Units 1 & 2
Unit 1: Changing Your World
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Go here to read the Charter.
Children's Rights and Empowerment
- Voices of Youth: Be in the Know
Information on children's rights, including a link to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- British Home Children: Example Records
Example of the kinds of records that officials kept on Home Children.
- Library and Archives Canada: Home Children (1869-1930)
Some Canadians today have a relative or ancestor who was a Home Child. This is a database where you can look up the names of some of the Home Children who arrived in Canada.
- Aboriginal Fishing in Atlantic Canada
Artifacts showing traditional fishing technologies.
- Malpeque: People of a Sacred Bay
See the "Community Past" section for photographs and explanations of First Nations culture on Prince Edward Island before and after Contact.
- Information on the community of Metepenagiag
Traditional Mi'kmaw daily life. Based on findings at an archeological excavation. Includes illustrations by the same artist who did the illustration on page 28 of Changing Your World.
Information sheet of basic facts about the traditional Mi'kmaw way of life.
- Mi'kmaq and Maliseet Cultural Objects
Photographs of a variety of artifacts in areas such as "tools of survival," "technologies of travel," and games. Shows traditions before and after Contact. Also includes some background information, maps of traditional territories, and a creation story.
- Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage: Aboriginal Peoples
Information on Beothuk, Mi'kmaw, Innu, and Inuit societies, before and after Contact.
- Oral Histories
Personal stories of Mi'kmaw Elders. Includes the full text of the interview with William G. Paul from page 215 of the Changing Your World textbook.
- Teachings from the Medicine Wheel
Traditional Mi'kmaw and Maliseet stories. Includes a pronunciation guide. Includes text and audio versions of The Creator Visits.
Aboriginal History and Culture, General or Other Regions
- Alberta: How the West was Young
Information on First Nations and Métis of the region, including information on the impact of Contact.
- BC Archives Time Machine: First Nations in British Columbia
Describes the different First Nations cultural areas in British Columbia and the impact of Contact.
- Calgary and Southern Alberta
See the "Bison Economy" and "Kootisaw" sections for information on Plains cultures and the impact of Contact.
- Bone Snow Knives and Tin Oil Lamps: Enduring Traditions Among Canada's First Peoples
Museum-style presentation of artifacts shows traditional First Nations and Inuit cultures.
- Canadian Museum of Civilization: Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage
Maps and descriptions of First Nations artifacts showing toys, clothing, and musical instruments.
- First Nations Garden
First Nations use of plants and relationship with nature. Includes brief traditional stories. Focuses on the First Nations of Quebec, but this includes Inuit and Innu.
- Living Traditions: Museums Honour the North American Indigenous Games
Describes a variety of traditional First Nations, Inuit, and Métis games and sports.
- Métis Culture and Heritage Resource Centre Inc.
Short articles, maps, biographies, and illustrations relating to Métis history and culture.
- The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
Primary sources, explanations, videos, and artifacts describing Métis culture and history. You can hear interviews in the Michif language.
Treaties of Peace and Friendship
- Atlas of Canada: Historical Indian Treaties
Go to the "Historical Indian Treaties Map," then use the toolbar at this site to zoom in on the area of the treaties of Peace and Friendship. The "Read About this Map" section will give you background information on the treaties. The "Historical Indian Treaties Timeline" is especially helpful. The "Links" section can help you find the actual text of the treaties online.
- Junior Achievement of Canada
An organization in which local business people volunteer to help students understand business, economics, and career planning. Includes examples of student-run businesses.
- Leading Edge II Resource Guide/Teacher's Manual
Case studies of entrepreneurs from the Atlantic region.
- Making It Your Business
Profiles of young entrepreneurs in the Atlantic region
- The Canadian Economy Online
Provides simple overviews and detailed descriptions (including statistics) of all aspects of the Canadian economy. Includes a glossary of economic terms.
- YTV Tween Reports
Results of marketing surveys conducted on Canadian young people aged 9-14. Shows young people's opinions and ideas on a number of issues and discusses how that information is used to sell them products.
Labour Market Information
- Age Pyramid of Population of Canada, July 1, 1971 to 2006
Animated graph that shows Canada's aging population. This demographic change will have a big impact on the workforce in years to come.
- Job Futures
Information on wages and employment prospects for over 200 different kinds of jobs. Also includes a "Know Yourself" quiz to help you identify your interests and aptitudes.
- United Nations Cyberschoolbus Poverty Curriculum
Information on poverty. Includes explanations of issues, class activities, active citizenship projects for the community, and Internet connections to case studies.