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Curricular Resources in Canadian Studies:British Columbia

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BC Archival Resources
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.

BC Archives
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.

BC 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).

BC Government Information
This web server is the BC Government Home page offering access to various government ministries and associations.

BC Heritage
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 Longhouse.

[The] 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.

BC 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.

BC Museums Association
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.

[The] BC Sites List
This is a comprehensive index of BC sites - links include arts, business, educat ion, government, sports, and more.

BC Stats
A wide ranging collection of statistics about British Columbia.

BC Studies: the British Columbian Quarterly
Journal articles which expore British Columbia's cultural, economic, and political life - past and present.

BC's 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.

BC's Parliament Buildings 1898-1998
Information on the history of the BC Parliament Buildings, including pictures, links to historical documents, and teaching activities.

Famous 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.

Living Landscapes
Supported by the Royal British Columbia Museum and Okanagan University College, this project features the human and natural history of the Thompson-Okanagan region.

Maritime 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.

My BC: Yellow Pages
BC Tel's index of information about the province - attractions, events, education.

Province 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.

Royal British Columbia Musuem
Cyberguests can visit, in a virtual manner, various on-line exhibits of the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Tourism British Columbia
Links to various BC web sites that provide information by region, virtual tours, schedules, and historical data.

Who 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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