Social Studies

Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 6: Cluster 1: Building a Nation

Learning Experience: 6.1.1 A New Nation
6.1.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Confederation for Kids, Maps: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/confederation/kids/h2-1701-e.html (Compare maps 1867, 1870, 1873, 1898, 1905, 1949, 1999)

Canadian Railroad Trilogy: http://www.lightfoot.ca/canrailt.htm

6.1.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

History of the Vote in Canada: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/elections/el_000_e.shtml

Elections Canada, The Evolution of the Federal Franchise: http://www.elections.ca/content.asp ?section=gen&document=ec90785&dir= bkg&lang=e&textonly=false

History of the Vote in Canada, Aboriginal People and the Franchise: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/elections/el_038_e.shtml

6.1.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No Websites recommended

Learning Experience: 6.1.2 Manitoba Enters Confederation
6.1.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Online Modern History Review, Western Canada, 1869 Métis Bill of Rights: http://victoria.tc.ca/history/etext/metis-bill-of-rights.html

Manitobia:  Life and Times http://manitobia.ca/cocoon/launch/en/themesSelectionPage

Canadian Confederation Maps: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/023001-5000-e.html

Canadian Confederation for Kids: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/index-e.html

Confederation for Kids, Northwest Territories: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/023002-2060-e.html

6.1.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Manitobia:  Life and Times http://manitobia.ca/cocoon/launch/en/themesSelectionPage

Confederation for Kids, Manitoba’s Entry into Confederation: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/023002-1000-e.html

University of Saskatchewan Library, Louis Riel http://library.usask.ca/northwest/background/riel.htm

Parks Canada, Louis Riel, Métis Leader and a Founder of the Province of Manitoba: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/riel/natcul/hist_E.asp#03

Canadian Council for Geographic Education, Red River, Uprising: http://www.ccge.org/resources/rivers_of_canada/red_river/uprising.asp

Canadian Encyclopedia, Red River Rebellion: http://www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0006727

Manitobia:  Life and Times http://manitobia.ca/cocoon/launch/en/themesSelectionPage

CBC: Canada, A People’s History: http://history.cbc.ca/histicons/

Manitobia:  Life and Times: http://manitobia.ca/cocoon/launch/en/themesSelectionPage

Canadian Encyclopedia, William McDougall: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0004884

Canadian Encyclopedia, Thomas Scott: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0007231

Canadian Encyclopedia, John Christian Schultz: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=A&ArticleId=A0007210&mState=1

Parks Canada, Riel House National Historic Site, virtual tour: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/riel/natcul/guide_E.asp

Back to Batoche http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Batoche/html/about/index.php

6.1.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES
Learning Experience 6.1.3 “A mari usque ad mare”
6.1.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Canadian Heritage Gallery, Trains and Railways, 1800-1880: http://www.canadianheritage.ca/galleries/transportation2100.htm #Trains%20&%20Railways:%20

Canadian Heritage Gallery, Passenger Trains, 1800-1885: http://www.canadianheritage.ca/galleries/transportation2100.htm #Trains%20&%20Railways:%20

Atlas of Alberta Railways: http://railways.library.ualberta.ca/

6.1.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Confederation for Kids, Maps, 1870: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/023002/f1/nlc006842-v6.jpg

Confederation for Kids, British Columbia 1871: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/023002-2070-e.html

Confederation for Kids, Prince Edward Island 1873: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/023002-2080-e.html

Confederation for Kids, Yukon 1898: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/023002-2090-e.html

Confederation for Kids, Saskatchewan and Alberta 1905: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/023002-2100-e.html

Confederation for Kids, Sir Frederick Haultain: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/023002-3030-e.html

Confederation for Kids, Newfoundland 1949: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/023002-2110-e.html

Newfoundland Heritage, Confederation cartoon: http://www.heritage.nf.ca/confederation/cartoon2.html

Confederation for Kids, Nunavut 1999: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/023002-2120-e.html

