Social Studies

Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 5: Cluster 1: First Peoples

Learning Experience 5.1.1: Origins of First Peoples of North America
5.1.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
5.1.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES
5.1.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience 5.1.2: Connections to the Land
5.1.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
5.1.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Lakes and Rivers of Canada

Outline map of North America

Exploration maps

Canadian Climate Normals or Averages 1971-2000

Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment

WorldClimate

Outline map of Canada (lakes and rivers only): http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/maps/reference/outlinecanada/canada05

Outline map of North America: http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/maps/reference/outlineworld/northamerica01

Exploration maps: http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/featureditems/exploration

All regions

Canadian Heritage Gallery: First Nations:  http://www.canadianheritage.ca/galleries/firstnations.htm (Digital images of historical drawings, photographs, maps related to First Nations peoples)

Eastern Woodlands

Oneida Indian Nation (Iroquoian): http://www.oneida-nation.net/

Nisga’a: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/info/nit_e.html

Western Plateau

Map and names of British Columbia First Peoples: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/abed/map.htm

Subarctic Woodlands

Mi’kmaq: http://museum.gov.ns.ca/arch/infos/mikmaq1.htm

Beothuk: http://www.mun.ca/rels/native/beothuk/beo_religion.html http://www.heritage.nf.ca/aboriginal/beothuk.html

Plains

Canadian Museum of Civilization: Storytelling: The Art of Knowledge: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/storytel/indexeng.shtml

Our Voices (Omushkego Oral History Project, The Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies): http://www.ourvoices.ca/ (recorded and transcribed oral histories of the Swampy Cree people of the James Bay Hudson’s Bay Lowlands region)

PBS: Circle of Stories: http://www.pbs.org/circleofstories/index.html (Native American stories and legends)

5.1.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience 5.1.3: Pre-contact Cultures
5.1.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Canadian Museum of Civilization: Storytelling: The Art of Knowledge

Websites with examples of First Nations Art

EA Studios Native Canadian Art, Art of the Woodlands/Ojibway,First Nations Group of Seven (This is a commercial site but it contains large and beautiful images of several of the most significant First Nations Woodlands/Ojibway artists – the so-called “First Nations Group of Seven”: Jackson Beardy, Benjamin Chee Chee, Eddie Cobiness, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjik, Clemence Wescoupe, and Roy Thomas; as well as some Inuit and West Coast examples.)

Turtle Island Native Network Click on Culture; click on Art for links to various artists (not all links are up to date on this site)

5.1.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

All regions

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Information Sheets on various cultural topics

Eastern Woodlands

Ancestral Art, Life for the Algonquian

Oneida Indian Nation Culture and History (Iroquoian)

Northwest coastal

Northwest Coast Native Cultures Grand Hall of Museum of Civilization

Subarctic Woodlands

Mi’kmaq

Beothuk: http://www.mun.ca/rels/native/beothuk/beo_religion.html http://www.heritage.nf.ca/aboriginal/beothuk.html

Arctic

Innu

Inuit and Thule:  http://www.heritage.nf.ca/aboriginal/inuit.html http://www.tapirisat.ca/

Manitoba Museum website

Websites for traditional stories from diverse cultural regions

Storytelling – The Art of Knowledge Museum of Civilization:

Myths and Legends of the Sioux

Websites to support research on First Peoples’ cultures

University of Calgary, Native Civilisations

Canadian Encyclopedia, Interactive Maps, Canada’s Native Peoples

All regions

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Information Sheets on various cultural topics

Eastern Woodlands

Ancestral Art, Life for the Algonquian:

Oneida Indian Nation Culture and History (Iroquoian)

Northwest coastal

Northwest Coast Native Cultures Grand Hall of Museum of Civilization: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/grand/grandeng.shtml

Subarctic Woodlands

Mi’kmaq: http://museum.gov.ns.ca/arch/infos/mikmaq1.htm

Beothuk: http://www.mun.ca/rels/native/beothuk/beo_religion.html http://www.heritage.nf.ca/aboriginal/beothuk.html

Arctic

Innu

Inuit and Thule:  http://www.heritage.nf.ca/aboriginal/inuit.html http://www.tapirisat.ca/

5.1.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience 5.1.4: First Peoples’ Governance
5.1.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

5.1.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES
5.1.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended