Interactions and Interdependence
Outcomes
IN8.1
Investigate the meaning of culture and the origins of Canadian cultural diversity.
IN8.2
Appraise the influence of immigration as a factor in Canadian cultural diversity.
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R051267
The Gathering Place. An Exploration of Canada's Capital
This teaching resource explores the people, history, values and achievements as reflected in our national capital, Ottawa. Topics include Canadian culture, identity and symbols, government, citizenship and democracy, Canadian stories and heroes and Canada's contributions to the world. The resource includes lesson plans, extension activities and student materials. The first edition of The Gathering Place was sent to provincial schools in 2009.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 26, 2019
R036308
Apples and Oranges
This video is set in a classroom where students are engaged in an exercise about bullying, stereotypes and the harmful effects that language can have on people. The students create pictures that portray sensitive situations, such as a young girl who has two moms and two boys whose friendship comes to a halt when one boy learns that the other is gay. The students' representations and stories are brought to life through animation. The program dispels myths about gays and lesbians, challenges ho...
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Media and Formats : Video
Topic : Bullying
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R047176
Secret Path
Lyrics of songs composed by The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie are illustrated with graphic art by Jeff Lemire to recount the tragic story of Chanie Wenjack, an 12-year-old boy who died when he fled his residential school and tried to return on foot to his home 400 miles away. A download of 10 songs that were created from the lyrics is also available.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $26.99
Record posted/updated: September 7, 2021
R034068
Hana's Suitcase
The author documents a Japanese teacher's effort to find out what happened to a young Jewish girl named Hana Brady during World War II. Fumiko Ishioka was concerned that her students in Japan would never learn about this significant tragedy in history. Ishioka searches various Holocaust centres for authentic materials, and one day, a suitcase owned by Hana Brady arrives. Ishioka travels to Czechoslovakia and finally to Toronto where she interviews Hana's brother, George Brady, a survivor of t...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $16.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R019212
Concentus Citizenship Education Resources. Grade 8: The Intentional & Explicit Teaching of Essential Citizenship Competencies
Students explore the concept of democracy as demonstrated in Canada. Throughout the study of democracy, students reflect upon alternative decision making processes such as consensus and majority rule. Students trace the evolution of legislation from an idea to implementation. They learn how the democratic process is strengthened by citizen participation.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 15, 2023
R049799
Residential Schools. Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (Educator's Package)
This DVD provides an overview of residential schools - from the historical events that led to their creation, up to their closure, the Government of Canada's official apology and the report and Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bonus footage and a PDF resource guide are included on the DVD.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $129.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R034414
The Kids Book of World Religions
This resource offers an interesting, insightful and balanced look at religions from around the world. Each of the short sections is well written and illustrated and presents the information in an appealing fashion. In addition to a map, the book includes an index and a glossary.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R051869
Issues for Canadians. Student Text
This resource package focuses on issues that are relevant for Canadian youth. The student resource encourages students to make informed decisions. Information is presented in many formats to engage students. Real issues are presented and tasks are included in each chapter that focus on different benchmark skills. Peer modelling helps students develop skills and understand how to use them.
•  Issues for Canadians. Computerized Test Bank
•  Issues for Canadians. Teaching Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $74.50
Record posted/updated: August 29, 2019
R044228
Civics Now. Student Text
This resource package focuses on civics education. Students will examine issues such as human rights, environmental citizenship and issues facing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. Each chapter opens with focus questions for students to explore. Opportunities are provided for students to develop their vocabulary, check their understanding of the content and to develop skills for social action. The student text includes graphs, maps, photographs, a table of contents, appendices, a glossar...
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•  Civics Now. Teacher's Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $66.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R054543
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers
Developed by the Western Development Museum, this teacher resource offers lesson plans, Saskatchewan fast facts, materials lists and suggested additional resources. There are 25 Saskatchewan themes and 100 lesson plans. Topics contained in the resource include rural electrification, immigration, First Nations and Métis farming and health care. Some of the lessons plans have been translated into French and Cree.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $32.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R054407
There's More to Poverty Than Meets the Eye: Building Engaged Citizens for Poverty Reduction and Community Well-Being
The goals of this resource are to support and enrich curriculum areas related to social compassion and responsibility, interdependence, justice, human dignity and equitable distribution of power and wealth. This resource will help students: develop a sense of identity and their roles within their communities; begin to understand the root causes of poverty; begin to understand the relationship between poverty and health; be able to discuss poverty in relation to the other social determinants o...
