Social Studies

Resources for teaching history, geography, world view, culture and more!

Buncee – Have students demonstrate their understanding by creating visual representations of content learned.

Dancing Backwards – A free school program that satisfies various provincial Ministry curriculum criteria across Canada in Social Studies, English, History, Government and Arts Education

Buncee – Have students demonstrate their understanding by creating visual representations of content learned.

Bamboo Shoots – Chinese Canadian legacies in BC

Today’s Front Pages – Compare the worldview of different regions by comparing the front pages of the newspapers.

Gapminder – Explore World Views. Almost nobody knows the basic global facts!

Pro Con – The pros and cons of hot topics.


Ressources pour Repenser – Le répertoire Ressources pour repenser, un projet de l’Education au service de la Terre, fournit aux enseignants un meilleur accès à d’excellentes et de pertinentes ressources en matière de l’éducation pour le développement durable.

CFORP – Le CFORP est un partenaire stratégique qui fournit des services et produit des ressources pour contribuer à l’essor de l’éducation en langue française .

Géographie Canadienne – Une carte de Canada

Récit – 

Inukshuk – Un moment de notre histoire.

Historica Canada – La ressource canadienne en français.

Canadiana – La ressource canadienne en français.

Google Arts and Culture – Easily access historical art works and study the style of the eras.

Google Street View – Studying India? Have kids use streetview for a first-hand glance at what it looks like. Studying Japan? Brazil? Streetview them all!

Google ExpeditionsIt’s never been easier to take your students on an adventure of a lifetime in VR or AR. Download the free app to explore more.

Google Cultural Institute –

Google Earth for the Web – Everything you love about Google Earth with even more tools for engagement and learning.

Google Earth Engine Timelapse – View changes to our earth over the past 32 years – For example – watch cities expand and grow and change.

Google My Maps – Create your own maps to share with others.

Resources for Rethinking – lesson plans, books, videos exploring environmental, social and economic dimensions of important current issues and events.

Flipgrid – Utilize video to facilitate student discussions beyond the four walls of your classroom.

Autodraw – This utility pairs the magic of machine learning with drawing tools to facilitate creative expression via images.

TimeGlider – like Google Maps, but for timelines. Create media rich historical projects.

TimelineJS – build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet.

Tiki Toki – online timeline maker software for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the web.

Gliffy – Diagramming software – free for students for four years with education email account.

Wicked Ed Tech List – a lengthy list of Chrome extensions that that may be useful in teaching Social Studies.


Collabrify – collaborate and create a mind map with groups.

Coggle – Collaborate and plan ideas in Coggle.

Highlight Tool – Add-on for Docs that lets students define what each highlighter colour represents.

Geography Games – Geography learning games for continents, countries, states, mineral resources, geology, history and more.

World Data Atlas – Key statistics, data and visualizations about the world and world’s countries and regions at your fingertips.

Insert Learning – Turn any webpage into an engaging and interactive lesson for students. 

Play Posit – Deliver video like you teach! Your free tool to embed rich, dynamic questions into online video and track student understanding.

Ed Puzzle – Choose a video, give it your magic teacher touch and track student comprehension and completion.

Newsela – Read closely, think carefully, be worldly.

TimeMaps – The most comprehensive World History Atlas on the internet. Easily navigate to any time and place in history.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context – the premier online resource for hot social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.

Draftback – View changes and edits made to a document over time. An easy way to catch plagiarism.

World Map – with population counters, world clocks and much more

If you have an online resource that has been invaluable to your class, please fill out this form so we can add it to our bank of resources for CESD teachers.