Grade 12 Social Studies

Contains a collection of lesson plans, articles, visuals, and multimedia resources to support social studies teachers in all parts of Canada. Teachers can build their own libraries of resources to support their teaching.

A 4-page pdf assignment for students to create a photo album with fictionalized text, based on late 19th and early 20th century photos from Library and Archives Canada.  Students are required to include copyright/credit information.

An Early Canadian Photo Album

Just as the title says...  Artists, Biblical characters, Explorers, Filmmakers, Singers, and more!

Bubbabrain is a question and answer review game that would work very well on an interactive whiteboard.  You can either choose from user-created questions or create your own.  Both words and images are supported.


Lots and lots of information on Canada.  Neat crossword puzzles and quizzes, too!  A list of topics is just over 2/3 of the way down the page.

An interactive table with the provinces and territories' official symbols.

Flags, Crests and Official Symbols

Select over 100 city or country destinations anywhere on these Global Sites and you'll be sent on an exciting interactive journey. When you return check out the vast selection of travel related information. This includes Traveling Tips, World Maps, World Times, Travelers Warnings, Health Information, World Weather Forecasts, World Restaurant Guides, Hostels, Specialized Travel Newsgroups plus additional sources of information.

City & Country Tours around the World

Browse this timeline of war and conflict across the globe.

Conflict History
 A collection of media pieces (illustrations, animations, games, movies) for Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts.  These would be great with an interactive whiteboard!


In this activity, students will research a political event that took place the year they were born and create their own political cartoon using a computer-based Draw program. This will open as a Microsoft Word document.

Create a Political Cartoon

Eduweb develops award-winning digital learning games and interactives about art, history, science, and technology.  Their mission is to "create exciting and effective learning experiences that hit the sweet spot where learning theory, digital technology, and fun meet." 


Eduweb Interactive Learning Games

From the CIA's World Factbook, this site shows the flags of the world and has descriptions of the flat and the country.

Flags of the World
Choose your grade level and subject to access flashcards to test your knowledge of that area.  This is an American website so you may have visit other grade levels for any Saskatchewan subjects that are not listed for your grade level.

Select the appropriate age of your students and choose from a variety of Mathematics, Geography, Art, Science, Language Arts, etc. games.

FunBrain Game Finder

These web-based student learning activities are based on the Ontario curriculum and are formatted to be "printer -friendly" so they can be used as recording sheets by students as well as providing direct links to the web pages.

Topics included are the Metis, Immigration, Klondike Gold Rush, Industrial Revolution, Suffrage, etc.

Grade 8 History

Welcome to The Historica-Dominion Institute, the largest, independent organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship.  The Historica-Dominion Institute's mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada.  Lesson plans, brief videos, games and more!

Historica-Dominion Institute

Listed on this site are fun history games and animations organized around broad historical periods.  Most of the games are for students ages 10-16.

History Games and Animations

Action, Interactives, Puzzles, Quizzes, and Downloadable games on this website are all history-based. Games

Activities for every grade level that deals with the Holocaust.

Holocaust Activities

A selection of articles, lesson plans, images, and more about the Holocaust.

Holocaust Resources

Here are some links that can be powerful whole-group instructional tools when used on an interactive whiteboard.  These are grouped by subject area and subdivided by grade levels.

Interactive Whiteboard Links

Search by inventor, invention, category, or time period for articles on that topic.

Invention and Inventors

No matter what your grade level or subject area, Learn Alberta's website has many resources for you.  You can find resources by grade, subject, keyword, media type, audience, language or learning resource type. 

Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto largely inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be).

Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways--cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on.

Images of every sort are introduced and examined here--in partnership with contributing institutions and collections, and with the collaboration of experts devoted to transcending the printed word and hard-bound text.

MIT Visualizing Cultures

An online quiz for students to test their knowledge about the map of Canada.

Map of Canada Quiz

Blank maps of Canada and its provinces that you can print.

Maps of Canada and Provinces

This site has been categorized by grade to make your search easier. The lessons are online based and weave nicely with the curriculum in both science and social studies.

Lesson Plans and Activities

Printable maps of any location.  You can choose detailed or basic maps, with country borders on or off.

Printable Maps from National Geographic
This website displays daily newspapers' front pages in their original, unedited form.  This is a terrific site to get the local "scoop" on the happenings in the world!


