Social Studies

Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 9: Cluster 1: Diversity and Pluralism in Canada

Learning Experience: 9.1.1 A Profile of Canada
9.1.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
9.1.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Population, Growth Rates and Trends:  http://geodepot.statcan.ca/Diss/Highlights/ Page2/Page2_e.cfm

A Profile of the Canadian Population: http://geodepot.statcan.ca/Diss/Highlights/Index_e.cfm

Age Pyramid of the Population of Canada, 1971 to 2006: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/kits-trousses/animat/edu06a_0000-eng.htm

Censuses: http://www.statcan.ca/english/Pgdb/demo03.htm

Statistics Canada, Population: http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l3_3867_3433-eng.htm?hili_demo05 (Select desired table from this page for various thematic tables 1999 – 2001)

Atlas Canada, Significant Canadian Facts:  http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/learningresources/facts/supergeneral.html

9.1.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No website recommended

Learning Experience: 9.1.2 Human Rights
9.1.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Historica Minutes home page: http://www.histori.ca/minutes/default.do

Sue Rodriguez and the Right-to-die Debate: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-74-1135/people/sue_rodriguez/

Medicare and Social Welfare: Tommy Douglas and the NDP: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-74-851/people/tommy_douglas/

Rick Hansen, Man in Motion: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-74-698/people/rick_hansen/

Human Rights Commission, Human Rights in Canada: A Historical Perspective: http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/en/index.asp (excellent site, timeline of human rights, summary of milestone events)

9.1.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

United Nations Association of Canada, Human Rights: http://www.unac.org/rights/index.html

Universal Rights Network: http://www.universalrights.net/

History of Universal Human Rights: http://www.universalrights.net/main/histof.htm

Amnesty International: http://www.amnesty.org/

Human Rights Commission, Human Rights in Canada: A Historical Perspective: http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/en/index.asp (timeline of human rights, summary of milestone events)

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Bill C-31, The Indian Register: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/info/tir_e.html

Celebrating Women’s Achievements: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/women/index-e.html

Timeline of Canadian Women’s History: http://www.stfx.ca/people/nforeste/ 308website/women%27shistorytimeline.html

Manitoba Women’s Directorate, Celebrating Women’s History: http://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/publications/whm/cwh_time.html

CBC Archives, Canadian Drafts Human Rights Legislation: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-71-659-3737/conflict_war/diplomacy/clip1

CBC Archives, Days to Remember: http://archives.cbc.ca/days_to_remember (Selected events in Canada’s history from 1930s to 1990s; includes radio clips, photos, some video clips from CBC archives)

Women Become Persons (1929): http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-69-337-1801-10/life_society/women_persons_case/

The Road to Bilingualism: Manitoba’s French Minority (1964): http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-73-655-3627/politics_economy/bilingualism/clip4

Equality First: The Royal Commission on the Status of Women: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-68-1150/arts_entertainment/canadian_content/

Dictionary of Canadian Biography online: up to death in 1920: http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7577&interval=25&&PHPSESSID=t72nodvjbrk8j5iudioea1o3r7

Index of Famous Canadians: http://www.canadians.ca/

Canada Heirloom Series: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/ (Select Volume: Pathfinders, Visionaries, Wayfarers, then select People for biographical information on famous Canadians)

Canada’s Digital Collections, Canadian Portraits: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/portraits/ (Photographs and background information from the National Archives of selected individuals and groups in Canadian history, organized by theme)

Library of Parliament, Prime Ministers of Canada: http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/ people/key/PrimeMinister.asp?Language=E

Canada’s Digital Collections, Women Artists in Canada: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/waic/collection.htm

Prime Minister of Canada website: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/default.asp

Canada’s Digital Collections, Heroes of Lore and Yore: Canadian Heroes in Fact and Fiction: http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/nlc-bnc/heroes_lore_yore_can_hero-ef/1998/econtent.htm

CBC Archives, Peacekeepers and Peacemakers: Canada’s Diplomatic Contribution: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-71-659/conflict_war/diplomacy/

CBC Archives, Canadian Drafts Human Rights Legislation: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-71-659-3737/conflict_war/diplomacy/clip1

CBC Archives, Canada and the International Criminal Court: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-71-659-3736/conflict_war/diplomacy/clip8 (interview with Lloyd Axworthy)

CBC Archives, A Lesson in Landmines: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-71-659-3736/conflict_war/diplomacy/clip8

Famous 5 Website: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/famous5/

9.1.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Amnesty International: http://www.amnesty.org/

Learning Experience: 9.1.3 Living Together in Canada
9.1.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No website recommended

9.1.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Citizenship: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

Applying for Citizenship: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/index.asp

Information about Canadian Citizenship: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/index.asp

Historica Minutes, Baldwin and Lafontaine: http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10140&sl=e

CBC Archives, Lester Pearson’s Suez Solution: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-71-1290-7514/conflict_war/blue_berets/clip1

