This is Canadian Geographic Education’s brand new Online Classroom.

Every week, new activities and resources will be shared to make learning from home, or teaching at a distance, easy and fun. Come back regularly to see what’s been added, and stay in touch by joining our ever-growing community of teachers, parents and students. 

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This week in the classroom 

Why Mountains Matter

Since 2019, the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) has worked to protect and celebrate Canada’s mountainous regions and the people who call them home. Canadian Geographic Education, in partnership with the CMN, has developed a lesson plan that supports these efforts and takes learners on a journey of discovery, with a particular focus on B.C.’s Mount Assiniboine. Grab your copy of the November/December 2020 issue of Canadian Geographic magazine and learn more about why mountains matter!

Click here to download the lesson plan.

Michif Language and Métis Culture lesson plans

Below is a collection of introductory lesson plans, student activity cards and explainer videos designed for elementary and secondary-level students. Can Geo Education thanks the many Elders and educators who assisted with the creation of these resources that support and celebrate Métis culture and Michif language—Maarsii! 



Conversational Michif

Geographical Terms in Michif

Traditional Foods

Traditional Harvesting Methods

World Map and Lesson Plans

Did you know that we have a tiled map of the world that can be printed, laminated and assembled over and over? Download the bilingual map here

But that’s not all! For teachers looking for introductory-level geography lessons with a global perspective, we also have a teacher’s guide complete with student cards that can be used alongside the map. Download the teacher’s guide and student cards here

Canadian Geographic Commemorates 2020/2021

Canadian Geographic commemorates 2020/2021 is a series of articles, funded by the Government of Canada, celebrating milestone anniversaries of significance to the country’s history.

View the latest 2021 lesson plan all about the Bluenose here.

View the collection of 2020 short stories by clicking here

Download the associated 2020 lesson plans here

Brand new Energy IQ website now available!

Energy IQ is the direct result of over ten year’s worth of collaborative work between Canadian Geographic Education and its network of over 25,000 K-12 educators across Canada. It is also the leading source of information for K-12 schools on Canada’s energy mix, and includes:

  • Lesson plans for elementary, intermediate and secondary-level students
  • Explainer videos that cover big ideas in ways that make them easy to understand
  • Factbooks that help students dive deeper into the energy landscapes of different parts of Canada
  • A Giant Floor Map that can be reserved for in-school use
  • Tiled maps that let students “piece together” where different energy sources are located
  • Infographics that help students visualize energy production and transmission
  • Assessment tools like quizzes and crosswords 

Upcoming virtual hangouts

See Canadian Geographic Education’s new YouTube Channel for all previously shared videos and hangouts!

Have your work featured

Are you a teacher with a lesson plan or resource that you find fascinating, and that you would like us to share with all our members? Do you have a collection of ideas or tools you think we should be using? Would you be interested in volunteering your time to work with Can Geo Education? Let us know! Contact [email protected].

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Can Geo Education is the largest bilingual educational organization focused on improving geographic literacy. All the materials we provide are written by certified Canadian educators and are connected to provincial and territorial curriculums as well as the Canadian Geography Learning Framework


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