspects of living in a suburb. They will complete a Plus, Minus, Interesting chart and decide whether they would choose to live in a suburb.

For Teachers: If That Doll Could Talk

For Teachers: If That Doll Could Talk

Students will create a monologue that they imagine the Sir John A. Macdonald doll might give.

For Teachers: Dramatizing a Life and Career

For Teachers: Dramatizing a Life and Career

Students dramatize various episodes in the life and times of Sir John A. Macdonald.

For Teachers: A National Holiday?

For Teachers: A National Holiday?

Students will consider and debate whether Sir John A. Macdonald's birthday should be declared a national holiday.

For Teachers: Unions in the Garment Industry

For Teachers: Unions in the Garment Industry

Students research the conditions that led to strikes and union formation in the garment industry and draw a conclusion through guided listening/viewing.

For Teachers: Where Was the World?

For Teachers: Where Was the World?

Students analyze the response of world media and the United Nations to the growing threat of, and eventual, genocide in Rwanda.

For Teachers: The Art of Conflict

For Teachers: The Art of Conflict

Students examine and respond to art works that relate to Roméo Dallaire during his time in Rwanda.

For Teachers: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

For Teachers: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Students write a reflective statement about post-traumatic stress disorder.

For Teachers: Information Paragraph

For Teachers: Information Paragraph

Students will investigate one aspect of daycare and write an information paragraph.

For Teachers: Debating Universal Daycare

For Teachers: Debating Universal Daycare

Students will investigate both sides of the argument surrounding dual-income families and universal daycare in Canada and participate in formal or informal debate on the topic.

For Teachers: Daycare Pros and Cons

For Teachers: Daycare Pros and Cons

Students will write an essay supporting their opinion on the need for universal daycare in Canada.

For Teachers: Farming and Groceries We Buy

For Teachers: Farming and Groceries We Buy

Students will explore how the business of farming is reflected in the local supermarket and in the products we buy.

For Teachers: The Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation

For Teachers: The Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation

Students research the mountain pine beetle as an example of conditions and practices that create opportunities for some pest populations to reach dangerous levels. They will present their information to the class in a format of their choice.

For Teachers: Natural Pest Control

For Teachers: Natural Pest Control

Students research the life cycle of an insect that infests Canada's forests and determine where in the life cycle it would be most effective to introduce a biological/natural control.

For Teachers: Chemicals Versus Nature

For Teachers: Chemicals Versus Nature

Students research the use of pesticides and non-chemical control of pests that affect Canadian forests and create a pamphlet or information poster to share their ideas.

For Teachers: Voting - A Man's World?

For Teachers: Voting - A Man's World?

Students present a simulated interview outlining how women gained the right to vote.

For Teachers: The Politics of Participation

For Teachers: The Politics of Participation

Students will debate a decision to change the voting age.

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For Teachers: "X" Marks the Spot!

Students analyze the right to vote and record reasons why electoral participation is important.

For Teachers: Handling a Grievance

For Teachers: Handling a Grievance

Students outline the key elements of a complaint report.

For Teachers: Four Criteria for a Highly Successful Business

For Teachers: Four Criteria for a Highly Successful Business

Students identify criteria for success in business, create a rubric for judging that success, and use their rubric to analyze Air Canada's success in a given area.

For Teachers: Changing Career Qualifications in Aviation

For Teachers: Changing Career Qualifications in Aviation

Students create a diagram to show how job qualifications for certain airline-industry careers have changed.

For Teachers: For Teachers - TB Today: Developing a Public Health Plan

For Teachers: For Teachers - TB Today: Developing a Public Health Plan

Students develop and present plans for addressing the prevalence of TB in at-risk populations.

For Teachers: Facing TB in the Crisis Years

For Teachers: Facing TB in the Crisis Years

Students explore Canada's response to tuberculosis from the 1940s to the 1960s and role-play to show the range of experiences for those with active TB.

For Teachers: Battling a Curable Disease

For Teachers: Battling a Curable Disease

Students collaborate on an annotated timeline to trace the evolving story of medical responses to tuberculosis.

For Teachers: The Bedrooms of the Nation

For Teachers: The Bedrooms of the Nation

Students debate and write a group report about the controversial aspects of the Omnibus Bill.

For Teachers: Great Theatre

For Teachers: Great Theatre

Students role-play reactions to the Omnibus Bill based on their knowledge of the House of Commons.

For Teachers: From Bill to Law

For Teachers: From Bill to Law

Students create a flow chart outlining how a bill becomes a law.

For Teachers: Trudeaumania and Charisma

For Teachers: Trudeaumania and Charisma

Students define these terms and explain and apply them in relationship to the political careers of Pierre Trudeau and other Canadian or world leaders.

For Teachers: The Lasting Influence of Pierre Trudeau

For Teachers: The Lasting Influence of Pierre Trudeau

Students reflect on Pierre Trudeau's impact on Canadians through the memories of individuals whose lives he influenced.

For Teachers - Pierre Trudeau: Politician as Celebrity

For Teachers - Pierre Trudeau: Politician as Celebrity

Students compare and contrast the appeal of political leaders like Pierre Trudeau with today's celebrities.

For Teachers: Maintaining a Highway

For Teachers: Maintaining a Highway

Students will create a comic strip that conveys the need for continued improvements of the Trans-Canada Highway.

For Teachers: Early Cross-Canada Travel

For Teachers: Early Cross-Canada Travel

Students create diary entries in role as cross-Canada travelers in the early 1900s.

For Teachers: What Makes a Great Leader?

For Teachers: What Makes a Great Leader?

Students will consider the factors important for political success and evaluate the extent to which Tommy Douglas possessed those factors.

For Teachers: Tommy Douglas' Great Campaigns

For Teachers: Tommy Douglas' Great Campaigns

Students will prepare a news broadcast to re-enact and explain Tommy Douglas' major political struggles and achievements.

For Teachers: Tommy Douglas Timeline

For Teachers: Tommy Douglas Timeline

Students will create a timeline of the important developments in Canadian politics and Tommy Douglas' role in those developments.

For Teachers: Missionaries and Politics

For Teachers: Missionaries and Politics

Students write an opinion paper about a controversial aspect of Canadian missionary work abroad.

For Teachers - Heroes Abroad: McClure and Léger

For Teachers - Heroes Abroad: McClure and Léger

Students write a newspaper article about a Canadian missionary.

For Teachers: A Missionary's Journal

For Teachers: A Missionary's Journal

Students write a journal in the voice of a Canadian missionary working abroad.

For Teachers: Timeline for a Wrongful Conviction

For Teachers: Timeline for a Wrongful Conviction

Students will work in small groups to create a timeline tracking the significant events in the wrongful conviction of David Milgaard.

For Teachers: Tracking Hurricane Hazel

For Teachers: Tracking Hurricane Hazel

Students use maps and media reports to track the path of Hurricane Hazel from its origins in the Caribbean to eastern North America, and describe its impact along the way.

For Teachers: The Human Face of Hazel

For Teachers: The Human Face of Hazel

Students write a letter to an individual affected by Hurricane Hazel.

For Teachers: One Hurricane, Two Countries

For Teachers: One Hurricane, Two Countries

Students will compare and contrast American and Canadian media coverage of Hurricane Hazel

For Teachers: Summarizing Information about the Stratford Festival

For Teachers: Summarizing Information about the Stratford Festival

Students will explore portions of the site in small groups, summarize the clips they have viewed, and generate and pose questions for discussion.

For Teachers: Profile of a Stratford Personality

For Teachers: Profile of a Stratford Personality

Students will research and write a profile of someone connected to the Stratford Festival.

For Teachers: Advertising the Stratford Festival

For Teachers: Advertising the Stratford Festival

Students will create a display advertisement for the Stratford Festival based on information gathered from the website.

For Teachers: Responding to the Seaway Project

For Teachers: Responding to the Seaway Project

Students will write a response in role as someone affected by the construction of the Seaway.

For Teachers: Perspectives on the Seaway

For Teachers: Perspectives on the Seaway

Students prepare a visual presentation on a given aspect of the Seaway.

For Teachers: Mapping the Seaway

For Teachers: Mapping the Seaway

Students create a map of Canada to show the impact of the St. Lawrence Seaway on the country.

For Teachers - Minor Hockey: Pros and Cons

For Teachers - Minor Hockey: Pros and Cons

Students hold a panel discussion representing parents, players, and coaches and their viewpoints about minor hockey.

For Teachers: A Personal Sports Story

For Teachers: A Personal Sports Story

Students write a story about a sports experience.

For Teachers: A Hockey Collage

For Teachers: A Hockey Collage

Students create a collage illustrating the theme of one of the clips from the CBC Digital Archives website.

For Teachers: Who Should Be a Canadian Soldier?

For Teachers: Who Should Be a Canadian Soldier?

Students write positions on whether Canadian soldiers should be held to a higher standard than people in other professions.

For Teachers: Soldiers in Somalia

For Teachers: Soldiers in Somalia

Students gather information and impressions to write an imaginary letter from a soldier in Somalia to family in Canada.

For Teachers: Points of View on the Somalia Affair

For Teachers: Points of View on the Somalia Affair

Students hold a forum highlighting a variety of points of view on the Somalia affair.

For Teachers - The Saguenay Flood: Acts of Mercy

For Teachers - The Saguenay Flood: Acts of Mercy

Students write a short essay about the way in which humans help one another during and after a disaster.

For Teachers: Analyzing Media Reports about the Saguenay Flood

For Teachers: Analyzing Media Reports about the Saguenay Flood

Students compare news reports to identify and evaluate inaccuracies and discrepancies in news information over time.

For Teachers: Preventing Separation Through Bilingualism

For Teachers: Preventing Separation Through Bilingualism

Students will explore the early Quebec separatist movement and how it influenced government policy.

For Teachers: Caricaturizing the B & B Commission

For Teachers: Caricaturizing the B & B Commission

Students will examine the lighter side of bilingualism and create a political cartoon.

For Teachers: Canada - Melting Pot or Cultural Mosaic?

For Teachers: Canada - Melting Pot or Cultural Mosaic?

Students will examine the need for the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and identify the fears of Francophones regarding cultural assimilation.

For Teachers: Who Was Louis Robichaud?

For Teachers: Who Was Louis Robichaud?

Students will explore Louis Robichaud's life and political career and write a mock interview.

For Teachers: Robichaud and Irving

For Teachers: Robichaud and Irving

Students will discuss how politics and the economy, under Robichaud and Irving, worked together in the development of New Brunswick.

For Teachers: New Brunswick's Program of Equal Opportunity

For Teachers: New Brunswick's Program of Equal Opportunity

Students will explore and write a position paper about New Brunswick's Program of Equal Opportunity as a response to the Byrne Report.

