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Student Resources

Student Study Guide

Revised by Beverly Soloway, Lakehead University

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13


Art History Unit

Revised by Darren Ferry, Nipissing University

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Primary Source Library

The online Primary Source Library features canonical and lesser-known primary sources from both Pre- and Post-Confederation; these include poetry, songs, and letters. The sources are accompanied by introductions, written by Janet Miron of Trent University, which offer students a contextual and social perspective.


Artist Interpretation of First Nations

The Jesuit relations and allied documents

First Monastery of the Quebec Ursulines Convent (NEW)

Of the Huron Who Wintered at Quebec and Sillery (NEW)

Great Peace Treaty of 1701

Four Indian Kings, 1710

Journal of a Voyage to North-America Undertaken by Order of the French King

The Royal Proclamation of October 7, 1763

Travels into North America (NEW)

An Act for Making More Effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America

Travels in Western North America

Ezekiel Hart

Drinking is Prohibited

The Documentary History of the Campaign on the Niagara Frontier in 1814, Part 2

A Sketch of the British Fur Trade (NEW)

Terrible Orange and Government Riot at Middlesex

The Constitution

Report of the State Trials

The Burning of the Parliament Building in Montreal

Rules and Regulations to be Observed by the Officers of the Provincial Penitentiary

The Colored People and the Common Schools

Detailed Reports and Observations Relative to the Exploration (NEW)

La Confederation!

Memorandum made 4th August, 1865

Scenes in Canada. A Visit to Grosse Isle

A Woman Fiend

The Backwoods of Canada

Emigration Practically Considered, With Detailed Directions to Emigrants Proceeding to British North America

Petition Opposing the Plan by the Presbyterian Synod to Settle 'Coloured People' in Several Townships in Southern Ontario

Chief Grandes Oreilles' Speech, 1814


Montreal's Night-Mayor on his Ghostly Rounds

An Act further to amend The Indian Act, 1880

British Columbia and the Chinese

Two Months in the Camp of Big Bear (NEW)

Diary written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum

Sir Robert Borden's Inspiring War-Message (NEW)

Women to be Warned of Mixed Marriages (NEW)

Diseases of Women


Of Toronto the Good

Report of the Royal Commission on the Relations of Labor and Capital in Canada

Komagata Maru in English Bay (NEW)

The Sexual Sterilization Act

The Address of the Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en

Documents on Relations Between Canada and Newfoundland

Documents Pertaining to Africville

Roll Shop - Algoma Steel (NEW)

J.S. Woodsworth's account of his incarceration, 1919

Canada Declares War, 11 September 1939

Japanese-Canadians during WWII

Letter written by F.O. Loft, League of Indians of Canada

Rev H.W. Cunningham's Personal Narrative of the Halifax Explosion

FLQ Manifesto, 1970

Papers Relating to the Acadian French

Security Cases Involving Homosexuality

The Story of the Great Fire in St. John

Enfranchised Women, Vote Union Save Canada

Annie Buller

Bill 101, Charter of the French Language

Excerpt from Bill C-130

Request for Assistance from Mrs. Thomas Hodgins to Prime Minister R. B. Bennett

Medicare cartoon, Vancouver Sun

Louis Riel, Flight of Black Geese and Prayer for the Metis Nation

Canadians and Canadiens

Campus Massacre

Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada, 1970

Temperance advertisement

The Policy of Conciliation

Bill Overhauls Criminal Code