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Magna Carta Canada. The copies of the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest which will be on tour in Canada are owned by Durham Cathedral, located in Durham in the United Kingdom. Durham Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost a millennium. Built in 1093 to house the Shrine of St Cuthbert, the Cathedral is cherished for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and incomparable setting at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of the Venerable Bede. Originally built as a monastic cathedral for a community of Benedictine monks, Durham Cathedral possesses some of the most intact surviving monastic buildings in England, including the medieval cloister, the Monks’ Dormitory and the Western Undercroft.

With its dramatic position at the top of the Durham City peninsula, Durham Cathedral is both physically and symbolically a focal point for the community of Durham and the wider North East region. Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) The Canadian Reader / Nos Nouvelles | LesPlan. The Historical Thinking Project | Historical Thinking Project. Inquiry-pacs - Ontario Inquiry-pacs. Inquiry-Based Learning. Earth for Educators. Join the Connected Classrooms Community. Your world in 3D. Create Your Own Geography Games With These Free Tools. 360 Degree Aerial Panorama | 3D Virtual Tours Around the World | Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth |

Aboriginal Peoples and European settlement in Canada | Esri Canada. Syrup. This animation explains history better than history class ever did. Because Europe's culture was the dominant culture, and thus influenced global culture the most; last I checked, that's what was very particularly expressed in the article: "all the major events that have shaped the world". Stuff that affected everyone. Only recently due to globalization (which, by the way, was primarily made possible by Americans and Europeans, who together developed most modern communications technology, including the telegraph, the telephone, and the Internet) have the history of other cultures really begun to be explored by the global community.

So yeah. That's just the way the cookie crumbles. Besides, you go back far enough, just prior to the start of the Roman Empire, and the Europeans stop mattering, since most of the dominant cultures at the time were in the Middle East. basically what antifanboy said. Not necessarily...aside from the Classical Age (Rome), Europe only became important after the Reformation. Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps (DMMmaps) Resources | The Historical Thinking Project. Godfrey Kneller, Old Scholar (Vanitas Allegory) (detail), St. Annen-Museum, Lübeck The historical thinking concepts developed and promoted by the Historical Thinking Project have been incorporated into curricula, classroom resources, and professional development tools. They include: Provincial Historical Thinking Projects - Application process and criteria.

Blog Archive - Read about the experiences and reflections of four young teachers on the challenges and rewards of working with the historical thinking concepts. Books - Order books that explore more deeply the teaching with the six historical thinking concepts. Demonstrations and Discussions - PD resources to assist in incorporating historical thinking into the classroom. Lessons - We are currently in the process of transferring lessons from the old site. Research - A sampling of research related to historical thinking and the curriculum. Use of Materials/Copyright. HTC%20graphic%20organizer%20May%202010_1. Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines. Financial Literacy - Teaching and Learning Examples. Medieval Manor - British Social History - Changing Lives - 1066-1984 on

35 Million Directors. Virtual Tours & Webcams. The Secret Annex Online. Home from the Wars | Historica - Dominion. Following World War II, after having served their country for the long, horrible years of the war, service personnel wanted only to re-establish their civilian lives and set up households with their families. The return of more than a million Canadians to peacetime life created a housing demand that the private sector could not meet. The federal government was challenged to meet the need for a rehabilitation program to assist ex-service members. Social housing in Canada has its origins in the demand for such a program.

Although the federal government did build housing for veterans of World War I, it was in 1935 that the foundation of a federal housing agency was laid, with the Dominion Housing Act. By 1938, the Act had helped finance almost 5,000 homes. Housing in the post-WWII years consisted largely of the family bungalow. These little houses became homes for generations of Canadians. Heritage Minute Cast. The Memory Project - Stories of the Second World War - The Historica – Dominion Institute. Waterlife - An Interactive Story About Water. Earlier this week I shared a couple of animated stories about the water cycle. This morning I spent some time exploring Waterlife which was shared by Jen Deyenberg on Twitter yesterday.

Waterlife is an interactive story about the water cycle in the Great Lakes. Waterlife is a twenty part story through which students can learn about the role of water in our lives. Through the story students learn about things like fishing, pollution, invasive species, wetlands, and the politics of water conservation. When students select a part of the Waterlife story they will be able to hear narration, see visuals, and read the text of the story. Applications for EducationWaterlife is based on the Great Lakes, but it is applicable to just about any lesson on the water cycle. - Pick a year, click refresh, and TRAVEL THROUGH TIME. 25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites. Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible.

Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government. 7 Wonders Panoramas – 360-degree views of the Seven Wonders of the World. Arounder Virtual Tour of the Moon – 360-degree panoramic views of the moon, courtesy of the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. (Many other Earth locations also available on Frissiras Museum – A virtual art gallery from Athens, Greece that allows you to explore paintings by clicking through their entire collection. Google Earth – Explore the geography of both land and sea (free download). Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Vital Signs: Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases – A virtual gallery teaching about heart disease.

Louvre Virtual Tour – Virtual tour of the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris. Mount St. Schools - Primary History. The Unfortunate Legacy of the Little House on the Prairie. How about some crushing news to start the day? Remember the Little House on the Prairie? That humble yet darling home sitting proud and welcoming like a beacon of warmth, safety and hope on the wide open prairie? Well, it appears that was a really bad house. Like seriously, the worst idea for a house ever. This, I learned while watching A House on the Prairie, a short doc from the late 1970s about dwellings and how much (if any) sense they make with regards to their surroundings.

The surroundings being explored in the film are that of the Canadian Prairies, an environment known to be on the hostile side of harsh both winter and summer alike. Legitimate question: if the house is so ill-adapted, why did so many people build it? The answer is as silly as it is surprising: people built houses like that because that’s what they thought a house should look like. For most, these dwellings were a mere stopgap. (Prairie: 1; Little House on the Prairie: 0.) Canada. Travelfilmarchive's Channel.