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.
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.
Influenza - Choose your own story
The flu causes about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. Who should get a flu shot this year? What happens if they don’t? With cold and flu season approaching, help your students navigate the ways in which the flu virus can spread with the Canadian Geographic interactive influenza infographic. You can choose a character to follow along as they navigate flu season.
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.