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Grades 11-12

The following lesson plans are suitable for students in grades 11 and 12.

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: The Oil Industry Today

For Teachers: The Oil Industry Today

Students will use a variety of web-based resources to investigate how oil from oil sands is extracted and processed, and compare these procedures to those used for standard oil wells. They will use a computer presentation program to share their findings and will create and participate in a symposium about the future of the oil economy in Alberta.

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 Teacher - Suburbs: Enemy of the Environment

For Teacher - Suburbs: Enemy of the Environment

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will examine the environmental impact of the creation 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: The Legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald

For Teachers: The Legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will evaluate the legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald as a Canadian public figure.

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: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

For Teachers: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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

For Teachers: Genocide

For Teachers: Genocide

Using a variety of web-based resources, students apply indicators of genocide to three separate genocidal events of the 20th century. They present their information using software and include an essay detailing to governments how to identify and act upon the existence of such indicators.

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: 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: Pesticides in Canada's Parks

For Teachers: Pesticides in Canada's Parks

Students use a variety of web-based resources to research the pros and cons of using pesticides to control insect populations in Canada's forests and local parks. They will present their work as part of a mock town-council meeting.

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: Electoral Reform

For Teachers: Electoral Reform

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research electoral reform, interpret their findings in writing, and create a visual presentation to share their information.

For Teachers: Planes and Trains

For Teachers: Planes and Trains

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will compare and contrast Air Canada and Canadian National Railways and present their findings in a medium of their choice.

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: 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 Laws of the Land

For Teachers: The Laws of the Land

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will investigate the evolution of one aspect of the Omnibus Bill and write a research paper to share their findings.

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: 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, Then and Now

For Teachers: Pierre Trudeau, Then and Now

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research and prepare a summary of Pierre Trudeau's political and historical legacy.

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: Tommy Douglas' Legacy

For Teachers: Tommy Douglas' Legacy

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will create a media presentation to summarize Tommy Douglas' political and historical legacy.

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: Missionaries and Politics

For Teachers: Missionaries and Politics

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

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: 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: 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 - 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: The Perils of Peacemaking

For Teachers: The Perils of Peacemaking

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will produce a news magazine-style program on peacemaking challenges in the 1990s.

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 Role of Erosion in the Saguenay Flood

For Teachers: The Role of Erosion in the Saguenay Flood

Students investigate and develop models illustrating the process of catastrophic water erosion.

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: Bilingualism Today

For Teachers: Bilingualism Today

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the history of bilingualism in Canada and will make predictions about the future of bilingualism based on their research.

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: First Nations Issues from Oka to Today

For Teachers: First Nations Issues from Oka to Today

Students will use a variety of web-based resources to investigate an issue relevant to First Nations peoples in Canada today.

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 - 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: History Debates the October Crisis

For Teachers: History Debates the October Crisis

Using a variety of web-based resources, students research, prepare, and present a report comparing different interpretations of the causes, events, and results of the October Crisis of 1970.

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 - Repercussions of the Massacre: A Symposium

For Teachers - Repercussions of the Massacre: A Symposium

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research and prepare a presentation on the effects of the Montreal Massacre and the societal changes that have resulted, then share their presentations as part of a classroom symposium.

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: 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.

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: Have We Learned from the Ice Storm?

For Teachers: Have We Learned from the Ice Storm?

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will analyze the results of the post-Ice Storm inquiry and write a letter or paper detailing the steps they believe the provincial government should take to prevent a recurrence.

For Teachers: The Halifax Explosion: Who Was Responsible?

For Teachers: The Halifax Explosion: Who Was Responsible?

Students will use a variety of web-based resources to investigate and conclude who or what was most responsible for the tragedy 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: The Relevance of Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, and the Group of Seven

For Teachers: The Relevance of Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, and the Group of Seven

Students will use a variety of web-based resources to assess the impact of Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, and the Group of Seven on Canada and the art world. Students will write and paint to share their findings.

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: Investigating Nationalism through the Flag Debate

For Teachers: Investigating Nationalism through the Flag Debate

Using a variety of web-based resources to complete their research, students create a news-magazine show on the topic of nationalism.

