NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Curricular Resources in Canadian Studies:British Columbia
- These sites all provide information about BC. Please read our
- The Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) has established a comprehensive
resources site relating to archival institutions and holdings in the province.
Included are links to a guide to 174 archival repositories in BC, a database
of records held at 158 publicly-accessible archival repositories in the province,
and links to other BC archive web sites.
- BCARS provides a centralized archives and records service for all BC government
records. Archival holdings include government documents and records, private
historical manuscripts and papers; maps, charts and plans; photographs; paintings,
drawings and prints; sound and video tapes; film; newspapers and an extensive
library of publications with a strong emphasis on the social and political
history of British Columbia.
Archives Time Machine
- British Columbia Archives presents 11 curricular units (galleries) drawing
heavily from archival information on BC History. Each gallery has teacher
guides and each is targeted for a specific grade range. Families in BC History
(K-1); Communities in BC History (2-3); First Nation's Art in BC (4); The
Cariboo Gold Rush (5); Multiculturalism (6-7); Social Institutions (8); First
Nations in BC (9); Economy and Technology (10); BC Resource Development (11);
Women in BC History (11); and Art in BC History (12).
- This web server is the BC Government Home page offering access to various
government ministries and associations.
- This online guide to BC Heritage historic site has links to the web sites
for Barkerville Town, Cottonwood House, Craigflower, Emily Carr House, Fort
Steele Town, The Grist Mill, Haig-Brown House, Helmcken House, Historic Hat
Creek, Kilby Store and Farm, Point Ellice House, Historic Yale, and Xá:ytem
BC History Internet/Web Site
- The British Columbia History page is hosted by Victoria Telecommunity Network.
This site links to provincial and national historical-based web sites such
as archives, museums, educational institutions, historical associations/networks,
online databases, history periodicals/magazines, online exhibits, and historical
parks and memorial sites.
Municipalities, Freenets, and Community Networks
- This CLN page contains links to BC Municipalities which have a web presence
as well as to BC Freenets and Community Networks.
- The BC Museums Assocation has compiled information about the province's
museums, art galleries, historic sites, cultural and science centres. This
site also features special web exhibits, a calendar of events that are occurring
across the province, and links to other cultural web sites.
BC Sites List
- This is a comprehensive index of BC sites - links include arts, business,
educat ion, government, sports, and more.
- A wide ranging collection of statistics about British Columbia.
Studies: the British Columbian Quarterly
- Journal articles which expore British Columbia's cultural, economic, and
political life - past and present.
History of Education Homeroom
- The Homeroom is a gateway to resources and information relating to the
history of schools and the development of education systems in British Columbia.
It was launched in 1997 to mark the 125th anniversary of public education
in the province of British Columbia.
Parliament Buildings 1898-1998
- Information on the history of the BC Parliament Buildings, including pictures,
links to historical documents, and teaching activities.
Canadians Theme Page
- This CLN theme page has a large number of links to sites that have information
on famous Canadians from all provinces.
- Learning and Researching Canadian History: British Columbia
- This University of Victoria Canadian History site has a section on BC history
including images, documents, topics and links to further research.
- Supported by the Royal British Columbia Museum and Okanagan University
College, this project features the human and natural history of the Thompson-Okanagan
Museum of BC: Exhibitions
- The online exhibitions from the MMBC focus on six themes in BC's history:
Adventure (famous personalities), BC Ferries, Commerce (History of Victoria),
Exploration, Navy (history of the Royal Canadian Navy on the west coast),
and Passenger (Ship) Travel.
BC: Yellow Pages
- BC Tel's index of information about the province - attractions, events,
of British Columbia
- In addition to a short list of links to other web sites, there are graphs
and tables showing statistical data about the province.
British Columbia Musuem
- Cyberguests can visit, in a virtual manner, various on-line exhibits of
the Royal British Columbia Museum.
- Links to various BC web sites that provide information by region, virtual
tours, schedules, and historical data.
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
documents. 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.
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