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Canada- Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette Facts and Statistics Location: Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US Capital: Ottawa Climate: varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north Population: 34,834,841 (July 2014 est.) Ethnic Make-up: British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%

Explorers Theme Page Explorers Theme Page This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of explorers. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.

THE CANADIAN SOCIAL STUDIES SUPER SITE This is a limited annotated list of websites for Canadian social studies educators, and those interested in Canada, carefully examined for their quality and use. This is also the companion website for the Webmaster's elementary textbook and junior high textbook which is free and online ( Click here to access it) . Suggestions for additional sites can be sent to the Webmaster Dr. Joe Kirman at joe.kirman @ ualberta.ca . Canada: Geography, History, Politics, and More Geography Covering most of the northern part of the North American continent and with an area larger than that of the United States, Canada has an extremely varied topography. In the east, the mountainous maritime provinces have an irregular coastline on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic. The St. Lawrence plain, covering most of southern Quebec and Ontario, and the interior continental plain, covering southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and most of Alberta, are the principal cultivable areas.

Prehistory-1500s Tip: Press ctrl and F (or Command and F on a Mac) to perform a keyword search of this page. To keyword search all Best of History Web Sites pages use the search engine located on each page. Pre-Colonial Web Sites The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican BallgameThe Sport of Life and Death was voted Best Overall Site for 2002 by Museums and the Web and has won a slew of other web awards.

Elementary Social Studies There are literally hundreds of Canadian social studies websites, each of which can be of tremendous value to the elementary social studies teacher who is looking for lesson plans, activity ideas, and resources for units in social studies, history, and geography. Presented in no particular order, the list of websites below include some of our favourites: The official home page of the Government of Canada is a one-stop clearing house for information about Canada and Canadian government services. This is a must-visit website for teachers who are introducing a unit about the Government of Canada. 1967 - Design in Canadian Coins One Cent:- "For this I wished to use a very common bird, but one with symbolic overtones. I selected the dove (rock dove) -very common, in cities as well as in the country, as the pigeon, and having associations with spiritual values and also with peace." - Alex Colville. In 1964 the Minister of Finance, Walter L. Gordon, announced that a competition open to artists, sculptors and designers residing in Canada or to Canadians living abroad would be held for the submission of coinage designs. A $2,500.00 First Prize was offered for the winning designs in each of the six coinage denominations (One Cent, Five Cents, Ten Cents, Twenty-Five Cents, Fifty Cents and Silver Dollar). These coins will be issued in 1967 to commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of Confederation.

Four Directions Teachings.com - Aboriginal Online Teachings and Resource Centre - © 2006 - 2012 All Rights Reserved 4D Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of Invert Media Inc. To read the PDF Format files you will need Acrobat Reader: Teachers Resource Kit: Download here (PDF Format) - Download in HTML Format Audio mp3 (All Narration): Listen to the Audio Our Collection of Digitized Photos: Click here We are always aiming to make our sites the best they can be and would like to hear your feedback on this educational and interactive site.

Social Studies INDEX SOCIAL STUDIES Georaphy, History, and the Study of Man Also see: Web Sites for RESEARCHING COUNTRIES EDUCATIONAL SITES: Teacher Resources EDUCATIONAL SITES: Lesson Plans Social Studies & Social Sciences - General Index Sites Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit Highlights Aboriginal people – Diverse groups living across the country New data from the National Household Survey (NHS) show that 1,400,685 people had an Aboriginal identity in 2011, representing 4.3% of the total Canadian population. Aboriginal people accounted for 3.8% of the population enumerated in the 2006 Census, 3.3% in the 2001 Census and 2.8% in the 1996 Census. The Aboriginal population increased by 232,385 people, or 20.1% between 2006 and 2011, compared with 5.2% for the non-Aboriginal population.The largest numbers of Aboriginal people lived in Ontario and the western provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia).

Fun Social Studies Ideas What’s Here Many teachers have trouble making social studies interesting because they don’t understand or like the subject themselves. There’s good news: we all have personal limitations, and they DON’T have to affect our students. On this page, you’ll learn how to get students passionate about social studies even when you have limited time, resources, or background information.

line Resources Interested in using primary sources in your classroom but don’t know where to start? The Archives of Ontario provides a range of History and Social Studies resource and lesson kits for grades 3 to 12, as well as online exhibits that feature primary source material from our extensive collections. All our resource and lesson kits align with the Social Studies, History, and Canadian and World Studies curricula and emphasize the skills of historical inquiry, interpretation, and analysis. Kits can be downloaded as a Microsoft Word© file or a PDF for easy printing. Have a suggestion about future resource kits? Contact us at Reference@ontario.ca to let us know!

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