Check out these Canadian social studies internet resources

May 5, 2017 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

There are many, many other sites, and here are two that I discovered recently:

Great for primary sources is Canadiana. With the support of major memory institutions, identifies, catalogue, and digitizes documentary heritage—books, newspapers, periodicals, images and nationally-significant archival materials—in specialized searchable databases:

  • Early Canadiana Online is a full-text collection of published documentary material, including monographs, government documents, and specialized or mass-market periodicals from the 16th to 20th centuries. Law, literature, religion, education, women’s history and aboriginal history are particular areas of strength. This resource combines content from the CIHM microfilm series with full-colour scans of rare, primary-source titles.
  • Heritage draws from the rich corpus of archival microfilm held by Library and Archives Canada, with a focus on fonds from the individuals and organizations that have shaped Canada’s history. Politics, arts and literature, labour, military, aboriginal history, social justice and women’s history are particular areas of strength.

Great for children’s book titles, The Teachers History Book Bank is is not new (2014), but new for me, so I figure that there has to be more folks out there other than me who have forgotten, or didn’t know. It supports Canadian social studies; use the box on the left hand side to refine your search (keyword or select a category. from the scroll down list).  Check your school library or local public library for copies of books.

From The Canadian Children’s Book Centre web site : the CCBC is thrilled to launch its Teachers’ History Book Bank, a collection of Canadian historical fiction and non-fiction books for educators and students. Displayed in a user-friendly way, these books can be used by teachers to introduce topics and themes in Canadian history curricula and by students carrying out research projects. Many of the books also offer opportunities for cross-curricular connections in language arts, geography, the arts, science and other subjects.

It would be super remiss of me not to remind all TDSB teachers and students to use the Virtual Library to find many other resources to support the social studies (and other ) curriculum areas.  Use the SEARCH page to guide your inquiry.


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