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What is a core resource? Core Resources
A core resource is a foundational or key resource that complements a curriculum in an especially effective way. It may be a comprehensive resource that broadly addresses several of the student learning outcomes (e.g., a major integrated resource, series, textbook), an in-depth student resource that addresses at least one student learning outcome or a professional resource for educators.
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Discovering Canada's Trading Partners
Using a combination of text, photographs, maps, and charts, this resource provides an overview regarding Canada's role in world trade. Topics such as the history of trade, the difference between exports and imports, trade partners, and international trade organizations are examined in short three-or four-page sections. An index and a glossary are included.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Global Issues
This website has articles on issues that affect everyone and shows how most of the issues are interrelated.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Government of Canada - Teachers' Corner
The Government of Canada website provides information on the structure of Canada's parliament and the processes and provides educational resources for educators.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072156
InfoTrac (Gale Databases)
InfoTrac contains electronic databases of more than 2,300 full-text magazines, journals and reference sources. Examples of databases include: Junior Edition, Student Edition, General Reference Centre Gold, and CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals).
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: April 16, 2019
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Library and Archives Canada
This website offers a national collection of Canadian books, historical documents, government records, maps, films and photos.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072157
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
NCSS defines social studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence." NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072159
Oxfam Education
This website provides resources for educators and students on issues that affect all. Topics include global inequalities and human rights.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R013006
Protests
This book provides information on Indigenous resistance and protests of government actions and social injustices that impact individuals, families, communities, nations and the land and resources that sustain them. This book is part of the Indigenous Life in Canada series which reveals the challenges, celebrations, and contributions of Indigenous nations.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
R028555
Recommended Online Video Education Resources (ROVER)
ROVER is the video streaming site for teachers and students in the PreK-12 education system. All the videos that are housed on ROVER have been evaluated and recommended by educational professionals to support Saskatchewan's K-12 curricula.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R053337
SCIC Comic Series
The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) developed a series of comics centering around each Millennium Development Goal (MDG). In 2000, the world leaders agreed to a set time measured by goals and targets to combat poverty and hunger, child mortality, maternal health, disease, illiteracy, environmental sustainability, discrimination against women and developing global partnerships. Each issue in this series examines a millennium development goal, provides quick facts on t...
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•  Millennium Development Goal #1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
•  Millennium Development Goal #2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
•  Millennium Development Goal #3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
•  Millennium Development Goal #4: Reduce Child Mortality
•  Millennium Development Goal #5: Improve Maternal Health
•  Millennium Development Goal #6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
•  Millennium Development Goal #7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
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Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) - Education Resources
The SCIC provides teachers with locally and globally-minded resources that promote global citizenship.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Saskatchewan Social Studies 6. Student Edition
Saskatchewan Social Studies 6 has been custom published for Saskatchewan and has been developed by a team of Saskatchewan teachers. At the beginning of each unit, the Essential Question box sets the focus for the unit. The book provides opportunities for hands-on learning and engages students with What Do You Think, More About, Map Skills and Thinking It Through activities. Included are an atlas, a skills section and a glossary.
•  Saskatchewan Social Studies 6. Interactive Whiteboard Pack
•  Saskatchewan Social Studies 6. Teacher Resource with DVD
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $98.43
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Social Studies 6. Additional Learning Resources (2010) Updated 2012
This list of learning resources identifies additional resources that have been recommended by the Ministry of Education to support the curriculum, Social Studies 6. A list of core learning resources can also be found on the Ministry of Education website.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: April 26, 2019
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Social Studies 6. Core Learning Resources (2010) Updated 2011
This list of learning resources identifies high-quality resources that have been recommended by the Ministry of Education to support the curriculum, Social Studies 6. A list of additional learning resources can also be found on the Ministry of Education website.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: April 26, 2019
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Social Studies Saskatchewan
Social Studies Saskatchewan is a professional growth network of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation for social sciences educators. The aim of the association is to provide a community for social sciences educators through professional development, in-service training and preservice teacher education. The organization publishes the journal entitled Perspectives.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072167
Take Action - Make a Difference: A Social Studies Handbook
The authors provide seven action steps for young people to take action in order to make a difference in their local community or in the world. The seven action steps are clearly outlined with real-life examples of young people taking action. Each step includes colour illustrations, photographs and a skill power section that offers guidance in developing a brochure, writing a speech and other projects.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $17.32
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072182
The Anthology of Social Studies: Issues and Strategies for Elementary Teachers (Updated ed.)
