Social Studies

Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 9: Cluster 3: Canada in the Global Context

Learning Experience: 9.3.1 Living in the Global Village
9.3.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

9.3.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Global News: OneWorld.net: http://www.oneworld.net/ (The OneWorld network and portal covers news, action, and organizations in human rights and global issues across five continents and in eleven different languages. Many of these are produced from the South to widen the participation of the world's poorest and marginalized peoples in the global debate.)

UN Wire: http://www.unwire.org/ (An independent news source about the United Nations and the world)

The Associated Press: http://www.ap.org/ (Global news network providing news information to sources around the world)

BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

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

National Post : http://www.canada.com/national/index.html

Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/

New York Times on the Web: http://www.nytimes.com/

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

New Internationalist Magazine: www.newint.org (monthly publication that focuses on global issues of social justice)

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Global Issues: http://www.globalissues.gc.ca (This website identifies current global issues the Canadian government considers to be important: e.g., in June 2004,  indigenous peoples, climate change, international crime and terrorism, gender issues, peacekeeping, human rights, human security, circumpolar world, protection from genocide, war affected children)

Foreign Affairs Canada, Foreign Policy: http://www.international.gc.ca/international/index.aspx (Describes federal government priorities and initiatives in international relations)

Government of Canada, Peacekeeping: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/peacekeeping/menu-en.asp (Canadian peacekeeping initiatives)

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

YouCAN: http://www.youcan.ca (Canadian, non-profit organization that works with young adults to promote the peaceful resolution of personal, community, and societal conflicts.)

Landmines Campaign: http://www.dangermines.ca

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

CUSO: http://www.cuso.org/

Amnesty International Canada: http://www.amnesty.ca/

Greenpeace Canada: http://www.greenpeace.ca/

UNICEF Canada: http://www.unicef.ca/

Canadian Red Cross: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=000005&tid=003

9.3.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Calculate ecological footprints: http://www.myfootprint.org/

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

David Suzuki Foundation’s Declaration of Interdependence, which refers specifically to environmental concerns: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/about_us/declaration_of_interdependence.asp

Learning Experience: 9.3.2 Canada's Global Responsibilities
9.3.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

9.3.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Veterans’ Affairs Canada, South African War: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm ?source=feature/100africa

Canada and World War I:

Veterans’ Affairs Canada, Canada and the First World War: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/firstwar/canada

Canada and World War II:

Veterans Affairs Canada, Valour Remembered, Canada and the Second World War: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar/Canada2

Canadians in Asia 1941 – 1945, Hong Kong: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar/asia

Canada and the Cold War:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada and the World, The Cold War: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/department/history/canada7-en.asp#cold_war

Canada and the Korean War:

Canadian Encyclopedia, Korean War: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=J0004370

Veterans Affairs Canada, History, Korean War: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/koreawar/valour/introduction

CBC Archives, Canada’s Troops Arrive in Korea, December 1950: http://archives.cbc.ca/400d.asp?id=1-71-385-2204-11

CBC Archives, Forgotten Heroes: Canada and the Korean War: http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?IDCat=71&IDDos=112&IDLan=1&IDMenu=71

Canada and the Gulf War:

CBC Archives, The 1991 Gulf War: http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?id=1-71-593

Canada’s Peacekeeping Missions:

CBC News In Depth: History of Canadian Peacekeeping: http://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?id=1-71-593

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

Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum, Military History, Peacekeeping: Suez Crisis: http://www.lermuseum.org/ler/mh/1945topresent/suezcrisis.html

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Rebuilding Afghanistan: http://www.canada-afghanistan.gc.ca/menu-en.asp

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/index.asp

Canada and Peacebuilding:

Government of Canada, Peacekeeping: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/peacekeeping/menu-en.asp

CBC Archives, Trudeau on Peking Peace Mission, 1983: http://archives.cbc.ca/400d.asp?id=1-73-389-2211-10

Government of Canada, Canada’s Guide to the Global Ban on Landmines: http://www.mines.gc.ca/I/menu-en.asp

Government of Canada, The International Movement to Ban Landmines: http://www.mines.gc.ca/II/menu-en.asp

Government of Canada, Canada’s Support for Mine Action: http://www.mines.gc.ca/II/menu-en.asp

CBC News Interactive, Canadians in Kosovo: http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactive/cdnskosovo/

CBC News InDepth: Canada, the World’s Peacekeeper: http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/cdnmilitary/worldspeacekeeper.html

Veterans’ Affairs Canada, In Flanders’ Fields: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/firstwar/mccrae/flanders

International Olympic Committee: http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/ioc/index_uk.asp

Médecins sans frontières (Doctors without Borders): http://www.msf.org/

Amnesty International Canada: http://www.amnesty.ca/

Greenpeace Canada: http://www.greenpeace.ca/

UNICEF Canada: http://www.unicef.ca/

Canadian Red Cross: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=000005&tid=003

Landmines Campaign: http://www.dangermines.ca

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

CUSO: http://www.cuso.org/

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

YouCAN, non-profit youth organization: http://www.youcan.ca

Stephen Lewis Foundation: http://stephenlewisfoundation.org/

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

Canada and the United Nations:

UNA Fact Sheets, Canada’s Role in the UN: http://www.unac.org/en/link_learn/fact_sheets/role.asp

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada and the United Nations: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada_un/menu-en.asp

John Humphrey and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: http://www.markings.bc.ca/mind/peace/humanrights.html

United Nations, Secretary General Appoints Stephen Lewis as Special Envoy: http://www.un.org/ga/aids/StephenLewisBio.html

Canada and the International Francophonie:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada in la Francophonie: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/foreign_policy/francophonie/cdn_goals-en.asp

Canada and the Organization of American States:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Organization of American States:   http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/latinamerica/oas-history-en.asp

Canada and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada and NATO: http://www.international.gc.ca/foreign_policy/nato/menu-en.asp

Canada and the Inuit Circumpolar Conference:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada and the Circumpolar World: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/circumpolar/menu-en.asp

Inuit Circumpolar Conference: http://www.inuitcircumpolar.com/index.php?ID=1&Lang=En

Canada and International Trade:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, NAFTA: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/nafta-alena/menu-en.asp

9.3.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES
Learning Experience: 9.3.3 Living in an Industrialized Consumer Society
9.3.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

9.3.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

UN Human Development Reports: http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/

Canada’s G8 Website: http://www.g8.gc.ca/menu-en.asp

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/

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

TransFair Canada (Canadian fair trade certification and standards): http://www.transfair.ca/

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

United Nations Cyber School Bus, InfoNation: http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation3/menu/advanced.asp

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, Our World: http://www.ourworld.ca/ow2002/main02.html

Countries of the World, Country Reports: http://www.countryreports.org/alphanationtext.htm

Altapedia Online, Countries A to Z: http://www.atlapedia.com/online/country_index.htm

Theodora.com, Countries of the World, CIA World Fact Books: http://www.theodora.com/wfb/

Government of Canada: http://www.canadianeconomy.gc.ca/english/economy/index.cfm

World Watch Institute http://www.worldwatch.org

UNICEF Canada http://www.unicef.ca/

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

Rugmark Foundation (a global non profit organization to end child labour): http://www.rugmark.org/

Free the Children http://www.freethechildren.org/ (Canadian non profit organization led by Craig Kielburger, with student chapters across the country)

9.3.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES