What Can I Contribute to Meaningful Reconciliation?

Teaching and learning about residential schools

This unit explores the causes and consequences of residential schools in Canada and supports educators and learners in using a critical-inquiry approach to develop deep understandings of some of the complex, challenging, and painful events that have impacted the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Designed for grade six and up, the fully-developed lessons include briefing sheets, image sets, suggested resources, and blackline masters to support student thinking and learning about reconciliation.

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Building a Community of Thinkers

This new title in our Quick Guides to Thinking Classrooms series provides practical guidance for teachers who want to use the power of critical, creative, and collaborative thinking to enrich their students’ learning. The resource clearly explains the value of nurturing a classroom community of thinkers and outlines effective steps toward achieving this goal.

Clichés d’histoire : Événements importants de l’histoire du Canada, 1er ensemble

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer la traduction française du premier ensemble de cartes dans notre collection Clichés d’histoire. La série Événements importants de l’histoire du Canada comprend trois ensembles de cartes portant sur 150 événements importants de l'histoire de ce qu’est devenu le Canada, de la préhistoire à nos jours.

Framing Critical Inquiry Questions and Tasks

A recent addition to our Quick Guides to Thinking Classrooms series, this booklet offers practical ideas, examples and templates to support student inquiry with questions and tasks that effectively promote critical, creative and collaborative thinking.

Teaching Historical Thinking (Revised and expanded edition)

This print resource elaborates on the six interrelated concepts central to students' ability to think about history. It offers specific suggestions for introducing the concepts to students and for applying them throughout the history curriculum.

Snapshots in Time: Significant Events in Canadian History Set 1

We are pleased to announce the release of the first set of cards in our Snapshots in Time collection. The Significant Events in Canadian History series consists of three sets of cards focusing on 150 significant events in the history of what became known as Canada from its pre-history to present day. This first set of 50 cards can be used as a game, learning tool, learning resource or assessment strategy to help your students investigate well-known historical events that are commonly included in grades 4-12 curricula across Canada. Each card focuses on a significant historical event in Canadian history and includes a title, a description of the event and an iconic image that provides clues about the event and when it occurred.

Developing Understanding through the Arts
Recognizing an Historic Injustice: Canada's First National Internment Operations, 1914-1920

Designed for students in grades 5 to 9, this resource features nine lessons that use visual and dramatic arts to nurture student understanding of Canada’s First National Internment Operations, 1914–1920.

This resource is available for free courtesy of a grant from the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund.

Exemplars in Geographical Thinking

Engage students in thinking geographically about a wide range of regional, national and global issues.

Leçons modèles de pensée géographique

Encourager les élèves à penser de façon critique en géographie en s’appuyant sur un large éventail de sujets et d’enjeux régionaux, nationaux et mondiaux.

Our best selling publication

Creating Thinking Classrooms separates the rhetoric from the reality associated with learning in the 21st century. Full of practical advice, this book includes a realistic approach to support leaders at school, district and system levels in their efforts to help teachers navigate the challenges of educational change.

Quick Guides to Thinking Classrooms

The first publication in our newest series, Using Thoughtbooks to Sustain Inquiry provides practical ideas, examples and templates to help students use the Thoughtbook format to capture their thinking and to revisit and refine their evolving work.

Nurturing the tools for competency

How can we ensure that our students have the tools needed for success? The Competencies Toolkit, a teaching resource from The Critical Thinking Consortium, provides the basis for teaching tools to develop student competence to think, communicate and act.

Comprehensive online resources

The Inquiry-pacs collection is a comprehensive online resource, with print supplement options, containing detailed teaching instructions, easy-to-use student materials and visual displays. They offer inquiry-based activities to engage students in thinking critically as they master all the learning outcomes and expectations in the curriculum.

Ressources en français

Nous avons traduit plusieurs de nos publications vers le français. Consultez notre Boutique en ligne pour voir tous les titres disponibles.