The resource is a collection of articles that present theory and practice for elementary social studies. The articles are divided into six themes: Exploring Priorities and Purposes, Learning and Thinking Within and Outside the Disciplines, Engaging in Individual and Collective Inquiry, Accessing Learning Resources, Investigating Perspectives and Planning and Assessing for Instruction. The book includes a table of contents and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $55.00
Record posted/updated: August 16, 2020
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The Atlas of Canada
The Atlas of Canada contains online maps for Canada and some parts of the world.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Time for a Change
This kit explores the histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada and some of the challenges created by the Indian Residential School System and the Indian Act. The need for reconciliation is also explored and the importance to all Canadians of finding their own path to reconciliation. The kit contains 16 student editions and one cross-curricular teacher guide. A link to the publisher’s website offers access to additional supports that include an introductory video, links t...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R037130
Under One Sun Grade 6. Complete Classroom Set
This set includes six copies each of six pamphlets and one print teacher's resource. The reading levels range from T-Y. The topics include language, identity, treaties, living on reserve, Orange Shirt Day and the creation of Nunavut.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 10, 2022
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When Elephants Fight: The Lives of Children in Conflict in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Uganda
Five young people tell their stories about war. In the introduction, Kim Phuc talks about her experience as a child during the Vietnam War. The countries included are Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Each story opens with the young person surviving in the midst of the conflict and includes the history of the country, the conflict and a key point related to the story, such as child soldiers. At the end of each story is a brief description of what each person i...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $16.95
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
What are additional resources? Additional Resources
Additional resources also complement the curriculum in an effective way and are of the same variety as core resources. However, where funds are limited, educators are advised to start by purchasing core resources.
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50 Social Studies Strategies for K-8 Classrooms (4th ed.)
The authors provide practical social studies strategies for the classroom. Organized alphabetically, there are 10 overarching and 40 specific teaching and learning strategies to enhance student learning. In this updated edition, all previously existing strategies have been revised and each strategy now also includes an assessment rubric and ideas for differentiation. The Applications and Ideas section includes classroom implementation ideas, while the References and Resources feature highligh...
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Media and Formats : Book Document
Price : $39.99
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Aboriginal Peoples and Canada's Parks and Protected Areas
The website contains case studies profiling Aboriginal organizations, communities, park agencies, First Nations and other stakeholders that have influenced the conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
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Agriculture in the Classroom
The Agriculture in the Classroom website offers a wide variety of resources related to agriculture and the environment for teachers and students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Resources can be filtered by type (activity, book, kit, lesson plan, unit plan, poster, map, video, etc.), by subject (arts, career exploration, language arts, health, math, practical and applied arts, science and social studies), by grade, by province and by topic.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: December 6, 2022
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Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan
The Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan website offers a wide variety of resources related to agriculture and the environment for teachers and students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Resources can be filtered by type (activity, book, kit, lesson plan, unit plan, poster, map, video, etc.), by subject (arts, career exploration, language arts, health, math, practical and applied arts, science and social studies), by grade, by province and by topic. Some of the featured resources include Ka...
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: December 6, 2022
R051398
Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda
During the Rwandan genocide, five-year-old Emma hides behind an armchair. From her hiding place, she hears the murder of her mother. When silence fills the home, Emma is able to escape and hide in the bush. She observes an old Hutu woman and decides to approach her for food. The old woman risks her own life when she takes Emma into her home. After the war ends, the two women settle into a routine and continue to live together. Rwanda establishes the Gacaca courts in villages where victims ca...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Archives)
CBC Archives is a collection of digital events that are indexed according to category and searchable by topic. A "For Teachers" section contains activities by grade level.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
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Canadian Oxford School Atlas (9th ed.)
This atlas includes detailed thematic maps about Canada's geology, landforms, climate, vegetation, resources, demographics, migration, language groups, political divisions and historic movement. Provincial maps are also included. Maps of other countries and regions present political boundaries, physical features and thematic information related to climate and population. The atlas includes world maps and charts on topics such as landforms, vegetation, resources, population, religion, languag...