CBC Archives, the Oka Crisis: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-71-99/conflict_war/oka/

CBC Archives, Peacekeepers and Peacemakers: Canada’s Contribution: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-71-659/conflict_war/diplomacy/

CBC Archives, Canada and the Fight against Apartheid: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-71-703/conflict_war/apartheid/

NFB, Living History, Québec Referendum:  http://mediasphere.nfb.ca/E/history/content/quebec_referendum.epl

CBC Archives, The Canadian Compromise on Iraq: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-71-659-3739/conflict_war/diplomacy/clip9

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

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

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

Citizenship and Immigration, Refugees: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp

9.1.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 9.1.4 Pluralism and Integration
9.1.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

9.1.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

A Class Divided: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/

Human Rights in Canada: A Historical Perspective: http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/en/index.asp

Internment of Ukrainians in Canada, 1914 – 1920: http://www.infoukes.com/history/internment/

The Peopling of Canada, Post World War Two and Displaced Persons: http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/canada1946/chapter1.html

CBC News In Depth, Chinese Immigration: http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/china/chinese_immigration.html

Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act: http://www.ccnc.ca/redress/

Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996), Residential Schools: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ch/rcap/sg/sgm10_e.html

A Lost Heritage: Canada’s Residential Schools: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-70-692/disasters_tragedies/residential_schools/

Canada in the Making, Aboriginals: Treaties and Relations: Deculturation 1878 – 1898: http://www.canadiana.org/citm/themes/aboriginals/aboriginals9_e.html

Canada in the Making, Aboriginal Residential Schools: http://www.canadiana.org/citm/specifique/abresschools_e.html

Province of Manitoba, French language Services, “Above All, Common Sense”, The Historical Background (Manitoba Schools Question): http://www.gov.mb.ca/fls-slf/report/histbackgrd.html

The Prime Ministers of Canada, Wilfred Laurier, Manitoba Schools Question: http://www.primeministers.ca/laurier/bio_3.php

A Lost Heritage: Canada’s Residential Schools: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-70-692/disasters_tragedies/residential_schools/ (includes CBC audio and video clips)

CBC Archives, The Road to Bilingualism: http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?id=1-73-655

Dialogue Canada, Open Book of Citizens: http://www.uni.ca/livreouvert/textes.html

Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network: http://www.aptn.ca/

CBC, National Aboriginal Achievement Awards: http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/

CBC Archives, Healing Through Theatre, “Reclaiming Our Spirits”: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-70-692-4010/disasters_tragedies/residential_schools/clip8

9.1.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Amnesty International, At Home and Abroad – A Human Rights Agenda for Canada: http://www.amnesty.ca/library/canada/ (proposes a strategy for Canada, discusses current human rights and social justice issues in which Canada is involved)

Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, Chinese families seek head tax compensation: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2005/11/17/head-tax051117.html

Residential Schools Museum: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/news/residentialschools.shtml

United Church, Aboriginal Peoples, Justice, and Right Relationship: http://www.united-church.ca/sales/publications/1551341247

CBC Archives, Apology and Compensation, The Internment of the Japanese: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-71-568-2924/conflict_war/internment/clip8

Immigrant Voices, Introduction: http://www.canadianhistory.ca/iv/1945-1967/

APTN: http://www.aptn.ca/

Highlights from the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ch/rcap/rpt/index_e.html

Learning Experience: 9.1.5 Expressing Who We Are as Canadians
9.1.5 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
9.1.5 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Canadian Heritage, Official Languages: http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1266413216352/1268249248381

Canadian Heritage, Multiculturalism: http://www.cic.gc.ca/English/multiculturalism/index.asp

Media Awareness.org, Canadian Cultural Policies: http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/cultural_policies/index.cfm

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

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

Sport Canada: http://www.pch.gc.ca/sportcanada/index-eng.cfm

Canadian Olympic Committee: http://www.olympic.ca/splash.html

CRTC, Canadian Content: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/cancon.htm

CBC, About CBC – Radio Canada: http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/htmen/index.asp

National Arts Centre / Centre national des arts: http://www.nac-cna.ca/

National Aboriginal Day: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nad/index-eng.asp

Canadian Heritage, Canada Day: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/jfa-ha/canada-eng.cfm

Government of Canada, Culture Canada: http://www.culturecanada.gc.ca/eng/1266037002102/1265993639778

Days to Remember: http://archives.cbc.ca/days_to_remember

Harcourt Canada, Face to Face Media, Scanning Television: Seeing Ourselves: http://www.facetofacemedia.ca/page.php?pageID=44&sectionID=3&pageParentID=33

CRTC, Canadian Content: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/cancon.htm

CBC Archives, Ruling the Airwaves : The CRTC and Canadian Content: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-68-1150/arts_entertainment/canadian_content/

9.1.5 APPLYING STRATEGIES