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Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 6: Cluster 4: Canada Today


Learning Experience: 6.4.1 Expressions of Canadian Identity

6.4.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Historica, Heritage Minutes, Paul-Émile Borduas
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10222
(Québec artist of the Quiet Revolution)

Historica, Heritage Minutes, Casavant :
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10167
(world-renowned builder of Casavant Frères Organs in Montréal)

Historica, Heritage Minutes, Stratford Festival:
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10221
(Shakespearean theatre festival in Stratford, Ontario)

Historica, Heritage Minutes, Emily Carr:
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10214
(West coast painter interested in Aboriginal art who later became an associate of the Group of Seven)

Historica, Heritage Minutes, La Bolduc :
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10209
(Québec chanteuse who became well-known for her songs of everyday life in the Depression)


6.4.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, The Group of Seven:
http://www.tomthomson.org/page.php?page=75

National Gallery of Canada, The Group of Seven in Western Canada
http://www.gallery.ca/exhibitions/exhibitions/
group_of_seven/english/about.html

CBC Archives, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven
http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?id=1-68-754

Virtual Museums, Group of Seven:
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/English/Gallery/static/
GroupofSeven15082001_page1.html

Canada’s Heirloom Series: Canadian Triumphs, Group of Seven, Painters for a Nation :
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume6/volume6.htm

CBC Website:
http://www.cbc.ca/
(Select Radio or Television to access program information)

National Gallery of Canada, Cybermuse, Virtual Galleries, Canadian Art:
http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/showcases/
galleries/index_e.jsp?igalleryid=2126

Canadian Heritage Gallery, Artwork:
http://www.canadianheritage.org/galleries/artwork.htm

National Gallery of Canada:
http://www.gallery.ca/

National Archives of Canada, Living Memory:
http://www.archives.ca/05/0509_e.html

Specific Visual Artists:

Canada’s Digital Collections; Emily Carr, At Home and at Work:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/EmilyCarrHomeWork/main.htm

Canada’s Digital Collections; Emily Carr and the House of All Sorts:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/EmilyCarr/

Historica, Heritage Minutes, Emily Carr:
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10214

Canada’s Digital Collections, Volume 5, People, Emily Carr:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume5/volume5.htm

Historica, Heritage Minutes, Paul-Émile Borduas:
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10222

Paul-Émile Borduas :
http://www.peinturequebec.com/peinture4/francais/ histo/artistes/borduas/borduas_p.html#haut
(French website but there are several images of Borduas’ work)

Canada’s Digital Collections; Christopher Pratt:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/pratt/

Art of Robert Bateman:
http://www.artthatsnew.com/artwork/scripts/
artofrobertbateman/robert-bateman-artists.cfm

The Canadian Encyclopedia: William Kurelek:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004386

Canada’s Heirloom Series, Volume 6, People, Cornelius Krieghoff:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume6/12-15.htm

Aboriginal Artists:

Center for Canadian Contemporary Art, Inuit Artists Project:
http://www.ccca.ca/inuit/

Culture Canada, Aboriginal Virtual Art Gallery:
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/AboriginalArtCultureandTraditions.html

Hambleton Galleries, Daphne Odjig:
http://www.hambletongalleries.com/dynamic/artists/Daphne_Odjig__RCA.asp

Museum of Civilization, Aboriginal Art, Bill Reid:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/reid/reid06e.shtml

Ahnisnabae Art, Roy Thomas:
http://www.ahnisnabae-art.com/

Photography:

Canada’s Heirloom Series, Volume 4, People, Yousuf Karsh:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume4/volume4.htm

Weston Gallery, Yousof Karsh:
http://www.westongallery.com/artists/y_karsh/yousuf_karsh.html

Winnipeg Art Gallery
http://www.wag.mb.ca/

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Collection:
http://www.wag.mb.ca/htmlfiles/COLLECTION/collection.asp

Canada’s Digital Collections, Canada Heirloom Series, Volumes: 
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/index.htm
(Select a Volume, select People, to reach alphabetical list of Canadian achievers in many fields.) 

Dictionary of Canadian Biography online:
http://www.biographi.ca/index2.html

Canada Council for the Arts:
http://www.canadacouncil.ca/

Performing artists:

National Arts Centre of Canada:
http://www.nac-cna.ca/en/index.cfm

Canada’s Heirloom Series, Volume 6, Canadian Triumphs, Cirque du soleil:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume6/volume6.htm

Cirque du soleil:
http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueDuSoleil/en/default.htm

Canada’s Heirloom Series, Volume 4, People, Glenn Gould:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume4/volume4.htm

Canada’s Heirloom Series, Volume 4, People, Oscar Peterson:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume4/volume4.htm

Buffy Sainte-Marie:
http://www.creative-native.com/

Literature:

Canada’s Digital Collections, Governor General’s Literary Awards:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/ggawards/

