Social Studies

Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 7: Cluster 4: Human Impact in Europe or the Americas

Learning Experience: 7.4.1 Geography
7.4.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Test Your Geography Knowledge: Europe: http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/euroquiz.html

Test Your Geography Knowledge: South America: http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/samericaquiz.html

Lonely Planet Destinations, Europe: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe (choose a profile for country information)

Lonely Planet Destinations, Americas: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/loc-ame.htm

7.4.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Country studies National Geographic, Map Machine, Flags and Facts: http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/

Lonely Planet Destinations, Europe: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe (choose a destination for country profile: general information for travelers)

Lonely Planet Destinations, Americas: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/loc-ame.htm (choose a destination for country profile: general information for travelers)

National Geographic, Quick Maps: http://www.theodora.com/maps/ (maps of countries of the world)

7.4.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

National Geographic, Photo Gallery Index: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/siteindex/photogallery/

Learning Experience: 7.4.2 Environment Impact
7.4.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

7.4.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

National Geographic, Map Machine: http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/ (select Flags and Facts, Click on a continent, select desired country for a country profile including statistics and maps)

Nation Master Statistics: http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php (select desired country for statistics on economy, development, history, etc.)

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

Lonely Planet Destinations, Europe: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe (choose a destination for country profile: general information for travelers)

Lonely Planet Destinations, Americas: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/loc-ame.htm (choose a destination for country profile: general information for travelers)

National Geographic, World Fact Book, Countries of the World: http://www.geographic.org/countries/countries.html (Data on countries of the world: geography, economy, population, history, some photos)

National Geographic, Quick Maps: http://www.theodora.com/maps/ (maps of countries of the world)

CIA, The World Fact Book, Country Profiles: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html (detailed data on countries of the world)

PBS, Frontline World, Columbia: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/colombia/index.html

PBS, Frontline World, Bolivia, Water: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/bolivia/index.html

PBS, Frontline World, Venezuela, Facts: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/venezuela/facts.html

One World Country Guides, Latin America: http://www.oneworld.net (Columbia, Bolivia, Mexico – includes environment and sustainability issues)

Library of Congress Country Studies: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html#toc

One World, Full Coverage, South America: http://www.oneworld.net (search by country and keyword topic)

One World, Full Coverage, Latin America and Caribbean: http://www.oneworld.net

World Wildlife Federation, Passport, Work for a Living Planet: http://passport.panda.org/index.cfm?uNC=01419050

Facing the Future, People and the Planet, Global Issues, Environment: http://www.globalissues.org/issue/168/environmental-issues

World Wildlife Federation, Newsroom: http://www.panda.org/news_facts/newsroom/index.cfm (select a region for news from that region)

Sierra Club of Canada: http://www.sierraclub.ca/

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

Earth Care Canada: http://www.earthcarecanada.com/

World Wildlife Federation, What We Do, The Six Global Issues: http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/index.cfm

EcoVoyageurs, “What is the Ecological Footprint?”: http://www.ecovoyageurs.com/EcoSite%20English/EcoFoot/whatisef.htm

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

Earth Charter initiative, Country Activities: http://earthcharter.org/ (Information about activities in support of the Earth Charter by world region)

Sierra Club, Earth Charter: http://www.sierraclub.ca/national/earth-charter/earth-charter-final.html (complete text of the Earth Charter)


7.4.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

World Wildlife Federation, News and Facts: http://www.panda.org/news_facts/

World Wildlife Federation, Photo Galleries: http://www.panda.org/photogallery/index.cfm (excellent photos of environmental issues in various regions) 

Calculate your own ecological footprint: http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/environment/webstuff/footprint.html

EcoVoyageurs, Measure Your Impact: http://www.ecovoyageurs.com/EcoSite%20English/Measure/measureimpact.htm

Earthday Network, Redefining Progress, Ecological Footprint Quiz: http://www.myfootprint.org/

How to reduce your ecological footprint: http://www.tgmag.ca/ungass/nyceco1.html

Learning Experience: 7.4.3 Urbanization
7.4.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
7.4.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

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

Nation Master Statistics: http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php

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

National Geographic, World Fact Book, Countries of the World: http://www.geographic.org/countries/countries.html   United Nations Cyber School Bus, Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow: http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/habitat/index.asp (includes cities fact game, history of cities, teaching activities)

Lonely Planet Destinations, Europe: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe (choose a destination for country profile, select a city: general information for travelers)