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Price : $67.95
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Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
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Choose Your Voice: Antisemitism in Canada
Choose Your Voice is an antiracism and antisemitism education program that was originally distributed to all schools across Canada. The kit, consisting of a teacher's guide, DVD and poster, provides activities to help students understand the dangers of hatred and stereotypes, and to find their own voices to combat them. The components of the kit are available for ordering or download at www.chooseyourvoice.ca
Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Classroom Connections
Classroom Connections offers online resources to initiate positive social change in today's youth. The website contains a number of free print resources that educators may either order or download.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R053345
Critical Challenges Across the Curriculum Series
This series contains critical challenges and suggested activities for teachers to use in developing critical thinking skills with students. Reproducible blackline masters and assessment rubrics complement the activities.
•  Active Citizenship: Student Action Projects
•  Brazilian Rain Forest
•  Caring for Young People's Rights
•  Early Contact and Settlement in New France
•  Globalizing Connections: Canada and the Developing World
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R050646
Culture Quest. Student Book: Exploring World Cultures
This resource explores cultures from around the world and helps students understand the role that culture plays in our lives. Topics discussed in the text include: Environment and Culture, Elements of Culture and Expressions of Culture.
•  Culture Quest. Teacher's Resource: Exploring World Cultures
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $93.95
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R053346
Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids
Eleanor Roosevelt chaired a committee that determined rights for every citizen in every country. Since 1948, these rights declare that every human is entitled to freedom, fair government, freedom to come and go and to associate with others and the right to free expression. In the foreword, Mary Robinson writes about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what it means and how we struggle to achieve true freedom for all people. She reminds us that change does not occur by reading a book; ...
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Price : $21.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Exploring Humanitarian Law. Resource Pack for Teachers
Exploring Humanitarian Law provides teachers with the resources to introduce students to the basic principles of international humanitarian law (IHL). The materials in the kit explain how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflict and to prevent and reduce the suffering and devastation caused by war. The five modules examine: The Humanitarian Perspective, Limits in Armed Conflict, The Law in Action, Dealing with Violations and Responding to the Consequences of Armed Conf...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
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For Every Child: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Words and Pictures
In the foreword, Desmond Tutu reminds us that all children have the right to be happy, to be healthy, to learn and to find security in adults that they can trust. Many children in the world do not have these rights, either due to war, famine, training as child soldiers or as refugees fleeing their homes. Fourteen rights are highlighted in the book with an illustration by an international artist.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $13.95
Record posted/updated: August 16, 2020
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Geologic Journey
This video series introduces students to the history of our continent. Using a range of techniques from 3-D animations to filming from a helicopter, the changes in Canada's geology are uncovered. A teacher's guide is available.
•  The Appalachians
•  The Atlantic Coast
•  The Canadian Shield
•  The Great Lakes
•  The Rockies
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: August 18, 2021
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Global Affairs Canada
This website contains information on Canada's role in international development, trade and supporting human rights globally.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Healing Our World: Inside Doctors Without Borders
After completing university, David Morley did not know what his next step would be in his life. A friend approached Morley to join the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors without Borders. This book outlines the history of the organization, its philosophy, and how the organization is able to speak out against injustices to human beings, without fear of reprisal. The MSF go into areas of conflict and into areas hit by catastrophic natural events, such as the tsunami in Asia. Excerpts from M...
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Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
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If the World Were a Village
This video invites readers to imagine the world as a village of 100 people. It compares the villagers using quantitative data on their religion, language, nationality, population growth and access to resources. The statistics challenge the viewer to analyze the numerical comparisons and relate the findings to a more global perspective. The video is adapted from the book by David J. Smith and invites students to learn about our global village.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $49.95
Record posted/updated: July 1, 2020
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If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People (2nd ed.)
