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Curricular Resources in Multiculturalism

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Multiculturalism. 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 Immigration Theme Page

Countries Theme Page

Genealogy Theme Page

Masks Theme Page

General Multiculturalism Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Multiculturalism. Please read our disclaimer.

Ask Asia: Instructional Resources
Click on their "materials" selection to find readings, downloadable images and maps, and links to other Asian resources. Additional resources on this page include lesson plans, bibliographies, reviews, and resource locators.

Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies
This page provides information on the work of the Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies (CIMS) and provides a meta-list of links to relevant and valuable online information.

CLNET Diversity Page
This meta-list site divides resources according to ethnic group, and then further divides them according to what type of an electronic resources they are: listserv, Web, Gopher, newsgroup.

Culture Quest
The Internet Public Library offers students an opportunity to explore a number of cultures in each region of the world. Selections include the country's crafts, folktales, museums, games, recipes and holidays.

Here's a meta-list of links to resources on "diversity".

Ethnic Page
Every month this page profiles a different nation and provides information about its culture, language, and geography.

K-12 African Studies
K-12 teachers can use these resources about Africa in the classroom. They include African curriculum materials, sample lesson plans, library resources, film reviews, information pertaining to African history and languages, and other teaching resources about Africa.

Language Links
You can "travel the world from your desktop" after accessing this URL. Language Links lists multi-language sites and other sites that are relevant to the study of languages and cultures.

Multiculturalism in BC
British Columbia Archives presents 11 curricular units (galleries) drawing heavily from archival information on BC History. Each gallery has a teacher guide and each is targeted for a specific grade range. This link is to a Multiculturalism unit will take Grades 6/7 students BC back into British Columbia's history and its cultural origins and will then introduce them to some of the traditions, holidays, and celebrations we know today.

Music Heritage Network
Intended for educators, musicians, students, MHN provides multicultural resources spun around musical themes. Students can take 'virtual tours' to explore cultures through words, images and sound (e.g., Indonesian Gamelan, Salsa). In addition, they can investigate the history of musical instruments in the Instrument Encyclopedia which has articles on more than 140 instruments. Associated web links, real audio and .aiff sound files are included for selected entries.

Web of Culture
Seeking to educate you on the topic of cross-cultural communications, this site has information on such topics as cuisine, currency, gestures, religions, and many more.

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