For Teachers - The Oka Crisis: Expressing Resentment

For Teachers - The Oka Crisis: Expressing Resentment

Students present an oral analysis of the causes of, and responses to, the Oka crisis.

For Teachers: Role-Playing the Oka Crisis

For Teachers: Role-Playing the Oka Crisis

Students answer questions in role as a major figure involved in the Oka crisis.

For Teachers: A Conference on Managing the Oka Crisis

For Teachers: A Conference on Managing the Oka Crisis

Students prepare a position paper and hold a mock crisis-management conference to resolve issues around the Oka crisis.

For Teachers: Timeline for October 1970

For Teachers: Timeline for October 1970

Students role play interviews between reporters and key figures in the October Crisis.

For Teachers: The Rise of Quebec's Independence Movement

For Teachers: The Rise of Quebec's Independence Movement

Groups of students research and share presentations about various independence movements in Quebec.

For Teachers - Leadership Analysis: Pierre Elliott Trudeau and the October Crisis

For Teachers - Leadership Analysis: Pierre Elliott Trudeau and the October Crisis

In groups, students assess and analyze Pierre Trudeau's leadership during the time of the October Crisis.

For Teachers: Science and the Ocean Ranger Disaster

For Teachers: Science and the Ocean Ranger Disaster

Students investigate the scientific theories behind various elements of the Ocean Ranger disaster, then present their information in a format of their choosing.

For Teachers: Safety on the Ocean Ranger

For Teachers: Safety on the Ocean Ranger

Students will research and illustrate diagrams and maps detailing the weather conditions during the time of the Ocean Ranger disaster, and assess the safety regulations in place at the time.

For Teachers: Debating Safety Issues in the Oil Industry

For Teachers: Debating Safety Issues in the Oil Industry

Students will research the responsibilities of businesses, government, and workers regarding safety in the oil industry and hold an open forum to determine liability, award amounts, and award recipients following the Ocean Ranger disaster.

For Teachers - Tradition vs. Sexism: Impacts of the Montreal Massacre

For Teachers - Tradition vs. Sexism: Impacts of the Montreal Massacre

Students will list the pros and cons of maintaining campus traditions that are considered sexist, then debate their arguments.

For Teachers - The Montreal Massacre: A Timeline of Events

For Teachers - The Montreal Massacre: A Timeline of Events

Students will complete a timeline of the events and effects of the Montreal Massacre.

For Teachers: News Article on the Montreal Massacre

For Teachers: News Article on the Montreal Massacre

Students will write a newspaper article based on a television clip about the Montreal Massacre.

For Teachers: The Man and the Mandate

For Teachers: The Man and the Mandate

Students write a letter to Joe Clark inviting him to address the student body on an issue of their choice.

For Teachers: Judging a Book by Its Cover

For Teachers: Judging a Book by Its Cover

Students design a book cover that represents the contributions of Joe Clark to the political landscape of Canada.

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For Teachers: "I Am a Chinook."

Students analyze the accuracy of imagery used in a speech by Joe Clark and find examples to support their opinion.

For Teachers: Why Do Ice Storms Occur?

For Teachers: Why Do Ice Storms Occur?

Students create a fact sheet and a visual presentation describing in chronological order the atmospheric conditions that lead to an ice storm.

For Teachers - The Ice Storm: Life without Electricity

For Teachers - The Ice Storm: Life without Electricity

Students discuss common uses of electricity and coping mechanisms when people are forced to be without electricity.

For Teachers: Human Reaction to the Ice Storm

For Teachers: Human Reaction to the Ice Storm

Students study people's reactions to the ice storm, discuss them, and prepare a dramatic monologue to describe how they would have reacted in the same situation.

For Teachers: Reporting Live from Halifax

For Teachers: Reporting Live from Halifax

Students will present an accurate, live, video news account of the Halifax Explosion.

For Teachers: Heroism Under Fire

For Teachers: Heroism Under Fire

Students will express the meaning of heroism in a medium of their choice.

For Teachers: A Letter from a Grandparent

For Teachers: A Letter from a Grandparent

Students will write a letter in role as a survivor of the Halifax Explosion.

For Teachers: Who Was the Group of Seven?

For Teachers: Who Was the Group of Seven?

Students will create an illustrated triptych detailing the life and art of a member of the Group of Seven or of Tom Thomson or Emily Carr.

For Teachers: Tom Thomson's Mysterious Death

For Teachers: Tom Thomson's Mysterious Death

Students will research Tom Thomson's death and defend a position on whether he was murdered or died of natural causes.

For Teachers: Developing a Canadian Identity

For Teachers: Developing a Canadian Identity

Students will assess the impact of the Group of Seven on the development of a Canadian identity throughout the 20th century.

For Teachers: Taking a Position in the Flag Debate

For Teachers: Taking a Position in the Flag Debate

Students examine Prime Minister Pearson's speech to the Winnipeg Legionnaires and write a letter for or against his position.

For Teachers: Unions and Strikes in the Garment Industry

For Teachers: Unions and Strikes in the Garment Industry

Based on historical information, students create pamphlets to encourage workers to go on strike or to form a union.

For Teachers: Radio Reports on the Flag Debate

For Teachers: Radio Reports on the Flag Debate

Students listen to and evaluate archived and current radio news reports, and create their own radio news reports about the flag debate issue.

For Teachers: A Debate on Contracting Manufacturing

For Teachers: A Debate on Contracting Manufacturing

Students debate the advantages and disadvantages of contracting manufacturing work to developing countries.

For Teachers: Too Much Fluoride?

For Teachers: Too Much Fluoride?

Students use a K-W-L chart to prepare and present a summary of the key debate points on the fluoridation issue.

For Teachers: Distinctly Canadian

For Teachers: Distinctly Canadian

Students will create a visual showing how Quebec has attempted to achieve sovereignty and what the response has been from Canadians outside of Quebec.

For Teachers: Clarity

For Teachers: Clarity

Students hold a horseshoe debate on the resolution that the 1995 Quebec referendum question was unclear and a "Yes" vote would have led to Quebec's separation from Canada.

For Teachers: Burning Bridges

For Teachers: Burning Bridges

Premier Jacques Parizeau, after losing the referendum in 1995, blamed the loss on specific ethnic groups in the province. This led to his resignation in disgrace. Students will examine this event.

For Teachers: The Lighter Side of Fluoride

For Teachers: The Lighter Side of Fluoride

Students present their view on the fluoride debate as an editorial (written or a rant) or an editorial cartoon.

For Teachers: The Fuss over Fluoride

For Teachers: The Fuss over Fluoride

Students complete a scavenger hunt to gather information on the fluoride issue.

For Teachers: The Consequences of Government Regulation of Trade

For Teachers: The Consequences of Government Regulation of Trade

Students consider the impact of government regulation on business.

For Teachers: Lest We Forget

For Teachers: Lest We Forget

Students research the contributions and commemorations of Canada's First World War soldiers and create an artwork to respond to their research.

For Teachers: Mergers in the Beer Industry

For Teachers: Mergers in the Beer Industry

Students will explore the impact of mergers in the beer industry by role-playing a press conference.

For Teachers: Marketing Beer

For Teachers: Marketing Beer

Students explore how the marketing mix has been and can be applied to the sale of beer, and create the "ideal" beer-marketing strategy.

For Teachers: Canadians on the Western Front

For Teachers: Canadians on the Western Front

Students write and deliver a simulated broadcast of a radio interview, about the challenges and conditions of the First World War, with a Canadian soldier.

For Teachers: Canada at Vimy Ridge

For Teachers: Canada at Vimy Ridge

Students create a slide show about the Vimy Ridge Memorial, its significance to Canada, and the reasons why it was erected.

For Teachers: Epidemics in History

For Teachers: Epidemics in History

Using a variety of sources, students will explore current and historical responses to medical crises.

For Teachers: An AIDS Information Pamphlet

For Teachers: An AIDS Information Pamphlet

Students will examine the facts about AIDS and create an information pamphlet.

For Teachers: AIDS -- Whose Rights Matter?

For Teachers: AIDS -- Whose Rights Matter?

Students will examine and analyze the response of various groups to the AIDS crisis, then discuss whether individual or collective rights should take precedence in creating a national policy for dealing with AIDS.

For Teachers: A Position Paper on the World Anti-Doping Agency

For Teachers: A Position Paper on the World Anti-Doping Agency

Students write position papers about the current effectiveness of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

For Teacher - Robert Bourassa: An Illustrated Timeline

For Teacher - Robert Bourassa: An Illustrated Timeline

Students prepare and present an illustrated timeline of major events in the life and political career of Robert Bourassa.

For Teachers: Discussing Bourassa

For Teachers: Discussing Bourassa

Students prepare a broadcast retrospective of Bourassa's political career and analyze and discuss the factors that contribute to political success.

For Teachers: Debating Federalism and Separatism

For Teachers: Debating Federalism and Separatism

Students role-play a federalist-separatist debate between Robert Bourassa and René Lévesque.

For Teachers: The Steps of the Dieppe Raid

For Teachers: The Steps of the Dieppe Raid

Students research and dramatize the planning, objectives, execution, and consequences of the Dieppe raid.

For Teachers: Heroes of Dieppe

For Teachers: Heroes of Dieppe

Students research, prepare, and present a report about a military hero of Dieppe.

For Teachers: Tour Highlights

For Teachers: Tour Highlights

Students identify the countries visited and the tour highlights of the Man in Motion World Tour and locate them on a map.

For Teachers: Dieppe and Wartime Propaganda

For Teachers: Dieppe and Wartime Propaganda

Students analyze media coverage of the Dieppe raid and prepare and present propaganda posters.

For Teachers: What Do You Think of the Link?

For Teachers: What Do You Think of the Link?

Students research the merits of a fixed link between PEI and N.B. and discuss their opinions in a town-hall meeting.

For Teachers: Sink or Link?

For Teachers: Sink or Link?

Students create and perform a ballad which reflects the end of the PEI - N.B. ferry service and the construction of a "fixed link".

For Teachers - A Fixed Link: Fixed or Finished?

For Teachers - A Fixed Link: Fixed or Finished?

Students develop campaign material to support or refute the construction of a "fixed link" between PEI and N.B.

For Teachers: What Does

For Teachers: What Does "Medicare" Mean to You?

Students will explore various health-care options for the country and share their opinion in a letter to the prime minister.

For Teachers - Medicare: Creating a Political Cartoon

For Teachers - Medicare: Creating a Political Cartoon

Students will create a political cartoon examining the issue of Canada becoming a welfare state.

For Teachers: Sensitive Social Issues

For Teachers: Sensitive Social Issues

Students will write a biography of Margaret Sanger.

