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Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 7: Cluster 3: Ways of Life in Asia, Aftrica, or Australasia


Learning Experience: 7.3.1 Elements of Societies

7.3.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

7.3.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


7.3.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience: 7.3.2 Natural Environment

7.3.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Aerial Photo Australia:
http://australia.photowebs.net/aerial_photo_australia/dp.php?r=73

Africa Pictures:
http://www.africapictures.com/

Africa Overland Expeditions
http://www.africatravel.co.za/

Time Asia Photo Essays:
http://www.time.com/time/asia/photoessays/

Pamela Logan’s Stock Photos, Asia Coverage:
http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~pamlogan/cover.html

The E-journal website, Photography Gallery Location Index:
http://www.synaptic.bc.ca/gallery/lcatntoc.htm
(includes photos of Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam)


7.3.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


7.3.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

GoWay Travel Experiences E-brochures, Asia:
http://www.goway.net/orientasia/

Globus Journeys, Australia:
http://www.globusjourneys.ca/australia.aspx


Learning Experience: 7.3.3 Cultural Influences and Expressions

7.3.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Asia, a Gallery of Photography:
http://www.lostworldarts.com/asia/new_page_6.htm

African Ceremonies:
http://www.africanceremonies.com

Dogon Niger Lobi, photos of people of Mali and Burkina Faso:
http://www.dogon-lobi.ch/index.html

African Art, Exhibition:
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/Exhibition.html

African Art and History Links:
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/afrilink.htm

China National Palace Museum, Home Page for Exhibitions:
http://www.npm.gov.tw/english/index-e.htm

Art India:
http://artindia.webindia.com/


7.3.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Interactive cultural workshops are also available to students through the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg, Stage for Learning program:
http://www.folklorama.ca/sfl.php.

List of video resources available from Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth. In addition, the following videos can be ordered from Maryknoll Productions:
http://www.maryknollmall.org/description2.cfm?ISBN=135
Children of the Earth (9 videos, 28 minutes each):
Asia Close-up--Japan & Cambodia (1996)
Africa Close-up--Egypt & Tanzania (1997)
Native American Close-up--Navajo Reservation, AZ, USA & Chehalis Reserve, British Columbia, Canada (2001)
Asia Close-up II: Thailand and Philippines (2002)

United Nations Cyber School Bus, Cities of Today, Indigenous Peoples:
http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/indigenous/index.asp

United Nations Cyber School Bus, Cities of Today, Indigenous Peoples, Maori Schools:
http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/indigenous/explore_focus.asp

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

United Nations Cyber School Bus. Info nation :
http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp
(country comparisons)

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: E-thologies by country:
http://www.e-thologies.com/menu-en.asp

MCIC, Our World:
http://ourworld.ca/ow2002/main02.html
(interactive website for youth, case studies)

Library of Congress Country Studies:
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/
(very detailed – teacher reference)

China the Beautiful, Slide Shows (index):
http://www.chinapage.com/slide.html
(selection of images of paintings, calligraphy, traditional art forms of China)

Chinese Festivals, Lunar New Year:
http://www.herongyang.com/chinese/festivals/chinese_new_year_spring_festival.html

University of Victoria, Chinese New Year:
http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/chinese_new_year.html

Myth Encyclopedia – Sunjata Myth:
http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Sp-Tl/Sunjata.html

The Electronic Passport to Southeast Asia:
http://www.mrdowling.com/615seasia.html

Africa Today:
http://www.mrdowling.com/611africatoday.html

Africa Online: Kids Only:
http://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/africa/kids.htm

China the Beautiful, Calligraphy of the Masters:
http://www.chinapage.com/callig1.html#cx

University of Pennsylvania, African Studies Center, Africa in the Classroom:
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/K-12/chill.html

CultureGrams, Japan:
http://onlineedition.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php
?contid=3&wmn=Asia&cid=82&cn=Japan

Electronic Passport, Japan:
http://www.mrdowling.com/616japan.html

Japan through Young Eyes:
http://www.shejapan.com/jtyeholder/jtye/001/

Families of the World Collection, Helene Tremblay:
http://www.fdmfow.org/files_publications/publications.html


7.3.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience: 7.3.4 Historical Influences

7.3.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

UN International News Center:
http://www.un.org/News/
(Select Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East in “News by Region.”)


7.3.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, E-thologies by Country:
http://www.e-thologies.com/menu-en.asp
(select country, select History or Politics)

SOS Children’s Villages:
http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/
(select “What We Do,” “Where We Are,” select a country, click on country information, History/Politics for summary information)  

Lonely Planet World Guide, Destinations, Asia:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/asia/
(Click on desired country to select profile. Excellent up-to-date information includes history/politics summary.)

Lonely Planet World Guide, Destinations, Africa:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/africa

Lonely Planet World Guide, Destinations, Australasia and Pacific:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/pacific

Library of Congress Country Studies:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html#toc
(very detailed – teacher reference)

United Nations and Decolonization website:
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpi/decolonization/main.htm
(Click on “Map of the World 1945” and “Map of the World Today,” which list countries with colonial status in 1945 and countries that have now achieved sovereignty.) 
 
Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Youth Zone, Human Security around the World, Focus on Asia:
http://www.humansecurity.gc.ca/jeunesse_region_asia-en.asp

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Youth Zone, Human Security around the World, Focus on Africa:
http://www.humansecurity.gc.ca/jeunesse_region_africa-en.asp

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Youth Zone, Human Security around the World, Focus on the Middle East and North Africa:
http://www.humansecurity.gc.ca/jeunesse_region_mideast-en.asp

BBC World Service, Children of Conflict, a Human Rights Issue:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/ features/childrensrights/childrenofconflict/

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Human Security, Protection of Civilians, War Affected Children:
http://www.humansecurity.gc.ca/civilians_wac-en.asp

Security, Protection of Civilians, Land Mines:
http://www.humansecurity.gc.ca/civilians_mines-en.asp

United Nations, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict:
http://www.un.org/special-rep/children-armed-conflict/

United Nations, Cyber School Bus, Child Soldiers:
http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/childsoldiers/whatsgoingon/

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

Kim Foundation, Kim Phuc Phan Thi:
http://www.kimfoundation.com/modules/contentpage/index.php?file=story.htm&ma=10&subid=101
(Canada’s goodwill ambassador to UNESCO for peace, global projects to assist war-affected children)

Select country for report, click on Map of Freedom for latest map of all countries:
http://www.countryreports.org/

UNICEF, Information by country:
http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/index.html
(This site focuses on quality of life for children in the countries of the world.)


7.3.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

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

UNICEF in Iraq:
http://www.unicef.org/emerg/iraq/index.html

Support UNICEF:
http://www.unicef.org/support/index.html

United Nations, Cyber School Bus, Child Soldiers:
http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/childsoldiers/whatsgoingon/

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

Kim Foundation International, Kim Phuc Phan Thi, Healing Children of War:
http://www.kimfoundation.com/modules/contentpage/index.php?file=story.htm&ma=10&subid=101
(Canada’s ambassador to UNESCO for a culture of peace, global projects to assist war-affected children)


Learning Experience: 7.3.5 Economy and Well-Being

7.3.5 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

International Committee of the Red Cross, Photo Gallery Asia and the Pacific:
http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/
htmlall/section_photos_asia?OpenDocument

International Committee of the Red Cross, Photo Gallery, Africa:
http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/
htmlall/section_photos_africa?OpenDocument

(These are excellent sites about aid projects in countries in these areas that show people, ways of life, and challenges.) 

Geographic.org, Countries of the World, Country Photos:
http://www.theodora.com/wfb/photos/

One World Country Guides:
http://www.oneworld.net


7.3.5 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

CIA The World Fact Book, search by country or by continent:
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

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

United Nations Cyber School Bus. Info Nation:
http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: E-thologies by country:
http://www.e-thologies.com/menu-en.asp

One World Country Guides:
http://www.oneworld.net

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, Our World:
http://ourworld.ca/ow2002/main02.html
(interactive website for youth, case studies on Viet Nam and Ethiopia)

 Countries of the World:
http://www.geographic.org/countries/countries.html

Library of Congress Country Studies:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html#toc
(very detailed – teacher reference)

CIA The World Fact Book, search by country or by continent:
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

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

United Nations Cyber School Bus. Info Nation:
http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: E-thologies by Country:
http://www.e-thologies.com/menu-en.asp

Countries of the World:
http://www.geographic.org/countries/countries.html

MCIC, Our World:
http://ourworld.ca/ow2002/main02.html
(interactive website for youth, case studies on Viet Nam and Ethiopia)

One World Country Guides:
http://www.oneworld.net

Countries of the World:
http://www.geographic.org/countries/countries.html

Library of Congress Country Studies:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html#toc
(very detailed – teacher reference)

Save the Children, Cocoa and Child Labour:
http://www.savethechildren.ca/whatwedo/
advocate/expertforum/expertforum.html

TransFair:
http://www.transfair.ca/
(information about Fair Trade products in Canada)

People Facts and Figures, Map, Life Expectancy:
http://www.os-connect.com/pop/p1a.htm

Africa Recovery, Interview with Stephen Lewis:
http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol15no1/151aids3.htm


7.3.5 APPLYING STRATEGIES

UN News Center, UN News Service :
http://www.un.org/News/
(Select Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East in News by region.)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs IRIN News:
http://www.irinnews.org/homepage.asp

One World, News from One World Africa:
http://africa.oneworld.net/

One World, News from One World South Asia:
http://southasia.oneworld.net/

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

Trans Fair Canada:
http://www.transfair.ca/
(information about fair trade products, labelling and availability in Canada)

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

BBC, Photo Journal, China:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/world/
2002/disposable_planet/waste/chinese_workshop/default.stm

UNICEF, Voices of Youth, The Learning Place:
http://www.unicef.org/voy/learning/learhome.html
(interactive quizzes on human development topics, including illness and health care,  gender equity, children and work)

MCIC, Our World, quizzes:
http://ourworld.ca/ow2002/quiz02.html
(Ten Years of Human Development quiz, quizzes on Islam, gender rights)

MCIC, Our World, Myth Busters quiz:
http://ourworld.ca/ow2002/myths02.html
(quiz about myths and realities about world food security)


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