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: An Aboriginal Perspective

For Teachers: An Aboriginal Perspective

Using a variety of web-based resources, students research treaty rights of First Nations and historic responses of First Nations to Quebec separation. They will then prepare and deliver a multi-media presentation sharing their viewpoint on the rights of First Nations to secede from Quebec in the event of Quebec's separation from Canada.

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: Report to the Mayor

For Teachers: Report to the Mayor

Using a variety of web-based resources, students research the pros and cons of widespread fluoridation of our drinking water and food and present a report to a simulated town council regarding whether to rescind a decision to fluoridate the town water supply.

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: 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: AIDS, the World, and the Future

For Teachers: AIDS, the World, and the Future

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the story of AIDS in the 21st century, and deliver their information using presentation software.

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 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: A Symposium on Robert Bourassa

For Teachers: A Symposium on Robert Bourassa

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will prepare for and participate in a symposium on the major developments in the political history of Quebec from 1966 to 1996 and how these developments affected the rest of Canada. They will focus specifically on the role that Robert Bourassa played in these events as a significant political leader and premier.

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: Confederation Bridge Impact Study

For Teachers: Confederation Bridge Impact Study

In groups, students explore specific questions about the impact of the Confederation Bridge and present their findings in the form of a computer-based slide show presentation.

For Teachers - Healthy Living: How Does this Website Impact Medicare?

For Teachers - Healthy Living: How Does this Website Impact Medicare?

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will assess the information on Health Canada's Healthy Living website, present and debate the issues around using taxpayer money to publish such information, and write a position paper supporting an opinion on the matter.

For Teachers - Position Paper: Is the Pill Safe?

For Teachers - Position Paper: Is the Pill Safe?

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research and write a position paper about whether or not they believe the birth control pill is safe.

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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: The Legacy of the Arrow

For Teachers: The Legacy of the Arrow

Using a variety of web-based resources, students research and report on the Avro Arrow as part of Canada's historical mythology.

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: The Auto Pact Dies

For Teachers: The Auto Pact Dies

Students will examine the facts leading to the demise of the Auto Pact. They will identify who benefits and who loses as a result of the Pact's end.

For Teachers: China Enters the 21st Century

For Teachers: China Enters the 21st Century

Using a variety of web-based resources, students research and analyze how the main developments in China's history over the course of the 20th century have prepared China to assume the position of a global superpower in the 21st century. They will participate in a round-table discussion on the topic and consider the impact of China's new status on itself and on the world.

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: Preserving Métis History

For Teachers: Preserving Métis History

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the history of the Métis people in Canada and present a round-table discussion on the past and current importance of this Aboriginal nation.

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: 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: Halton and Iraq, 2003: Reporters at the Front

For Teachers: Halton and Iraq, 2003: Reporters at the Front

Students will examine Matthew Halton's contribution to Canadian understanding of and exposure to the events of the Second World War. Students will then use a variety of web-based resources to examine the kinds of reports filed during wartime and the level of involvement of a reporter in selecting the information disseminated.

For Teachers: Quebec Politics in the 1960s and '70s

For Teachers: Quebec Politics in the 1960s and '70s

In this web-based activity, students review media clips and write a report on the Quebec political milieu from 1960-1980.

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 Internment of Ukrainians in Canada

For Teachers: The Internment of Ukrainians in Canada

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the internment of Ukrainians during the First World War, then compare and contrast that internment with the internment of Japanese Canadians 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: 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: Comparative Religion

For Teachers: Comparative Religion

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research, compare, and write an expository essay about their choice of elements of several world religions.

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 - 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 - Legalizing Marijuana: A Classroom Debate

For Teachers - Legalizing Marijuana: A Classroom Debate

Students will research and debate the issue of legalizing marijuana.

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: Healing the Past

For Teachers: Healing the Past

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the purpose and achievements of the Canadian government's Healing Fund. The Healing Fund was created to address the problems caused by abuse at residential schools. Students will present a summary of their findings to the class.

