History in the Making

History in the making challenges students to create an e-learning unit on any topic covered by Canadian History curriculum in grades 7, 8 or 10. The material for the unit should include a variety of text resources, primary material, maps, video, slides, games and other activities that will help this aspect of history come alive for your students.

We will use this Google Site as a depository for your materials where it will remain as a resource for all of you in the years to come. Each of the units created will be a new page.

As an additional component, your team will present aspects of this unit to the class. (45 minutes)


  • What do I want the students to know? (content)
  • What do I want them to do, how do I want them to think? (thinking concept demonstrated)
  • How will I get them to show it? (activity)
  • How will I evaluate? (how will I know what they know?)

How to Add a page

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. Point to Add .
  4. Click New page .
  5. Enter the page name.
  6. Click Done.
  7. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Your page must focus on one of the Big Six concepts:

Remember - any readings you include must be at the appropriate reading level for the intended grade - please add a note on the Lexile level www.lexile.com

You will be expected to engage the class in a 20-minute selection of activities from your unit

Archives of primary sources

The History Education Network offers a collection of archives, websites and databases on significant topics in Canadian history.

 Canadian history maps

 Early European exploration in North America

 Early settlement in North America

 European-Aboriginal history

 The fur trade

 Transportation

 Pioneers and immigration

 Canadian conflicts: Internal and external

 Politics and government

 Canadian society

Teaching k-12 History with Online Primary Documents

Reference Guide Thinking Historically


Lesson Plan

1. Curriculum Documents Connections

a) Grade or Course

b) Specific Expectations