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Chapter 1: Understandings of Nation and Nationalism

  • p. 13: National Acadian Day
    A brief account of how National Acadian Day came about. This site also offers a number of other resources about the Acadians, including a timeline of Acadian history, information about the Acadian flag, and the origin of Acadie.

  • p. 15: Exchanges Canada and Encounters with Canada
    First-hand accounts of students’ experiences with Exchanges Canada and Encounters with Canada can be found here and here. In both of these programs students have an opportunity to meet with people from around the country and gain a better understanding of the diversity within Canada.

  • p. 23: Rita Joe
    Canadian Encyclopedia’s entry on Rita Joe, renowned Mi’kmaq poet, as well as links to a bibliography of her collected works and sample of her poetry.

Chapter 2: How is Nationalism Expressed?

  • p. 33: Taras Shevchenko Museum
    Founded by the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, the museum’s homepage features links to a biography, the poetry, and the art of Shevchenko.

  • p. 38: The Métis Nation of Alberta
    A site with information on the history, culture, genealogy, and a definition of the Métis people from the Métis perspective.

  • p. 46: Congrès mondial acadien
    Homepage of the Congrès mondial acadien, or World Acadian Congress. Click on the “Acadia” link offered on the site to learn more about the history of Acadia and the meaning behind some Acadian symbols, such as the patron of the Acadian community.

Chapter 4: Nationalism and Collective Consciousness

  • p. 94: Merage Foundation for the American Dream
    A collection of video clips focusing on the history of immigration to the US and the stories of prominent immigrant citizens, such as David Ho (AIDS researcher) and Isabel Allende (Chilean-American novelist).
    Note: Adobe Flash Player is required in order to view the videos.

Chapter 5: Exploring Loyalties

Chapter 6: Nationalism and the Pursuit of National Interests

  • p. 136: First Nations Treaties and Land Claims
    Resolving Aboriginal Claims: A Practical Guide to Canadian Experiences is a document by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada available for download in PDF format. Scroll down the page to download a map—Treaties and Comprehensive Land Claims in Canada—in two parts.

  • p. 141: Global Security
    The website includes detailed information about the territorial claims on the Spratly Islands and includes links to maps and details on the territorial disputes.

Chapter 7: Why Pursue National Interests?

  • p. 157: Abyssinia Mustard Gas Victims
    An article by Rainer Baudendistel as it appeared in the International Review of the Red Cross on March 31, 1998. Baudendistel discusses the chemical warfare in the “Italo-Ethiopian war” of 1935–1936 and uses Dr. J.W.S. MacFie’s first-hand descriptions of the mustard gas victims.

Chapter 8: Nationalism and Ultranationalism during Times of Conflict

  • p. 175: Apology to Japanese Canadians
    CBC Digital Archives broadcast in which Prime Minister Brian Mulroney made a formal government apology to Japanese-Canadians for the internment and authorized a compensation package for survivors.

Chapter 9: Ultranationalism and Genocide

  • p. 191: Genocide Watch
    Homepage of the organization whose mandate is to raise awareness and influence public policy concerning potential and actual genocide. Following the “About Genocide” link leads to “The 8 Stages of Genocide” as outlined by the organization’s president.

Chapter 10: What Are the Impacts of Pursuing National Self-Determination?

Respond to the Issue for Part 2: Communicate a Position: The Pursuit of National Interests

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    This site offers a list of past and current conflicts in the world. Click on the links provided to learn about the conflicts mentioned in more detail.

Chapter 11: Some Understandings of Internationalism

Chapter 12: Internationalism and Foreign Policy

  • p. 255: Atlas of Canada (Skill Path, Practise It!)
    This site offers a number of maps of Canada organized into categories such as People & Society, Economy, and History. To access the map of trends in greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, click on “Climate Change” and then “Stress to the Atmosphere.” By clicking on “Climate Warning,” you will be taken to global and national temperature scenario maps for the years 2050 and 2100, while the “Economy” menu has a link to maps on “Renewable Energy.”

  • p. 275: CIDA (Respond to Issues, Question 2)
    The Canadian International Development Agency’s homepage. Clicking on “Regions and Countries” takes you to a map outlining the areas of the world in which CIDA operates.

Chapter 13: Promoting Internationalism

  • p. 277: World Bank
    The World Bank’s homepage. Look in the “Projects & Operations” section to learn how the World Bank promotes internationalism.