This resource invites readers to imagine the world as a village of 100 people. Each two-page spread compares the villagers using quantitative data on their religion, language, nationality, population growth and access to resources. The statistics challenge the reader to analyze the numerical comparisons and relate the findings to a more global perspective. This resource includes activities, thought-provoking questions and sources for the calculations.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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Middle Level Learning
This NCSS journal is written for middle level social studies teachers and is published online three times a year. Middle Level Learning is a publication featuring lessons and information that allows educators to be informed of the leading thoughts and developments in the teaching of social studies.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $72.00 US (1-year membership)
Record posted/updated: April 16, 2019
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Missing Nimâmâ
Kateri is a young girl, growing up in the care of her grandmother in her mother’s absence. She reaches important milestones such as her first day of school, first dance, first date, wedding and first child, all in the presence of her mother’s spirit. Told in alternating voices, this illustrated book is a story of love, loss, and acceptance, showing the human side of the tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women. An afterword by the author provides a simple, age-appropriate context for ...
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Record posted/updated: September 13, 2023
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National Film Board of Canada
The National Film Board of Canada has a number of documentaries and DVD programs available online. The films are searchable by genre, title, decade or keyword. Access to the NFB's CAMPUS is available free of charge through the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education's ROVER streaming video service.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R072116
Nelson Mandela
This video provides an overview of Nelson Mandela's activism and struggles for equality. Nelson pays a heavy price to become the first Black president of South Africa. He is imprisoned for 27 years for fighting against apartheid. After his release from prison, Nelson leads his political party in the negotiations that led to multi-racial democracy in 1994. During his years as President of South Africa, Nelson often gave priority to reconciliation. After his retirement, Nelson continues to be a...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $19.19 USD
Record posted/updated: November 2, 2021
R072117
North to Freedom: The Underground Railroad to Canada
In this video, students learn about the "passengers" and "conductors" of the underground railroad system. In the U.S., the end to slavery was gradual. Sometimes children would be declared free, while their parents were still slaves. Canada did not have fugitive slaves laws, which made the country desirable for slaves seeking freedom. After arriving in Canada, African-Americans faced other problems. How to provide for themselves (food and shelter), find work and the ability to purchase land. A...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $149.00 USD
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Record posted/updated: December 2, 2021
R049742
Not a Drop to Drink: Water for a Thirsty World
Water not only replenishes the human body, it provides habitat for freshwater and saltwater life forms, as well as a source of energy. Water available for human consumption is threatened by pollution, overuse and is not evenly distributed throughout the world. For some, it is a daily struggle to find water to drink. Scientific research on water indicates the effect of global warming and the ability to grow food and to create solutions for the world's water needs. This book includes a number ...
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Price : $21.00
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R053357
Nystrom Atlas of Canada and the World. Single Copy
First released as the Nystrom Canadian Desk Atlas, this revised edition presents a detailed depiction of Canada and the world. Information is presented through political, physical and thematic maps. Photographs, charts, tables and statistics complement the maps. The tables provide information about countries allowing for comparisons to be made. An index is included.
•  Nystrom Atlas of Canada and the World. Atlas Pack
•  Nystrom Atlas of Canada and the World. Student Activities
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $21.00 US
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC)
The OTC provides a number of resources for educator use and offers workshops on teaching treaties in the classroom.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
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Ombudsman Saskatchewan
Ombudsman Saskatchewan contains a number of resources for teachers, including the history of ombudsmen and frequently asked questions by students.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R048687
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
Kojo lives in Ghana, West Africa. Kojo and his mother survive gathering firewood to sell. One day, Kojo receives a small loan. With his loan, he purchases one hen. The hen provides eggs for Kojo and his mother to eat. Kojo sells the extra eggs at the market. As Kojo prospers, so does his business. The story is based on a true person, Kwabena Darko, who changes his community and helps others do the same through a micro credit lending program. The book includes a website, www.onehen.org, whic...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists
Through the voices of young people who have made a difference, the youth in this book work to promote world peace. The storytellers in the book come from different parts of the world and an event in each their lives has caused them to become activists. Each story includes photographs, illustrations, fact boxes, Did You Know sections and a poem about peace.

Included in the book is the story of Craig Kielburger, who was 12 when he formed Free the Children.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R050867
Our World of Water: Children and Water Around the World
This book will help students to explore where water comes from and how it is used by children living in Peru, Mauritania, United States, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Bangladesh. The author also invites students to discuss the ways different countries and cultures value water. The book includes photographs, a table of contents, a glossary and brief facts about the countries.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.99
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
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Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA)
The PLEA website contains general legal information, a number of free publications and resources for teachers and youth.
