Social Studies

Learning Resources

Manitoba Education and Training has identified learning resources to support the new social studies curriculum. View the annotated bibliographies of all recommended student and teacher resources by grade level.


GIS Resources

Manitoba Education and Training has acquired the rights to the ESRI Canada Ltd. geographic information systems (GIS) software ArcView, ArcVoyager, and ArcCanada for use by students and educators. See GIS in the Classroom

ArcGIS Online Resources

Discover all things Canadian by exploring ArcGIS Online. Here are a few highlights:


Komagata Maru: Continuing the Journey

This website tells the story of the Komagata Maru incident of May 23, 1914, when a crowded ship from Hong Kong carrying 376 passengers from India arrived in Vancouver. The ship was not allowed to dock and sent back to India because Canada had established a “Continuous Passage” regulation that was designed to prevent people from India from immigrating to Canada, even though they were British subjects. When they arrived back in India, 19 of the passengers were immediately shot and many others were imprisoned.


Women's Voting Rights

“Nice Women Don't Want the Vote!” (Adobe PDF Document 3.72 MB)
Manitoba Borders: Women Writing Over the Line


Related Links

Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre (formerly the Manitoba Education Library)
Dref (Bibliothèque - Français)
Manitoba Learning Resource Centre (formerly the Manitoba Text Book Bureau)