Canada Council, Governor General’s Literary Awards:
http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggla/default.asp

Canada’s Heirloom Series, Volume 4, People, Lucy Maude Montgomery: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume4/volume4.htm

Canada’s Heirloom Series, Volume 4, People, Pauline Johnson:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume4/volume4.htm

Canada’s Heirloom Series, Volume 4, People, Leonard Cohen:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume4/volume4.htm

Media:

Canada’s Heirloom Series, Volume 4, People, Norman McLaren (film): 
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume4/volume4.htm

CBC, Life and Times, Barbara Frum (journalism):
http://www.cbc.ca/lifeandtimes/frum.html


6.4.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience: 6.4.2 Government in Canada

6.4.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


6.4.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Parliament of Canada:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/AboutParl_education.asp?Language=E

Government of Canada, Government Structure:
http://canada.gc.ca/acanada/acPubLevel3.jsp?font=0&lang=eng&categoryId=27

Library of Parliament, Canada’s Parliament, Democracy in Action:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/idb/democracy/ democracy-e.htm

Parliament of Canada, Senators and Members, About Senators and Members:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/SenatorsMembers_about.asp
?Language=E&Parl=37&Ses=2

A Look at Canada, Federal Government:
http://mavis.ca/canadiancitizenshipsite/
Federal%20Government/federalgovernmentindex.htm

The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, About the Assembly:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/leg-asmb/info/index.html

A Look at Canada, The Provincial Government, Manitoba:
http://mavis.ca/canadiancitizenshipsite/
Provincial%20Government/provincialmanitoba.htm

Structure of the Government of Canada:
http://www.canada.gc.ca/aboutgov-ausujetgouv/structure-eng.html

Parliament of Canada:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/AboutParl_education.asp?Language=E

Governor General of Canada:
http://www.gg.ca/index.aspx?lan=eng

Model Parliament Activity:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/education/empu/english/how_e.htm
National Library of Canada, First among Equals, The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics, Kids’ Site:
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/primeministers/kids/index-e.html

Parliament of Canada, Senators and Members, Members of the House of Commons:
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Lists/Members.aspx
(Current list of Members of Parliament)

Photos of Parliament Hill:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Information/Photos/Index-e.htm

Current List of Cabinet Members Manitoba:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/leg-asmb/members/cabinet.html

Province of Manitoba, Legislative Tour:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/legtour/index.html

Liberal Party of Canada:
http://www.liberal.ca/


6.4.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Parliament of Canada:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/AboutParl_education.asp?Language=E

Elections Manitoba, Your Power to Choose election education program:
http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Educators/index.html

Canadian Heritage, Golden Jubilee, Biography of Queen Elizabeth:
http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1296669421850

Governor General of Canada:
http://www.gg.ca/index.aspx?lan=eng

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba:
http://www.lg.gov.mb.ca/index.shtml

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs:
http://www.manitobachiefs.com/

Elections Canada:
http://www.elections.ca/home.asp?textonly=false
(Select Who is my MP? Students can find their MP by typing in their postal code.)

The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Who Is My Member?
http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Related_Links/Who_is_My_MLA.html


Learning Experience: 6.4.3 A Community of Communities

6.4.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


6.4.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


6.4.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience: 6.4.4 Creating a Just Society

6.4.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
 No websites recommended

6.4.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Justice Canada, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/Loireg/charte/const_en.html

Canadian Heritage, Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
http://www.pch.gc.ca/ddp-hrd/canada/guide/index-eng.cfm

Government of Canada, Canada Benefits
http://canadabenefits.gc.ca/faechome.jsp?lang=en

Government of Canada, Public Safety:
http://www.safecanada.ca/menu_e.asp

Government of Canada, Elementary and Secondary School Education, Information for Newcomers:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-education.asp

Government of Canada, Welcome to Canada, What You Should Know, Health Services:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-health.asp

Canadian Council on Social Development, Highlights, the Progress of Canada’s Children 2002:
http://www.ccsd.ca/pubs/2002/pcc02/hl.htm

Campaign 2000 End Child Poverty in Canada:
http://www.campaign2000.ca/

CBC News, Little change in child poverty rates, November 2003:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2003/11/24/child_poverty031124.html

National Film Board, Balablok, 8 minutes (1972):
http://www.nfb.ca/collection/films/fiche/?id=10784


6.4.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience: 6.4.5 Canadian Democracy in the World Context

6.4.5 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
 No websites recommended

6.4.5 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Government of Canada Youth Path, Canada and the World
http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml
(links to Canadian international involvement in all areas, from international law to student exchange programs) 

Canadian Heirloom Series, Volumes IV, V, and VI, People:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/

Canadian Encyclopedia, search name of individual:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?TCE_Version=A


6.4.5 APPLYING STRATEGIES

 No websites recommended


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