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Elementary Resources (all-levels)
Our Elementary History links collections are organized as
Note: LEARN just announced (2010) a three year agreement with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
LEARN members will enjoy access to public performance rights for the rich NFB streamed video collection of more than 1,700 French and English films, clips and trailers at no additional charge. This LEARN/NFB agreement gives the Quebec English schools the right to access and use the NFB's growing streaming service through its Online Screening Room which continues to expand. Click here for more information. Or visit the NFB directly at www.nfb.ca.
Banque d'images en univers social
Images organized around the socials sciences programs in Quebec.
Canada at Scale - Maps of Our History - National Archives of Canada
Canada at War: A Guide to Library and Archives Canada's Websites Recalling the Canadian War
(en français http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/combattants/index-f.html )
A Guide to Library and Archives Canada's Websites Recalling the Canadian War Experience. This site will lead you to the many resources available on our website, exploring Canada's contribution to military and peacekeeping operations at home and around the world. Each of the links contained in this website will lead you to a virtual exhibition or a database of primary documents.
Our Roots, Our Future: Experiencing Canada's National Historic Sites in the Classroom:
Commemorating Canada's History
(en français http://www.pc.gc.ca/apprendre-learn/prof/proj/schoolnet-rescol/cchistory/french_home_page/frehomepage_f.htm)
Historical Trivia, Peoples, Places, Events, Classroom Challenges, Glossary, etc.
Parks Canada - This Week in History
National flag, coat-of-arms, national anthem and other national emblems.
Canadian Heritage Gallery
CN: Images of Canada Gallery - A Canadian History
Maps and Plans
Les Collections du Musée de la civilisation
The W. H. Pugsley Collection of Early Canadian Maps
- McGill University Libraries
In 1971-72 Dr. William Howard Pugsley, a McGill alumnus, donated a collection of 50 early Canadian maps, dating from 1556 to 1857, to the McGill University Libraries. Dr. Pugsley collected these maps during the late 1930s, and World War II, principally in England. Now housed in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in the McLennan Library,
this set of maps tells the story of the discovery and exploration of North America. The maps have been digitized and are available for viewing on the website.
Images of Early Maps on the Web
Trésors de la Cartothèque de l'Université Laval
Face to Face Canadian Personalities at CMC
Great Canadian Explorers
This web site contains information on the following Great Canadian Explorers:
John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, And many others
Click to read more
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Canada's inhabitants and their culture, thanks to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. You will meet people who played an important role in the formation of what is now 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.
Curricular Resources in Aboriginal Studies (CLN)
Check out this CLN page for curricular resources on Canadian Aboriginal History.
HEROES Home Page
This web site explores themes that characterize some Canadian heroes. It presents sampling of many outstanding personalities who have inspired and enriched the national character. Jeanne Mance, Louis Cyr, Howie Morenz,Terry Fox, Dr. Frederick Banting, Kivioq, Sasquatch, Jos. Montferrand , Alexis-le-trotteur, Johnny Canuck, Marie Rollet-Hérbert, Pierre-Esprit, Radisson, John Ware, Sir Sandford Fleming, Captain Robert Bartlett, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Louis Riel, Poundmaker, Madeleine de Verchères, Sam Slick, Grey Owl, William Kurelek, Anne of Green Gables.
Women in Canadian History at Heroines.ca
Meet some interesting Canadian women. We'll be adding material about notable women in Canadian history as well as cool Canadian women that are making history now.
Women in Canadian History
Discover ten remarkable women in Canadian history.
Musée virtuel /Virtual Museum
Teachers' Centre of the Virtual Museum of Canada - Learning Resources from Canadian Museums
Champlain : Travels in the Canadian Francophonie
Champlain : Travels in the Canadian Francophonie invites you to a virtual exposition about the route, the time periods and the experiences of Samuel de Champlain, as well as offering learning activities and games. You can start you visit by choosing between these sections : Time Periods; Voyages; Experiences; Multimedia; Regions; Activities; Resources.
Canadian Museum of Civilization
CMCC - Virtual Museum - Collections Storage
At the core of the Museum lie its collections of objects of historical or cultural significance, which help define the national heritage. These collections, together with research undertaken by the Museum's curators, are a vital asset for learning more about Canada.
CMCC - Online resources for Canadian heritage
This list focuses on educational Internet resources pertinent to Canadian heritage in the disciplines covered by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation: archaeology, ethnology, history (including military history and postal history), and folk culture.
Musée canadien de la guerre/Canadian War Museum
The Colonial Period, The Victorian Era, The First World War, The Second World War, Peacekeeping.
Musée virtuel de la Nouvelle-France /The Virtual Museum of New France
French exploration of North America intensified in 1534 on the orders of François I, who demanded and obtained his share of the riches of the New World- riches to which, up to that time, Portugal and Spain had had exclusive rights.
Adventures in New France: Pierre Boucher
The Habitant in New France
The Fur Trade In New France - The Coureurs des Bois
Les Filles du Roi
First Nations in New France
CN: Images of Canada Gallery - A Canadian History
The Canadian Encyclopedia
Online / L'Encyclopédie canadienne
The Heritage Project is a long-term educational programme developed to raise greater interest and awareness in Canada's past. By linking what children see at home, on television and on computer screens to their studies, the Project aims to actively engage all Canadians in the sharing of their stories with each other, and with the world.
Early Canadiana Online / Notre memoire en ligne
Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a collaborative research project to provide Web access to a digital library of primary sources in Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of literature, women's history, travel and exploration, native studies and the history of French Canada. ECO has recently released educational resources to accompany the Early Canadiana Online collection.
Lesson plans and resources are accessible at:
These lesson and unit plans come with detailed teaching instructions, links to relevant documents, student work sheets, extension work sheets and grading rubrics. In addition, many lessons provide suggested sources and sample outlines to ensure that the activities can be extended to different ability levels.
Historical 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.
Hudson's 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
Musée Mccord Museum
The McCord Museum conserves, studies and presents a remarkable collection of objects, archives
and historical photographs, through which it helps increase awareness of the social history and
material culture of Canada, Quebec and Montreal, from the 18th century to the present.
The Peopling of Canada - 1891-1921
This tutorial examines the movement of people into Canada and between regions during one of Canada's most important migration periods, 1891-1921.