For Teachers: Key Figures in the Birth Control Debate

For Teachers: Key Figures in the Birth Control Debate

Students will create a visual display to share information about a key figure involved in the history of birth control in Canada.

For Teachers: Debating Access to the Birth Control Pill

For Teachers: Debating Access to the Birth Control Pill

Students will debate the resolution: Be it resolved that all women in Canada should receive the birth control pill free of charge.

For Teachers: Disabled but Not Defeated

For Teachers: Disabled but Not Defeated

Students research the goals of the Man in Motion World Tour and learn whether they were met, in spite of major obstacles.

For Teachers: Write a Pipeline Inquiry Report

For Teachers: Write a Pipeline Inquiry Report

Students will research the issues surrounding the construction of the northern pipeline, then write a report that offers recommendations on the issues.

For Teachers: Who Gains from the Pipeline?

For Teachers: Who Gains from the Pipeline?

Students will explore the report and its recommendations and explain how each recommendation affects the various players involved in the pipeline project.

For Teachers - Corporate Sponsorship: Who Benefits?

For Teachers - Corporate Sponsorship: Who Benefits?

Students research the pros and cons of using corporate sponsorship to raise money for medical research and form opinions about the government's responsibility in this area.

For Teachers: Debating the Berger Inquiry's Issues

For Teachers: Debating the Berger Inquiry's Issues

Students will research the issues surrounding both the development of the northern pipeline and the results of the Berger Inquiry, then hold class debates about chosen issues.

For Teachers: Is Violence the Answer?

For Teachers: Is Violence the Answer?

Students write monologues, comic strips, or rap songs to present opposing views of events at Ipperwash.

For Teachers: Major Figures in Chinese History

For Teachers: Major Figures in Chinese History

Students research and role-play a major figure in Chinese history.

For Teachers: China's Dramatic History in the 20th Century

For Teachers: China's Dramatic History in the 20th Century

Students prepare a dramatization of one of the important events in Chinese history during the 20th century.

For Teachers: Fish Story

For Teachers: Fish Story

Students examine and debate the issue of aboriginal fishing rights and set up a classroom court to find a resolution.

For Teachers: Democracy in Action?

For Teachers: Democracy in Action?

Students create and vote in a class plebiscite on an issue of their choice, identifying characteristics of majority and minority interests.

For Teachers: Telling the Story of the Avro Arrow

For Teachers: Telling the Story of the Avro Arrow

Students write narratives to tell the story of the Avro Arrow, and illustrate their work.

For Teachers: Differing Historical Views of the Avro Arrow

For Teachers: Differing Historical Views of the Avro Arrow

Students gather and evaluate differing historical views about the Avro Arrow, its potential, and its cancellation.

For Teachers: Debating the Cancellation of the Arrow

For Teachers: Debating the Cancellation of the Arrow

In role as a major figure involved in the issue, students will debate the appropriateness of the cancellation of the Avro Arrow project.

For Teachers: The Auto Pact Is Signed

For Teachers: The Auto Pact Is Signed

Students will identify the main points of the Auto Pact and explain the planned benefits of each point to Canada and the United States.

For Teachers: Canada's Relationship with China

For Teachers: Canada's Relationship with China

In small groups, students research and deliver a presentation about the role of a Canadian or Canadians who have had important relationships with China in recent years.

For Teachers: Who Am I?

For Teachers: Who Am I?

Students role-play historical figures and challenge their classmates to guess who they are portraying.

For Teachers: Auto Industry Spinoffs

For Teachers: Auto Industry Spinoffs

Through collage, students will identify and analyze the importance of industries related to the auto industry.

For Teachers: The Retrial of Louis Riel

For Teachers: The Retrial of Louis Riel

Students will stage a retrial of Louis Riel on the charge of treason, and render a verdict as a class.

For Teachers: A 'Part' of the Action

For Teachers: A 'Part' of the Action

Students will identify and draw diagrams of the parts that make up a car and use this information to examine the development and importance of the auto parts industry in Canada.

For Teachers: Rumours, Reactions, and Redemption?

For Teachers: Rumours, Reactions, and Redemption?

Students determine a way to commemorate the victims of the Air India disaster.

For Teachers: Should Louis Riel Be Pardoned?

For Teachers: Should Louis Riel Be Pardoned?

Students debate whether Louis Riel should receive a posthumous pardon.

For Teachers: The Ethics of News Reports

For Teachers: The Ethics of News Reports

Students will investigate accuracy in news reporting and the ethics involved.

For Teachers - Radio: Painting a Picture with Words

For Teachers - Radio: Painting a Picture with Words

Students will identify simile and metaphor and explore how they convey meaning.

For Teachers: An Air India Timeline

For Teachers: An Air India Timeline

Students will examine the facts about the Air India investigation and create a timeline of events.

For Teachers: A Letter of Hope

For Teachers: A Letter of Hope

Students will write a letter to the Canadian government to express the emotional impact on the families of the victims of the Air India disaster.

For Teachers: Using Chemical and Biological Weapons

For Teachers: Using Chemical and Biological Weapons

Working in groups, students prepare a position paper about, then discuss, the use of chemical and biological weapons in the Gulf War.

For Teachers: The Fires of Kuwait

For Teachers: The Fires of Kuwait

Students will prepare a written work to share their response to the chemical fires in Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War.

For Teachers: Immigration and Discrimination

For Teachers: Immigration and Discrimination

Students will produce a creative work in response to clips about Canada's reaction to Canadian citizens of Iraqi descent during the 1991 Gulf War.

For Teachers: Human Interest in Reporting

For Teachers: Human Interest in Reporting

Students will explore human interest stories from the Second World War and investigate the value of such reports.

For Teachers: René Lévesque Timeline

For Teachers: René Lévesque Timeline

Students create a timeline of the life and career of René Lévesque.

For Teachers: Interviewing René Lévesque

For Teachers: Interviewing René Lévesque

Students prepare and present a role-play interview with René Lévesque.

For Teachers: Comparing Lévesque's Speeches

For Teachers: Comparing Lévesque's Speeches

Students listen to and compare René Lévesque's speeches following the Parti Québécois victory in 1976 and the referendum loss in 1980.

For Teachers: The Pope as Cultural Icon

For Teachers: The Pope as Cultural Icon

Students will examine how Canadians reacted to the Pope, and how they react to other public figures.

For Teachers: The Enemy that Never Was

For Teachers: The Enemy that Never Was

Students will write a speech in role as a B.C. Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) explaining why Japanese Canadians were not a threat to Canada during the Second World War.

For Teachers: Debating the Internment of Japanese Canadians

For Teachers: Debating the Internment of Japanese Canadians

Students will debate the right of the federal government to intern Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.

For Teachers: The Media and the Papal Visit

For Teachers: The Media and the Papal Visit

Students will compare and analyze media coverage of the Papal visit and of a royal visit.

For Teachers: An Internment Camp Journal

For Teachers: An Internment Camp Journal

Students will write a journal entry in role as a seven-year-old child in an internment camp.

For Teachers: Aboriginal Canadians and the Pope

For Teachers: Aboriginal Canadians and the Pope

Students will explore the Pope's attitude toward Canada's Aboriginals and investigate to what degree his visit in 1984 impacted the creation of Nunavut.

For Teachers: Summarizing the Debate on Religion in the Classroom

For Teachers: Summarizing the Debate on Religion in the Classroom

Students will explore the site to understand fully the pro and con positions in the debate, then work in groups to summarize the information.

For Teachers - In Memoriam: Terry Fox

For Teachers - In Memoriam: Terry Fox

Students plan, write, and present a memorial service for Terry Fox.

For Teachers: Analyzing the Debate on Religion in the Classroom

For Teachers: Analyzing the Debate on Religion in the Classroom

Groups of students analyze different clips from the CBC Digital Archives website, then share their information with the class to gain a broader understanding of the debate on religion in the classroom.

For Teachers: A Terry Fox Journal

For Teachers: A Terry Fox Journal

Students write journal entries in-role as Terry Fox or a close companion.

For Teachers: A Timeline of Religion in the Classroom

For Teachers: A Timeline of Religion in the Classroom

Students identify the significant events in the development of the debate over religion in the classroom, and create a timeline to share their information.

For Teachers: A Letter to Terry Fox

For Teachers: A Letter to Terry Fox

Students write a personal letter to Terry Fox, using information gathered from the site.

For Teachers - The Winnipeg Floodway: Pros and Cons

For Teachers - The Winnipeg Floodway: Pros and Cons

Students will investigate the effect of the Winnipeg Floodway on the rural population surrounding Winnipeg.

For Teachers: Military Rescue in Red River

For Teachers: Military Rescue in Red River

Students will examine the role of Canada's military and debate whether it is large enough to perform its role well.

For Teachers: The Medical Marijuana Debate

For Teachers: The Medical Marijuana Debate

Students will prepare presentations about issues surrounding the debate over medical marijuana use in Canada.

For Teachers - Legalizing Marijuana: A Classroom Debate

For Teachers - Legalizing Marijuana: A Classroom Debate

Students will research and debate the issue of legalizing marijuana.

For Teachers: A Marijuana Debate Timeline

For Teachers: A Marijuana Debate Timeline

Students will create a timeline tracking the debate over marijuana prohibition in Canada.

For Teachers: Reversal of Fortune

For Teachers: Reversal of Fortune

Students analyze Phil Fontaine's political career and record the reasons for his successes and failures on a T-chart.

For Teachers: Meech Lake Discord

For Teachers: Meech Lake Discord

Students research why the First Nations refused to support the Meech Lake Accord and present their conclusions to the class.

For Teachers: Building Earth and Sandbag Dikes

For Teachers: Building Earth and Sandbag Dikes

Students will build a working model of an earth and sandbag dike.

For Teachers: Decisions

For Teachers: Decisions

Students will explore and evaluate the decisions Phil Fontaine has made as a political leader.

For Teachers: Ten Questions

For Teachers: Ten Questions

Students examine Peter Gzowski's interview style to learn how to write interview questions. They then conduct an interview with a friend or family member about the importance of oral communication in that person's career.

For Teachers: Media Comparison

For Teachers: Media Comparison

Students compare one story that appears in three news media (newspaper, television, radio).

For Teachers: Analysis of an Interview

For Teachers: Analysis of an Interview

Students use a checklist to analyze and summarize an interview conducted by Peter Gzowski.

For Teachers: Who's Who in the Seal Hunt Debate

For Teachers: Who's Who in the Seal Hunt Debate

Students research and role-play an interview with a key figure involved in the seal hunt debate.

For Teachers: The Seal Campaign

For Teachers: The Seal Campaign

Students create an advertisement to either promote a seal product or advocate against the seal hunt.

