Educational Resources

Historical Timeline

Image of geeseIn marking Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are highlighting 50 events that have helped shape our country since Confederation. At the same time, we note that the human history of what is now known as Canada began well before 1867. Indigenous peoples lived on this land long before European contact, and have histories that significantly predate modern Canada. We can look back upon many proud moments in our history, but must also examine many critically.

We encourage teachers and students to use this timeline in conjunction with our Here’s My Canada learning tools to create a more complete picture of what Canada means to us today. We hope it will help to provide guidance for your 30-second video submissions to the Here’s My Canada contest.

Download the Historical Timeline here. (PDF)

A Sesquicentennial Junior Learning Tool

This learning tool is designed for junior/intermediate students from grades 5-8 and grade 5 to secondary II in Québec. It provides discussion topics and educational activities to help you create your submission to the Here’s My Canada contest.

Download the Junior Learning Tool here. (PDF)

A Sesquicentennial Senior Learning Tool

This learning tool is designed for senior students from grades 9–12, and secondary III–V in Québec. It provides discussion topics and educational activities to help you create your submission to the Here’s My Canada contest.

Download the Senior Learning Tool here. (PDF)