About History Docs
History Docs is a searchable collection of carefully selected sets of primary and secondary source documents for use as information sources about peoples, places, things and events in Canadian history. The sets can be used:
View sample History Docs and supporting resources for the topics:
Also access the following sets free of charge:
- Using History Docs: general suggestions to support inquiry teaching using primary and secondary sources.
- Strategies for investigating historical documents: detailed instructions and lesson activities to teach students to analyze, interpret and make judgments about historical documents.
- Topics: lists of broad areas of study that contain many sets of documents dealing with more specific themes within each topic.
- Individual History Docs: each set contains four elements
- Overview of the set: summary description, thumbnail images, annotations, pdf and PowerPoint versions of the document set.
- Image viewer: options to select, enlarge, navigate, or save documents and images.
- Student tasks: suggested critical thinking tasks that can be addressed with the information contained in the designated set of historical documents.
- Teacher notes: instructions and support materials that include background information for teachers.
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