Links and Resources

CWS Assessment Plans addressing the Revised CWS Curriculum

This project was designed to allow OG-OH board curriculum staff to reach out to teachers to build teams to explore the new features of the 2013 and 2015 Ontario Revised Canadian and World Studies Curriculum and to create sample course outline and assessment plans. These models suggest some ways to integrate the appropriate disciplinary thinking and inquiry skills into classroom practice. Teachers will find these documents to be very adaptable models.

Infusing Indigenous knowledge, experiences and perspectives in the Curriculum

This resource identifies a variety of web based resources that will assist teachers as they respond to the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Online Resources with an Indigenous Focus

First Nation, Metis and Inuit Curriculum Connections - K- 8

Document Link

First Nation, Metis and Inuit Curriculum Connections - 9-12

Document Link

Ministry Curriculum Documents

Ministry Websites


    • houses ministry developed resources to support policies and programs


    • Sharing research based approaches

Third-Party Links and Resources

Financial Literacy ( 2017 lessons will soon be posted)


Current Issues

Historically informed conversations relating to "Black face and brown face"

From Facing History and Ourselves

Educator Blogs

Geographic Resources & Ideas

On this blog you will find archived resources that have been put forward by interested Geographic educators including members of the Toronto Geography Teachers Association (TGTA) ,the Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education(OAGEE) the Ontario Geography Consultants Association(OGCA) and other International Geographers. As Geography is considered under the larger topic of Social Studies outside of Ontario, those social studies teachers may find some of the resources useful.

Resources for Citizenship and Historical Thinking

In writing resources and attending conferences, I have gathered over the years, a rich collection of teacher-friendly resources that I can recommend. I'm often surprised when I hear that my colleagues have not heard of one of my go-to resources, so in the interest of sharing and enriching our classrooms, here are my recommendations and thoughts on some of the latest, greatest teaching resources for history and citizenship education.

Rapport Blog

Welcome to Rapport’s new blog. I am very excited to introduce myself, Risa Gluskin, as the new editor. As a history teacher, I have had a long association with OHASSTA and Rapport. I’ve attended many OHASSTA conferences and presented regularly as well. I have benefited immensely from the ideas and innovations I’ve learned about through the magazine. Now that Rapport will be a blog, I am hoping to reach out to more teachers in a more accessible form.

I look forward to your participation. If you have any ideas, questions, or submissions, please email me directly at

Problem Based Learning

In As an Instructional leader, I have learned about approaches and strategies to move forward with inquiry and disciplinary thinking. This blog is a collection of ideas that represent some of the key categories related to moving forward with the revised 2013 SSHG curriculum.


    • Bahbahani, Kamilla and Niem Tu Huynh (2008). Teaching About Geographical Thinking. Eds. Roland Case and Bob Sharpe. Vancouver, BC: The Critical Thinking Consortium.

  • Cairns, James and Alan Sears (2012). The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the Twenty-First Century. Toronto: U of T Press.

  • Cairns, James and Alan Sears (2010). A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry. Toronto: U of T Press.

  • Case, Roland and Penney Clark, Eds. (2008). The Anthology of Social Studies: Issues and Strategies for Elementary Teachers, Volume One. Vancouver: Pacific Educational Press.

  • Case, Roland and Penney Clark, Eds (2008). The Anthology of Social Studies: Issues and Strategies for Secondary Teachers, Volume 2. Vancouver: Pacific Educational Press.

  • Checkley, Kathy. (2008). The Essentials of Social Studies, Grades K-8: Effective Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Alexandria, USA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

  • Clark, Penney (2011). New Possibilities for the PastShaping History Education in Canada. Toronto: U of T Press.

  • Denos, Mike and Roland Case (2006). Teaching About Historical Thinking. Eds. Peter Seixas and Penney Clark. Vancouver, BC: The Critical Thinking Consortium.

    • Hundey, Ian (2007). Nine Habits for Success in Teaching History. Toronto: Emond Montgomery.

    • Levesque, Stephane (2009). Thinking Historically: Educating Students for the 21st Century. Toronto: U of T Press.

    • Ogle, Donna, Ron Klemp and Bill McBride (2007). Building Literacy Skills in Social Studies: Strategies for Improving Comprehension and Critical Thinking. Alexandria, USA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

    • Sandwell, Ruth (2006). To the Past: History Education, Public Memory, And Citizenship in Canada. Toronto: U of T Press.

    • Seixas, Peter, and Tom Morton. (2012). The Big Six: Historical Thinking Concepts. Toronto: Nelson Education.

    • Stearns, Peter N., Peter Seixas and Sam Wineburg, Eds. (2000). Knowing, Teaching and Learning History: National and International Perspectives. New York: New York UP.

    • Wineburg, Sam (2001). Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past. Philadelphia: Temple UP.