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Life and Death on Grosse Île, 1832-1937

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Educational Resources

Activity Resources

Below is a series of resources for students to use in their research for the activities in this unit.

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Websites

BBC: Northern Ireland-A Short History of Ireland: Emigration
www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/ashorthistory/archive/intro186.shtml

The Force of Hope: The Legacy of Father McGauran: Fever Ships
www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/2/sidebar.html

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada: Natural Wonders and Cultural Treasures: The Evolution of the Historic Role of Grosse Île
www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/grosseile/natcul/natcul1a_E.asp

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada: Natural Wonders and Cultural Treasures: Statistics and More Statistics
www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/grosseile/natcul/natcul1c_E.asp

The Grosse Île Tragedy, J. Jordan, 1909
www.irishhistorylinks.net/Historical_Documents/Grosse_Ile_Tragedy.html

Immigrants to Canada: Newspaper Reports of 1847
http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/voyages/newspapers1847.html

The Journey of an Irish Coffin Ship, Robert Whyte, 1847
www.aepizeta.org/~codine/famine/diary1.html

Journeys to Canada: Grosse Île in Quebec-The Last Resting Place for Over 6,000 Irish Souls
www.moytura.com/grosse-ile.htm

Learning Centre: Defining Primary and Secondary Sources
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/education/008-3010-e.html

Public Inquiries in Canada: Federal Public Inquiries: Organization of a Public Inquiry
www.mapleleafweb.com/features/public-inquiries-canada

The SARS Crisis and Irish Potato Famine: Understanding How International Events Affect Canadian Legislation
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/canada-gazette/035001-3040-e.html

Special Editions of Canadian Newspapers: Quebec Daily Telegraph
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/canadian-newspapers/h14-3951-e.html

Summer of Sorrow: Grosse Île, 1847: Part II
www.ballinagree.freeservers.com/sumsorrow2.html

Books

Hodge, Deborah. The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration. Illustrated by John Mantha. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2006. (Published in French under the title: L'histoire de l'immigration au Canada. Saint-Lambert, Québec: Éditions Héritage, 2006.)

Hughes, Susan. Coming to Canada: Building a Life in a New Land. Toronto: Maple Tree Press, 2005.

Kositsky, Lynne. Rebecca's Flame. Montréal: Roussan, 1998.

Leblanc André. Safe and Sound: Arriving in the New World. Translated by Jane Macauley. Photos by William James Topley. Montréal: Smith, Bonappétit & Son, 2005. (Published in French under the title: Arrivés à bon port. Montréal: Les 400 coups, 2003.)

O'Gallagher, Marianna, and Rose Masson Dompierre. Eyewitness: Grosse Isle, 1847. Sainte-Foy, Quebec: Livres Carraig = Carraig Books, 1995.

Pignat, Caroline. Greener Grass: The Famine Years. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2008.

Renaud, Anne. Island of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Île. Illustrated by Aries Cheung. Montréal: Lobster Press, 2007. (Published in French under the title: La Grosse-Île, terre de chagrin et d'espoir. Montréal: Éditions Homard, 2007.)

Vekeman Masson, Jeannette. A Grandmother Remembers Grosse Île. Translated by Johanne L. Massé. Ste-Foy, Quebec: Carraig Books, 1989. (Published in French under the title Grand-maman raconte La Grosse Île (Ste-Foy , Quebec: Carraig Books, 1989.)

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