ArcGIS Online Web maps and applications can be used to interactively visualize change and to begin the inquiry process with your students. The outcome of the recent federal election is a perfect opportunity to bring a real world issue into the classroom. Find out what resources are available on this current event that will allow you to begin the discussion and inquiry with your students.
On October 19th, Canadians went to the polls for the 42nd Canadian general election. Use the following ArcGIS Online 2015 federal election resources to visualize how our country is changing and ideas that will encourage students to inquire about the important outcomes of this election, such as why voter turnout increased and why the Liberals won with a majority government.
- 2015 Federal Election Map
This Web map shows the final results of the 2015 federal election in Canada.
- Canadian Federal Elections 2000-2015
This story map displays the results of the federal elections in Canada, including the 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015 elections.
Compare Canada’s Federal Elections using this story map.
To learn more about Canadian history, explore the following resources:
- Canada’s Nation Builders
Discover many of the people who played a significant role in uniting the colonies of British North America and other territories to form Canada, including the Fathers of Confederation and other key delegates and organizations.
- Canadian Confederation: 1867 to Present
Use this Web map to explore some of the important events, issues and people who played a key role in shaping Canada’s national boundary, provinces and territories.
- Canada's Participation During World War I: The Battlefields (Web Activity)
Understand Canada's involvement on the Western Front during World War I through primary source documents, such as photographs, paintings, videos and advertisements.
- French version :
La participation du Canada au cours de la Première Guerre mondiale : Les champs de bataille
- The Role of Canadian Women during World War I (Web Activity)
Use this story map to explore the changing role of Canadian women, including their contribution on the home front and overseas during World War I through primary source documents, such as photographs, letters, paintings and advertisements.
- French version :
Le rôle des femmes canadiennes pendant la Première Guerre mondiale
Students can learn about the role of Canadian women during World War I using this story map.
Learning outcomes from this story map include understanding World War I's impact on Canadian women and their contributions on the home front and overseas.
- Aboriginal Peoples of North America
Explore the Aboriginal and European settlements in Canada circa 1630, 1740 and 1823 using this Web map.
- War of 1812 (Web Lesson)
In this lesson, students will use ArcGIS Online to create a spatial journal based on historical events surrounding the Battle of Fort George during the War of 1812.
- Canadian Historic Railways (Web Lesson)
In this lesson, students will use a time-enabled map service to view the growth of the Canadian Railroad between 1835 and 1995.
To find other resources that are tied to curricula across Canada, visit the Esri Canada’s Lesson Planner.
About the Author
Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.More Content by Angela Alexander