  • p. 283: UN in Brief (Investigation, Question 1)
    An online booklet that illustrates how the United Nations is “working to make the world a better place.” The left-hand menu provides links to chapters on what the UN does for peace, justice, human rights, and international law, humanitarian assistance, and development.

  • p. 284: WTO
    This page lists some basic facts about the World Trade Organization (WTO) and provides links to PDF documents and videos detailing the benefits and misunderstandings of the organization.

  • p. 289: World Social Forum
    The official website of the World Social Forum describing its strategies, agenda, and charter of principles.

  • p. 296: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Explore the Issues, Question 2)
    The EBRD’s project summary documents from the year 1996 to 2008. Click on specific projects to learn more about their description and objectives, the total project cost and how much the EBRD is financing, and how these projects may impact the specific countries listed.

  • p. 296: Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) (Explore the Issues, Question 3)
    The Médecins Sans Frontières USA homepage that has a link to their “Top 10 Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories” of the past year.

Chapter 14: Investigating Global Issues: The Role of Internationalism

Chapter 15: Nationalism versus Internationalism: Understanding the Dilemma

  • p. 329: The Council of Canadians
    Learn about the Council of Canadians, a nationwide organization of citizens who promote progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.

  • p. 334: Whose Europe? Our Europe!
    Susan George’s full article from the New Internationalist, and links to several other articles related to the European Union.

  • p. 336: Deep Integration
    This timeline details deep integration in North America from 2001 to the present.

  • p. 338: Jobs, Wages, and Household Income
    Go to page 11 of this report for an article written by Sandra Polaski offering an assessment of NAFTA’s impact on all member nations, written for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Respond to the Issue for Part 3: Examining Multiple Perspectives: Internationalism and Contemporary Global Affairs

  • p. 340: The World Factbook and
    Two sites that provide information on the world’s countries, including population statistics, data, flags, and the climate of countries.

Chapter 16:

  • p. 348: The Road to Bilingualism
    This CBC Digital Archives video shows a 1963 interview with André Laurendeau and A. Davidson Dunton about the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism.

  • p. 353: Ethnic Diversity Survey
    This Statistics Canada survey provides information about multiculturalism and immigration.

  • p. 354: Lord Durham’s Report
    This website contains the full Report Of Lord Durham On the Affairs of British North America, 1839.

  • p. 354: Baldwin-La Fontaine Compromise
    View a re-enactment of the Baldwin-La Fontaine compromise.
    Note: Adobe Flash Player is required in order to view the video.

  • p. 360: Library and Archives Canada (Explore the Issues, Question 1)
    Search the Library and Archives Canada website to find three cartoons about pre- and post-Confederation Canada.

Chapter 17:

  • p. 372: Oka Crisis
    This video from the CBC Digital Archives shows Mohawks from the Kanesatake reserve marching though Oka, protesting plans to expand the village’s nine-hole golf course, while this article provides some background on the standoff at Oka.

  • p. 374: The First Nations Centre
    Learn about how the centre generates and shares health information on priority First Nations health topics to support evidence-based planning at the local, regional, and national levels.

  • p. 375: Department of Canadian Heritage
    This website explains the activities and projects that the department of Canadian Heritage supports.

  • p. 375: Historica
    View some of Historica’s historical video performances. You can search through an alphabetical listing by clicking on “Browse Minutes” or via categories such as The Arts, Commerce, and First Nations by clicking on the “Historica Minutes” link.

  • p. 376: Mathieu Da Costa Challenge
    Find details on the Mathieu Da Costa Challenge, including information on how to enter, on this website.

  • p. 376: Edmonton Heritage Festival
    The homepage of the Edmonton Heritage Festival with links to volunteer information, fun festival facts, and a gallery of images from past festivals.

  • p. 379: General Dallaire
    CBC Digital Archives presents an interview with general Dallaire as he discusses the making of the documentary Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire.

Chapter 18:

  • p. 393: Québec Elections
    This website provides an audio and video archived review of Québec elections from 1960 to 2007.

Chapter 19:

  • p. 411: Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
    The main website for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. To learn more of the Commission’s involvement in the standoff at Oka, click here, and for information on its involvement in the Meech Lake Accord, click here.

  • p. 417: NAFTA
    This website contains an assessment of NAFTA by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.