Making Medicare: The History of Health Care in Canada, 1914–2007 has many bilingual, authoritative resources to help you with your lesson planning or homework. It is divided into two parts: the History and the Educational Lab.
The History itself provides an overview of eight key periods in the development of medicare between 1914 and 2007. Within each period, discover the Key Players who influenced the development of medicare, use the Geography section to see how your home province or territory was doing, and learn about the economics of medicare in the Costs and Benefits section. Click on images to enlarge them and to find extra information. Click on highlighted names and terms for additional information.
In the Educational Lab, find curriculum-linked Lesson Plans, Webquests and other ideas for using this Web resource in your classroom. You can also find links to great resources beyond the Making Medicare History with information on the history of medicare and medicare today, and on doing research using primary and secondary Web-based materials. You can also find a Glossary.
For information on the history of medicare and medicare today:
CBC Web site: The Birth of Medicare http://archives.cbc.ca/health/health_care_system/topics/90/
Hansard Index http://www2.parl.gc.ca/housechamberbusiness/ChamberIndex.aspx?View=H&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=35&Ses=1
Health Canada Web site
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada: Public Health Insurance through History
Medicine through Time, a BBC Web site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/shp/
Parliament of Canada Web site
Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists: Medicare: A People’s Issue
Use this valuable section of Making Medicare to find links to other medicare-related Web sites.
For information on doing research using primary and secondary Web-based materials:
Library and Archives Canada ToolKit