Dynamic Relationships
Outcomes
DR8.1
Develop an understanding of the significance of land on the evolution of Canadian identity.
DR8.2
Describe the influence of the treaty relationship on Canadian identity.
DR8.3
Assess how historical events in Canada have affected the present Canadian identity
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R054578
Geologic Journey
This video series introduces students to the history of our continent. Using a range of techniques from 3-D animations to filming from a helicopter, the changes in Canada's geology are uncovered. A teacher's guide is available.
•  The Appalachians
•  The Atlantic Coast
•  The Canadian Shield
•  The Great Lakes
•  The Rockies
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: August 18, 2021
R054648
Symbols of Canada (2010 ed.)
This booklet describes and illustrates the symbols of Canada and its political regions. Included are the symbols of the Queen and her representatives in Canada, the words to "O Canada" and "God Save the Queen," the coat of arms, the the floral emblems, the flags, and the tartans of each province and territory. The book briefly explains the significance of each symbol and suggests activities to promote appreciation of the nation.
Media and Formats : Book Document
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
Record posted/updated: August 29, 2019
R102963
The October Crisis, 1970
In this lesson, students use primary source materials to form an opinion on whether the federal government's use of the War Measures Act in response to the FLQ crisis was justified or extreme.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R045983
Northward to Freedom
The Underground Railroad operated from 1830-1861. Using re-enactments, students follow the slaves who travelled the Underground Railroad to freedom and the individuals who assisted the slaves in their journey. Often the journey to freedom took approximately three months to complete. Students learn about the abuse that took place when slaves were caught before reaching freedom. Just over the border from Canada there are two road signs at an intersection of the North Star Road and Blackman Corn...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $39.95 US
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R048661
Canadian Oxford School Atlas (9th ed.)
This atlas includes detailed thematic maps about Canada's geology, landforms, climate, vegetation, resources, demographics, migration, language groups, political divisions and historic movement. Provincial maps are also included. Maps of other countries and regions present political boundaries, physical features and thematic information related to climate and population. The atlas includes world maps and charts on topics such as landforms, vegetation, resources, population, religion, languag...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $67.95
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
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
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
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
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
R053338
Canadian Government Series
The Canadian Government Series examines the role of government in the development of Canada. Each book explores one aspect of Canada's government, such as the relationship of Canada and the global village, the Constitution, the rights of citizenship, and Canada's social, economic and political structures. Each book is enhanced with illustrations, a timeline, a glossary, an index and suggestions for further research.
•  Canada and the Global Village
•  Canada's Road to Independence
•  Canada's System of Government
•  Canadian Citizenship
•  Canadian Unity
•  The Canadian Identity
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
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
R102964
The Dieppe Raid, 1942
Students will learn how to interpret visual texts such as photographs in gaining insight into Canada's role in the Dieppe Raid and the huge price that was paid by Canadian troops.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
canadiancontent
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
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
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
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
R070846
Hana's Suitcase
The National produced a documentary based on CBC journalist Karen Levine's book Hana's Suitcase: A True Story. The book depicts a Japanese school teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, who decides to use the Holocaust as an educational tool. Using the suitcase of Hana Brady, a young girl who was sent to Auschwitz from the Terzen camp in Czechoslovakia, Ishioka teaches children about the horror of war and encourages peace. Levine meets Ishioka and Hana's brother, George, who survived Auschwitz because he ha...
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Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
rovervideo
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R053874
Voices of Courage
This 2010 CTV Remembrance Day special features four veterans who share their personal experiences of war, carnage and courage, and the toll it has taken on their lives as survivors. The video features Pat Stogran, Canada's Veterans' Ombudsman, who shares his stories of serving in Bosnia and Afghanistan, and discusses issues facing veterans today.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $99.95
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: January 22, 2019
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
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
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
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
R035464
Teaching Treaties in the Classroom
The Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) has developed a treaty information kit for use in Saskatchewan schools. The kit features educational resource materials that include curriculum supplements, videos and books about the history of treaties. The individual pieces show both First Nations and European perspectives about the treaty relationship. Information on treaty topics range from the precontact history of First Nations people, first contact issues, the relevance of the past to the co...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : $350.00
Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
R047559
The Reserve Pass System and Its Impact on Treaty Relationships
This learning package allows students to study samples of original reserve passes and correspondence about the reserve pass system while considering the impact of that system on First Nations communities and individuals, on Canadian treaty relationships and on basic human rights.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: January 4, 2019
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
R102962
The War Measures Act, 1970
This lesson asks students to read source documents such as historical newspapers to develop an understanding of why Pierre Trudeau's use of the War Measures Act was both supported and opposed by Canadians.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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
R003918
Shattering the Silence: The Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in Saskatchewan
This resource extracts, reorganizes and compiles the school-specific Saskatchewan elements of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reports and primary school documents as well as incorporates other resources and former residential school student accounts that have been recorded and published online.
Media and Formats : Book Document
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R020735
From the Prairies to the Trenches
This five-part video series, presented by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, focuses on Saskatchewan's participation in the First World War. The episode titles in the series are: Part I - Saskatchewan and the First Months of World War One, June 1914 - February 1915; Part II - From Salisbury Plain to Flanders Fields, November 1914 - December 1915; Part III - Women's Suffrage to the Somme, December 1915 - December 1916; Part IV - Vimy, Passchendaele and Conscription, January 1917 - Decemb...
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R010522
Defining Moments. Juno75
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Canadian involvement in the landing on Juno Beach, this set of four successive lesson plans allows students to research the individuals who contributed in some way to the success of the Juno Beach landings and the Battle of Normandy.
•  Juno75. The First Lesson
•  Juno75. The Fourth Lesson
•  Juno75. The Second Lesson
•  Juno75. The Third Lesson
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: June 13, 2019
R010542
A Nation Takes Shape: Canada and the First World War
Using these activities, students will explore the Canadian social landscape before, during and after the First World War. Through these 10 inquiries, students will use the tools of geography (maps, statistics), as well as geographic thinking skills (patterns and trends, interactions and associations, etc.), to explore Canada's evolution during this period in Canadian history.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
Record posted/updated: June 13, 2019
R101663
Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember
This series of eight videos presents the personal stories of 17 Saskatchewan residents who served during the World War II.
•  Aboriginal War Experiences. Episode 5
•  Commemoration. Episode 8
•  HMCS Regina. Episode 3
•  Price of Freedom. Episode 2
•  Prisoners of War. Episode 4
•  Soldiers Return Home. Episode 7
•  Training and Preparing for War. Episode 1
Price : unavailable
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: August 24, 2021
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
R010769
Time for a Change
This kit explores the histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada and some of the challenges created by the Indian Residential School System and the Indian Act. The need for reconciliation is also explored and the importance to all Canadians of finding their own path to reconciliation. The kit contains 16 student editions and one cross-curricular teacher guide. A link to the publisher’s website offers access to additional supports that include an introductory video, links t...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 15, 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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Media and Formats : Book
Price : See publishers.
Record posted/updated: September 13, 2023