Social Studies

Social Studies Resources


Old Maps Online Resource

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Here is a map that you or your students can navigate to explore maps and even overlay them on top of a new map! 3 min. Youtube video explaining site HERE.




Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 11.23.41 AM Here is a large selection of archived resources to support teachers and students in the classroom.

*Select the image to get to the resources




CBC: A Reconciliation Reading List

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The Big SIX: Historical Thinking Concepts


This beautiful and thought-provoking PD resource will help educators to better understand historical thinking and to integrate six historical thinking concepts into classrooms through model activities and teaching strategies.

Each chapter begins with a discussion of how a prominent Canadian author has engaged one of the six concepts while writing a work of history or historical fiction. The second half of each chapter provides practical teaching strategies for working with the concepts at different grade levels, and levels of sophistication.

The Historical Thinking Project has developed this amazing resources and many more. You may access everything on their website HERE



Facing History and Ourselves:

*Scroll to the bottom to review all of the resources

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The Governors’ Letters


Here you can use the governors’  letters as a starting point to explore the origins of modern British Columbia and Canada through four curriculum challenges – each with lesson plans for adventurous teachers and students.

Access the website and resrouces HERE



Google Treks

Take a virtual tour and learn, real time, about places around the world.


Access the site HERE


Royal BC Museum:

There are a variety of pathways that you can take as a learner or teacher. Please explore this amazing resource and all that the BC Museum has to offer.












Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:

The first stage of the journey of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is now complete.The work of the TRC has now been transferred to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. They invite you to explore the collection and resources through the link below: HERE





The First Nations Education Steering Committee has created numerous resources that weave through the curriculum. There are resources available for all grades and teachers may access them for free online, download them or buy the resources printed and bound.

You may access all of these HERE , they are located under the heading Learning First Peoples. 





Click HERE to access an amazing residential school map with additional details on the back.



Metis Nation BC

Press HERE to access the Metis Nation BC website that offers a variety of resources for you and your classroom.




Access the list HERE



8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward on CBC

A series of informative, accessible, and engaging videos on various indigenous perspective issues, such as urban aboriginal people, the time for change, land claims, and the “seventh generation” youth.


DVD set available through District Resource Centre (

Click here for PDF viewing guide and questions