Curricular Resources in Canadian Studies:
Below are the CLN Pages" which supplement the study of Canadian History. Some
are curricular content pages while others are Theme Pages. CLN's theme pages are
collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular
topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will
find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this
topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans)
which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.
Canadian Military History Theme Page
Curricular Resources in Canadian Studies: British Columbia
Check out this CLN curricum resources page for lots of links to historical information about British Columbia.
Educational Resources in Aboriginal Studies
This link is to CLN's home page on Aboriginal Studies. From here, you can go to pages of curricular resources and instructional materials. Be sure to look at the First Nations History Theme Page as well.
Explorers Theme Page
Lots of information on Canadian explorers is available in this collection of links to web resources on the world's explorers.
Famous Canadians Theme Page
This CLN theme page has a large number of links to sites that have information on famous Canadians.
General Canadian History Resources
Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information
and/or other links related to Canadian History. Please read our
From Sea Unto Sea
- This is Volume I of the Canada Heirloom Series containing 19 chapters on
Canadian history: 1) The Face of Canada, 2) Early Discovers and Explorers,
3) Canada before 1800, 4) Canada after 1800, 5) Canadian Settlement Patterns,
6) Some Canadian (before 1900), 7) Canadian External Relations, 8) Some Events
That Have Shaped Canada, 9) Canadian Entertainment, 10) Canadian Sports, 11)
Visual and Performing Arts in Canada, 12) Canadian Literature, 13) From Little
Red Schoolhouse, 14) The Freedom to Worship, 15) The History of Canadian Health
Care, 16) Canadians at Work, 17) Partners in Growth, 18) Canada in Space,
and 19) Canadians Celebrate.
Archival Resources on the Internet
- This U. of Saskatchewan site is a meta-l ist of links to Canadian archives,
including individual repositories, multi-repository databases, archival listservs,
archival associations, educational opportunities, and other related sites.
Heritage Information Network
- Included within this federal government site are a guide to Canadian museums
and galleries, virtual projects, and a heritage directory and links.
- This University of Victoria site has been designed for university students
and teachers but there are plenty of resources here for K-12 students as well.
In their "Learning and Researching Canadian History" section, you'll find
historic images, information organized by historical topics, links to other
related web sites, links to over 100 historic documents organized chronologically,
and a section on BC history (images, documents, etc.).
History on the Web
- A meta-list of links to Canadian history sites, repositories of historical
documents, sources of graphical images, and museum/archival sites.
Museum of Civilization Corporation
- This CMCC home page provides links to its four different museums: The Canadian
Museum of Civilization, the Canadian War Museum, the Virtual Museum, and the
Museum of New France. You can browse through these resources from their main
menu (above), or use one of the links (below) to go directly to some of their
resources on Canadian history.
War Museum: Exhibitions Links to this museum's permanent and temporary
Virtual Museum Level 1: First Peoples Hall/Archeology Hall Over a
dozen exhibits on the history and culture of First People in Canada including
Virtual Museum Level 2: Folk Arts and Fine Crafts / Cultural Traditions
/ Treasures Exhibits on: Canadian crafts, artisans, and folk artists;
a number of Canadian cultures; and, selections from a collection of Canadian
Virtual Museum Level 3: Canadian History Hall A variety of exhibits
detailing an aspect of Canadian history. Explore early Canadian history
in the virtual tour of Canada Hall, or learn about the history of hats,
glassworks, pottery, the canoe, and fancy dress balls. Browse through
the Social Progress Gallery for a history of Canadian labour.
Virtual Museum Level 5: Postal Heritage Hall Canadian mailboxes, airmail
routes, stamps and stamp collecting.
Museum of New France Explore the period in Canadian history when the
French explored North America and founded the colony of New France. Be
sure to go into the Explorer and People sections.
- Pictures and biographical sketches of Canadian men and women organized
under such categories as government, governors-general, prime ministers, immigrants
& aboriginal people of Canada, explorers and military figures, and employment.
- A collection of the texts from original documents related to Canadian history
categorized chronologically and by period from Nelson Canada.
Celebrating Women's Achievements
- The National Library of Canada has created a web site to highlight the
achievements of women from Canada's past. Each year they document a new segment
of Canadian society.
- Origins of Canada's geographical names.
- Grade 12 (Canadian) History Internet Resources for High School Teachers
- This is a very extensive meta-list of links to Canadian History sites that
were designed for Saskatchewan high school teachers but which would be useful
for any Canadian History instructor. At the time of viewing, there were over
150 links to specific resources.
Great Canadian Tune Book
- Barry Taylor of Victoria BC offers this collection of my midi file arrangements
of traditional Canadian tunes and folk songs. A sound card will be needed.
Atlas of Canada
- This site is intended to be a supplement to the print version of the "Historical
Atlas of Canada Volume II: The Land Transformed 1800-1891". Students can access
the tabular data behind the charts and maps of this reference. The screen
images of the charts and maps are simplified renditions of the text versions.
- A meta-list of links to sites that support the study of BC's History 12
curriculum from Susan Walker in SD#42.
Bay Company Digital Collection
- Images of the Hudson's Bay Company's museum collection donated to the Manitoba
Museum of Man and Nature. Resources are organized within 10 categories, including
Inuit Cultures, Aboriginal Cultures (3), Metis Cultures, Artifacts of the
Fur Trade, Exploration and Navigation, and Euro-Canadian Artifacts.
Nelson - References
- Free educational resources from Nelson Canada. The Cantext Library is a
collection of original Canadian historical documents organized in chronological
and topical categories. The CanPix Gallery is a collection of over 3,500 pictures
and audiovisual resources that serve as resources for Canadian Studies. Search
through these by time period (e.g., pre 1760, 1760-1814, etc) or by category
(people, places, events, or culture).
Archives of Canada
- The National Archives of Canada preserves Canada's archival heritage and
makes millions of records, including texts, photographs, films, maps, videos,
books, paintings, prints and government files available to Canadians.
Library of Canada
- The National Library of Canada (NLC) gathers, makes known, preserves, and
promotes Canada's published heritage.
Ministers of Canada
- Biographies, pictures, and speeches from each of the prime ministers since
Ministers of Canada: PM Educational Kit
- In addition to biographies and pictures of Canada's prime ministers, this
site has lesson plans, student worksheets, facsimiles of archival documents,
and a board game.
- Here are the web sites for the provincial archives that we were able to
- Designed, and to a fair extent authored, by Claude Bélanger of Marianopolis
College for students in his HIS 951 class, this site has Readings in Quebec
History, Documents of Quebec History, Statistical Material and Charts, Chronologies
of Quebec History, Biographies of Prominent Quebec Historical Figures, Events,
Issues and Concepts of Quebec History, and a Picture Gallery of Quebec History.
Taste of Canada: History
- A meta-list of links to Canadian history sites, organized under headings
such as constitution, documents, early Canadian, blacks in Canada, heritage,
women in Canada, immigration, and Canada at war.
Affairs Canada Online
- A web site for students interested in Canadian military history.
Killed William Robinson?
- In this historical "whodunit" site, students investigate the murder of
a Saltspring Island resident in 1868 by exploring a large collection of historical
docments. In doing so, they learn about life at that time - the settlement
of BC, the importance of land, the dispossession of aboriginals, justice,
racism, family life, religion.... The site offers students a similar experience
to how professional researchers gain historical understanding and in this
way they gain personal experience in interpreting raw materials of the past
and forming their own understanding of the resources.
Women in History
- This site includes biographical sketches of Canadian women.
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