Learning Packages

The learning packages on this site address current Saskatchewan curriculum requirements and support the development of 'historical thinking' skills.  

These packages contain reproductions of primary sources from the holdings of the Provincial Archives, along with teaching tools and educator guidelines, ready-made for use in the classroom.


Grade Four Packages


Homes and Historical Thinking
Learning about Saskatchewan homes using photographs


Grade Eight Packages


Immigration and Historical Thinking
Learning about reasons for immigration to Saskatchewan, using interviews



Residential Schools, Culture, and Identity
Learning about the role that education has played and continues to play in the enculturation of Canadian children and considering what the history of Residential Schools has taught about culture and identity.


The Reserve Pass System and Its Impact on Treaty Relationships
Studying samples of original reserve passes while considering the impact of the reserve pass system on First Nations communities, on treaty relationships, and on basic human rights. 


Grade Twelve Packages


The CCF in Saskatchewan:  A Study in Continuity & Change
Learning about the CCF's vision for change in 1944, using archival documents.



Estevan Riot 1931:  Weighing the Causes
Learning about the causes of the Estevan Riot in 1931, using archival documents.



Saskatchewan Doctors' Strike 1962: Political Cartoons - Interpreting Evidence
Learning about Medicare and the Doctors' Strike using editorial cartoons and archival documents.



Letters & Diaries of the Great War:  Considering Historical Perspectives
Learning about Great War active service experiences from different perspectives.



Why Were Prairie Women Leaders In The Canadian Women’s Suffrage Movement?
Learning about how women were enfranchised to vote in Saskatchewan in 1916, using archival documents.



The Suicide Battalion and Canada's Role in World War One
Learning about the experiences of soldiers in the 46th Battalion from their perspective, using excerpts from oral history interviews.



We gratefully acknowledge financial support for development of these learning packages from the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists and the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation through SaskCulture Inc.