Lonely Planet Destinations, Americas: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/loc-ame.htm (choose a destination for country profile, select a city: general information for travelers)

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Cultural Profiles Project: http://www.settlement.org/cp/english/ (excellent site – select a country, then select desired topic) 

United Nations Cyber School Bus, Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow: http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/habitat/index.asp (includes cities fact game, history of cities, teaching activities)

Nation Master Statistics: http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php

Lonely Planet Destinations, Europe: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/loc-eur.htm (choose a destination for country profile, select a city: general information for travelers)

Lonely Planet Destinations, Americas: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/loc-ame.htm (choose a destination for country profile, select a city: general information for travelers)

National Geographic, World Fact Book, Countries of the World: http://www.geographic.org/countries/countries.html (select a country, select geography, economy, population, history, some photos)

Cities.com, City Guides: http://www.cities.com/ (commercial site, general information for travellers – select a country, city, for links)

People and Planet, Cities: http://www.peopleandplanet.net/?lid=26729§ion=40&topic=44

Geographia, Destinations, Latin America: http://www.geographia.com/indx05.htm

Geographia, Destinations, Europe : http://www.geographia.com/indx03.htm

Geographia, Destinations, Caribbean: http://www.geographia.com/indx02.htm

City Skylines: http://www.city-skylines.de/

World City Photos: http://www.worldcityphotos.org/

7.4.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 7.4.4 Historical Influences
7.4.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
No websites recommended
7.4.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Cultural Profiles Project: http://www.settlement.org/cp/english/ (Select country, select “A Look at the Past” for an excellent and concise historical overview.)

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

Lonely Planet Destinations, Europe: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe (Select a country profile, select History)

Lonely Planet Destinations, Americas: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/loc-ame.htm (Select a country profile, select History)

United Nations Cyber School Bus, Cities of Today, Indigenous Peoples: http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/indigenous/index.asp (information on indigenous peoples of all regions of the world – section on Amazon basin indigenous peoples)

7.4.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 7.4.5 Living in the Global Village
7.4.5 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

David Suzuki Foundation, Declaration of Interdependence: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/about_us/declaration_of_interdependence.asp

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation: http://ourworld.ca/ow2002/myths02.html

7.4.5 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Government of Canada, Climate Change: http://www.climatechange.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=E18C8F2D-1

UK Environmental Change Network, Climate Change: http://www.ecn.ac.uk/Education/climate_change.htm

David Suzuki Foundation, Climate Change: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Change/

David Suzuki Foundation, Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Change/Kyoto/default.asp

Sustainability Report, International Agreements: http://www.sustreport.org/policy/international.html

Tree Canada Foundation, Climate Change: http://www.treecanada.ca/programs/climatechange/index.htm

LSF Climate Change, Things Schools Can Do: http://www.schoolnet.ca/future/teacher/ classroom/thematic/climate/cool/activities.htm\

Environment Canada Youth Website: http://www.ec.gc.ca/youth/index_e.cfm (information on individual activities to reduce impact on the environment)

Environmental Learning and Sustainability website: http://www.ec.gc.ca/education/default.asp?lang=En&n=44E5E9BB-1

Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN – maps: http://www.fao.org/es/ess/chartroom/gfap.asp (interesting maps about food consumption worldwide)

PBS, Frontline World, Guatemala/Mexico, Coffee: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/guatemala.mexico/index.html

United Nations Cyber School Bus, Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger: http://www.feedingminds.org/ (information, lesson plans, activities)

World Hunger Education Service, Hunger Notes: http://www.worldhunger.org/

United Nations World Food Program: http://www.wfp.org/

Food First, Twelve Myths about Hunger: http://www.foodfirst.org/pubs/backgrdrs/1998/s98v5n3.html

7.4.5 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Marquis Project: www.marquisproject.com Marquis Project, The Fair Game™: http://www.marquisproject.com/fairgame.html

Calculate your own ecological footprint: http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/environment/webstuff/footprint.html

Earthday Network, Redefining Progress, Ecological Footprint Quiz: http://www.myfootprint.org/

TransFair Canada: http://www.transfair.ca/

Fair Trade Federation: http://www.fairtradefederation.org/

The Marquis Project, Fair Trade Goods: http://www.marquisproject.com/worldlygoods.html

The Marquis Project, Fair Trade Goods: http://www.marquisproject.com/worldlygoods.html