How to select your project
- What interests you? Start with what you may be learning in your classroom and/or your own interests.
- Can you back it up? Make sure that your topic has lots of sources, both primary and secondary. Think about where and if you can find information on your topic.
- Is it important? Even a very local or family topic can be important if you can link it to a larger story in Canadian history.
Below you will find some project topics ideas.
- The Halifax Explosion and its Everlasting Destruction
- ‘I Chews You’: Dentistry through the 1800s
- Oh my Cod! Basque Fishermen in Canada
- Breakfast of Heaven, Maple Syrup
- The Avro Arrow
- The Contributions of the Newfoundland Regiment during WWI
- Canadian Armed Forces dealing with resistance on Canadian soil
- The Seven Years’ War: Was the British victory inevitable?
- The Evolution of Peacekeeping and Canada’s Role
- The Canadian Soldiers of the Great War
- Anishinaabe Clan System
- Pikwakanagan History
- The First Nations and Plants (herbal medicines and their uses)
- Canada’s Forgotten History: Experimentation at Residential Schools
- Birch Bark Canoes
- The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War “Secret”?
- Lost and Forgotten Places in the Ottawa Region
- The Ottawa Food Bank
- Within the Walls of Mutchmor
- Bytown, the Former Ottawa
- Ottawa’s Lumber Industry
Genealogy (family history)
- George Brown: One of the Founders of Confederation
- Jeanne Mance: Co-founder of Montreal
People in Canadian history
- Louis Riel, is he a traitor or a hero?
- Canada’s “Heroic” Reputation: But even heroes have skeletons in their closets
- The Life and Legacy of Frederick Banting The Assassination of Thomas D’Arcy McGee
Canada’s historic places and monuments
- Lost Villages of the St. Lawrence Seaway
- The Ottawa Jail/Hostel
- Multicultural diversity
- Home Sweet Home: The History of British Home Children in Canada
- What motivated European immigration between 1713 and 1750?
- Paths to Canada: Modern Immigration
- A Family’s Arrival Story in Canada
- The Story of the Chaudière Falls
- Watson’s Mill
- Rideau Canal: The Rest of the Story – Bobs Lake
- Canadian Women in Space
- How did Emily Carr impact Canadian art?
- The Coloured Women’s Club of Montreal
- Laura Secord’s Sunday Stroll
- Emily Stowe
- Montferrand, the man – Mufferaw, the legend
- The Great Canadian Ace: Billy Bishop
- Thomas McKay-Amazing Architect
Social justice/human rights
- Multicultural Immigration to Canada: The Significance of Ethnic Minorities
- Is History Repeating Itself?
- Analysing the Parallels in the Canadian Treatment of Minorities
- Ethics of War: A Case Study of Discrimination, Experimentation, and Coping with WWII
Ottawa Built Heritage
- The Renovation of the Parliament Building
- A history of the Aberdeen Pavilion
- The Château Laurier
- The Billings Estate