Historica, The Prime Ministers of Canada: http://www.primeministers.ca/index.php (excellent:audio, images, primary sources on all PMs: more detail on major PMs)

National Library of Canada, Prime Ministers: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/primeministers/index-e.html

National Library of Canada, Prime Ministers for Kids: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/primeministers/kids/index-e.html

National Library of Canada, Prime Ministers for Kids, Facts: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/primeministers/kids/h9-3000-e.html

RCMP March West: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/hist/march/index-eng.htm

Prime Ministers, Sir John A. Macdonald: http://www.primeministers.ca/macdonald/intro.php (excellent site with audio, images, primary sources)

Canadian Confederation, Confederation for Kids: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/confederation/kids/h2-1575-e.html

CBC, Canada, A People’s History, Episode 9: http://history.cbc.ca/history/?MIval=/EpHome.html&episode_id=9&lang=E

Canada, A People’s History, Episode 10, Taking the West 1873 – 1896: Segment: “Fancy Paper City” (Macdonald, tariffs and the railway, growth of Winnipeg) CBC, Canada, A People’s History, Episode 10: http://history.cbc.ca/history/ ?MIval=Section.html&series_id=1&episode_id=10&chapter_id=1&lang=E

National Archives of Canada, Excerpts from the Diary of Railway Surveyor: http://www.archives.ca/05/0529/052920/05292087_e.html

National Library of Canada, The Kids’ Site of Canadian Trains: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/trains/kids/index-e.html

Immigrant Voices; Perspective: Chinese Labourers: http://www.canadianhistory.ca/iv/perspective/perspective4_2.html

The Canadian Encyclopedia, The “Other” Last Spike: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=ArchivedFeatures&TCE_Version=A&FeatureId=65&mState=2

Origins of the RCMP: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/hist/ori-deb/index-eng.htm

RCMP March West History: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/hist/march/index-eng.htm

Heritage Minute “Steele of the Mounties”: http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10187

Canadian Encyclopedia, Gold Rushes: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=J0003299&mState=1

Canadian Encyclopedia, Klondike Gold Rush: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=J0004349

Canadian Encyclopedia, Fraser River Gold Rush: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=J0010032

Klondike Gold Rush: http://www.questconnect.org/ak_klondike.htm

Canada’s Digital Collections- Canadian Gold Rushes: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume5/328-335.htm

Parks Canada, National Historic Sites in the Klondike: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/yt/klondike/index_e.asp

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site (Klondike):  http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/yt/chilkoot/index_e.asp

6.1.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES
Learning Experience: 6.1.4 Aboriginal Peoples and the Growing Nation of Canada
6.1.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Indian and Northern Affairs, Treaties, Image Gallery: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/trts/hti/imgally/index_e.html

Canada’s Digital Collections, First Nations and Métis, Images: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/Alberta/fn_metis/fn_metis_images.html

The Making of Treaty 8 in Canada’s Northwest: http://www.albertasource.ca/treaty8/eng/

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Territorial Evolution, Treaty Maps:  http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/trts/hti/site/mpindex_e.html

6.1.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Canada’s Digital Collections, Transcripts of treaties: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/treaties/code/index.htm

Canada’s Digital Collections, First Nations and Métis, Crowfoot: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/abpolitics/alberta/fn_metis/crowfoot_bio.html (Click on Treaties: Treaty 7, Crowfoot and Red Crow, for transcript re: the signing of Treaty #7)

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Kids’ Stop, Dates in History before 1899: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ks/4010_e.html

Canada’s Digital Collections, First Nations and Métis, Treaties - Overview: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/abpolitics/alberta/fn_metis/treaties.html

History Television; First Nations Chiefs, Big Bear Biography: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/abpolitics/alberta/fn_metis/bigbear_bio.html

Northwest Rebellion, Big Bear: http://library.usask.ca/northwest/background/bear.htm

Canada’s Digital Collections, First Nations and Métis, Poundmaker Biography: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/abpolitics/alberta/fn_metis/poundmaker_bio.html

Pitikwahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker): http://library.usask.ca/northwest/background/pound.htm