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: Gzowski's Voice

For Teachers: Gzowski's Voice

Using a variety of web-based resources, students research and write a persuasive essay arguing whether Peter Gzowski is or is not the "voice of Canada."

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 Quebec File: Separatism and the October Crisis

For Teachers - The Quebec File: Separatism and the October Crisis

Bilingual senior students will form small teams of not more than four members. They will research relevant clips about separatism and the October Crisis from the CBC Digital Archives website topics listed in Outline the Opportunity. Students will keep a research folder as part of their project work. Students will prepare a written analysis of the question: Were separatism and the October crisis covered differently in the English and French media? Students will participate in a debate based on their findings and then prepare a position paper based on their research and debate.

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: 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: Ontario Election Debate

For Teachers: Ontario Election Debate

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

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: NATO Pursuit

For Teachers: NATO Pursuit

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research facts about Canada's participation in NATO and use them to create a trivia board game.

For Teachers: Counting the Costs

For Teachers: Counting the Costs

Using a variety of web-based resources, students investigate the cost to Canada of being involved in peacekeeping and prepare a presentation recommending whether to continue or suspend peacekeeping operations.

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: Women Serving Their Country

For Teachers: Women Serving Their Country

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research, compare, and contrast the role of women in the military during the Second World War and today.

For Teachers: There's Gold in Those Doughnuts

For Teachers: There's Gold in Those Doughnuts

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the impact of the food industry on Canada's economy and create a graphic organizer and two to three other visuals to share their findings.

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: Ballot Box: Provincial Elections in Canada

For Teachers: Ballot Box: Provincial Elections in Canada

This project involves student research on the provincial electoral history of at least three jurisdictions in Canada from the 1960s or '70s to today. Based on their research, students organize their information and present it as an illustrated report. This report compares and contrasts the electoral systems of three provinces from different regions of Canada, focusing on parties, issues, leaders, results, etc. The main sources of information for this project will be the following topics from the CBC Digital Archives website: • Quebec Elections: 1960-2007 • PEI Elections: Liberal Landslides and Tory Tides • Ontario Elections: 25 Tumultuous Years • Showdown on the Prairies: A History of Saskatchewan Elections • Newfoundland and Labrador Elections • Northwest Territories: Voting in Canada's North Students select any three of the above topics as the basis for their research and report. At least one of the choices should be based on their own region of Canada.

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: Canadian-American Relations Since the Second World War

For Teachers: Canadian-American Relations Since the Second World War

Using a variety of web-based and print resources, students report on a specific period in Canadian-American relations and the role that various prime ministers and presidents played in influencing the relationship.

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: 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: Compensation

For Teachers: Compensation

Using a variety of web-based resources, students research mercury poisoning in the Grassy Narrows region and the aftermath of the situation. Using their knowledge of this situation, they will investigate an issue facing another aboriginal nation and devise an appropriate and effective compensation plan to address it. Students write a persuasive essay and illustrate a poster to share their plan.

For Teachers: The International Stage

For Teachers: The International Stage

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will examine how Louis St-Laurent extended Canada's role on the international stage and the impact of these events on Canada and Canadians.

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 Teachers: Remembering Number 9

For Teachers: Remembering Number 9

Students prepare an article as a tribute to Maurice Richard.

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: Preserving the Past

For Teachers: Preserving the Past

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research facts about Holocaust museum displays and discuss the merits of such exhibits.

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 - 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: Pollsters and Spin Doctors

For Teachers: Pollsters and Spin Doctors

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will explore the growth and impact of polls and spin doctors in elections. They will analyze a politician of their choice and role-play a pollster, a spin doctor, and a politician discussing suggestions and responses for implementing such strategies for that politician in an upcoming election.

For Teachers: Analyzing Margaret Laurence's Work

For Teachers: Analyzing Margaret Laurence's Work

Using a variety of web-based resources, students research and write a scholarly essay on Margaret Laurence's works.

