OHFA - AFPO

E-mail: info@ohfa.ca
   
Phone: (613) 384-1208

FAQ

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RESOURCES 

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Have you checked out these internet websites?

 

 Canadian Heritage Gallery

The Memory Project  

  Ontario Heritage Foundation

Library & Archives Canada

  Ontario History Quest

  

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CREATING A GREAT HERITAGE FAIR PROJECT
USING THE INQUIRY MODEL

Carol White and Allan Hux have created an invaluable resource for
using the Heritage Fairs program to implement the new
Ontario Social Studies, History and Geography Curriclum

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY


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The Historical Thinking Project is pleased to announce that 25 lessons and activities that integrate historical and critical thinking into the exploration of the War of 1812 are now available on our website at http://historicalthinking.ca/war1812. Ten of the lessons have been translated into French and are available at http://historicalthinking.ca/fr/guerre1812

 

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THE CRITICAL THINKING CONSORTIUM
The Consortium’s mandate is to support the infusion of critical thinking across all subject areas from the primary grades to graduate school.


CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CONSORTIUM'S WEBSITE AND VIEW THE MANY RESOURCES AVAILABLE.

 

 

 

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Sarah Brydges (Niagara Public Regional Heritage Fair), in conjunction with Brock University, has developed
a series of teaching units relating to the War of 1812 which teachers will find very useful.
 

 

You can access and download those resources from their website at
http://1812history.com/teachers.html
 

 

GOING BEYOND THE FACTS
SELECTED ACTIVITIES - WAR OF 1812 
Carol White and Denise McCulloch have been working with Michelle Foggett at the
Archives of Ontario to develop bilingual teaching activities about the War of 1812.

 CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THOSE TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

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The Ontario Historical Society has partnered with the Reading and Remembrance program to provide educators with access to some excellent educational materials for students.  All materials are available online by clicking on the links below

Unit Themes

     In Flanders Fields

    Anti-Racism and Holocaust Education

     Women and War

     The Art of Dissent

     Medals and Memories

 CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

 

 

 

 

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Passages to Canada - Bringing the complexities of the immigrant experience to life! Passages is a national storytelling initiative that provides Canadians with a greater understanding and appreciation of the contributions that immigrants and refugees make to Canada.

 
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ONZONE WEBSITE

The province of Ontario has developed an excellent website for students which includes information about Ontario's history, famous Ontarians, our provincial government and Ontario premiers.  The site also includes video tours of several parts of the province, an online tour of Queen's Park and other information about our province.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE "WHERE IN ONTARIO" QUIZ


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CELEBRATE
OUR
OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS

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The Canadian Olympic School Program website offers a collection of biographies of our Canadian Olympic champions with excellent teaching guides.  Athletes featured on the site include - Carol Huynh, Kristi Richards, Jeff Bean, Gaetan Boucher, Jamie Sale & David Pelletier, Nathalie Lambert, Gary Reed, Beckie Scott, Alexandre Despatie, Silken Lauman, Daniel Igali, Lawrence Lemieux, Jennifer Botterill, Waneek Horn-Miller, Alwyn Morris, Angela Chalmers and Tom Longboat.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE TEACHING UNIT

To access other teaching units you will be asked to complete an online registration form.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE

 
 
Your gateway Canada's past  ---  Votre accès à l'histoire du Canada

Archives Canada is an official archival portal maintained by the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA), and is a joint initiative of CCA, the Provincial/Territorial Archival Networks, and Library and Archives Canada.

In homes, schools and libraries across Canada, people are looking for evidence of what it means to be a Canadian. Archives Canada is a gateway to archival resources found in over 800 repositories across Canada--it's your gateway to Canada's collective memory!