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Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R103655
The Pass System
Saskatoon filmmaker Alex Williams exposes a little-known piece of Canadian history - one in which First Nations people required permits issued by an Indian Agent in order to leave their reserves. Purportedly in response to the Northwest Resistance of 1885, Sir John A. Macdonald enacted a system of racial segregation that denied First Nations people in parts of Western Canada the basic freedom of mobility that other Canadians experienced. Although the pass system had no basis in law, it stayed...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : Pricing varies by organization
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R102881
Residential Schools: With the Words and Images of Survivors
This resource shares the memories of more than 70 survivors of the residential school system in Canada and includes 125 archival and contemporary images. The book explores why residential schools happened, the importance of culture and traditions and how healing is occurring.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R044605
Learning About Treaties in Canada
This DVD explores the history of treaties in Canada. It explains how the understanding of the treaty process and the future impact of the treaties varied greatly between the signatories from European cultures and First Nations peoples. The film explains the geographical regions included in treaties, how we are all treaty people and how treaties affect all of our lives as Canadians. A teacher's guide to support the DVD is available online through the distributor's website.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $159.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R053345
Critical Challenges Across the Curriculum Series
This series contains critical challenges and suggested activities for teachers to use in developing critical thinking skills with students. Reproducible blackline masters and assessment rubrics complement the activities.
•  Active Citizenship: Student Action Projects
•  Brazilian Rain Forest
•  Caring for Young People's Rights
•  Early Contact and Settlement in New France
•  Globalizing Connections: Canada and the Developing World
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R054328
Choose Your Voice: Antisemitism in Canada
Choose Your Voice is an antiracism and antisemitism education program that was originally distributed to all schools across Canada. The kit, consisting of a teacher's guide, DVD and poster, provides activities to help students understand the dangers of hatred and stereotypes, and to find their own voices to combat them. The components of the kit are available for ordering or download at www.chooseyourvoice.ca
Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R049355
Hannah's Story
Hannah Taylor sees her first homeless person in Winnipeg at the age of five. Hannah constantly thinks and worries about the man - where is he staying and what he is eating. When Hannah turns eight, she establishes the Ladybug Foundation, Inc. Hannah speaks to politicians, business leaders, students and the media to raise awareness and funds to help feed and shelter the homeless. Hannah's message inspires young people and adults to work together to help others. Her foundation supports projects...
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Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R034341
The Kids Book of Canadian History
This illustrated book provides students with an interesting look at our history from the earliest times to the 21st century. Each of the short sections examines topics such as Canada's first people, traders and explorers, life at mid-century, the great northwest and the swinging sixties. Colourful drawings, maps, fact boxes, profiles of famous people and timelines create a picture of Canada's history. An index is included.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R072216
How Canada Became Canada Series
This series examines how Canada became a nation. It begins with first contact between First Nations people and European settlers, and continues to modern, 21st-century Canada. Each book in the series presents a comprehensive overview of the issues and people that shaped Canada's history. Each book contains illustrations, a glossary, a timeline of events and an index. The first book in the series fully supports the Grade 9 curriculum.
•  A Nation Evolves: Canadian Nationalism, World War I, and Growing Sovereignty, 1910-1929
•  Before Canada: First Nations and First Contacts, Prehistory-1523
•  Britain's Canada, 1613-1770
•  Canada's Changing Society: 1984-the Present
•  Canada's Modern-Day Aboriginal Peoples: Nunavut and Evolving Relationships
•  Conflicts, Changes and Confederation, 1770-1867
•  Crisis at Home and Abroad: The Great Depression, World War II, and Beyond, 1929-59
•  From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Canadian Expansion, 1867-1909
•  Redefining Canada: A Developing Identity, 1960-1984
•  The Settlement of New France and Acadia, 1524-1701
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $25.12 ea.
Record posted/updated: October 11, 2019
R072167
Take Action - Make a Difference: A Social Studies Handbook
The authors provide seven action steps for young people to take action in order to make a difference in their local community or in the world. The seven action steps are clearly outlined with real-life examples of young people taking action. Each step includes colour illustrations, photographs and a skill power section that offers guidance in developing a brochure, writing a speech and other projects.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $17.32
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072175
Human Geography 8. Student Text
The student text provides a study of the patterns in human geography. This includes population distribution, population characteristics, settlement patterns, and urbanization. It also examines economic systems and their factors. This revised edition contains updated statistical information.
