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Educational Resources

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Elementary
(Ages 4 to 11)

ARCHIVED - PIKA: Canadian Children's Literature Database
Subjects: Language arts, literacy
Resources: A searchable database for Canadian children's literature, with summaries of books and recommendations for age group and reading level

Read Up On It
Subjects: Language arts, literacy
Resources: An annual selection of Canadian books for young readers, searchable by name and title

TD Summer Reading Club
An annual summer reading program designed to encourageliteracy, featuring books on various themes
Resources: An activity package for schoolchildren, interactive games, library and school partnerships, suggested book lists, videos and DVDs organized by age group and genre

Page by Page: Creating a Children's Book
Subjects: Language arts, literacy
About: Creating and illustrating a children's book
Resources: Bookmaking activities

Canadian Directories: Who Was Where
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/canadiandirectories/index-e.html
Themes: Exploration and settlement
Subjects: History, social studies, geography
About: Historical Canadian communities since 1790
Resources: Classroom activities

The Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement
Themes: Exploration and settlement, Aboriginal peoples
Subjects: History, technology, language arts
About: The history of Aboriginal peoples and settlement groups in Canada
Resources: A complete teaching unit and six interactive Games

Four Kings and One Queen
www.portraits.gc.ca/009001-3101-e.html
Themes: Notable people, the arts
Subjects: Visual arts, history, language arts
About: The Four Indian Kings portraits
Resources: Classroom activities

Images Canada
A searchable database of 131,000 images relating to Canadian people, places and events
Resources: Two complete teaching units and classroom activities

Genealogy and Family History
Themes: Genealogy and family history
Subjects: Social studies, history
About: Genealogical resources in Canada
Resources: Lesson plans, activities and games

ARCHIVED - The Kids' Site of Canadian Trains
Themes: Exploration and settlement, politics and government, notable people and accomplishments
Subjects: History, geography, language arts, mathematics
About: The railway and the development of Canada
Resources: Classroom activities

Passageways: True Tales of Adventure for Young Explorers
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/explorers/kids/index-e.html
Themes: Exploration and settlement
Subjects: Social studies, language arts
About: Canadian explorers from the 11th to the 20th century
Resources: A complete teaching unit

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings
Themes: The arts, notable people and accomplishments
Subjects: Music, visual arts, language arts
About: Historical music recordings and biographies of musicians
Resources: Classroom activities

Beyond the Letters: A Retrospective of Canadian Alphabet Books
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/abc/index-e.html
Subjects: Language arts, literacy
About: The history of Canadian alphabet books
Resources: Classroom alphabet activities

ARCHIVED - William James Topley: Reflections on a Capital Photographer
Themes: The arts
Subjects: Social studies, visual arts, language arts
About: How to make and use photographic instruments
Resources: Classroom activities

Reflecting on Anne of Green Gables
Themes: Literature, the arts
Subjects: Visual arts, drama, language arts
About: Anne of Green Gables and Lucy Maud Montgomery
Resources: Multidisciplinary classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Sir John A. Macdonald: Canada's Patriot Statesman
Themes: Politics and government, notable people and accomplishments
Subjects: Social studies, history, Canadian studies
About: Celebrating Sir John A. Macdonald's birthday
Resources: Integrated classroom activities

ARCHIVED - Our Voices, Our Stories
Themes: Aboriginal peoples, literature, the arts
Subjects: Social studies, language arts, visual arts, drama
About: Creating, telling and performing cultural stories
Resources: Two lessons