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA'S LEARNING CENTRE
"Library and Archives Canada's Learning Centre brings together a wealth of educational resources for students and teachers, including comprehensive teaching units and strategies, lesson plans, quizzes and games. Primary-source items such as diary entries, letters, maps and photos have been specially selected from Library and Archives Canada's collection and are available in The EvidenceWeb. Quality websites for students, on a wide range of Canadian topics, have been selected for their educational value and are highlighted in For Students, under Great Sites. Award-winning Books for children and young people are listed in For Students, under Award-winning Books. Educators will be interested in the workshops offered in the Educational Resources database, found in For Teachers

CLICK HERE TO VISIT LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA'S LEARNING CENTRE 


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 The majority of the records in the collections of the Archives were created by the government of Ontario and its predecessors in the fulfillment of its legal and administrative functions. These records date from the late sixteenth century to the present day. They document political and legal decisions, the evolution of provincial administration, the interaction between the government and its citizens, and provide key evidence of the rights and responsibilities of Ontarians.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ONTARIO ARCHIVES WEBSITE


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 HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY

Did you know that the Hudson's Bay Company has converted the popular book "The Adventurers" into digital format? You can download your own copy (in French or English) of this history of the Hudson's Bay Company from their website at

http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/learning/explorers/default.asp

Adventurers now offers a 24-page Teacher’s Guide available in both English and French, in hard copy or downloadable from Hbc’s heritage website, to make it easier to get the most out of the content in this wonderful publication. Educators can order a free copy of the new Adventurers Teacher’s Guide and a class set (30) at

http://www.4edu.ca/tors/hbctales/hbcAdventurersEng.asp.

 

 

 

(Please note that print quantities are limited.)

Hudson's Bay Company's history is a vast pageant spanning over three centuries. Through the HBC website you can access historical information and educational resources for use in the classroom


 

"Black history refers to the stories, experiences, and accomplishments of people of African origin. Black history did not begin in recent times in Canada, but in ancient times in Africa. People connected by their common African history and ancestry have created Black history here. The African-Canadian population is made up of individuals from a range of places across the globe including the United States, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Canada." ..... Rosemary Sadlier  

Black History Canada is a gateway to authoritative online resources about Canada's Black history, thematically organized and annotated.

www.blackhistorycanada.ca

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BLACK HISTORY CANADA


 
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 CANADIAN BUSHPLANE HERITAGE CENTRE

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is dedicated to preserving the history of Bush Flying and Forest Protection in Canada. Volunteer members actively acquire, restore, preserve and display floatplanes, bushplanes, waterbombers, and forest fire fighting equipment along with other aviation and forestry-related artifacts in order to celebrate the achievements of Canada's aviation and forest fire fighting pioneers.

 


 

 

 BENCHMARKS
OF
HISTORICAL THINKING

 

What should students know after 12 years of studying history in school? What should they be able to do with their knowledge? Surely they should have more than an accumulation of memorized facts to show for years of study.

“Historical thinking” appears as an objective in many curriculum documents. But those documents are not very helpful in explaining to teachers what the term means nor for equipping students to achieve that objective.

The Benchmarks Project combines the research of historians and educators with the experience and skills of classroom teachers to create practical ways of encouraging historical thinking in realistic classroom settings.

Benchmarks defines historical thinking by identifying its key components. The project provides teaching tasks which promote historical thinking through the development of those concepts, and publishes tools to assess students’ ability to demonstrate historical thinking.

In so doing, Benchmarks also aims to provide social studies departments, local boards, provincial ministries of education, and public history agencies with models of more meaningful history assessment for their students and audiences.

Benchmarks of Historical Thinking is a project of the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness, the Historica Foundation, and supported by the Canadian Council on Learning.

 


 

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The "Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History" project is focused on providing high-quality materials to high schools and universities for the teaching of historical methods and Canadian History. The project, based at the University of Victoria, the Université de Sherbrooke and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, has started a series of instructional websites based on the premise that students can be drawn into Canadian history and archival research through the enticement of solving historical cold crimes. All the material is provided free.

 

The project builds on the new "document-centred inquiry" and "active learning" pedagogical thinking. The beauty of this format is that students have to make their research strategy and critical thinking skills apparent as they defend their theory.

