Social Studies

Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 7: Cluster 2: Global Quality of Life

Learning Experience: 7.2.1 What is the Good Life?
7.2.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

7.2.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

World Bank, Poverty Net, Excerpts from the Literature of Poverty: http://www.worldbank.org/poverty/povlit/index.htm

United Nations, CyberSchool Bus Main Page: http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/index.asp

Free the Children: http://www.freethechildren.com/getinvolved/educator/ (Speakers’ Bureau, or contact a local high school that is involved in supporting Free the Children projects re: education projects, child labour, child soldiers)

7.2.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

The Ladybug Foundation: www.ladybugfoundation.ca

Learning Experience: 7.2.2 Universal Human Rights
7.2.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

7.2.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

United Nations, Youth Cyber School Bus, Human Rights in Action: http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/index.asp (Interactive Declaration of Human Rights, suggested activities)

United Nations, Youth Cyber School Bus, Gallery: http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/gallery/index.asp (drawings, photos, posters by youth around the world on global issues including racism, human rights )

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities: http://smd.mb.ca/default.aspx

7.2.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

UNICEF Voices of Youth: http://www.unicef.org/voy/ (action projects, youth forums and online discussions)

UNICEF Canada, Global Action: http://www.unicef.ca/ (current world issues, action projects, A World Fit for Children)

United Nations Association of Canada, News and Events, International Days and Weeks: http://www.unac.org/en/news_events/un_days/international_days.asp

Learning Experience: 7.2.3 Democratic Citizenship and Quality of Life
7.2.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

7.2.3 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

United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Democracy and Human Rights: http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/democracy/human_rights.shtml

United Nations, UN News Centre: http://www.un.org/News/

Veterans’ Affairs Canada, Home Page: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/

Veterans’ Affairs Canada, Veterans’ Week 2001, “In the Service of Peace”: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm ?source=feature/week2001/natnews/servpeace

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada and Peacekeeping: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/peacekeeping/menu-en.asp

Canadian Forces, Canada’s Peacekeeping Missions Abroad: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/operations/current_ops_e.asp (map and list of current operations)

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Peacekeeping Missions: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/peacekeeping/missions-en.asp (list of Canadian contributions to UN peacekeeping missions)

Peacekeeper’s Home Page, Peacekeeping Stories: http://www.peacekeeper.ca/stories.html

7.2.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

United Nations Association of Canada Toward a Culture of Peace, Projects: http://www.unac.org/en/projects/peace/index.asp (ideas for student projects in support of peace) 

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Foreign Policy, Projecting Canadian Values and Culture:  http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/foreign_policy/cnd-world/chap5-en.asp

Learning Experience: 7.2.4 Power, Wealth, and Justice
7.2.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
 

Students of the World, Countries of the World GDP (November 2003): http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/infopays/rank/PIBH2.html

United Nations Cyber School Bus, Country at a Glance: http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/index.asp (Select country, click on economy for GDP data)

Time Magazine, Time 100, The Most Important People of the Century: http://www.time.com/time/time100/leaders/

7.2.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

European Union: http://europa.eu.int/abc/index_en.htm

CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/

Google News Canada: http://news.google.ca/

Media Awareness Network: http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/index.cfm

Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Strategies: http://www.searchenginewatch.com/facts/article.php/2156021

Google Directory of Quotations: http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Quotations/ (links to a number of reliable quotation sites)  

CIA The World Fact Book, search by country or by continent: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

United Nations Cyber School Bus, Country at a Glance: http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/index.asp

Students of the World, Countries of the World GDP (November 2003): http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/infopays/rank/PIBH2.html

United Nations, Cyber School Bus, Info Nation: http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp (international comparisons)

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Statistics Division, Food and Agriculture Atlas: http://www.fao.org/es/ess/chartroom/gfap.asp

7.2.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Government of Canada, The Canadian Economy, Globalization: http://canadianeconomy.gc.ca/english/economy/globalization.html

Artpolitic Political Encyclopedia, Globalization: http://www.artpolitic.org/infopedia/gl/Globalization.html

The World Bank Group, Globalization: http://www1.worldbank.org/economicpolicy/globalization/

International Monetary Fund, What is Globalization: http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/ib/2000/041200.htm#II

International Forum on Globalization: http://www.ifg.org/analysis.htm

Learning Experience: 7.2.5 Global Cooperation
7.2.5 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

The Children of the Earth series provides an accurate picture of quality of life and local human development projects in various parts of the world: http://www.maryknollmall.org/description2.cfm?ISBN=135

The Mennonite Central Committee has produced a variety of videos about international development and social justice issues: http://www.mcc.org/manitoba/

7.2.5 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC): http://www.mcic.ca/

Mennonite Central Committee: http://www.mcc.org/

Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC): http://www.ccic.ca/

Oxfam Canada: http://www.oxfam.ca/

Earth Charter Initiative: http://www.earthcharter.org/

Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/international_en/

UNESCO: www.UNESCO.org

UNICEF: http://www.unicef.ca

Médecins sans frontières (Doctors without borders): http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Canadian International Demining Corps: http://www.cidc.ws/CIDC-CanadianInternationalDeminingCorps.htm

Peace Corps (American): http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn

Plan Canada (founded as Foster Parent’s Plan in 1937): http://www.plancanada.ca/

War Child Canada: http://www.warchild.ca/

World Vision International: http://www.wvi.org/wvi/wviweb.nsf

International Committee of the Red Cross: http://www.icrc.org/eng

Canadian Red Cross: http://www.redcross.ca

Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org/

Project Ploughshares: http://ploughshares.ca/index.html

Free the Children: http://www.freethechildren.org/

CUSO, Canadian University Students Overseas: http://www.cuso.org

Union of Concerned Scientists: http://www.ucsusa.org/

Care Canada: http://care.ca/

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC): http://www.mcic.ca/

Mennonite Central Committee: http://www.mcc.org/

Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC): http://www.ccic.ca/

Oxfam Canada: http://www.oxfam.ca/

Earth Charter Initiative: http://www.earthcharter.org/

Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/international_en/

UNESCO: www.UNESCO.org

UNICEF: http://www.unicef.ca

Médecins sans frontières (Doctors without borders): http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Canadian International Demining Corps: http://www.cidc.ws/CIDC-CanadianInternationalDeminingCorps.htm

Peace Corps (American): http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn

Plan Canada (founded as Foster Parent's Plan in 1937): http://www.plancanada.ca/

War Child Canada: http://www.warchild.ca/

World Vision International: http://www.wvi.org

International Committee of the Red Cross: http://www.icrc.org/eng

Canadian Red Cross: http://www.redcross.ca

Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org/

Project Ploughshares: http://ploughshares.ca/index.html

Free the Children: http://www.freethechildren.org/

CUSO, Canadian University Students Overseas: http://www.cuso.org

Union of Concerned Scientists: http://www.ucsusa.org/

Care Canada: http://care.ca/

The United Nations: An Introduction for Students: http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/unintro/unintro.asp

Further Internet resources for teachers on the United Nations: http://www.unac.org/learn/wrld/what.htm

Peace education resources from the United Nations:  http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/peace/index.asp

Canadian Red Cross, Manitoba Office: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=002944&tid=085

7.2.5 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Visit the UNESCO website, Peace Is in Our Hands, Manifesto 2000: http://www3.unesco.org/iycp/uk/uk_sum_manifesto2000.htm