•  Human Geography 8. Teacher's Resource: Discovering Global Systems and Patterns
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $60.50
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R027903
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Grade 8 Lesson Plans
These lessons could be used to support students as they work to achieve outcome IN8.1 of the Saskatchewan Social Studies 8 curriculum.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072221
Canadian Immigration Series
In this series of books, the author focuses on Canadian immigration. Each book in the series includes icons that denote history notes, a timeline, historical photographs and illustrations.
•  Island of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Île
•  Pier 21: Stories From Near and Far
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R045104
Saskatchewan - Why Did They Come Here?: Immigration and Historical Thinking
Using interviews, students will learn about the reasons for immigration to Saskatchewan.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 4, 2019
R054659
Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, through the Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation, has created a website that provides classroom resources to support the teaching of citizenship competencies from Grades K-12. Lesson plans may either be viewed online or downloaded as PDFs. To access these resources, educators only need to sign up and create an account through the website's Teacher Portal. If teachers experience any difficulties signing up, they are welcome to contact info@concen...
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 22, 2019
R047004
Residential Schools, Culture, and Identity
In this unit, students will investigate the question: What lessons have residential schools taught us about culture and identity?
Media and Formats : Document
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 15, 2023
R072179
Voices and Visions. Student Text
The student text introduces students to the development of Canada through the perspectives of First Nations people, British, Francophone and other cultural groups. Each chapter opens with a chapter inquiry and the key concept. Other features in the student text include developing critical thinking skills, skill checkbox, maps, photographs and case studies. The text includes a table of contents, a glossary and an index.
•  Voices and Visions. Teacher's Resource: A Story of Canada
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $146.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R050462
Canada. An Illustrated History
This illustrated Canadian history book addresses exploration and settlement, Confederation and the two World Wars. It includes lesser-known information regarding the events that made Canada the country that it is today. Included are a table of contents, suggestions for further reading, an index and photographs.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R049879
Municipalities Matter
This teacher's guide provides information about Saskatchewan's local government and civic election process. The resource includes background information for students and teachers on what a municipality is and the people who govern a municipality. Various lesson plans are included for planning purposes.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R026242
The History of Treaties in Canada
The program explains the origins of treaties in Canada and how these documents continue to shape the relationships of First Nations with the Government of Canada today. Topics discussed include: the creation of reserves, land rights issues, the spirit and intent of treaties, the development of legislation and the creation of residential schools. A teacher's guide is available to accompany the DVD.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $159.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R044409
North American Indians Today Series
This series of books focuses on First Nations people. It discusses how they hold onto their unique culture and, at the same time, adjust to the demands of the modern world. The series takes a critical look at the First Nations after the arrival of the Europeans, current government structure, spirituality, contributions to the world and the challenges that First Nations people currently face. Included are a table of contents, suggested readings for further research, a glossary and an index.
•  Iroquois
•  Ojibwa
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $26.24 ea.
Record posted/updated: October 11, 2019
R101826
Saskatchewan Social Studies 8. Student Text
Saskatchewan Social Studies 8 has been custom published for Saskatchewan and has been developed by a team of Saskatchewan teachers. At the beginning of each unit, the "Essential Question" sets the focus for the unit. The book provides opportunities for inquiry learning and engages students with "What Do You Think," "Thinking Critically" and "Thinking It Through" activities. Links to the historical thinking concepts have also been embedded throughout to support the development of historical th...
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•  Saskatchewan Social Studies 8. Teacher Resource with CD
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $92.93
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R072210
Many Voices 5. Voices of Canada: People, Places, and Possiblities. Student Text
The student resource is divided into two units: Living with the Land and Canada, Our Country. The atlas section of the student resource provides visual references on Canadian geography, physical features, First Nations people, population distribution, and resource availability. Each chapter includes a "Skill Power" component that focuses on the development of a new skill and a "Viewpoints" component that promotes inquiry learning.