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: 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: The Canadian Spirit

For Teachers: The Canadian Spirit

Students will explore the topic of the Canadian spirit by gathering information about Margaret Laurence, Leonard Cohen, Oscar Peterson, the Stratford Festival, and the Group of Seven. Students will begin in small groups by brainstorming such inquiry questions as: What do these people and institutions bring to our idea of the Canadian spirit? How do they reflect Canada? What makes the Canadian spirit unique? Students will then work individually, researching their inquiry questions and keeping detailed, accurate notes. They will write a formal essay based on their research.

For Teachers: Critical Analysis of Leonard Cohen's Work

For Teachers: Critical Analysis of Leonard Cohen's Work

Using a variety of web-based resources to gather information, students will write a formal, critical essay analyzing Cohen's poems and /or songs.

For Teachers: Essay on Atwood's Works

For Teachers: Essay on Atwood's Works

Students will create a critical essay based on research of a selection of Atwood's works.

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: Canadian Writers

For Teachers: Canadian Writers

Students will examine Canadian literature by viewing the following topics on the CBC Digital Archives website: Mordecai Richler Was Here, Michel Tremblay: L'enfant terrible of Canadian Theatre, Margaret Laurence: Canada's Divine Writer, and Leonard Cohen: Canada's Melancholy Bard. Partners brainstorm what they know about these writers and their works, then list inquiry questions and choose a few of those questions to form a thesis statement. Students will read one literary work by each author and research the author through the clips on the website. Possible research topics include the influence of the writer's life on his or her work, the role of the author as social commentator, or the similar themes that run through the different authors' works. Students may choose from a variety of genres, and will keep reader-response journals as they work. Based on their research, students will write a comparative literary essay of approximately 1500 words.

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: 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: June Callwood in Profile

For Teachers: June Callwood in Profile

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students research and write a magazine profile of June Callwood.

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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: Honouring War Veterans

For Teachers: Honouring War Veterans

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will analyze and prepare a presentation comparing recognition of war veterans in Canada to recognition of war veterans in another country of their choice.

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: 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: 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: Bringing War Criminals to Justice Today

For Teachers: Bringing War Criminals to Justice Today

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will profile a recent war criminal and discuss the extent to which countries are obligated to hold war criminals responsible for their actions and bring them to justice.

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: Tidal Power Model

For Teachers: Tidal Power Model

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

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 and Education

For Teachers: Bill 101 and Education

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the impact of Bill 101 on access to education in Quebec. They will create a public information bulletin describing the evolution of Bill 101 with respect to access to English language instruction in Quebec.

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: 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: 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: A Tale of Two Nations

For Teachers: A Tale of Two Nations

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the approaches of two or more First Nations toward self-governance. They will prepare a five-minute video presentation to compare and contrast the groups.

For Teachers: The Future Of the Biotech Industry

For Teachers: The Future Of the Biotech Industry

Using a variety of web-based resources, students prepare a presentation about the future of the biotech industry from different perspectives.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Evaluating websites in the Abortion Debate

For Teachers: Evaluating websites in the Abortion Debate

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will investigate and analyze Web sites that are supported by proponents on both sides of the abortion debate.

For Teachers - Canadian Women: Their Extraordinary Contributions

For Teachers - Canadian Women: Their Extraordinary Contributions

Students research major issues that have faced Canadian women throughout the 20th century. They create a magazine that addresses six of those issues, discussing each issue in the form of a factual article and an editorial piece. The magazine will also include advertisements, visuals, a table of contents, and a cover. It will focus particularly on the impact of women on social issues, politics, entertainment, and sports. Students will investigate the following topics on the CBC Digital Archives website: "Fair Game: Pioneering Canadian Women in Sports," "On Every Front: Canadian Women in the Second World War," "The Birth Control Pill," "Fighting Female Infertility," "Equality First: The Royal Commission on the Status of Women" and "The Montreal Massacre." Students can substitute one of those topics with one of the following topics: "Margaret Laurence: Canada's Divine Writer," "Barbara Frum: Pioneering Broadcaster" or "Karen Kain, Prima Ballerina."

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: 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: 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 - 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.