For Teachers: Pros and Cons of the Atlantic Seal Hunt

For Teachers: Pros and Cons of the Atlantic Seal Hunt

Students examine the seal hunt ban and participate in a town-hall meeting to discuss both sides of the issue.

For Teachers: Working for a Safer World

For Teachers: Working for a Safer World

Students study Canada's role in making the world a safer place and create an illustration commemorating one of Canada's successes.

For Teachers: Does the United Nations Work?

For Teachers: Does the United Nations Work?

Students examine the structure of the United Nations and debate its effectiveness.

For Teachers: Diplomacy Canadian Style

For Teachers: Diplomacy Canadian Style

Students will analyze Canada's diplomatic history and write an editorial outlining the best direction for Canadian diplomatic policy.

For Teachers: The Music of Oscar Peterson

For Teachers: The Music of Oscar Peterson

Students will write a critique of several of Oscar Peterson's performances .

For Teachers: Symbols

For Teachers: Symbols

To reflect on the meaning of symbols in the military, and to create a new symbol in the form of art, music, drama, poetry, or prose, that represents the contributions of Canada's peacekeepers.

For Teachers: Sacrifice

For Teachers: Sacrifice

Students reflect on the sacrifices of peacekeepers and of inhabitants of war-torn areas and write and illustrate a poem comparing and connecting these groups.

For Teachers: Racism and Jazz Music

For Teachers: Racism and Jazz Music

Students will prepare a report about racism towards entertainers in Canada and the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, then discuss racism in society today.

For Teachers - Oscar Peterson: A Life in Music

For Teachers - Oscar Peterson: A Life in Music

Students will create a broadcast retrospective or a mock interview to share information about Oscar Peterson's musical career, major achievements, and national and international significance.

For Teachers: Ontario Personalities and Politics

For Teachers: Ontario Personalities and Politics

Students will write a campaign speech in the style of a recent or current politician from Ontario.

For Teachers: Ontario Election Debate

For Teachers: Ontario Election Debate

Students will hold a mock, pre-election debate among Ontario party leaders.

For Teachers: Advising Ontario's Political Parties

For Teachers: Advising Ontario's Political Parties

Students will act as campaign advisers on recent Ontario elections.

For Teachers: Strength or Irrelevance?

For Teachers: Strength or Irrelevance?

Students conduct research the impact of the expansion and changing role of NATO and form an opinion about these changes.

For Teachers: Canada's Dilemma in NATO

For Teachers: Canada's Dilemma in NATO

Students will conduct research about a moral issue Canada faced in the 1960s because of its membership in NATO, and form an opinion about Canada's response.

For Teachers: All for One?

For Teachers: All for One?

Students analyze the extent to which Canada has honoured its commitments to NATO.

For Teachers: Pulling Out

For Teachers: Pulling Out

Students create a Venn diagram comparing reasons for Canada's peacekeepers to leave a peacekeeping mission.

For Teachers: Political Drama

For Teachers: Political Drama

Students will create and perform a simulated radio broadcast about Paul Martin's departure from the cabinet as minister of finance.

For Teachers: Writing About Women's War Efforts

For Teachers: Writing About Women's War Efforts

Students will write a short story based on the experiences of Canadian women during the Second World War.

For Teachers: The Queen Calls on Women

For Teachers: The Queen Calls on Women

Students create campaign posters to help spread the Queen Consort's message to women.

For Teachers: Recruiting Women for the War Effort

For Teachers: Recruiting Women for the War Effort

Students role-play a scene between a recruiting officer and a female applicant during the Second World War.

For Teachers: The Food We Eat

For Teachers: The Food We Eat

Students will research and vote for a quintessential Canadian food.

For Teachers: Only in Canada

For Teachers: Only in Canada

Students will work in small groups to create a visual that reflects the uniqueness of Canadian foods.

For Teachers: Marketing Our Cuisine

For Teachers: Marketing Our Cuisine

Students will plan an advertising campaign and create an advertisement to promote a Canadian food product.

For Teachers: Role-Playing a Summit Meeting

For Teachers: Role-Playing a Summit Meeting

Students role-play a meeting between an American president and a Canadian prime minister.

For Teachers - Profiles in Leadership: Presidents and Prime Ministers

For Teachers - Profiles in Leadership: Presidents and Prime Ministers

Students prepare a political and personal profile of a U.S. president or a Canadian prime minister.

For Teachers: Presidential and Prime Ministerial Impersonations: Who Am I?

For Teachers: Presidential and Prime Ministerial Impersonations: Who Am I?

Students impersonate an American president or Canadian prime minister while the class tries to guess their identities.

For Teachers: Versions of Mordecai Richler

For Teachers: Versions of Mordecai Richler

Students create a profile of Mordecai Richler using a media of their choice.

For Teachers: Richler as Satirist

For Teachers: Richler as Satirist

Students identify and appreciate some of Richler's witty observations on human foibles, hypocrisy, and inconsistencies.

For Teachers: Trials and Triumphs

For Teachers: Trials and Triumphs

Students create an art work representing the reactions of war brides coming to Canada.

For Teachers: Playing Mordecai Richler

For Teachers: Playing Mordecai Richler

Students role-play a debate or discussion between Mordecai Richler and an interviewer.

For Teachers: To a New Life

For Teachers: To a New Life

Students prepare questions and answers that war brides might ask of the Canadian Wives' Bureau in order to get the information they need to prepare for their journey to Canada.

For Teachers: The War Bride's Journey

For Teachers: The War Bride's Journey

Students write a letter from the ship, in role as a war bride or as an escort officer, describing the challenges of travelling from Great Britain to Canada during or after the Second World War.

For Teachers: Truth in Advertising

For Teachers: Truth in Advertising

Students discuss the approach of the Ontario government to continue the recreational fishing industry in the Grassy Narrows region and create an advertising campaign that they feel shares the necessary information with fishers in the region.

For Teachers: The Chicken or the Egg?

For Teachers: The Chicken or the Egg?

Students examine the recent history of the Grassy Narrows Ojibwa people and develop a cause and effect web that connects the decline of their culture and the pollution of their waters.

For Teachers: Environmental Racism

For Teachers: Environmental Racism

Students will investigate and write an opinion paper about the claim made by the chief of the Grassy Narrows Ojibwa nation that the Ontario government was guilty of environmental racism and neglect.

For Teachers: Uncle Louis

For Teachers: Uncle Louis

Students examine the origins of Louis St-Laurent's nickname "Uncle Louis" and consider why it helped him to become more popular. Students consider nicknames that would appeal to the electorate today.

For Teachers: Steps Toward Defeat

For Teachers: Steps Toward Defeat

Students examine the factors that contributed to the defeat of Louis St-Laurent and the Liberal Party in the federal election of 1957. They write a letter to St-Laurent during his second term offering him advice that might change the outcome of the election.

For Teacher - The Hockey Sweater: The Impact of Maurice Richard

For Teacher - The Hockey Sweater: The Impact of Maurice Richard

Students will read the story, and view the video, of Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater.

For Teachers: Remembering Number 9

For Teachers: Remembering Number 9

Students prepare an article as a tribute to Maurice Richard.

For Teachers: Reacting to the Montreal Riots

For Teachers: Reacting to the Montreal Riots

Students will orally support an opinion about the justification of protest.

For Teachers: Who Is Norman Jewison?

For Teachers: Who Is Norman Jewison?

Students will gather information about Canadian filmmaker Norman Jewison and prepare a poster to share their findings with the class.

For Teachers: Canada's Golden Age

For Teachers: Canada's Golden Age

Students investigate Canada's "Golden Age" to identify the events and accomplishments that created this label.

For Teachers: Surviving the Holocaust

For Teachers: Surviving the Holocaust

Students develop an information sheet to help people avoid triggering Holocaust memories in aging survivors.

For Teachers: Rights Denied

For Teachers: Rights Denied

Students consider human rights and discuss or write about the actions they might take if they had been at Auschwitz.

For Teachers: The Canadian Film Industry

For Teachers: The Canadian Film Industry

Students will investigate Norman Jewison's opinions and ideas on the Canadian film industry and participate in an informal debate about the topic.

For Teachers: Norman Jewison and Movies with a Message

For Teachers: Norman Jewison and Movies with a Message

Students will screen a controversial film by Norman Jewison and prepare a brief presentation about the film's message.

For Teachers: The Medium is the Message

For Teachers: The Medium is the Message

Students will prepare an oral presentation illustrating McLuhan's concepts of "the medium is the message" and of "re-tribalizing."

For Teachers: Hana's Suitcase?

For Teachers: Hana's Suitcase?

Students compare and contrast the merits of the message of an award-winning story in light of recent findings.

For Teachers: The Global Village

For Teachers: The Global Village

Students will investigate the concept of the global village and prepare an oral presentation of two examples of global connectedness.

For Teachers:

For Teachers: "Hot" and "Cool" Media

Students will investigate McLuhan's concepts of "hot" and "cool" media and define current media using those terms.

For Teachers: The Legacy of Margaret Laurence

For Teachers: The Legacy of Margaret Laurence

Students analyze one or two clips about Margaret Laurence in detail.

For Teachers - Margaret Laurence: Writing Tips from Her Work

For Teachers - Margaret Laurence: Writing Tips from Her Work

Students create a series of tips for a writing clinic.

For Teachers - Margaret Laurence: A View on Censorship

For Teachers - Margaret Laurence: A View on Censorship

Students complete a think-pair-share activity on censorship and Laurence's views on it.

For Teachers: The Nobel Peace Prize

For Teachers: The Nobel Peace Prize

Students develop the criteria they think should be used to award the Nobel Peace Prize and judge how well Pearson met their criteria.

For Teachers: Pearson's Legacy

For Teachers: Pearson's Legacy

Students examine Pearson's achievements and create a web showing which achievement was Pearson's greatest legacy and why.

For Teachers: Survival and CanLit

For Teachers: Survival and CanLit

Students will examine the theme of survival in Canadian literature and discuss it in a group.

For Teachers: International Peacekeepers

For Teachers: International Peacekeepers

Students create newspaper headlines highlighting Pearson's role in establishing the first United Nations peacekeeping forces.

For Teachers: Writing in the Style of Leonard Cohen

For Teachers: Writing in the Style of Leonard Cohen

Students will write a poem or song about something that happened to them, in the tradition of "Suzanne" or "Everybody Knows."

For Teachers: Create a Writing Seminar

For Teachers: Create a Writing Seminar

Students will create a seminar about an element of writing processes, skills, or techniques, based on their own experience and on their research of Atwood's work.

For Teachers - Wanted: Canadian Astronauts!

For Teachers - Wanted: Canadian Astronauts!

Students will create a recruitment poster for Canadian astronauts.