Media and Formats : Website
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R054543
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers
Developed by the Western Development Museum, this teacher resource offers lesson plans, Saskatchewan fast facts, materials lists and suggested additional resources. There are 25 Saskatchewan themes and 100 lesson plans. Topics contained in the resource include rural electrification, immigration, First Nations and Métis farming and health care. Some of the lessons plans have been translated into French and Cree.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $32.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
There is information on the human rights code, policies and publications to support educators in the classroom.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R053374
Social Studies and the Young Learner
This NCSS journal, specifically geared towards social studies teachers at the elementary level, is published quarterly. This professional resource helps educators to be informed about leading thought and developments in the teaching of social studies.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $72.00 US (1-year membership)
Record posted/updated: November 25, 2017
R101663
Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember
This series of eight videos presents the personal stories of 17 Saskatchewan residents who served during the World War II.
•  Aboriginal War Experiences. Episode 5
•  HMCS Regina. Episode 3
•  Prisoners of War. Episode 4
•  Soldiers Return Home. Episode 7
•  Supporting the Troops. Episode 6
•  Training and Preparing for War. Episode 1
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Record posted/updated: August 24, 2021
R103698
Stories of Survival & Revenge from Inuit Folklore
Using comic book-inspired illustrations, this book presents three engaging folktales that give insight into Inuit oral history. Some of the stories may be disturbing for younger readers and would be more suitable for Middle Years and older. There is a section at the end of the book on understanding Inuit legends and lore as well as biographical information about the author and illustrator.
Media and Formats : Book
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Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R035464
Teaching Treaties in the Classroom
The Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) has developed a treaty information kit for use in Saskatchewan schools. The kit features educational resource materials that include curriculum supplements, videos and books about the history of treaties. The individual pieces show both First Nations and European perspectives about the treaty relationship. Information on treaty topics range from the precontact history of First Nations people, first contact issues, the relevance of the past to the co...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : $350.00
Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
R052504
The Chinese Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations
The Chinese people used the resources around them to improve their lives. Travel and trade were facilitated with the development of the paddleboat. The dragon-spine water lift allowed the Chinese to move water from the river to a field or reservoir. The Chinese were among the first to invent processes for working with metal. Health and healing practices, such as inoculations, are believed to be used as early as the 10th century CE. The book includes photographs, illustrations, a table of con...
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Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
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The Kids Book of Black Canadian History
This book introduces a seldom-told aspect of Canada's history. Tracing history from over 400 years ago, this illustrated book tells the story of the men and women who fought oppression and discrimination against Black Canadians. Whether it was slavery in New France, the Underground Railroad, prairie settlers or the modern celebrations of Caribbean heritage, the story of Black Canadians will interest students as they discover a new element of their country's history. An index and a timeline a...
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Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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The Kids Book of World Religions
This resource offers an interesting, insightful and balanced look at religions from around the world. Each of the short sections is well written and illustrated and presents the information in an appealing fashion. In addition to a map, the book includes an index and a glossary.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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The Social Studies
The Social Studies is a peer-reviewed journal written by Kindergarten to Grade12 classroom teachers, teacher educators and curriculum administrators. Sections provide teachers with a forum for sharing instructional ideas and offer commentary and perspectives on current issues in social studies education.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $104.00 US
Record posted/updated: January 1, 2019
R054646
Trade Across Time and Cultures Series
Explorers used trade as a way to explore new places and to buy and sell goods. When explorers returned from their travels, they brought back stories of different lands and new goods. This series of books highlights four items of trade. Each book includes key concepts, photographs, sketches, maps and a suggested activity for further research and writing. A table of contents, a glossary and an index are included.
•  Trade Across Time and Cultures. Fur
•  Trade Across Time and Cultures. Salt
•  Trade Across Time and Cultures. Silk
•  Trade Across Time and Cultures. Spices
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $135.50 (8-pack)
Record posted/updated: November 7, 2019
R072197
Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery and the Civil War Through Reconstruction
Slavery was a way of life for many African-Americans during the formative years of the United States. Fortunes were made on the backs of men, women and children, who were forced to work and had no rights. Using diary entries, narratives, schoolwork and anti-slavery publications, Osborne tells the story of slavery. Many young people tried to escape from their masters, sometimes to be caught and returned to the plantation. Alternatively, some succeeded in reaching freedom and then became abolit...