For Teachers - Ed Broadbent: The Legacy

For Teachers - Ed Broadbent: The Legacy

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students examine Ed Broadbent's legacy as a Canadian political figure and assess his main strengths and weaknesses as leader of the federal NDP. They share their information in a round-table discussion.

 For Teachers: Why Did Eaton's Fail?

For Teachers: Why Did Eaton's Fail?

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will explore the links between income and shopping trends and determine if Eaton's demise was caused by the Canadian economy or the decisions and influence of management, then write and present a report to share their findings.

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: 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: Sovereignty

For Teachers: Sovereignty

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will research and role-play a panel discussion on the topic of self-government in Aboriginal communities.

For Teachers: Interview Response

For Teachers: Interview Response

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

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: 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: 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: Funding Canadian Films

For Teachers: Funding Canadian Films

Using a variety of online resources, students will investigate, research, and debate the advantages and disadvantages of the commercial and public sponsorship of Canadian film.

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: First Nations Catch-22

For Teachers: First Nations Catch-22

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students research and create a presentation about the equity of benefits given to First Nations veterans after the Second World War.

For Teachers: The Consequences of the Failure of the Meech Lake Accord

For Teachers: The Consequences of the Failure of the Meech Lake Accord

Using a variety of web-based resources, student will research, prepare, and present a round-table discussion of the reasons for the failure of the Meech Lake Constitutional Accord and the continuing impact of this event on Canadian history, politics, government, and society.

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: 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: Concepts of Concentration and Convergence

For Teachers: Concepts of Concentration and Convergence

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will write a research essay about an element of media concentration and convergence in Canada.

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: 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: Evaluating Bethune's Legacy

For Teachers: Evaluating Bethune's Legacy

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the life, times, achievements, and historical legacy of Dr. Norman Bethune, prepare critical evaluations of his legacy as a Canadian of national significance, and present their findings in a round-table discussion.

For Teachers - Mulroney: Legend or Legacy?

For Teachers - Mulroney: Legend or Legacy?

Students will debate the contribution of Brian Mulroney to Canada.

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 - 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: Global Meltdown

For Teachers: Global Meltdown

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students research the threat of climate change to the Northwest Passage and the global impact it might have. They will create newspaper headlines that might be seen in future years if no changes are made, as well as a call-to-action poster raising awareness of the impact of climate change.

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: Bombardier's Mission Statement

For Teachers: Bombardier's Mission Statement

Students will develop a mission statement for an organization.

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: 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: 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: 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: Major Players in the Patriation Process

For Teachers: Major Players in the Patriation Process

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students prepare a profile of a major political figure in the patriation of the Canadian Constitution and enactment of the Charter of Rights during the period 1968-82, assessing their contribution to the process.

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: Analyzing Humanitarian Relief

For Teachers: Analyzing Humanitarian Relief

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will research and prepare a report comparing past and current Canadian humanitarian aid policies.

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 - Exploring Media: Understanding and Identifying Editorial Perspective in Television and Radio News

For Teachers - Exploring Media: Understanding and Identifying Editorial Perspective in Television and Radio News

Students will research the topics Boat People: A Refugee Crisis, Dr. Henry Morgentaler: Fighting Canada's Abortion Laws, and CANDU: The Canadian Nuclear Reactor on the CBC Digital Archives website, and expand their research to include selected other resources. Students will keep a research folder and a research log, and use their information to prepare group presentations.

For Teachers: The Legacy of the Free Trade Pacts

For Teachers: The Legacy of the Free Trade Pacts

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the positive and negative effects of free trade agreements on Canada's economy and society and present their findings to the class.

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: 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: 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: International Trade

For Teachers: International Trade

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will explore the benefits and challenges of international trade agreements in relation to the wine industry.

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: Earthquakes Throughout the World

For Teachers: Earthquakes Throughout the World

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students research and create fact sheets about five significant global earthquakes, compiling their fact sheets to create a report.

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: Resolving Constitutional Issues

For Teachers: Resolving Constitutional Issues

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will research a constitutional issue still facing Canada, then draft and present several proposals for addressing the issue.