For Teachers: An Interview with Leonard Cohen

For Teachers: An Interview with Leonard Cohen

Students will analyze various personality interviews with Leonard Cohen.

For Teachers: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

For Teachers: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Students will create a tribute to Cohen for a music award show.

For Teachers: What Satellites Do

For Teachers: What Satellites Do

Students will identify satellite tasks and explain how satellites help meet specific needs in Canada.

For Teachers: The Physics of Satellites

For Teachers: The Physics of Satellites

Students use the concepts learned about Newton's Laws, energy and momentum to explain various aspects of satellites.

For Teachers: The Physical Characteristics of Satellites

For Teachers: The Physical Characteristics of Satellites

Students will compare the speed and height of satellites to those of other objects which might impact on satellite deployment.

For Teachers: Vive Lacrosse!

For Teachers: Vive Lacrosse!

Students will develop a promotional poster, radio spot, or newspaper advertisement for the sport of lacrosse.

For Teachers: Space Disasters

For Teachers: Space Disasters

Students research space disasters and write a position paper about whether taxpayers' dollars should be used for space exploration.

For Teachers: Playing by the Rules

For Teachers: Playing by the Rules

Students will write a set of rules for the game of lacrosse showing the changes that have occurred over time.

For Teachers: Atwood as Interviewee

For Teachers: Atwood as Interviewee

Students will synopsize and analyze an interview with Margaret Atwood.

For Teachers: Being in Space

For Teachers: Being in Space

Students write a first-person paper describing the experience of being in space.

For Teachers: Social Action Plan

For Teachers: Social Action Plan

Students will contribute five hours of their time to a social action activity. They will complete an action plan that describes their project idea and tracks their progress.

For Teachers: Legends About Lacrosse

For Teachers: Legends About Lacrosse

Students will write a legend that tells of the development of the game of lacrosse.

For Teachers: Filling in the Gaps

For Teachers: Filling in the Gaps

Students write a brief, formal report detailing June Callwood's work and motivations.

For Teachers: A Social Action Seminar

For Teachers: A Social Action Seminar

Students prepare and present an oral seminar about a social justice issue of their choice.

For Teachers: Who Is Kim Campbell?

For Teachers: Who Is Kim Campbell?

Students write a newspaper article explaining why Kim Campbell "confounded politicians and voters alike."

For Teachers: Singing Dief's Praises

For Teachers: Singing Dief's Praises

Students write a poem or song about someone they respect.

For Teachers: Farewell

For Teachers: Farewell

Students create a work of visual art that shows how they might have reacted to Diefenbaker's death if they were a Canadian citizen at the time.

For Teachers: A Man of the People

For Teachers: A Man of the People

Students examine and compare qualities that make people popular.

For Teachers: Commemorating Campbell

For Teachers: Commemorating Campbell

Students write a proposal for a commemorative plaque to acknowledge Kim Campbell's contribution to Canada.

For Teachers - Kim Campbell: 'Time and Chance'

For Teachers - Kim Campbell: 'Time and Chance'

Students research the challenges faced by Kim Campbell during her political career and develop questions and answers for a role-play interview with her.

For Teachers: Encouraged to Achieve

For Teachers: Encouraged to Achieve

Students create a timeline of Jeanne Sauvé's early life and reflect upon the encouragement that she received to pursue non-traditional roles.

For Teachers: Closing Public Access to Rideau Hall

For Teachers: Closing Public Access to Rideau Hall

Students will debate whether Canadians and tourists have the right to access the grounds of the governor general's home.

For Teachers: The Serendipity of Life

For Teachers: The Serendipity of Life

In this activity, students work in groups to present a timeline of Karen Kain's career highlights and challenges. They will find specific references in the CBC clips to personal qualities the dancer possessed, and students will consider whether they assisted her in achieving her goals.

For Teachers: No Pain, No Gain

For Teachers: No Pain, No Gain

In this activity, students conduct individual research in order to write an essay about the amount of training and dedication required by Karen Kain throughout her dancing career.

For Teachers: Cleaning House

For Teachers: Cleaning House

Students create a report from the auditor general of Canada and use their information to write and perform a 30-second TV news clip.

For Teachers: Climbing the Ladder of Success

For Teachers: Climbing the Ladder of Success

In this activity, partners create a visual display to show their results after researching Karen Kain's successes and challenges.

For Teachers: Your Opinion on Canada's Funding of Amateur Sports

For Teachers: Your Opinion on Canada's Funding of Amateur Sports

Students identify key points in both sides of the debate over funding of amateur sports in Canada and present their opinion in writing.

For Teachers: The One to Watch

For Teachers: The One to Watch

Students write a newspaper article explaining why Jean Chrétien was deemed "the one to watch" early in his political career.

For Teachers: Playing to Win

For Teachers: Playing to Win

Students create a game based on the challenges and rewards of Jean Chrétien's career.

For Teachers: Chrétien: A Legacy of Leadership

For Teachers: Chrétien: A Legacy of Leadership

Students will develop and role-play a mock interview with Jean Chrétien, focused on one of the challenges he faced during his early political career.

For Teachers: Funding Amateur Sports: A Debate

For Teachers: Funding Amateur Sports: A Debate

Students investigate and debate government funding of amateur sports.

For Teachers: An Athlete's Struggle: The Road to the Olympics

For Teachers: An Athlete's Struggle: The Road to the Olympics

Students role-play a newspaper journalist to write a feature article about an amateur athlete in Canada.

For Teachers: Remembering Canada's Heroes

For Teachers: Remembering Canada's Heroes

Students will prepare a brief to the federal government regarding the need to honour and memorialize Canadian Korean War veterans.

For Teachers: From Volunteers to Victory

For Teachers: From Volunteers to Victory

Students will write diary entries in role as a Korean War soldier, from the time of enlistment to the trenches.

For Teachers: The Power of the Lobby

For Teachers: The Power of the Lobby

Students will explore the lobbying tactics of the Cree and develop their own lobbying strategy to address a local issue.

For Teachers: Canada's Full Duty

For Teachers: Canada's Full Duty

Students will write an editorial to demonstrate agreement or disagreement with Canada's role in supporting United Nations' actions in Korea.

For Teachers: The Impact of the James Bay Project

For Teachers: The Impact of the James Bay Project

Students will examine the impact of Phase 1 of the James Bay Project on the lives of the Cree.

For Teachers: Mercury Plague

For Teachers: Mercury Plague

Students will write a position paper on the causes and effects of mercury poisoning.

For Teachers: Who Should Prosecute Alleged War Criminals?

For Teachers: Who Should Prosecute Alleged War Criminals?

Students will explore issues facing the international community as they consider the prosecution of alleged war criminals.

For Teachers: The History of the Internet

For Teachers: The History of the Internet

Students create a timeline illustrating the development of the internet system.

For Teachers: Internet Positives and Negatives

For Teachers: Internet Positives and Negatives

Students discuss in an open forum the positive and negative aspects of the internet.

For Teachers: The Imre Finta Case

For Teachers: The Imre Finta Case

Students will work in small groups to identify the factors that hindered the successful prosecution of Imre Finta.

For Teachers: Fear of the Unknown

For Teachers: Fear of the Unknown

Students will dramatize the fears and apprehensions of people who were born long before the Internet became part of our daily lives.

For Teachers - Extradition: The Helmut Rauca Case

For Teachers - Extradition: The Helmut Rauca Case

Students will investigate and analyze the extradition process in war crimes cases in Canada.

For Teachers: The Cod Wars

For Teachers: The Cod Wars

Students will prepare a position statement regarding their view of federal and provincial management of the cod fishery.

For Teachers: It's All in a Word!

For Teachers: It's All in a Word!

Students will record and present their understandings of the connections between language, the cod fishery, and culture.

For Teachers: Tidal Power Model

For Teachers: Tidal Power Model

Students plan a model tidal plant to show how the technology generates electricity.

For Teachers: River Flow and Power Plants

For Teachers: River Flow and Power Plants

Students will investigate the impact of hydroelectric power plants on river flow and landscape and create maps and fact sheets to illustrate their findings.

For Teachers: Pros and Cons of Hydroelectric Power

For Teachers: Pros and Cons of Hydroelectric Power

Students will develop arguments for and against the construction of hydroelectric power plants.

For Teachers: Empty Nets and Fading Hopes

For Teachers: Empty Nets and Fading Hopes

Students will role-play an interview with a fisherperson to examine the emotional effect of the fall of the cod fishery.

For Teachers: The Hippies vs. Authority

For Teachers: The Hippies vs. Authority

Students explore the dynamics between hippies and authority figures and create a T-chart outlining the concerns and arguments of both sides.

For Teachers: What's in an Apostrophe?

For Teachers: What's in an Apostrophe?

Students will create a public or business sign before and after the passage of Bill 101.

For Teachers: Hippies and the Counterculture

For Teachers: Hippies and the Counterculture

Students create a multi-media presentation about the counterculture movement of the 1960s.

For Teachers - The Notwithstanding Clause: A Classroom Debate

For Teachers - The Notwithstanding Clause: A Classroom Debate

Students will research and debate the use of the notwithstanding clause to limit rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

For Teachers - Bill 101: Pros and Cons

For Teachers - Bill 101: Pros and Cons

Students will identify the benefits and drawbacks of Bill 101.

For Teachers - Anarchy to Communism: Hippie Politics

For Teachers - Anarchy to Communism: Hippie Politics

Students investigate the hippie movement and its experimentation with the politics of anarchy and communism.

For Teachers: Newfoundland Joins Confederation: The People's Perspective

For Teachers: Newfoundland Joins Confederation: The People's Perspective

Students will participate in a town-hall or mock-talk show forum to share human experiences around Newfoundland's joining of Confederation.

For Teachers: Preventing Forest Fires

For Teachers: Preventing Forest Fires

Students create and name a mascot that symbolizes and encourages forest fire prevention.

For Teachers: Fighting Fires - A Risky Business

For Teachers: Fighting Fires - A Risky Business

Students create a museum display depicting the jobs, technology, and risks associated with fighting fires.

For Teachers: Fighting Fire with Fire

For Teachers: Fighting Fire with Fire

Students conduct research and share their findings about forest fire control.

For Teachers: Major Events Leading to Newfoundland Joining Confederation

For Teachers: Major Events Leading to Newfoundland Joining Confederation

Students will create a timeline to illustrate the major events that led to Newfoundland joining Confederation in 1949.

For Teachers: An Interview with Joey Smallwood

For Teachers: An Interview with Joey Smallwood

Students create and perform an imagined interview with Joey Smallwood about the impact that Confederation might have had on the current state of the cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador.

For Teachers: Should Fitness Be Mandatory?