•  Many Voices 5. Voices of Canada: People, Places, and Possiblities. Teacher's Support Package
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $93.19
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072176
Our Canada. Student Text: Origins, Peoples, Perspectives
This resource package focuses on Canadian history. Students will examine time periods such as first contact, moving towards confederation, and after confederation. Each chapter starts with focus questions and a brief description of what the chapter will discuss. Included in the student text are backgrounder boxes, "history happens" newspapers, and a review of content covered in the chapter. The student text includes a table of contents, a glossary and an index.
•  Our Canada. Multimedia CD: Origins, Peoples, Perspectives
•  Our Canada. Teaching Resource: Origins, People, Perspectives
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $93.50
Record posted/updated: August 29, 2019
R036782
Righting Canada's Wrongs. Residential Schools: The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action
The history and impact of Canada's residential schools are presented through first-person accounts, historical documents and photographs. The book also includes the Canadian government's apology and summarizes the 94 Calls to Action resulting from the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072171
Discovering Canada's Trading Partners
Using a combination of text, photographs, maps, and charts, this resource provides an overview regarding Canada's role in world trade. Topics such as the history of trade, the difference between exports and imports, trade partners, and international trade organizations are examined in short three-or four-page sections. An index and a glossary are included.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R053346
Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids
Eleanor Roosevelt chaired a committee that determined rights for every citizen in every country. Since 1948, these rights declare that every human is entitled to freedom, fair government, freedom to come and go and to associate with others and the right to free expression. In the foreword, Mary Robinson writes about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what it means and how we struggle to achieve true freedom for all people. She reminds us that change does not occur by reading a book; ...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $21.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R049290
One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists
Through the voices of young people who have made a difference, the youth in this book work to promote world peace. The storytellers in the book come from different parts of the world and an event in each their lives has caused them to become activists. Each story includes photographs, illustrations, fact boxes, Did You Know sections and a poem about peace.

Included in the book is the story of Craig Kielburger, who was 12 when he formed Free the Children.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R001154
When We Were Alone
A young girl asks her kókum questions about herself, such as why she wears bright colours, why she grows her hair long, why she spends time with her brother and why she speaks Cree. Her kókum explains that when she went to school far away as a child, she had to wear dark colours, her hair was cut short, she was separated from her brother and she wasn't allowed to speak her home language. This award-winning book is a sensitive, early introduction to some of the tragic effects of residential sc...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R003762
Under One Sun Grade 8. Complete Classroom Set
This set includes six copies each of six pamphlets and one print teacher's resource. The reading levels range from W-Z. The topics include naming and identity, cultural appropriation, education, inspiring Indigenous youth, the Métis, Truth and Reconciliation, treaties and land claims, Indigenous approaches to health and well-being.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 10, 2022
R046940
Missing Nimâmâ
Kateri is a young girl, growing up in the care of her grandmother in her mother’s absence. She reaches important milestones such as her first day of school, first dance, first date, wedding and first child, all in the presence of her mother’s spirit. Told in alternating voices, this illustrated book is a story of love, loss, and acceptance, showing the human side of the tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women. An afterword by the author provides a simple, age-appropriate context for ...
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Record posted/updated: September 13, 2023
R100464
Turtle Island Voices Grade 8
This set contains 4 different anthologies, a teacher guide and a CD-ROM. The four anthologies are titled: In Tune, Making Choices, Media Matters and Our Voices. Each anthology contains a variety of genres that include traditional stories, graphic stories, poems, and multiple types of informational texts representing Indigenous geographical areas across Canada. The concepts of interconnectedness, respect for life, and a better future for all living beings are underpinnings of the selections. A...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R007254
Proud to be Métis
Proud to be Metis is a collection of lyrical poems and songs written by David Bouchard. Each poem is about a Métis person from the past or present. Bouchard writes from a first-person perspective to recounts parts of the lives of people such as Riel, Dumont, Potts, and others. The poems describe events such as the loss of land and the need to resist the Canadian Government's injustices. A free audio download is available from the publisher’s website. The language of the recording is a mixture...
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Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R053615
Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity
This document will assist individuals and communities to engage in meaningful discussions and actions to respond to the experiences, perspectives and needs of students and families who are gender and/or sexually diverse (GSD). It will: assist school divisions, central office personnel, administrators, educators, First Nations and Métis organizations and community partners to develop a deeper understanding of gender and sexual diversity; assist in understanding the unique educational, health a...
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019