Academic OneFileThis link opens in a new windowJournals and reference sources covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and many other subjects.
Gale OneFile: World HistoryThis link opens in a new windowDatabase providing coverage of both current thinking and events in world history.
Canada in ContextThis link opens in a new windowOnline experience of contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places and events.
Canadian EncyclopediaThis link opens in a new windowFrench/English. A comprehensive and authoritative general Canadian reference work. Also includes quizzes, games, multimedia, and links to other resources.
Britannica High School EditionThis link opens in a new windowReference articles, journals, magazines, websites, multimedia, and curriculum content for high school students. Includes dictionary, atlas and student workspace.
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of CanadaThis link opens in a new windowReference maps of Indigenous Canada, information and historical photos on Truth and Reconciliation, First Nations, Metis & Inuit Peoples, as well a glossary of common Indigenous terms.
Secret Life of Canada Podcast (CBC)This link opens in a new window"The Secret Life of Canada highlights the people, places and stories that probably didn't make it into your high school textbook. Join hosts Leah and Falen as they explore the unauthorized history of a complicated country." Focus is on studying Canadian history through a diverse lens.
Download the 3D pyramid to assemble. Includes 5 steps to analyze primary sources -
THE 5WS: Question the source. Who created it? When and where was it created? What is the source about? Why was the source created?
CONTEXT: Situate the source in space and time, placing it in the wider picture of history. What else was happening at the time?
EXPLORING: Examine the details of the source. What is it about? What words, images or symbols are used? What was its purpose?
REACHING CONCLUSIONS: Use context, evidence and observations to develop conclusions. What can the source reveal?
FINDING PROOF: Compare your conclusions with other primary and secondary sources to corroborate your findings. Do other sources confirm or challenge your conclusions?
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Standards for the 21st Century Learner, AASL, 2007