For Teachers: Should Fitness Be Mandatory?

Students will debate the advantages and disadvantages of mandatory fitness programs for students and/or citizens.

For Teachers: She Shoots! She Scores!

For Teachers: She Shoots! She Scores!

Students will create a radio spot that highlights the success of Canadian women in professional hockey.

For Teachers: Adapt the 5BX to Make It Better

For Teachers: Adapt the 5BX to Make It Better

Students perform exercises from the 5BX system and suggest improvements to make it more effective.

For Teachers: Will Violence Bring Self-Government?

For Teachers: Will Violence Bring Self-Government?

Students will evaluate the possibility of violent political action being used as a tool to gain native self-government and, in role, discuss the impact of such action.

For Teachers: Support for Aboriginal Self-Government

For Teachers: Support for Aboriginal Self-Government

Students will investigate the issue of aboriginal self-government and identify and present proposals that could resolve difficulties between First Nations and the government of Canada.

For Teachers: Changing the Future for Aboriginals

For Teachers: Changing the Future for Aboriginals

Students will create a collage that expresses their thoughts on self-determination for the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.

For Teachers: What We Eat

For Teachers: What We Eat

Students record what they eat, noting all ingredients on the labels for packaged foods for 1 day. They then speculate which foods contain GMOs or are themselves genetically modified.

For Teachers: Debating The Issues

For Teachers: Debating The Issues

Students debate the pros and cons of biotechnology.

For Teachers: David vs. Goliath

For Teachers: David vs. Goliath

Using a courtroom setting, students role-play the legal fight of Monsanto vs. Percy Schmeiser.

For Teachers: Canadian Marathon Swimmer Marilyn Bell

For Teachers: Canadian Marathon Swimmer Marilyn Bell

Students will write a journal entry in role as swimmer Marilyn Bell.

For Teachers: A Century of Canadian Women in Sports

For Teachers: A Century of Canadian Women in Sports

Students will analyze the progress made by women in professional sports from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.

For Teachers: Updating the Royal Commission on the Status of Women

For Teachers: Updating the Royal Commission on the Status of Women

Students will investigate the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, update them, and present proposals to a classroom inquiry board.

For Teachers - Generation X: Economy and Jobs

For Teachers - Generation X: Economy and Jobs

Students complete a discussion web about the impact of economic cycles on employment prospects for Generation X.

For Teachers: Entrepreneurship and the Job Market

For Teachers: Entrepreneurship and the Job Market

Students analyze the advantages and disadvantages of an entrepreneurial career relating to economic cycles through guided viewing, individual work, and group discussion.

For Teachers: Defining Feminism

For Teachers: Defining Feminism

Students will investigate the connotations of the word "feminism" and discuss the role of feminism for women of today and of the next generation.

For Teachers: Demographic Segmentation and Marketing

For Teachers: Demographic Segmentation and Marketing

Students examine and analyze how products and services are marketed to specific demographic segments.

For Teachers: Why Anti-Abortion? Why Pro-Abortion?

For Teachers: Why Anti-Abortion? Why Pro-Abortion?

Students will identify facts and opinions in the arguments surrounding the abortion debate.

For Teachers: Morgentaler in His Own Words

For Teachers: Morgentaler in His Own Words

Students will identify personally relevant quotations from or about Dr. Henry Morgentaler and create a collage to illustrate their choices.

For Teachers: Abortion and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

For Teachers: Abortion and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Students will examine the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and determine if and how it was used to defend Dr. Morgentaler.

For Teachers: A Spy-Story Comic Book

For Teachers: A Spy-Story Comic Book

Students create a comic book to document the moral themes of Dr. Gerald Bull's life.

For Teachers: 'A Woman's Place'

For Teachers: 'A Woman's Place'

Students will hear historical arguments about "a woman's place" and prepare a written response to the arguments.

For Teachers: A Scale Model of the Supergun

For Teachers: A Scale Model of the Supergun

Students build and test a model projectile launcher.

For Teachers: Research Endangered Species

For Teachers: Research Endangered Species

Students will conduct research about an endangered species in Canada and create a diorama to illustrate what they have learned.

For Teachers: Protecting Biodiversity

For Teachers: Protecting Biodiversity

Students will create a graffiti poster that represents their prior knowledge of biodiversity and then explore various approaches to protecting biodiversity.

For Teachers: A Point of View

For Teachers: A Point of View

Students will conduct research on a local environmental issue and present their views, as well as the range of opinion, in a position paper.

For Teachers: Why Enter Politics?

For Teachers: Why Enter Politics?

Students examine and discuss Ed Broadbent's reasons for entering politics.

For Teachers: A Real-Life Spy Story

For Teachers: A Real-Life Spy Story

Students create a spy story using the facts surrounding the assassination of Dr. Gerald Bull.

For Teachers: The Canadian Thing to Do

For Teachers: The Canadian Thing to Do

Students will identify ways that Canadians have helped one another in times of need and analyze how actions help create a national identity.

For Teachers: Singin' the Blues

For Teachers: Singin' the Blues

Students write the music and lyrics for a blues song based on emotions instilled by experiencing drought.

For Teachers: Plague

For Teachers: Plague

Students will create a poster or brochure outlining the impact of the grasshopper on farms during time of drought.

For Teachers - The Death Penalty: Pros and Cons

For Teachers - The Death Penalty: Pros and Cons

Students will research the death penalty and prepare a short presentation on their findings.

For Teachers: Examining Truscott and Olson

For Teachers: Examining Truscott and Olson

Students will examine two famous Canadian death penalty cases and express their findings in writing.

For Teachers - The NDP: Third Force in Canadian Politics

For Teachers - The NDP: Third Force in Canadian Politics

Students prepare a balance sheet of the strengths and weaknesses of the federal NDP during Ed Broadbent's leadership and assess their impact on the party.

Ed Broadbent and Elections in Canada

Ed Broadbent and Elections in Canada

Students dramatize one of the federal elections in which Ed Broadbent was involved.

For Teachers: Success and Failure at Eaton's

For Teachers: Success and Failure at Eaton's

Students will analyze factors that contribute to business success and failure.

Debating the Death Penalty

Debating the Death Penalty

Students will investigate the issues involved in the death penalty and conduct a formal debate.

For Teachers: Enticing Canadian Consumers

For Teachers: Enticing Canadian Consumers

Students examine the factors that contribute to customer loyalty and perform market research on how Canadian companies can create a loyal customer base.

For Teachers: The Power of Speech

For Teachers: The Power of Speech

Students will listen to political speeches from D-Day and use the qualities of an effective speech to write a speech for the prime minister telling the Canadian public of the events and impact of D-Day.

For Teachers: On the Home Front

For Teachers: On the Home Front

Students will listen to radio reports from D-Day and try to decipher the information.

For Teachers: Embedded

For Teachers: Embedded

Students will examine and compare embedded reporting in the Second World War and today.

For Teachers: Interview Response

For Teachers: Interview Response

Students will write a personal response to the Innu interview clips.

For Teachers: Healing

For Teachers: Healing

Students will create posters to highlight how Innu communities are working toward healing.

For Teachers: Davis Inlet Timeline

For Teachers: Davis Inlet Timeline

Students will create an illustrated timeline of key events in the history of Davis Inlet.

For Teachers: The Nature of David Suzuki

For Teachers: The Nature of David Suzuki

Pairs of students will create an outline for a multi-media profile of David Suzuki.

For Teachers: Eaton's and the Santa Claus Parade

For Teachers: Eaton's and the Santa Claus Parade

Students will evaluate the rise and fall of Eaton's sponsorship of the Santa Claus Parade and develop a campaign promoting a sponsorship opportunity for a current Canadian retailer.

For Teachers: The Nature Challenge

For Teachers: The Nature Challenge

Students will track their own progress as they find a way to become more environmentally aware.

For Teachers: Science in Everyday Life

For Teachers: Science in Everyday Life

Students will create learning centres that help promote interest in science learning to junior students.

For Teachers: The Effects of Advertising

For Teachers: The Effects of Advertising

Students will create an advertisement designed to curb smoking among their peers.

For Teachers: Rebut the Rebuttal

For Teachers: Rebut the Rebuttal

Students will rebut a journalist's tirade on the attack against smokers.

For Teachers: A Question of Rights

For Teachers: A Question of Rights

Students will develop and defend a position on whether the government has the right to limit the advertising of a legal product.

For Teachers: The Growing Pains of Nunavut

For Teachers: The Growing Pains of Nunavut

Students identify a challenging issue in the formation of Nunavut and write a position paper to share their view on the issue.

For Teachers: Images of Canada in Film

For Teachers: Images of Canada in Film

Students create a collage of images of Canadians found in Canadian films and analyze the way those images portray Canadians.

For Teachers: Land Claim Conflicts in Nunavut

For Teachers: Land Claim Conflicts in Nunavut

Students will investigate the conflicting land claims of the Inuit and the Dene in Nunavut.

For Teachers: Hong Kong Vets

For Teachers: Hong Kong Vets

Students assess whether the compensation for a given group of veterans is equitable.

For Teachers: From Dangerous Waters

For Teachers: From Dangerous Waters

Students write and perform skits detailing inequitable responses to similar challenges.

For Teachers: Civvy Street

For Teachers: Civvy Street

Students will respond creatively to the content and method of radio programs aired to prepare the civilian population for the return of veterans from war.

For Teachers: Mock Television News Program

For Teachers: Mock Television News Program

Students create and present television sound bites from key figures involved in the Meech Lake Constitutional Accord in 1990.

For Teachers - Canada and Quebec: Similarities and Differences

For Teachers - Canada and Quebec: Similarities and Differences

Students explore the similarities and differences between Quebec and the rest of Canada, using the topic Constitutional Discord: Meech Lake to focus their inquiry and information-gathering exercise.

For Teachers: A Meech Lake Debate

For Teachers: A Meech Lake Debate

Students take on the roles of key figures in the Meech Lake debate and discuss their points of view.

For Teachers: We're on the Air!

For Teachers: We're on the Air!

Students create television news reports based on print news.

For Teachers: Media Moguls vs. Government

For Teachers: Media Moguls vs. Government

Students list the pros and cons about the role of government in controlling media outlets.

For Teachers: Analyzing Audience Response

For Teachers: Analyzing Audience Response

Students examine the Canadian film audience and explain how the audience characteristics can influence how audiences interpret and enjoy media.

For Teachers: Adapting Messages from Media

For Teachers: Adapting Messages from Media

Students write a film script and adapt messages for a different audience and purpose.

For Teachers: Canada's Free Press

For Teachers: Canada's Free Press

Students discuss and write an editorial about freedom of the press in Canada.

For Teachers: What is a Hero?

For Teachers: What is a Hero?

