Grade 7 History

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   Canada, 1800 - 1850: Conflict and Change

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History - try to solve some historical "cold case" crimes. (version française)
Historical Atlas of Canada Online Learning Project
Dictionary of Canadian Biography On-line - "meet people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada."  (English and French)

New France and British North America, 1713 - 1800

  -based student learning activities   Life of the Voyageur      The Fur Trade 

Canada In the Making 1608-1759    (version française)

Virtual Museum of New France  - a comprehensive site including section on the Explorers, First Nations, People, Great Names and Daily Life of New France   (version française)

New France, New Horizons - The exhibition describes the adventure of New France, from the first voyages of discovery, to the end of the French Regime. It is comprised of 350 archival documents arranged under 12 themes.   (version française)

Seasons of New France  explore a variety of themes related to the appropriation of the territory, the rhythm of life, the transmission of knowledge, and daily acts. Each theme features a variety of paintings, sketches, manuscripts, and other materials that create an image of what life was like at this time. The Web site also features a narrated slideshow. (English & French)

France in America - explores the history of the French presence in North America from the first decades of the 16th century to the end of the 19th century (a definite focus on the United States)

French Ontario in the 17th and 18th Centuries -  Through maps, photographs, paintings and textual documents, the exhibit tells the story of the first two centuries that followed the first French explorations of our province, in 1610. (Archives of Ontario)    (version française)

Pathfinders and Passageways - The Exploration of Canada - from the National Library of Canada   (version française)

Passages: A Treasure Trove of North American Exploration - research explorers by name or date - National Library of Canada  (version française)

Champlain - Travels in the Canadian Francophonie - virtual exhibition about the travels of Samuel de Champlain, from the Virtual Museum of Canada  (French & English)

Heavens! My Ship!  "A game to travel through the XVII century in search of one of the great explorers of New France. With the help of period geographical maps, ancient engravings and excerpts from his stories, relive the epic of this valorous character. Highly interactive and performing, this non trivial game with its splendid computer graphics stores your game to leave you time to learn."  (version française)

Hudson Bay and NorthWest Companies

Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company  (English and French) - This site is about the fur trade in Canada and how it led to the exploration of the country and the formation of the oldest and largest company in Canadian history: Hudson's Bay Company

HBC Heritage Generously illustrated with maps, diagrams, paintings and modern colour photographs, Adventurers vividly recreates the saga of the company whose history is the history of Canada. (version française)

Empire of the Bay - from PBS - "The story of the shrewd merchants and bold explorers of the Hudson's Bay Company, who tamed a wilderness and opened up the heart of North America."   Includes; transcripts of the show, maps, profiles, and a quiz.

In Pursuit of Adventure: The Fur Trade in Canada and the North West Company - a detailed, comprehensive site from McGill University     (English and French)

Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

Brief Sketches of the Jesuit Martyr-Saint and the story of the Shrine

Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons - Historical information from the site's official web page - topics include The Sainte-Marie Story, The Men Who Lived at Sainte-Marie, The Life of the Wendat   (version française)

The Jesuit Relations and the History of New France - from Library and Archives Canada - Beginning where Champlain's writings leave off, these missionary texts are one of the major sources of information about the early years of French colonization in North America. (version française)

The Constitutional Act - from the "Canada in the Making" web site - background, explanation and original text   (version française)


New France 1524-1763 - a timeline of events 

Seven Years War Timeline

Treaty of Utrecht - background and explanation from the Canada in the Making web site

The Battle of Restigouche The last naval engagement of the Seven Years War between France and Great Britain for possession of North America.

Fortress of Louisbourg 

Royal Proclamation Act - from the "Canada in the Making" web site - background, explanation and original text  (version française)

The Quebec Act  - from the "Canada in the Making" web site - background, explanation and original text   (version française)


The Acadians - from the CBC 

The Deportation of the Acadians - from Canada in the Making

Acadia - Lifestyle in the days of ancestors The Acadian Historic Village invites you to discover our ancestors' rich heritage, their culture and traditions. This site offers you three types of exploration: an exhibition, a visit and four amusing and educational interactive games. (version française)

Canada In the Making - 1791-1837   (version française)


The Arrival of the Loyalists in Canada - from the University of Ottawa

Loyalists, the First Refugees (1775 - 1812) - from Canada in the Making  (version française)

Black Loyalists:  Our People Our History - one of "Canada's Digital Collections"

Some Missing Pages - The Black Community in the History of Quebec and Canada - primary and secondary source materials - presented in partnership by the Quebec Provincial Association of Social Studies Teachers, Quebec Board of Black Educators and the Quebec Ministere de l'Education - ACTIVITY BOOKLET

Underground Railway

  -based student learning activities    The Underground Railway    War of 1812  Review Quiz 1   Review Quiz 2    Review Quiz 3

On the Road North - Black Canada and the Journey to Freedom - (from (version française)

Harriet Tubman from TVOKids Timetrackers - you need to select her image from the bottom frame

The Underground Railroad  - an interactive National Geographic web site. 

The Anti-Slavery Movement in Canada - from the National Archives of Canada    (version française)

Runaway Journeys - from the Digital Library Program of the New York Public Library


Canada, 1800 - 1850: Conflict and Change  

Dictionary of Canadian Biography On-line - "meet people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada."  (English and French)

The War of 1812 - This interactive map of 19th century North America presents a geographical view of the major events and battles of the War of 1812. The movements and size of the American troops, British troops, and the Tecumseh/Native Alliance are shown for each major event. - from LearnAlberta

The War of 1812 - from the Archives of Ontario   TEACHING RESOURCE KIT

War of 1812 - from the Canadian Military Heritage Project

Canada In the Making - 1837-1839: Rebellion   (version française)
Canada In the Making - 1839-1849: Union and Responsible Government   (version française)
Canada In the Making - 1850-1867: On the Road to Confederation    (version française)

Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill - two of Canada's most important 19th-century writers. Born in England only 23 months apart, the two sisters became professional writers before they married. In 1832 they emigrated with their Scottish husbands to Canada, settling in the backwoods of what is now Ontario, near present-day Lakefield. They recorded and interpreted their experiences as pioneers in books for which they remain famous to this day. (version française)

The Rebellions of 1837 and 1838 - from Canada in the Making

The Rebellions of 1837 - 1838 - from Historica

The Union Act (1840) - from the "Canada in the Making" web site - background, explanation and original text   (version française)

History of the Rideau Canal - from the Rideau Region

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