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Price : $29.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R050739
Yeny and the Children for Peace
Yeny and her family escape the violence in their Colombian mountain village to live in the city. Violence, however, also prevails in the city. Yeny's uncle is kidnapped and she faces a bully at school. Yeny's friends support her by organizing a peace carnival. As the peace carnival gathers momentum, the children decide to hold a national vote for peace. The story is based on a true event. On October 25, 1996, millions of Colombian children held a vote that resulted in one full day with no bo...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
What are other useful materials? Other Useful Materials
Other useful materials are documents, lesson plans or classroom activities that teachers may find useful in supporting the curriculum, but that have not typically undergone the same formal evaluation process that is required for core and additional resources.
R003028
ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online enables you to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. It enables you to work with smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools that deliver location intelligence. It also enables the user to share insights with the world or specific groups. The website contains a tutorial, links to suggested subjects and projects, lesson plans and activities.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R104355
CAMPUS
CAMPUS is the National Film Board’s exclusive education streaming service available at no cost to all teachers and students in Saskatchewan and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R103880
COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Learning Supports for Families and Teachers
This document was created to provide support for parents/guardians when sharing information about the coronavirus with young and school-aged children. The document is also useful for early learning staff and Prekindergarten to Grade 12 teachers.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 8, 2020
R054659
Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, through the Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation, has created a website that provides classroom resources to support the teaching of citizenship competencies from Grades K-12. Lesson plans may either be viewed online or downloaded as PDFs. To access these resources, educators only need to sign up and create an account through the website's Teacher Portal. If teachers experience any difficulties signing up, they are welcome to contact info@concen...
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 22, 2019
R015481
Concentus Citizenship Education Resources. Grade 6: The Intentional & Explicit Teaching of Essential Citizenship Competencies
Students investigate and understand the meaning of and relationship between authority and power, influence and force. They examine this concept from a personal perspective and then extend their understanding to Canada and countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Students examine the characteristics and traits of leadership beginning with the individual and then extend their understandings to the structure of organizations, both nationally and internationally.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R104354
Curio
Curio is the CBC’s educational streaming service made available at no cost to Saskatchewan teachers and students by the Ministry of Education and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R053615
Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity
This document will assist individuals and communities to engage in meaningful discussions and actions to respond to the experiences, perspectives and needs of students and families who are gender and/or sexually diverse (GSD). It will: assist school divisions, central office personnel, administrators, educators, First Nations and Métis organizations and community partners to develop a deeper understanding of gender and sexual diversity; assist in understanding the unique educational, health a...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R103623
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools: A Policy Planning Guide for School Divisions and Schools to Implement Digital Citizenship Education from Kindergarten to Grade 12
This document provides guidelines for school divisions and school-based administrators who are developing digital citizenship policies. It is not a prescriptive policy; instead, it offers a roadmap for building appropriate school division policies and school-specific digital citizenship guidelines and procedures. Tools to help teachers, administrators and parents as they get started on the implementation of digital citizenship education for K-12 students are also included.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: September 8, 2022
R040894
FourDirectionsTeachings.com
This website is a resource for learning about Indigenous knowledge and philosophy from five diverse First Nations in Canada.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
R020735
From the Prairies to the Trenches
This five-part video series, presented by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, focuses on Saskatchewan's participation in the First World War. The episode titles in the series are: Part I - Saskatchewan and the First Months of World War One, June 1914 - February 1915; Part II - From Salisbury Plain to Flanders Fields, November 1914 - December 1915; Part III - Women's Suffrage to the Somme, December 1915 - December 1916; Part IV - Vimy, Passchendaele and Conscription, January 1917 - Decemb...
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R103070
Historical Learning Resources Updates
Learning Resources Updates provided an annual supplement to every subject-specific bibliography that supported K-12 curricula.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 2, 2019
R103762
Opportunities to Address Child Abuse Prevention Education and Response
This document outlines curricular opportunities to address substance misuse in various subject areas and grades. Suggested curriculum outcomes are identified and, if applicable, supporting indicators are noted.
