Aspects of Government in Canada
-based student learning activities Early Civilizations
Math Hunt Game - Ancient Civilizations - Visit five exciting web sites about ancient history. At each stop, use the facts you find to solve a math question.
Examples of Timelines
HyperHistory Online Age of Exploration Time Line Walk Through Time Timeline of Toys and Games
Mythweb This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.
Mythology - Through these pages, find out about the gods and goddesses of different cultures around the world, and the works of art people have created to give them expression.
Cartographic Images Ancient Maps
Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to Art of the Ancient World is an interactive journey through the collection of ancient art at The Art Institute of Chicago. This Web site takes you on an expedition to the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Italy using eighteen objects from the museum's distinguished collection.
Sites dealing with a number of civilizations
Odyssey Online - a journey to explore ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures.
Ancient Civilizations - an interactive comparison of different civilizations through time - from the British Museum
Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations Egypt, Greece, Rome, India and China, and MORE (written by a History teacher)
Mr. Donn's Ancient History Page - sections for both teachers and students
Ancient History Project Pages Research on ancient civilizations produced by Grade Five and Six students from The International School of Amsterdam.
Secrets of Lost Empires - the companion Web site to a special five-part NOVA series aired in February 2000. In the series, NOVA crews attempt to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of early architects and engineers. The "Lost Empires" include the Egyptians, Romans, Medieval Europeans, and Chinese. The site includes fun but relevant interactive games (Shockwave required).
Voyage Back in Time: Ancient Greece and Rome - "Students will explain the term civilization and describe the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome in terms of geographic features, government, agriculture, architecture, music, art, religion, sports, and roles of men, women, and children."
Collapse - Why Do Civilizations Fail? "Join us as we explore the collapse of four ancient civilizations. You'll learn what happens when a society collapses and how archaeologists find and interpret evidence."
Empires - a ThinkQuest student project studying ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Eternal Egypt - "High-resolution two- and three-dimensional artifact scans, 360║ panoramas of locations, annotated multimedia animations, virtually-reconstructed environments, and real-time photos from webcams are woven into a multi-epoch journey through the museum that is Egypt itself."
Pyramids - The Inside Story from NOVA - Online "Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt? If so, enter here, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built."
Ancient Egypt Discovery Case - from the Royal Ontario Museum. This site focuses on the "World of the Pyramids" and includes a number of on-line activities. Some sections have written material that is beyond grade 5 reading level.
Ancient Egypt - an excellent site from the British Museum. Topics include; Egyptian Life, Geography, Gods and Goddesses, Mummification, Pharaohs, Pyramids, Temples, Time, Trading, Writing
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! - This Web Book is based on the print publication "You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy!", produced by The Salariya Book Company.
Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art - from the Cleveland Museum of Art
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt quiz - from National Geographic for Kids
Egypt's Golden Empire
- from the Empires series on PBS
Teachers! Link to an Ancient Egypt web quest
Ancient Greece - from BBC Schools
Ancient Greece - from the British Museum
The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization - from the Empires series on PBS
Mesopotamia - from the British Museum
Ancient India - from the British Museum
Ancient China - from the British Museum
The Roman Empire in the First Century - from the Empires series on PBS
Romans - from BBC Schools. Investigate key aspects of Roman History through the series of articles. Then test your knowledge with the interactive quiz.
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator! - This Web Book is based on the print publication "You Wouldn't Want To Be A Roman Gladiator!", produced by The Salariya Book Company.
Know the Romans - a personal website but the information appears to be accurate and appropriately written for this grade level
Ice Mummies of the Incas - from NOVA - Online
Mysterious Inca Brain Teaser quiz from National Geographic for Kids
Secret of the Maya Glyphs Join National Geographic's WORLD magazines Travel Bureau kids on an adventure into a Maya temple. Can you unlock the secrets of the tomb?
Lost King of the Maya - from NOVA Online - the companion Web site to "Lost King of the Maya" scheduled for rebroadcast on April 16, 2002 (please check local listings). The film follows the work of archeologists who are using new excavations and hieroglyphic translations to interpret the early history of Copßn, a Classic Maya site in northern Honduras.
Ancient Maya Civilization Learning Resources - a list of
websites with varied and good information about the Maya civilization (in spite
of the spelling error on the title page)
-based student learning activities Aspects of Government in Canada
The Electoral System of Canada
Elections Canada - Student Section
Leaders and Parties - from CBC.ca
Student Vote - Adobe Acrobat file with lessons and activities including; Our Rights and Responsibilities, Voting in a Democracy, Our Three Levels of Government, Political Parties, Campaign Poster, Messages in the Media, Your Electoral District, Your Choice
Government in Canada - links to information about political parties, voting, structure of the political system, immigration and citizenship
About Parliament - links to sections about the people, parliamentary process and the buildings (version franšaise)
How Canadians Govern Themselves - an on-line version of the print publication (version franšaise)
Introduction to Canadian Government - from the Writing Den - reading comprehension and writing skills based on this topic
On-line tour of Parliament Hill Its purpose is to "provide Internet travelers with an appreciation for the Parliament Buildings and an introduction to the institutions they house: the House of Commons, the Senate and the Library of Parliament." (version franšaise)
Government from CanadaInfo: A Tribute to Canada - a collection of information and links about Canada, its land, government, people, and rich culture.
Government in Canada - a section of the "A Look at Canada" web site. Includes information about federal elections. (version franšaise)
Canada's Parliamentary Government - complete and detailed explanation of the Parliamentary system
Elections Canada - English and French - (The Youth site is targeted to teen voters and is not suitable for grade 5.)
First Among Equals - The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics English and French
The [Ontario] Premier's Kids Zone (version franšaise)
Becoming Canadian: From Immigrant to Citizen a site by the CBC
How to Become a Canadian Citizen - from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (version franšaise)
Look at Canada - from Citizenship and Immigration
Canada - This site includes information about the application for citizenship ,
what Canadian citizenship means and all the information needed to pass the
citizenship test. (version
Here are two on-line quizzes to test your knowledge of Canada. Citizenship Test 1 Citizenship Test 2
Here's a Canadian Citizenship Practice Test (from the Richmond, B.C. Pubic Library)
Teachers! Link to web quests on this topic.