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COVID-19

Are you interested in developing new resources or adapting our existing resources to support online learning in your school or district?

Here is how we can help:

  • Create new resources for online learning: TC² would embrace the opportunity to partner with you to create new resources that you identify as necessary for your online learning strategy.
  • Adapt our existing resources: If you have a request for lessons that you’d like to see converted to direct-to-student, ready-to-post materials, please let us know! Our existing collections include: Tools For Thought, Critical Challenges, History Docs, Picture Sets, print publications, or other parts of our website.
  • French language support is available for the development of learning resources.
Please contact Usha James or Andy Nesbitt to let us know how we can support you.


Ready-to-post student materials

We know you’ve come to rely on us for high quality materials that take a thinking approach to teaching and learning. You can be confident that in the transition to online learning we will never sacrifice your goals of nurturing student thinking and building important competencies. Everything you find here is true to our mission of supporting you in your efforts to create thinking learning environments and opportunities.

In each ZIP file below, you’ll find everything you need for a rich online learning experience for your students including:

Just download these free materials and upload to your online platform and you’re ready to go!

We will be adding to this collection regularly so please check back and if you are interested in having us develop particular new resources or adapt existing ones, please contact us (see information above).

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Contrôler l’avancement d’un processus de résolution de problèmes | Monitor problem-solving progress

Niveau : Plus adapté pour la troisième année à la neuvième année

Grade level: Most suitable for grades 3-9

Sujets : Pour les maths et les sciences. Peut être également adapté à d’autres matières.

Subjects: Targeted at math and science. Suitable for various subjects.

In this activity, students learn how to “think about their thinking” (metacognition) and check their understanding as they work remotely or online on their math problems or science investigations. They will then learn to pause and check their understanding and then change or adapt strategies while they work on a problem.

ZIP fileContrôler l’avancement d’un processus de résolution de problèmes

Évaluer des commémorations historiques | Assessing historical commemorations

Niveau : Plus adapté pour la neuvième année à la douzième année. Peut être également adapté à d’autres niveaux.

Grade level: Most suitable for grades 9-12 but can be adapted for other grades.

Sujets : Pour les études sociales et l'histoire.

Subjects: Targeted at social studies and history.

In this lesson, students learn how to judge the appropriateness of historical commemorations. They can then use the same strategy to explore other commemorations of historical events or people found in a community (for example, airports named after famous politicians, statues of military leaders) to propose ideas for a new commemoration or to suggest how an existing commemoration of a historically significant event or person might be made more appropriate.

ZIP fileÉvaluer des commémorations historiques

Juger des éléments de continuité et de changement | Judging continuities and changes

Niveau : Plus adapté pour la septième année à la dixième année. Peut être également adapté à d’autres niveaux.

Grade level: Most suitable for grades 7-10 but can be adapted for other grades.

Sujets : Pour les études sociales et l'histoire.

Subjects: Targeted at social studies and history.

In this lesson, students learn how to judge continuities and change in the history of a community. They learn about the concepts of continuity and change and how they can be used in the study of community histories. They can then use the same strategies in this lesson to examine photographs of people, places, or things from two different time periods; to identify important turning points in the history of a community; to sequence important documents or images found in an online community archive or virtual museum exposition; and to assess the desirability or importance of continuities and changes that occurred in the history of a community.

ZIP fileJuger des éléments de continuité et de changement

Écouter les aînés et apprendre d’eux | Listening and learning from Elders

Niveau : Plus adapté pour la cinquième année à la dixième année. Peut être également adapté à d’autres niveaux.

Grade level: Most suitable for grades 5-10 but can be adapted for other grades.

Sujets : Pour les études sociales et les arts langagiers.

Subjects: Targeted at social studies and language arts.

This activity is designed to support inquiry and learning from Elders and other keepers of knowledge. Students learn about the importance of learning by listening to stories told by Elders. Students reflect on the nuances of learning from oral storytelling and recognize why learning by listening to stories can be both easier and more challenging than other methods of learning. They learn to use a strategy to prepare for listening, focus while listening, and to reflect on what was heard. They can then use the same strategies in this lesson to learn from other online sources (listening to important oral accounts, such as residential school survivor testimonies; watching a video or listening to a podcast of oral storytelling).

ZIP fileÉcouter les aînés et apprendre d’eux

Résoudre des « vieux cas » historiques | Solving historical "cold cases"

Niveau : Plus adapté pour la sixième année à la douzième année. Peut être également adapté à d’autres niveaux.

Grade level: Most suitable for grades 6-12 but can be adapted for other grades.

Sujets : Pour les études sociales et l'histoire.

Subjects: Targeted at social studies and history.

This website offers many MysteryQuests organized by student age. They include Webquest instructions, primary sources and graphic organizers for students and notes and assessment rubrics for teachers. Using the WebQuest format, students develop detection skills to solve historical mysteries – old crimes in which the guilty ones walked, and even more insidious crimes where a whole village may have been complicit. There are other mysteries too, about unusual cases from the Viking age to the Klondike Gold Rush. (TC² collaborated with the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History project to develop student and teacher materials throughout the site).

External linkCyberMystères : Les Grands Mystères de l'histoire canadienne

Fonder nos conclusions sur des éléments de preuve | Using evidence to draw conclusions

Niveau : Plus adapté pour la cinquième année à la douzième année. Peut être également adapté à d’autres niveaux.

Grade level: Most suitable for grades 5-12 but can be adapted for other grades.

Sujets : Pour les études sociales et l'histoire.

Subjects: Targeted at social studies and history.

Each set of History Docs poses one or more critical thinking questions that students should be able to answer based largely on the primary and secondary documents provided within the set. These tasks require more than descriptions of the contents of the documents—students must draw thoughtful inferences and reach grounded conclusions. Students will identify causal factors in the internment of Ukrainians and other Europeans during WWI; determine what daily life was like for Chinese Canadian workers in the construction of the railway; or determine what daily life was like for internees at internment camps in Canada during WWI.

External linkL'internement durant la Première Guerre mondiale : Les raisons de l’internement des Ukrainiens pendant la Première Guerre mondiale
External linkL'internement durant la Première Guerre mondiale : La vie quotidienne dans les camps d’internement de la Première Guerre mondiale
External linkL'histoire des Canadiens chinois : Vie quotidienne des Canadiens d’origine chinoise sur le chemin de fer

Background briefs provide students with helpful background knowledge on the topic prior to trying to interpret a set of History Docs:

PDF fileContexte des opérations d’internement pendant la Première Guerre mondiale
PDF fileContexte des opérations nationales d’internement au Canada pendant la Première Guerre mondiale
PDF fileContexte de la taxe d’entrée imposée aux immigrants d’origine chinoise