Righting Canada’s Wrongs Resource Guide

by The Critical Thinking Consortium

contributions by Lindsay Gibson, Ilan Danjoux, Roland Case, and Pamela Hickman

A resource guide for the Righting Canada's Wrongs series that provides lessons in historical thinking.

The Righting Canada’s Wrongs series is devoted to the exploration of racist and discriminatory government policies and actions against various groups through our history, the fight for acknowledgement and justice and the eventual apologies and restitution of subsequent governments. The award-winning books in this series make a valuable addition to any classroom or library looking for kid-friendly and appealing resources on social justice and equal rights in Canada.

The engaging and curriculum-based lessons in this Resource Guide will help students to further understand some of the important events in Canada's history that helped shape our current multicultural society. Educators will find support for teaching about Canada's past treatment of minorities and how to approach the topic of racism and discrimination. As well, students will learn about the important roles that these groups have played in Canadian society.

The third edition of the Resource Guide has been updated to include the most recent books in the Righting Canada’s Wrongs series: Africville, Anti-Semitism and the MS St. Louis and The LGBT Purge.


  • A different historical thinking concept is introduced in each lesson.
  • Each of the main lessons are directly linked to books in the series. The Resource Guide also provides additional sections related to each book.
  • Student Blackline Masters are provided for copying.
  • Evaluation rubrics for your assessment of student achievement on each lesson are included.
  • Video links throughout the guide will supplement your lesson and add another dimension to student learning.

About the Authors

Pamela Hickman
Pamela Hickman

DR. ROLAND CASE is executive director and co-founder of The Critical Thinking Consortium. Roland has edited or authored over 100 published works. In addition to his teaching career as an elementary school teacher and as a university professor, Roland has worked with 17,000 classroom teachers across Canada and in the United States, England, Israel, Russia, India, Finland and Hong Kong to support the infusion of critical thinking. Roland is the 2006 recipient of CUFAs Distinguished Academics Career Achievement Award.

ILAN DANJOUX is a recent PhD graduate who examined the predictive power of Middle East political cartoons. He has fifteen years of teaching experience and curriculum design at every level of education, ranging from preschool to Masters programs. Ilan helped develop York University’s first online courses, operated an online education website and designed online learning modules for the University of Leicester.

LINDSAY GIBSON is involved with the Canada-wide Historical Thinking Project and is a member of the Graduate Committee for The History Education Network. He has taught social studies methods courses to pre-service teachers in the Bachelor of Education program at the University of British Columbia and the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Lindsay taught secondary school history and social studies in Kelowna, BC, for ten years and returned to the classroom part-time in the spring of 2012.

PAMELA HICKMAN is the author of over forty non-fiction books for children, including winners of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, the Best Book Award from the Society of School Librarians International and the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Sterling Memorial Award. She co-authored the first book in this series, Righting Canada's Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.

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