Grade 5: S.S. Research Project LINKS
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Interactive Map of Canada’s Native Peoples
Map of Pre-Contact Aboriginal groups
Canada’s First Peoples – This is an excellent site for native group research.
People of the Northwest Coast
People of the Plateau
Okanagan Nation Alliance
People of the Plains
People of the Arctic
The Inuit: The People
People of the Subarctic
Eastern Woodlands Farmers (Iroquoian languages)
Eastern Woodlands Hunters (Algonquian languages)
Nova Scotia Museum’s Mi’kmaq People information
Social Studies Curriculum Manitoba Education and Training Social Studies Curriculum K – Grade 8.
TIME for Kids This site features current events from kids’ perspectives.
The archaeology of an Iroquoian longhouse From the Royal Ontario Museum, an interactive site that details the Iroquois homes and villages.
The Kids’ Site of Canadian Settlement Overview of early Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal settlement groups in Canada. Six interactive games–Grades 4 to 6. As well, great teaching suggestions.
Exploring an Ancient Society
Ancient Egypt Discovery Case From the Royal Ontario Museum, timelines, maps, quiz, hieroglyphics and more.
L’Anse aux Meadows Parks Canada website about the oldest Norse settlement in North America.
Nova Online: The Vikings Video clips of a scale model of Birka, a recently-excavated medieval Viking village near Stockholm. Plus lots of other information, and a chance to see your name spelled out in runes.
Odyssey Egypt This site from the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, and the Dallas Museum of Art uses museum objects to explore ancient Egypt.
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga This site from the Smithsonian features maps and video.
Vikings A STEM-NET site from Newfoundland and Labrador with great links on all aspects of the Vikings, plus many student worksheets.
Early European Colonization
1)Explorers of Canada Brief information on many explorers plus maps of their routes.
3)The Canadian Encyclopedia Bilingual. For a multipage timeline that is hyperlinked to the maps and facts about exploration in Canada, click on Timeline–>Exploration.
4)The Kids’ Site of Canadian Settlement Overview of early Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal settlement groups in Canada. Teaching unit; six interactive games–Grades 4 to 6.
5)Atlas of Canada: Exploration A terrific site for maps showing exploration in Canada from 1497-1760. Students may read the accompanying abstract or for more detailed information about the map and the exploration. Bilingual.
From British Colony to Confederation (1763 to 1867)
Confederation for Kids This site from the National Library of Canada and the National Archives presents the who, when, how and why of Confederation. Aimed at students 9 to 13.
Confederation for Kids Story of how each province and territory joined Confederation. Comprehensive teaching strategy; crossword puzzle–Grades 5 to 12.
Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company History, personalities, timeline and lesson plans.
Geography of Canada
National Atlas of Canada “A great resource for Social Studies or Geography teachers and students. Examples are: Carto Corner, Geographical Names, Earth Net, National Atlas of Canada, and many others. A search function and FAQ’s are also part of the site.” Annotation from School Libraries in Canada, Sources 1999. Also in French.
Natural Wonders of Canada From the Canadian Encyclopedia, lots of interactive resources including a clickable map of our natural wonders.
Living in Canada
CanadaInfo: Provinces & Territories Brief and basic facts on all the provinces with downloadable maps, symbols, and even sheets showing Canadian currency.
Canadian Directories: Who Was Where The social, commercial, cultural and historical aspects of Canadian communities since 1790. Classroom ideas–Grades4 to 6.
Canadian Symbols at Parliament Includes downloadable student activities as well as a fact and photo gallery. Also in French.
Choosing our Mascot An election simulation scenario designed to teach students about Canada’s electoral system.
Symbols of Canada From the Canadian Heritage website, all about our national symbols and emblems including tartans.
Living in Manitoba
Manitoba Community Profiles A clickable map that leads to comprehensive information and statistics about every community in the province.
Manitoba Museum Take a virtual tour of the exhibits at the Manitoba Museum.
Polar Bears of Churchill A photo essay about the polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba.
History of Manitoba
Louis Riel Brief biography plus a bibliography of books and websites.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada This site from Parks Canada provides information on the history of Lower Fort Garry, as well as links to the Forks, Riel House and St. Andrews. Also in French.
Mennonite Heritage Village Website for the museum in Steinbach.
Images Canada: Arctic 83 images of the Arctic from the website of various Canadian cultural institutions.
CanadaInfo:Manitoba Basic facts about our province, plus downloadable symbols and maps.