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Welcome to the Magna Carta Canada Education Page!

To commemorate the 800th anniversary of the issuance of Magna Carta, the Magna Carta Canada Education Committee has assembled informative, interactive and fun learning materials which are now available for all Canadian teachers, students and history geeks.

Our Magna Carta Education Guide and Magna Carta Timeline encourage students of all ages to examine the history and significance of Magna Carta and to critically examine its impact on the western world, notably through Canadian history and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Magna Carta Education Guide was created by the Magna Carta Canada Education Committee, and was designed to complement Canadian school curricula. It can be used either as part of an existing lesson plan or as stand alone lessons, or to accompany a classroom visit to the Magna Carta Canada exhibit in Ottawa/Gatineau, Winnipeg, Toronto and Edmonton starting on June 12, 2015.

The Magna Carta Timeline was originally created by What on Earth Publishing, a United Kingdom company which specializes in the art of telling stories through timelines. What on Earth Publishing has graciously granted to Magna Carta Canada permission to adapt its creation for Canadian audiences. This wall-mountable learning tool will delight students of history of all ages!

It is our hope that the Magna Carta Education Guide and the Magna Carta Timeline serve to enhance and enrich your understanding of the document that has served to define some of Canada’s most treasured gifts.

Sincerely Yours,

Bronwyn Graves
Chair, Magna Carta Canada Education Committee



Download the Education Guide          Download Timeline File


Take a quiz to find out if you know the meaning behind the following Canadian and Magna Carta images.


Please drag the image below to scroll through the timeline.



book talks

Elisa, Age 11

Without these advancements in human rights I wouldn’t be able to go to school today because I am a girl. It would be so sad because I love to learn and I have a lot to contribute.

Daniella, Age 11

There are so many important lives represented on this timeline. It makes me want to study each of them in greater detail. This timeline is very eye opening. It makes me wonder what I could do in my life that would be worthy of being put on this timeline.

Sohail, Age 11

The timeline is laid out well with pictures so that young people can truly understand the important issues. The layout is simple and fun to look at. It makes me aware of all the hardships people have gone through for my basic rights.

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