National Library of Canada, Kids’ Site of Canadian Trains, First Nations (Poundmaker): http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/trains/kids/index-e.html

Northwest Rebellion, Gabriel Dumont : http://library.usask.ca/northwest/background/dumont.htm

Gabriel Dumont – Canadian Encyclopedia http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002444

Virtual Saskatchewan, Gabriel Dumont: http://www.virtualsk.com/current_issue/gabriel_dumont.html

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Crowfoot and his family: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/trts/hti/imgally/pg7a_e.html

Canada’s Digital Collections, First Nations and Métis, Crowfoot, Biography: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/abpolitics/alberta/fn_metis/crowfoot_bio.html

Canadian Heritage Galleries, North West Rebellion: http://www.canadianheritage.com/galleries/warsbattlesrebellions0700.htm #North-West%20Rebellion

Métis Museum, Township system: http://www.metismuseum.ca/resource.php/02205

Métis Museum, Métis river lot system: http://www.metismuseum.ca/resource.php/02204

Fort Battleford National Historic Site: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/battleford/natcul/histo_e.asp

Batoche National Historic Site: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche/natcul/histo_e.asp

National Library of Canada, Kid’s Site of Canadian Trains, Northwest Rebellion: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/trains/kids/021007-1030-e.html (role of the railway in the Northwest Rebellion)

Virtual Métis Museum, Batoche: http://www.metismuseum.ca/media/document.php/00714.pdf

6.1.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Pauline Johnson’s Writings, Poetry, “A Cry from an Indian Wife”:  http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~pjohnson/writings.html

The Pauline Johnson Archive: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~pjohnson/mock.html (images, biographical information)

Learning Experience: 6.1.5 Immigration
6.1.5 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

The Canadian West, Immigration: http://www.archives.ca/05/0529/052902/05290203_e.html

Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Last Best West: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/advertis/ads1-01e.shtml

6.1.5 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Statistics Canada, Map population density 1901–2001: http://geodepot.statcan.ca/Diss/Highlights/Page3/AnimatedMap_e.cfm

Pioneers Head West “Pulling up Stakes”; “The Newcomers”: http://history.cbc.ca/history /?MIval=Section.html &series_id=1&episode_id=10&chapter_id=3&lang=E (Information about government promotion of immigration)

CBC History, Marketing the Frontier: http://history.cbc.ca/history/?MIval=EpisContent.html &lang=E&series_id=1&episode_id=10&chapter_id=3&page_id=2#top (Information about the difficulties of the voyage west before the completion of the CPR, and the challenges of establishing a homestead in the prairies)

CBC History, Tales on the Trails: http://history.cbc.ca/history/?MIval=EpisContent&series _id=1&episode_id=10&chapter_id=3&page_id=3&lang=E

National Library of Canada, Prime Ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/primeministers/h4-3175-e.html

National Library of Canada, Prime Ministers for Kids, Sir Wilfrid Laurier: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/primeministers/kids/index-e.html

Historica, Prime Ministers of Canada, Laurier: http://www.primeministers.ca/laurier/quickfacts.php

Canadian Encyclopedia, Manitoba Schools Question: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=J0005073&mState=1

CBC, Canada, a People’s History, Age of Prosperity: http://history.cbc.ca/history/?MIval=Section.html &series_id=1&episode_id=11&chapter_id=1&page_id=0&lang=E

Video segment “The Sunny Way” from Canada, a People’s History, Episode 11: http://history.cbc.ca/history/?MIval=EpisHome.html &series_id=1&episode_id=11&lang=E

Timelinks, Clifford Sifton: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/features/timelinks/reference/db0053.shtml

Pier 21, National Historic Site, Gateway to Canada: http://www.pier21.ca/research/collections/the-story-collection/online-story-collection/

Manitobia:  Life and Times: http://manitobia.ca/cocoon/launch/en/themesSelectionPage

National Archives of Canada, The Canadian West, Immigration: http://www.archives.ca/05/0529/052902/05290203_e.html

Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Last Best West: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/advertis/ads1-01e.shtml

Manitoba Museum website: http://www.manitobamuseum.ca/mu_info.html

CBC History, Canada Opens its Door: http://history.cbc.ca/history/?MIval=EpisContent.html &series_id=1&episode_id=11&chapter_id=3&page_id=1&lang=E

CBC, Canada, A People’s History, A Land of Many Cultures: http://history.cbc.ca/history/ ?MIval=Section.html &series_id=1&episode_id=11&chapter_id=3&lang=E

Statistics Canada, Population and growth components, 1851–1961:  http://www.statcan.ca/english/Pgdb/demo03.htm

A Scattering of Seeds, the Creation of Canada: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/index.html

New Iceland Heritage Museum, Western Icelanders: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/iceland/lowbandwidth/index.htm

The Peopling of Canada: http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/canada1891/

Canada’s Heirloom Collections, Canadian Settlement Patterns, Chapter 5: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume1/chapter5/chapter5.htm

Museum of Civilization, Immigration to Western Canada, One Story among Thousands: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/education/teacher-resources/oracles/history/ckitzan

Museum of Civilization, The Last Best West, Immigrant’s Possessions: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/advertis/adob-01e.shtml

White Pine Pictures, A History of Russian Mennonite Immigration to Canada: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/iii/33/history2.html

White Pine Pictures, Icelandic Immigration History: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/ii/21/history2.html

White Pine Pictures, Chinese Immigration : http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/3/history1.html

White Pine Pictures, Mennoniote Immigration: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/4/history1.html

White Pine Pictures, Black Immigration: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/5/history1.html

White Pine Pictures, Italian Immigration: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/7/history1.html

White Pine Pictures, German Immigration: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/9/history1.html

White Pine Pictures, Ukrainian Immigration: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/11/history1.html

White Pine Pictures, Scottish Immigration: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/13/index.html

6.1.5 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Last Best West: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/advertis/ads1-01e.shtml

Learning Experience: 6.1.6 Farming the Land
6.1.6 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

6.1.6 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Canadian Encyclopedia, Dominion Lands Policy: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=A&ArticleId=A0002347&mState=1

Canadian Encyclopedia, Homesteading: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=J&ArticleId=J0003824&mState=1

Canadian Encyclopedia, Sod Houses: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0007538

View excerpts of the Pioneer Quest video: http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/cm/vol8/no20/pioneer.html (review of video and summary)

Pioneer Quest website (speaking engagements with the individuals who participated in the Pioneer Quest experience): http://www.pioneerquest.ca/

Making the West Canadian, Homesteads: http://www.archives.ca/05/0529/052902/05290204_e.html

Ukrainian Canadian, A Brief History: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/plast/ukrcan/ukrcan1_e.htm

Virtual Museums of Canada; Home, Home on the Plains: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/pasttopresent/index.html (ethnic groups, settlement in Alberta)

National Archives of Canada, Making the West Canadian, Homesteads: http://www.archives.ca/05/0529/052902/05290204_e.html

Making the West Canadian, Homesteads: http://www.archives.ca/05/0529/052902/05290204_e.html

Ukrainian Canadian, A Brief History: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/plast/ukrcan/ukrcan1_e.htm

Canada’s Digital Collections, Farming and Homesteading: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/PasttoPresent/rural_life/farming_homesteading.html

Canada’s Digital Collections, Pioneer Life, The Doukhobours: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/cree/pioneer/Doukhobo/43a.htm

Virtual Museums of Canada; Toys and Games: http://www.mcq.org/jeux/jouets/aaindex.html

Virtual Museums of Canada; Home, Home on the Plains: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/pasttopresent/index.html (ethnic groups, settlement in Alberta)

National Archives of Canada, Making the West Canadian, Homesteads: http://www.archives.ca/05/0529/052902/05290204_e.html

From Farm to Table, Agriculture in the Classroom: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/agriculture/top.htm

6.1.6 APPLYING STRATEGIES
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