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About Background Briefs

Background Briefs is a collection of 35 briefing sheets that provide contextual information to help students understand selected contemporary and historical issues:

  • Country regions/profiles
  • Development issues and efforts
  • Historic injustices and redress in Canada

  • Strategies for investigating text: detailed list of Tools for Thought lessons that are useful in supporting students to investigate the briefing sheets in the Background Briefs collection.
  • Topics: lists of broad areas of study that contain briefing sheets dealing with specific themes.


Project leaders
Mary Abbott
Atul Bahl
Lindsay Gibson

Production support
Jacqueline Rajarathnam
Sherry Taylor
Kathie Wraight
Kara Zutz

Jan Nicol
Reza Hassanirad



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