The mystery websites have been designed as teaching tools and behind the sites lie a carefully considered approach to teaching how to think historically. They draw on recent best practices in history teaching including learning-centred and document-based inquiry. Comprehensive teachers' guides are available.

www.canadianmysteries.ca


The Historic Places Initiative is one of the most significant developments in heritage conservation in Canada's history. It is an initiative led by the Government of Canada, in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments, to strengthen the culture of conservation in Canada. Working together, the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories have developed two tools to help conserve our historic places – the Canadian Register of Historic Places and the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.

The Canadian Register of Historic Places is a searchable database accessible via the Internet. It describes historic places formally recognized by local, provincial and territorial governments, and by the federal government.

Canada's Historic Places

Aboriginal Perspectives For Canadian Classrooms

by: Robyn Turgeon, Jan Beaver, Sherry Ramrattan Smith

Grade Level: Primary (k-3), Intermediate (Gr. 4-8)
Province/Territory: All
Time Period: All

Overview
The Teaching Circle is a curriculum resource developed for students, educators and communities. It incorporates themes related to Aboriginal peoples for Kindergarten to Grade 8 using elements of the newspaper.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

 


 NEW EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES FROM THE PARLIAMENT OF CANADA

A comprehensive new program of multimedia teaching resources about Parliament has been developed for elementary social studies students in grades 4 to 6 as well as an on-line Model Parliament Unit for secondary students. For more information please call 613-992-4793 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              613-992-4793      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              613-992-4793      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or toll free 1-866-599-4999 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-866-599-4999      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-866-599-4999      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/education/ppp-res/index.asp?Language=E¶


 

KAYAK MAGAZINE

FOR KIDS AGED 7 TO 11 YEARS

Created by some of Canada’s leading designers, artists and storytellers, there’s no other history magazine like it available to Canadian families!

Brought to you by Canada’s National History Society, Kayak is designed to catch the imagination of children from ages 7 to 11.

Every issue will introduce children to the who, what, when, where, why and how of Canada’s fascinating stories, and show them our history in context with today’s world! Kayak will take your child to a past they will find engaging, relevant and fun...

Kayak is unique – in its look, style, and ability to bridge the gap between magazines that entertain and those that educate.

 

 

CLICK HERE to learn more about this exciting new magazine for children.

Ontario History Quest
Ontario History Quest is a student learning resource dedicated to discovering Ontario's history - its people, their dreams, struggles and achievements. This website is a partnership of Toronto Public Library, Government of Ontario, Archives of Ontario, and Toronto Archives.

Culture Canada
CultureCanada.gc.ca is the Government of Canada's one-stop web access to government Culture, Heritage and Recreation services. Created as part of the Treasury Board Secretariat's Government On-Line initiative, CultureCanada.gc.ca is based on the GOL principles of "organizing information around the needs and expectations of Canadians", as well as "taking a whole of government approach" in providing information.

VIRTUAL MUSEUM - CANADA
Explore Canada’s rich history and culture in the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC). You will find virtual exhibits and interactive learning resources on numerous subjects, created by Canadian museums and galleries, all institutions-members of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). The McCord Museum of Canadian History in Montreal is one of the members of the Network offering excellent exhibitions. One of these marvellous exhibit has to do with the prolific work of the photographer Notman. The Museum invites visitors to discover the Photographic Studio of William Notman, an early Canadian photographer who took inspiring images that made him a legend.

This site is about the history of Canada through the words of the men and women who shaped the nation. Built around the Government Documents collection of the Early Canadiana Online collection, it integrates narrative text with links to primary source texts.

This site is has been designed for students and teachers of Canadian studies, history and law, but will also be useful to researchers and anyone else interested in Canada's past. It includes:

Thematic narratives covering Canada's constitutional history
Expanded texts on key events and issues
Links to over 200 digitized documents to illustrate key points
Summaries of over 190 key historical documents
Over 125 historical images and maps
21 lesson plans and ideas for educators (and more coming!)
Links to reliable sources of historical information on the Internet

You can visit the website at http://www.canadiana.org/citm/index_e.html



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