Find links to newspapers and news media. Discover the most extensive newspaper and news media guide on the internet.

Newspapers - Newspaper & News Media Guide

Interesting facts about Canadian and world events.  There is also a "For Teachers" section that has education materials for Grades 6-12. 

On This Day in History

Busy teachers are always looking for new teaching ideas and ways to save time. The Saskatoon Public Schools OLC has compiled a list of online resources that their teachers have created or recommended. 

Online Learning Centre Resources 

High-quality world and historical maps designed for educational use.  With some maps, you can choose a blank edition or one with labels.

Outline Maps

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.

Pics4Learning - Tech4Learning

A 5-page pdf document from Library and Archives Canada that has students researching three of Canada's prime ministers.

Prime Ministers of Canada

Browse and download lessons and demonstrations made for the Smartboard!

SMART Exchange

The StarPhoenix, your online source for Saskatoon news, sports, business, crime, entertainment, classifieds, horoscopes, weather, and more.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Teaching Resources, Student Activities, Reproducibles, and more! | Teachers

The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education.  There is a list of resources developed by SLN museums.

Science Learning Network: Home

Everyday items got their starts during the years of World War II.  Explore these items and more in this website from the National WWII Museum.

Science and Technology of WWII

Ignite interest in history and the beauty of the world by learning about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Seven Wonders of the World Lesson Plan

Hundreds of lesson plan ideas for all ages of learners.

Lesson Plans

Stat Planet can be used to create thematic maps based on a variety of development indicators from the fields of education, health care, and economics. Stat Planet can be used online in your browser or you can download Stat Planet. Stat Planet can also be used by students to make inferences as to the reason for inequities between countries and regions of the world. After making those inferences students can conduct research to investigate whether or not they were correct.

Stat Planet

Great for Smartboard users!  Create seating plans, make jeopardy-style review games, make board games and more.


The Geography Zone has been created to help spread geographical awareness and an understanding of the places and cultures across our world in an exciting and dynamic atmosphere. Here you can find The Geography Challenge, the world's largest online geography contest, as well as tons of the geography tools and facts to help make you a geography expert.

The Geography Zone

The history of treaty process in Canada has gone through several stages. This activity will give students the opportunity to look at a range of treaties from the period of New France to the present. They will analyze these primary sources (historical documents) and draw conclusions about what was really intended or hoped for in these treaties - and whether these hopes were realized. They will make a presentation of their findings and contribute to a timeline of documents and events.

Time Line of Aborginal Treatiesl

Track news articles on any topic across the world, all in real time!

Track this now

Archives and Special Collections preserves the academic and cultural heritage of the University of Regina.

Our archival collection consists of original materials relating to the University, its faculty, staff, and students, dating from the inception of Regina College in 1911 to the present day. In addition, we collect private papers in various areas; our specific focus is the visual arts, journalism, and Saskatchewan literature.

Special Collections consists of published materials that are rare, valuable, or have particular cultural and historical importance. The subject coverage of this collection is fairly broad but certain areas, such as western Canadian and Saskatchewan history, are emphasized. Special Collections also contains theses written and defended since the establishment/inception of graduate programs in 1986.

U of R Library - Archives & Special Collections

A collection of activities, lessons, quizzes, and more that focus on the UN's involvement with human rights, poverty, world hunger, cleaner oceans, and more.

United Nations Cyberschoolbus

The University Archives constitutes the official "memory" of the University and represents the accumulated experience of an educational community that has contributed greatly to the history and development of the province.

University of Saskatchewan Archives

A 4-page pdf file that challenges students to make generalizations about life in Canada in the late 19th or early 20th century by searching the Library and Archives Canada site for appropriate pictures.

Using Pictures to Read the Past

Take a Virtual Field Trip to one of many locations. A great enhancer to any classroom.

Virtual Classroom Field Trips

In this introductory activity, students listen to war interviews with soldiers and analyze their effectiveness.

The War Effort at Home

Welcome to the tours of Paris.

Would you rather visit Paris walking around on your own, or do you prefer a historical guided tour with comments? Or maybe visit the Catacombs?

WebMuseum: Paris: Tours

Just as the title suggests, this is a site to narrow down the search for webquests.  There are a variety of webquests, all categorized to correlate with the Ontario Curriculum in 2007.

Webquest Locator

Tour a German U-Boat from World War II.
U-505 Submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry

GSCS Global Resources Search

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