First Nations in Canada (Government of Canada site)- provides background information for educators spanning from Pre-Contact to present day.

First Nations in Canada: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

On this day, April 2, 1991, Rita Johnston becomes the 29th Premier of British Columbia and Canada’s first female premier. (image and text courtesy: British Columbia Canada government website @ http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/history/bios_stories/johnston_rita.htm)

The Local Government Department history website documents the department's history and the evolution of local government in British Columbia

FACE (Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise) meetings were held from 2000 to 2015 to share findings of medical and social science research on alcohol use during pregnancy and lactation, which were attended by FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) researchers, front-line workers, government and industry representatives and policy-makers from across Canada.  You can find links to access FACE webcasts and presentations on their website.

Fetal Alcohol Research

First Peoples of Canada - Canada's First Nations have been in the country we now call Canada for at least 12,000 years, perhaps much longer.   Each First Nation had self-government and recognized the sovereignty of other First Nations. They all developed unique systems of government, and complex material cultures (tools, clothing, shelter, transportation, etc.)

First Peoples of Canada Before Contact Menu

Canadian social studies motherload! Over 500 pages on Canada to print.

CanadaInfo Navigator Bar - great website for Canadian history, geography, and factual informaton.

GRADE 5: Alberta Social Studies- How is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms a symbol of Canada’s emerging identity?

GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES: People and Environments: Teaching Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Government Charter of Me Activity (charter of rights and freedoms) Lesson plans, handouts, unit plans. Would use these as a basis for planning unit.

Japanese Internment-Family waiting to be relocated---Archives Canada, government website therefore reliable---Many Japanese-Canadians were taken from their homes without any reason except that their ancestors were Japanese. This shows the hostility and racism in Canada a the time. Internment camps were compared to Nazi Concentration Camps and many families were separated.

Japanese Internment Camps: During the war the government was hostile towards Japanese Canadians they were afraid that the Japanese Canadians would offer their allegiance to Japan. So they forced them out of their homes and into these internment camps.

Skating on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario.  I want to go see this place one day. Please check out my website thanks. www.photopix.co.nz

Skating on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario- Canada. The longest skating rink in the world. This is soooo much fun but make sure you order yourself a "beaver tail" treat.

Canadian Parliament Infographic - a great reference for libraries and classrooms!

Canadian Parliamentary Guide is a valuable guide, which provides information on elected and appointed members in federal and provincial governments.

Fabulous lessons for kids to learn about human rights: books, free lesson plans, videos, and more. Great resources for teachers and parents.

"What are Human Rights?" Lessons, Books, Videos for Kids

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