Chapter Links Unit 3: Coming of Age, 1939-1960
The war at sea:
Chapter 7: Canadians Overseas in World War II
- Canada's War at Sea
This site briefly explains how Canada helped to protect the trans-Atlantic convoys.
- U-boat Sinks S.S. Caribou off Newfoundland
Watch a news clip about the Canadian ship, S.S. Caribou, and learn about how it was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Newfoundland.
War in the air:
- The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
This site briefly explains Canada's role in training pilots for the entire of the British Commonwealth.
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
This site has a variety of personal stories from people who worked with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
- Shadows of Hiroshima
Watch news clips from the CBC about the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
- Wings Over Alberta
This site discusses the 18 air-training schools that were developed in Alberta.
War on the ground:
- Armoured Warrior: A Second World War Interactive Adventure
Canadian communities contributing overseas:
- Chinese-Canadians in World War II
This site gives a brief description of some of the roles played by Chinese Canadians in World War II and their stories.
- On Every Front: Canadian Women in the Second World War
Watch news clips about the role of women in World War II. Although women were not allowed to fight they contributed overseas in many roles.
The home front during World War II:
- Canadian Heritage Gallery: Wars, Battles, and Rebellions
This site contains a variety of pictures and posters related to people working on the home front.
Employment in Canada during the war:
Chapter 8: Canadians at Home During World War II
- Canadian Heritage Gallery
World War II Poster-1
Food We Must Have
These sites show posters from World War II that encourage people to work for Canada's industrial and agriculture industries.
- Veterans Affairs Canada: Canada's Industries Gear up for War
This site explains the transition in Canada's industries to accommodate the large boom in production associated with World War II.
- Veterans Affairs Canada: Canadian Production of War Materials
This site explains what needed to be made in order to help the war effort.
- Veterans Affairs: Mlle Gabrielle Huneault
This site has a brief biography of Mlle Huneault, who worked as a butcher during the war.
- Veterans Affairs Canada: Second World War - Fact Sheets
This site outlines how various groups within Canadian society contributed to the war effort at home and abroad.
Japanese Internment and Joy Kogawa:
- Joy Kogawa's Home Page
Joy Kogawa's page includes a biography and information about her writing.
- Online Reader's Guide to Joy Kogawa's Obasan
This site provides resources for studying Joy Kogawa's most popular novel, Obasan.
- Photos of Internment Camp
This site has photos from Lemon Creek Internment Camp.
- Relocation to Redress: The Internment of the Japanese Canadians
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about the Japanese Canadians who were forced to relocate to internment camps.
United Nations and Human Rights
Chapter 9: Canada and World Affairs, 1945 to 1960
- The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
This site provides a list of peacekeeping societies in Canada and the world.
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
This is Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's Institute's website for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This website outlines the Declaration and provides information on the United Nations.
- United Nations: Office on Drugs and Crime
This site includes a variety of links to United Nations websites and other websites of interest to the United Nations.
- Youth at the United Nations
This site has links to other youth-oriented United Nations sites.
The Korean War
- Forgotten Heroes: Canada and the Korean War
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about the Canadian involvement in the Korean War.
- Korean War Page
This site has a variety of links to the Canadian involvement in the Korean War.
- El Gamil Group, Suez 1956
This site provides links to information about the peacekeeping mission at the Suez Canal.
- The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum
This site provides a brief description of the peacekeeping mission at the Suez Canal.
- 1952-1958 – North American Air Defence Systems
Learn about the "Distant Early Warning System" and see how North America had prepared itself for an air attack.
- Norad: Watching the Skies
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about Canada's role in Norad (The North American Aerospace Defense Command).
- One for All: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about Canada's role and involvement in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Effect of the Cold War on Canadians
- Cold War Culture: The Nuclear Fear of the 1950s and 1960s
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about Canadians as they prepared for another possible war.
- Duck and Cover
An article about how Cold War-era bomb shelters have become a part of our urban architectural heritage throughout Canada.
- Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
The official website of the Diefenbunker museum, a National Historical site outside of Ottawa, ON. People can explore a huge four-storey bunker, buried deep under a hillside, that was meant to house crucial elements of Canadian government in the event of a nuclear war.
Canada's Population Explosion
Chapter 10: Canada in the Post-War Era
- Age Pyramid of Population of Canada: 1901 to 2001
This is an animated population pyramid showing the growth in population by age and gender.
- Animated population pyramids for the provinces and territories
These are animated population pyramids showing the growth in population for each province and territory by age and gender.
- So long city. Hello suburbs!
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about the development of suburbs in Canada.
- A Tale of Perseverance: Chinese Immigration to Canada
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about the Chinese Canadian population after World War II.
The History of Television
- MZTV Museum of Television
A Canadian website devoted to the history of television.
- A Woman's Place: Programming for the Modern Homemaker
Watch CBC news clips and radio clips for women during the 1950s and 1960s.
- Our Voice to the World: 60 Years of Radio Canada International
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about the development of CBC radio Canada as "The Voice of Canada."
- Chinese-Canadians in World War II