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: 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: Public vs. Private Ownership

For Teachers: Public vs. Private Ownership

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will explore the issue of public versus private ownership in Canada and write a press release or dramatize a press conference to share their opinion.

For Teachers: The Science Behind Phone Systems

For Teachers: The Science Behind Phone Systems

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students research and create models, simulations, or other visual presentations of various aspects of telephone 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: 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: The Struggle to End Apartheid

For Teachers: The Struggle to End Apartheid

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students research and evaluate the role of diplomacy, sanctions, and public pressure, particularly by Canada, in ending the apartheid system in South Africa.

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: Analyzing Canadian Elections Since 1945

For Teachers: Analyzing Canadian Elections Since 1945

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will develop and present an analysis of a key federal election in Canadian history and conduct a round-table discussion of its importance.

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: Snow Science

For Teachers: Snow Science

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will research the factors that contribute to avalanches and make a poster or a model that illustrates the anatomy of an avalanche.

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: 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: Comparing Industry Collapses

For Teachers: Comparing Industry Collapses

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will compare the collapse of other industries to that 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: Ben Johnson - Innocent or Guilty?

For Teachers: Ben Johnson - Innocent or Guilty?

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students write a one-page editorial analyzing the Ben Johnson scandal and Johnson's culpability in it.

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 - Art Censorship: A Case Study

For Teachers - Art Censorship: A Case Study

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will research and write an independent case study of one episode of art censorship.

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: What You Need to Know About Antonine Maillet

For Teachers: What You Need to Know About Antonine Maillet

Using a variety of web-based resources, students use the medium of their choice to inform English Canadians about Antonine Maillet, her culture, and her works.

For Teachers: The Acadian Language

For Teachers: The Acadian Language

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

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: Identifying Bias and Stereotypes

For Teachers: Identifying Bias and Stereotypes

Students will investigate archival materials for bias and stereotyping.

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: Aboriginal Successes in Alberta and Canada

For Teachers: Aboriginal Successes in Alberta and Canada

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will write an essay to examine the challenges and successes of individual Aboriginal people in Canada, analyze their success, and predict the impact for the future of Aboriginal peoples and communities in Canada.

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: 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: Al Purdy's Place in Canadian Literature

For Teachers: Al Purdy's Place in Canadian Literature

Students will research the life and work of Canadian poet Al Purdy and write a report about his place in Canadian literature.

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: The Environment: Issues and Politics

For Teachers: The Environment: Issues and Politics

Using a variety of web-based resources, students will examine current environmental issues confronting governments, political leaders, and activist groups.

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 - Vignettes: Women's Programming Through the Decades

For Teachers - Vignettes: Women's Programming Through the Decades

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students research the portrayal of Canadian women in television and radio programming from the 1940s to today. Students share their findings by writing and performing a vignette about the specific decade they researched.

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: 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: First Nations Reborn

For Teachers: First Nations Reborn

Students collect and organize information concerning recent issues affecting Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Topics may include the recent history of Aboriginal Peoples, the changes they have endured over the last 50 years, and the challenges they face as a result of their re-emergence as a collection of First Nations. Students then write an essay defining their position on the rebirth of aboriginal nationalism, answering the question of how Canadian governments should support aboriginal efforts to establish self-determination or of how Canadian governments and churches should acknowledge and redress historical aboriginal grievances. Students will explore the following topics on the CBC Archives website: Georges Erasmus: Native Rights Crusader, The Oka Crisis, Creation of Nunavut, An Inuit Education: Honouring a Past, Creating a Future, A Lost Heritage: Canada's Residential Schools, James Bay Project and the Cree

For Teachers: Current Aboriginal Issues

For Teachers: Current Aboriginal Issues

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will investigate current issues in the aboriginal community and present their findings to the class.

For Teachers - WWII: The War Effort at Home

For Teachers - WWII: The War Effort at Home

In this introductory activity, students listen to war interviews with soldiers and analyze their effectiveness.

For Teachers: Canada's Role in WWII

For Teachers: Canada's Role in WWII

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