When Twitter Just Wasn’t Enough: StatsCan Resources

May 14, 2009

Here I am.  StatsCan resources had just more than I could tweet–& 140 characters was not up to the task.

StatsCan has some fabulous resources for Canadian history & social studeis teachers & students. Here is an excerpt from their email newsletter about the Historical version of the Canada Year Book & resources by age groups:

“Canada Year Book is available free on the Internet in the Canada Year Book (CYB) Historical Collection
The Teachers’ toolbox which accompanies the CYB Historical Collection offers theme-based lesson plans
that support curriculum in history and social studies. Specially designed lessons for intermediate and secondary
grade levels will help students to develop critical thinking skills and interpret original source documents.
Lessons cover:
• Changing families and households Intermediate Secondary
• Lives of men and women Intermediate Secondary
• Occupations Intermediate Secondary
• Economic gains Intermediate Secondary
• The Great Depression Intermediate Secondary
• Communications Intermediate Secondary
• Ethnocultural diversity Intermediate Secondary
• Provinces and manufacturing Intermediate Secondary
• Immigration and emigration Intermediate Secondary

StatsCan Consultants Help Educators for FREE!

May 14, 2009

From the StatsCan Website of the Week 6/5/08

“Ask one of the five StatCan education fulltime regional representatives across the
country, who offer these free services:

• one-on-one telephone/e-mail support
• workshops on StatCan resources at
professional development days and
conferences, or made-to-measure for your
school or district
• consultation with curriculum advisors and
textbook publishers
• articles for teacher newsletters and websites
To find your nearest representative, go to the Teacher’s page of Learning Resources,
under “Regional support” at http://www.statcan.ca/english/edu/reps-tea.htm.”