Students will discuss the meaning of the word "hero" and whether Dr. Norman Bethune deserves the title.

For Teachers: The Norman Bethune I Knew

For Teachers: The Norman Bethune I Knew

Students create a dramatic presentation based on people's personal recollections of Bethune.

For Teachers - Mulroney: Legend or Legacy?

For Teachers - Mulroney: Legend or Legacy?

Students will debate the contribution of Brian Mulroney to Canada.

For Teachers: Mulroney Moments

For Teachers: Mulroney Moments

Students will write a letter to the Federal Government requesting a commemorative plaque to acknowledge Brian Mulroney's contribution to Canada.

For Teachers: Bethune and the Twentieth Century

For Teachers: Bethune and the Twentieth Century

Students will prepare a simulated documentary connecting Dr. Norman Bethune's life to significant historical events and developments of the 20th century.

For Teachers: Examining Cause and Effect

For Teachers: Examining Cause and Effect

Students will outline key events that took Brian Mulroney from his high to low points as Prime Minister.

For Teachers: Who Controls the Northwest Passage?

For Teachers: Who Controls the Northwest Passage?

Students create a political cartoon supporting either Canadian or international sovereignty over the waters of the Northwest Passage.

For Teachers: Debating the Pros and Cons of Computers

For Teachers: Debating the Pros and Cons of Computers

Students debate the positive and negative consequences of a computer-driven workplace.

For Teachers: Computers Pervade Canada

For Teachers: Computers Pervade Canada

Students create a flowchart or web representation of how computer use spread throughout our society.

For Teachers - The Cold War: Planning for Survival

For Teachers - The Cold War: Planning for Survival

Students will prepare a documentary-style dramatization or narrative about governmental and personal measures taken to ensure survival in the event of a nuclear war

For Teachers - The Cold War: Civil Defence or Nuclear Disarmament?

For Teachers - The Cold War: Civil Defence or Nuclear Disarmament?

Students will research the positions of civil defense and nuclear disarmament during the Cold War era, then participate in a class debate to support a given position.

For Teachers: Canadian Young People and the Cold War

For Teachers: Canadian Young People and the Cold War

Students reflect on and discuss how the Cold War affected the lives of young people in Canada, both at home and at school.

For Teachers: Geography's Influence on Exploration of the Northwest Passage

For Teachers: Geography's Influence on Exploration of the Northwest Passage

Students create a poster to send to a would-be explorer of the Northwest Passage, warning of the challenges to exploration created by the geography of the region.

For Teachers: The Logging and Clearcutting Debate

For Teachers: The Logging and Clearcutting Debate

Students will debate the issues involved in current forest industry practices.

For Teachers - Canada's Forest Industry: A Regional Economic Impact Study

For Teachers - Canada's Forest Industry: A Regional Economic Impact Study

Students will prepare a study on the economic impact of recent controversies in the forestry sector.

For Teachers: Calling All Adventurers

For Teachers: Calling All Adventurers

Students work in small groups to create a silhouette and a word cloud to represent arctic adventurers and their character traits.

For Teachers: Canada's Economy and the Forest Industry

For Teachers: Canada's Economy and the Forest Industry

Students will prepare a presentation about the impact of the forest industry on regional economies in Canada.

For Teachers - J. Armand Bombardier: Canadian Entrepreneur

For Teachers - J. Armand Bombardier: Canadian Entrepreneur

Students will examine the traits and characteristics of J. Armand Bombardier as an entrepreneur.

For Teachers: Bombardier's Mission Statement

For Teachers: Bombardier's Mission Statement

Students will develop a mission statement for an organization.

For Teachers - Bombardier Corp.: After the Visionary

For Teachers - Bombardier Corp.: After the Visionary

Students will debate how to ensure success when transferring a family business from one generation to the next.

For Teachers: Who Should Help Refugees?

For Teachers: Who Should Help Refugees?

Students will role-play a community meeting where they decide on the role they think their community should have in helping Vietnamese refugees.

For Teachers: Vietnamese Boat People: An International Crisis

For Teachers: Vietnamese Boat People: An International Crisis

Students will explore information about the crisis in Vietnam and create comparison charts to place the data in current context.

For Teachers: The Last Spike

For Teachers: The Last Spike

Students role-play a radio broadcast interviewing both an archivist for and a critic of an exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The topic will be the extent of inclusion of Chinese workers in the exhibit.

For Teachers: Facing Discrimination and Racism

For Teachers: Facing Discrimination and Racism

Students analyze acts of discrimination and racism against Chinese-Canadians, as well as responses to those acts, and generalize about trends and changes in the acts and responses.

For Teachers: Changing Perceptions

For Teachers: Changing Perceptions

Students examine types and degrees of racism and discrimination faced by Chinese-Canadians before and after the Second World War.

For Teachers: The Greatest Canadian

For Teachers: The Greatest Canadian

Students will write a persuasive essay to support or refute the claim that Frederick Banting should be considered the greatest Canadian.

For Teachers: The Ethics of Xenotransplantation

For Teachers: The Ethics of Xenotransplantation

Students will develop a position paper to present to the WHO about the ethical use of a new medical protocol touted to be a cure for diabetes.

For Teachers: Reporting on the Discovery of Insulin

For Teachers: Reporting on the Discovery of Insulin

Students write hard news and human-interest stories about the discovery of insulin.

For Teachers: Diabetes Timeline

For Teachers: Diabetes Timeline

Students will create a class timeline of key stages in the history of identifying diabetes and the search for a cure, and then illustrate several of the key events.

For Teachers: Cutting Edge Diabetes Research

For Teachers: Cutting Edge Diabetes Research

Students study cutting-edge diabetes research and write a précis of research devoted to improving treatment or research devoted to developing a cure.

For Teachers: Complex Questions for Science and Society

For Teachers: Complex Questions for Science and Society

Students present skits to explore complex science, technology, and society questions related to diabetes research and treatment.

For Teachers: The Importance of a Constitution

For Teachers: The Importance of a Constitution

Students prepare and present a political talk show about the patriation of the Constitution and the enactment of the Charter of Rights.

For Teachers: Debating Patriation's Impact

For Teachers: Debating Patriation's Impact

Students will debate whether the patriation of the Constitution and the enactment of the Charter of Rights have improved Canadian society and achieved the goals of those who supported the processes.

For Teachers: Constitutional Timeline with Terms and Concepts

For Teachers: Constitutional Timeline with Terms and Concepts

Students create a timeline or prepare a list of key terms and concepts related to Canada's constitutional history from the late 1960s to 1982.

For Teachers: Poster Presentations

For Teachers: Poster Presentations

Students will create visual displays explaining how nuclear power is used to produce electricity.

For Teachers: Nuclear Power Sales Pitch

For Teachers: Nuclear Power Sales Pitch

Students will create a comprehensive sales package to market the Candu reactor.

For Teachers: Nuclear Power Quiz Show

For Teachers: Nuclear Power Quiz Show

Students will write questions for, and participate in, a quiz show based on information about nuclear power.

For Teachers: A Refugee Journal

For Teachers: A Refugee Journal

Students will write a journal entry in role as a refugee from Vietnam.

For Teachers: The Free Trade Debate

For Teachers: The Free Trade Debate

Students will explore the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and debate the pros and cons of the issue.

For Teachers: The Campaign for Free Trade in the 1988 Federal Election

For Teachers: The Campaign for Free Trade in the 1988 Federal Election

Students will create campaign materials in role as a political party or interest group involved in the debate over free trade during the 1988 federal election.

For Teachers - Canada and the United States: A Collage

For Teachers - Canada and the United States: A Collage

Students will create a visual presentation that describes the influence of American culture on Canadian culture, the Canadian response to that influence, and the benefits and drawbacks of that influence to Canadian culture.

For Teachers: Two Ideologies, Two Hockey Styles

For Teachers: Two Ideologies, Two Hockey Styles

Students will research and summarize the Canadian and Soviet political systems of the 1970s and discuss their impact on competitive sport.

For Teachers: Interviewing the Players

For Teachers: Interviewing the Players

Students write and role-play interviews reflecting the feelings and events of the 1972 Canada-Soviet hockey series.

For Teachers: Emotional States and Hockey

For Teachers: Emotional States and Hockey

Students create a summary of the 1972 Canada-Soviet hockey series using colours to signify the emotional state of hockey fans.

For Teachers: The Business of Agriculture in Canada

For Teachers: The Business of Agriculture in Canada

Students will explore the impact of agriculture as a business in Canada using the wine industry as an example.

For Teachers: Marketing Canada's Wine Industry

For Teachers: Marketing Canada's Wine Industry

Students will work in groups to analyze the way marketing transformed the Canadian wine industry.

For Teachers: The Art of the Diarist

For Teachers: The Art of the Diarist

Students will write a diary entry modeled on the journals of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

For Teachers: Growth of an Industry

For Teachers: Growth of an Industry

Students analyze how Canadian wine producers have addressed each stage in the product life cycle of wine.

For Teachers: The Queen's Role in Canadian Identity

For Teachers: The Queen's Role in Canadian Identity

Students will write a personal opinion paper about the Queen's place in defining Canadian identity.

For Teachers: The Queen of Canada?

For Teachers: The Queen of Canada?

Students investigate and debate the pros and cons of the continuation of the monarchy in Canada.

For Teachers: Extending a Royal Welcome

For Teachers: Extending a Royal Welcome

Students write a formal letter identifying an appropriate gift to the Queen on the occasion of a royal visit.

For Teachers - Tsunami: December 26, 2004

For Teachers - Tsunami: December 26, 2004

Students write a fact sheet of the significant physical events of the worst tsunami on record, the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004.

For Teachers: Earthquakes in Eastern Canada

For Teachers: Earthquakes in Eastern Canada

Students write a newspaper article about a historic earthquake in Eastern Canada.

For Teachers: An Earthquake Waiting to Happen

For Teachers: An Earthquake Waiting to Happen

Students create a poster to raise earthquake awareness to the people of the city of Vancouver.

For Teachers - A Constitutional Timeline: The First Hundred Years

For Teachers - A Constitutional Timeline: The First Hundred Years

Students will prepare a timeline of the major events, figures, issues, and developments in Canadian constitutional debates from Confederation to the mid-1960s.

For Teachers: A Constitutional Interview

For Teachers: A Constitutional Interview

Students will prepare and present a role-play of a major Canadian historical, political figure.

For Teachers: A Classroom Constitution

For Teachers: A Classroom Constitution

Students will explore the elements of a constitution and develop a constitution for their class.

For Teachers: Recreating A Mission

For Teachers: Recreating A Mission

Students role-play a satellite recovery mission.