Media and Formats : Document
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 18, 2019
R103748
Opportunities to Address Substance Misuse in Curriculum
This document outlines curricular opportunities to address substance misuse in various subject areas and grades. Suggested curriculum outcomes are identified and, if applicable, supporting indicators are noted.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 18, 2019
R003918
Shattering the Silence: The Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in Saskatchewan
This resource extracts, reorganizes and compiles the school-specific Saskatchewan elements of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reports and primary school documents as well as incorporates other resources and former residential school student accounts that have been recorded and published online.
Media and Formats : Book Document
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R102407
Summarized Outcomes Across Areas of Study for Grades 6-9
This document is intended to assist teachers to integrate subjects across the curriculum.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 4, 2021
R007923
Supporting Reconciliation in Saskatchewan Schools
This site has been created by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education to support school staffs to work together to expand their understanding of truth and reconciliation as well as the history and legacy of residential schools. It contains tools and resources to support important conversations and professional development opportunities.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 22, 2019
R104586
Teaching Sensitive Content in the Classroom

The purpose of the presentation is to describe strategies teachers can use to approach content that may be perceived as sensitive in their community in order to:

  • ensure the learning environment is safe for respectful dialogue;
  • teach students how to think critically about any topic with an open mind; and,
  • meet curricular outcomes.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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rovervideo
Record posted/updated: January 3, 2022
R012571
The Adaptive Dimension for Saskatchewan K-12 Students
The Adaptive Dimension refers to the concept of making adjustments to any or all of the following variables: learning environment, instruction, assessment and resources. Adjustments to these variables are intended to make learning meaningful and appropriate and to support student achievement. In the Saskatchewan context, differentiation is addressed through the Adaptive Dimension which enables all teachers to respond to student diversity, including their strengths and needs, interests, backg...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 15, 2020
R012702
The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
This website is a comprehensive attempt to chronicle traditional Métis history and culture on the World Wide Web and contains a wealth of primary documents - oral history interviews, photographs and various archival documents - in visual, audio and video files. In addition, many resources such as Steps in Time and Gabriel Dumont: Métis Legend have also been added to this site. Finally, new material, suitable for general information and for educators, has also been commissioned for The Virtual...
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
R054407
There's More to Poverty Than Meets the Eye: Building Engaged Citizens for Poverty Reduction and Community Well-Being
The goals of this resource are to support and enrich curriculum areas related to social compassion and responsibility, interdependence, justice, human dignity and equitable distribution of power and wealth. This resource will help students: develop a sense of identity and their roles within their communities; begin to understand the root causes of poverty; begin to understand the relationship between poverty and health; be able to discuss poverty in relation to the other social determinants o...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R052532
Transforming Charity into Solidarity and Justice: Global Citizenship Education. Module 1
The Transforming Charity into Solidarity and Justice Module aims to guide students through understanding the potential and limitations of charity and how it necessitates global justice and solidarity.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R007925
Treaty Education Learning Resource
The Kindergarten to Grade 9 Treaty Education Learning Resource is designed for teachers to assist them in integrating the Treaty content and perspective with Saskatchewan's curricula and is based on the inquiry method of teaching. It provides information about Treaties, First Nations people and the history of what is now known as Saskatchewan, as well as sample learning experiences, assessment ideas and suggested resource materials to support teachers in the development of their lessons.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
R102702
Treaty Education Outcomes and Indicators
The Treaty Education outcomes and indicators at each grade level are designed to engage learners on a journey of inquiry and discovery. When meaningfully and thoughtfully incorporated into subject areas, Treaty Education moves beyond an idea to become actualized as a belief that benefits all learners.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R100772
Understanding Power and Privilege Through Anti-Oppression: Global Citizenship Education. Module 2
This module aims to address power and privilege within the context of working within and between complex global issues that humans are facing today, such as: charity, justice, solidarity, power and privilege, anti-oppression, anti-racism, decolonization, the root causes of poverty and environmental sustainability.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R101674
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Grade 6 Lesson Plans
These lessons could be used to support students as they work to achieve outcome RW6.1 of the Saskatchewan Social Studies 6 curriculum.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 28, 2020
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