Tools for engaged learning
From Giant Floor Maps and hands-on activities to augmented-reality experiences and citizen science projects, Can Geo Education has an unparalleled selection of free educational resources to engage students and help them learn about the world they live in!
Arctic winters are long and intense, with average temperatures falling below -30℃, and include frequent storms and near 24-hour darkness. To survive in this extreme environment, animals must have special skills and adaptations. Meet some of the amazing creatures that inhabit Canada’s polar region with our Arctic Wildlife StoryMap!
Immigration and citizenship
Canada has a long history of immigration. Since 1867, more than 17 million immigrants have come to call Canada home. Today, immigration is the main driving force for Canada’s population growth. Discover our newest infographic and lesson plan about the history of immigration and citizenship in Canada.
Unearthing ancient creatures
Canada is known for having an abundance of fossils because of its rich geological history that dates back over 500 million years. Many dinosaur fossils have been found in Canada because of the efforts of palaeontologists and other scientists who have been working to discover and study these fossils for many years. Palaeontology is a fascinating field that helps us understand the history of life on Earth.
Why we explore space
Check out our newest #ExploreCan StoryMap about how exploring the cosmos enhances our lives here on Earth and helps us learn more about our planet and ourselves. From satellites to human spaceflight, our drive to explore has led to numerous discoveries and innovations.
Species at Risk in Canada
Canada’s natural landscapes are rich in biodiversity. Tens of thousands of plant and animal species thrive in Canada’s diverse ecosystems. However, much of Canada’s biodiversity is under threat and in decline. This StoryMap highlights important scientific terms and legislation designed to protect wildlife and their natural habitats and provides tips on how to take positive action to ensure species and natural spaces remain safe and intact.
The Citizenship Act
How does the Canadian Citizenship Act influence multiculturalism in Canada? The latest addition to our collection of Commemorate Canada lesson plans defines and explores the Canadian Citizenship Act. Students will ask questions and learn about the process of becoming a Canadian citizen.
Learn more about Indigenous history, cultures, and perspectives!
Discover our Indigenous resources
#ExploreCan is a program created by Canadian Geographic Education in partnership with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants and Heritage Canada. There are learning resources and recorded virtual talks available for K-12 Canadian educators. Themes focus on treaties in Canada, science, environmental stewardship, and more, with a larger focus on truth and reconciliation woven throughout the entire program.
Paths to Reconciliation
This website features an interactive map that charts residential schools not recognized by the federal government’s Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement as well as unmarked burial sites associated with residential schools. It includes links to a series of firsthand accounts and related original-source materials from survivors and family members of survivors of these schools, as well as a film, a feature story in Canadian Geographic, a poster map, educational resources, and more.
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
One of the biggest and most important projects that the Society has undertaken to-date is the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. Recognizing that the stories were not ours to tell, the RCGS, Canadian Geographic, and Can Geo Education collaborated with a number of Indigenous and ally organizations and educators from across Canada to create this extraordinary atlas and its accompanying educational materials.