For Teachers: Perspectives on Canadarm

For Teachers: Perspectives on Canadarm

Students create a presentation based on a specific perspective about the Canadarm project.

For Teachers: Constructing the Arm

For Teachers: Constructing the Arm

Students create a working model of the Canadarm.

For Teachers: Reporting the War

For Teachers: Reporting the War

Students will prepare a radio script for a "Back from the Blitz" program by Art Holmes and then prepare a dramatization of how the same information might be reported today.

For Teachers: Radio - The Early Years

For Teachers: Radio - The Early Years

Students will create a poster-size visual sequence chart that records the major events in the early years of Canadian radio.

For Teachers: Canadian, Eh?

For Teachers: Canadian, Eh?

Students will write a letter to the Canadian Radio and Broadcasting Commission, in existence from 1932 to 1936, stating their position for or against the regulation of Canadian content.

For Teachers: Telephone Timeline

For Teachers: Telephone Timeline

Students produce a timeline illustrating the significant events in the development of phone technology.

For Teachers: Re-enacting the Past

For Teachers: Re-enacting the Past

Students prepare a dramatization or simulated news broadcast to illustrate various aspects in the history of the development of the telephone.

For Teachers: Cause and Effect

For Teachers: Cause and Effect

Students create a chart linking a scientific milestone to the development of telephone technology.

For Teachers: The Risks and Benefits of Therapeutic Cloning

For Teachers: The Risks and Benefits of Therapeutic Cloning

Students will assess the potential risks and benefits of therapeutic cloning and design posters to communicate the information.

For Teachers: Nuclear Transfer

For Teachers: Nuclear Transfer

Students will build models to demonstrate their understanding of the process of nuclear transfer.

For Teachers: Genetic Engineering and Stem Cells

For Teachers: Genetic Engineering and Stem Cells

Students will explore the potential power of genetic engineering by designing genetically altered humans.

For Teachers - You Are There: Television News Reports on Apartheid

For Teachers - You Are There: Television News Reports on Apartheid

Students research, prepare, and present two news reports that reflect differing points of view about issues during the time of apartheid in South Africa.

For Teachers - Remembering Apartheid: Interviews with South African and Canadian Personalities

For Teachers - Remembering Apartheid: Interviews with South African and Canadian Personalities

Students role-play interviews with some of the main figures involved in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.

For Teachers: What Is an Election?

For Teachers: What Is an Election?

Students organize and conduct an election campaign, culminating in an in-class vote.

For Teachers: Political Leaders' Debate

For Teachers: Political Leaders' Debate

Students role-play a federal political leaders' debate from a past federal election.

For Teachers: Election Night Coverage

For Teachers: Election Night Coverage

Students will prepare and present a television news broadcast covering the leaders, parties, issues, events, and results of one federal election from Canada's post-1945 history.

For Teachers: Clowning Around

For Teachers: Clowning Around

Students examine the role of the rodeo clown.

For Teachers: Calgary Stampede Traditions

For Teachers: Calgary Stampede Traditions

Students create a word web to identify how the traditions of the Calgary Stampede build community.

For Teachers: An Aboriginal Calgary Stampede

For Teachers: An Aboriginal Calgary Stampede

Students write an editorial about the historical roles of Aboriginal people in the Calgary Stampede.

For Teachers: Ski Resort Ad Campaign

For Teachers: Ski Resort Ad Campaign

Students will create promotional materials about the safety of a new ski and snowboard resort in British Columbia.

For Teachers: Prepare for a Backcountry Trip

For Teachers: Prepare for a Backcountry Trip

Students will research equipment, safety practices, and rescue procedures to create a plan for a winter expedition.

For Teachers - Avalanches: Whose Responsibility?

For Teachers - Avalanches: Whose Responsibility?

Students will write a letter to the editor expressing their position about avalanche safety.

For Teachers: Montgomery's Emotional Landscape

For Teachers: Montgomery's Emotional Landscape

Students will examine the fictional village of Avonlea, which L.M. Montgomery created, and write a description of the setting.

For Teachers: Who Wins in the Softwood Lumber Dispute?

For Teachers: Who Wins in the Softwood Lumber Dispute?

In this parallel activity to The Costs of the Softwood Lumber Dispute, students will identify the groups in Canada and the United States who benefit from the ongoing dispute over softwood lumber.

For Teachers: The Costs of the Softwood Lumber Dispute

For Teachers: The Costs of the Softwood Lumber Dispute

In this parallel activity to Who Wins in the Softwood Lumber Dispute, students will examine the costs to Canadian industry and people as a result of the softwood lumber dispute.

For Teachers: Solving the Softwood Lumber Dispute

For Teachers: Solving the Softwood Lumber Dispute

Students will consider the complexities of the softwood lumber dispute and develop a plan of action to address the dispute.

For Teachers: 100th Anniversary of Anne of Green Gables

For Teachers: 100th Anniversary of Anne of Green Gables

Students will plan a celebration to mark the 2008 100th anniversary of the publication Anne of Green Gables in 2008.

For Teachers: Reacting to the Effects of Asbestos

For Teachers: Reacting to the Effects of Asbestos

Students will write an opinion paper about whether it was reasonable to close down entire towns based on asbestos fears.

For Teachers - Ben Johnson: A Biography

For Teachers - Ben Johnson: A Biography

To research and write about a significant individual.

For Teachers: Asbestos in the News

For Teachers: Asbestos in the News

Students will create a newscast or broadcast feature to illustrate the impact of the demise of the asbestos industry.

For Teachers: Asbestos Class Action

For Teachers: Asbestos Class Action

Students will build a case for government or industry negligence regarding asbestos.

For Teachers: Pros and Cons of Censoring Art

For Teachers: Pros and Cons of Censoring Art

Students will identify, list, and discuss arguments for and against censoring art.

For Teachers - Art Censorship: An Editorial

For Teachers - Art Censorship: An Editorial

Students write an editorial arguing a point of view about art and censorship.

For Teachers - After Ben Johnson: The Dubin Inquiry

For Teachers - After Ben Johnson: The Dubin Inquiry

Students write interview questions that might have been used in the Dubin Inquiry and use some of them to conduct a mock-inquiry.

For Teachers: An Opinion on Art Censorship

For Teachers: An Opinion on Art Censorship

Students will pose a central question about art and censorship, create hypothesis statements about the question, and list arguments supporting their statements.

For Teachers: The Oral Tradition

For Teachers: The Oral Tradition

Students record a story that is part of the oral tradition of a community of which they are part.

For Teachers: The Acadian Language

For Teachers: The Acadian Language

Students examine the Acadian language used in Maillet's works.

For Teachers: History of Acadian Literature

For Teachers: History of Acadian Literature

Students write a one-paragraph summary about Antonine Maillet and her place in Acadian literature and history.

For Teachers: The Role of the Government in Inuit Education

For Teachers: The Role of the Government in Inuit Education

Students will detail arguments for and against government involvement in Inuit education.

For Teachers - Inuit Education: Sharing Information

For Teachers - Inuit Education: Sharing Information

In groups, students examine the topic of Inuit education and present their information to one another.

For Teachers: Identifying Bias and Stereotypes

For Teachers: Identifying Bias and Stereotypes

Students will investigate archival materials for bias and stereotyping.

For Teachers: The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal

For Teachers: The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal

Students will examine the ideas of Douglas Cardinal and create an art work designed to show a human habitat that respects and blends with nature.

For Teachers: Literature Reflects Life

For Teachers: Literature Reflects Life

Students will write a short story based on elements of their own life.

For Teachers: Alberta Sings

For Teachers: Alberta Sings

Students will examine the life of an Alberta musician and write a poem or song inspired by that person.

For Teachers: A Position Paper on the World Anti-Doping Agency

For Teachers: A Position Paper on the World Anti-Doping Agency

Students write position papers about the current effectiveness of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

For Teachers: Writing Poetry

For Teachers: Writing Poetry

Students will explore Al Purdy's poetry and readings and write poems that convey a mood.

For Teachers: Language in Poetry

For Teachers: Language in Poetry

Students will look for examples of formal and informal language in a sample of Al Purdy's poetry and explain the impact of the two kinds of language.

For Teachers: Qualities of a Good Broadcaster

For Teachers: Qualities of a Good Broadcaster

Students will identify skills necessary to be a successful broadcaster.

For Teachers: Report from Africville

For Teachers: Report from Africville

Students prepare and role-play a narrative describing the demolition of Africville and the relocation of its residents.

For Teachers: Personality Interview

For Teachers: Personality Interview

Students will identify the characteristics of a personality interview, then prepare and conduct one of their own.

For Teachers - Africville: The Issue of Relocation

For Teachers - Africville: The Issue of Relocation

Students investigate and discuss the issues involved in the decision to demolish Africville and relocate its residents, and determine personal views on it.

For Teachers: Comparing News Formats

For Teachers: Comparing News Formats

Students will view an interview and turn it into a print news story.

For Teachers: The Environment in Everyday Life

For Teachers: The Environment in Everyday Life

Students will prepare a visual display to explain the causes of acid rain and its effects on the environment.

For Teachers: The Economic Impact of Acid Rain

For Teachers: The Economic Impact of Acid Rain

Students will prepare and present a news story about the economic and social consequences of acid rain.

For Teachers: Acid Rain and Canada-U.S. relations

For Teachers: Acid Rain and Canada-U.S. relations

Students will examine the Canadian and American arguments regarding causes and effects of acid rain and debate the issue.

For Teachers: Popular Programming

For Teachers: Popular Programming

Students create a broadcast to promote to women a CBC program from the years between 1945 to 1969.

For Teachers: A Man's Place

For Teachers: A Man's Place

Students create and perform a parody by reversing the gender roles in a television or radio clip broadcast between 1945 and 1969.

For Teachers: 'May I Quote You on That?'

For Teachers: 'May I Quote You on That?'

Students find quotations illustrating woman's role in society and then create a political cartoon to share their opinions on that role and the media's place in portraying and influencing it.

For Teachers: Residential School Diary

For Teachers: Residential School Diary

Students will write diary entries from the perspective of an aboriginal student in a residential school.

For Teachers: Healing and Reconciliation

For Teachers: Healing and Reconciliation

Students will investigate the repercussions of the residential school experience and express healing and reconciliation through a medium of their choice.

For Teachers: A Letter from School

For Teachers: A Letter from School

Students will write a letter home in role as a student at a residential school.

For Teachers - WWII: The Beauty of Nature during War

For Teachers - WWII: The Beauty of Nature during War

Students read a primary source text and then create a personal response through a medium of their choice.

For Teachers - Life at the Front: A WWII Soldier's View

For Teachers - Life at the Front: A WWII Soldier's View

In role of a soldier, students write journal entries about daily life on the front.

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.