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2SLGBTQIA+ History and Identities in Canada

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There are two types of activities: Package Activities and Object Activities.

Package Activities are project-based activities designed to accommodate one or more classes. These activities involve the use of historical thinking concepts while exploring the whole package, resulting in a more comprehensive experience.

Object Activities are short inquiry-based activities that typically take 5–25 minutes. These activities encourage students to think critically about the objects being presented, and to use historical thinking concepts.

Both types of activities were created with the guidance of educators from across Canada, and incorporate current educational theory and approaches.

Package Activities

Explore project-based Package Activities by scrolling down.

Gender and Equality Rights Timeline Activity

Starting with the 1969 Omnibus Bill, create a timeline of Canadian legislation — at both the provincial and federal levels — that has had an impact on 2SLGBTQIA+ rights in Canada. Share your timeline with your classmates and discuss how the bills you’ve chosen protected and/or continue to infringe on the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Canada.

Object Activities

Explore inquiry-based Object Activities by clicking on individual objects below.