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Writing a Research Paper - from the on-line writing lab of Purdue University
A+ Research and Writing (for high school and university students) - from the Internet Public Library for Teens

Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity

Multiculturalism in Canada - from the Centre for Canadian Studies, Mount Allison University
Multiculturalism from Canadian Heritage
International Agreements and Canadian Identity - from the Media Awareness Network
Canada's Trade Negotiations and Agreements - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Canada in the World: International Organizations and Forums - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada


Advertising for Immigrants to Western Canada, 1870-1930  This virtual exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Civilization is about the Canadian government's role in advertising free land in The Last Best West to farmers and farm workers in Britain, the United States and Europe.  (version française)
The Peopling of Canada 1891- 1921 This tutorial from University of Calgary's Department of History examines the movement of people into Canada  and between regions during one of Canada's most important migration periods, 1891-1921. 
Open Hearts / Closed Doors - After WW II, a group of young Jewish orphans immigrated to Canada from the devastation of Europe as part of the War Orphans Project. Using their own words and artifacts, this virtual exhibit tells the story of the orphans' courage and resilience and of the tireless efforts of the people who helped them.
Moving Here, Staying Here - The Canadian Immigrant Experience - be sure to go to the Traces of the Past section, and the Preferred Policy and Depressing Period subsections
The Immigration Experience - activities and information from Histor!ca

Aboriginal Organizations and Issues

Assembly of First Nations - The Story
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami - the national Inuit organization in Canada

Wars and Conflicts

Peace and Conflict - reveals some important conflicts in Canadian history and how we attempted to resolve them - an excellent site from Histor!ca
Chronology of Canadian Military History - excellent overviews of the World Wars including Canadian contributions, international relationships, and social effects
Canadian Military History Gateway  - an online service providing access to websites and digitized resources about Canada’s military history. 
Canadian Military Heritage Project This site is dedicated to presenting Canadian military history ~ the wars, uprisings and conflicts in which Canadians participated.
Courage Remembered the World Wars through Canadian eyes
The Canadian Letters and Images Project - an online archive of the Canadian war experience, from any war, as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves
Conflict and War - audio and video clips from the CBC Archives - an EXCELLENT resource!
World Wars - from BBC History
Conflict Map - from the Nobel Prize Organization. In the course of the 20th century, mankind experienced some of the most devastating wars of all times. Where did these wars take place? Have some regions experienced more wars than others? Who were the main protagonists in these conflicts? This map gives you the opportunity to answer these questions.
Internal Problems Caused by World Conflicts - Conscription Crisis of 1917, Internment of the Japanese during World War II - from Histor!ca

World War I

WW1 - Film records of the Canadian participation in WWI - from the National Film Board.
Canadian Military History Gateway of the Government of Canada   (version française)
The Memory Project - The Globe and Mail, The Dominion Institute and the government of France launched a national call for letters and photographs from the front lines of the First World War. The 10 most significant artifacts and an additional 85 family artifacts were assembled and are presented here.
Over the Top is an interactive adventure which allows YOU to experience life in the trenches during the First World War. (version française)
Canada and the First World War - This exhibition is designed to illustrate, through the National Archives of Canada's collections, the many roles that Canadian men and women played during the First World War, and the definite mark the war left on our society.   (version française)
World War I - Vimy Ridge - from the Writing Den - reading comprehension and writing skills based on this topic
The First World War - History, interviews, diaries and letters.  Veterans Affairs Canada   (version française)
The Canadian Letters and Images Project - an online archive of the Canadian war experience, from any war, as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves.
Canadian War Poster Collection - a digital collection of McGill University   (English & French)
The Poster War:  Allied Propaganda Art of the First World War - from the Provincial Museum of Alberta  (version française)
War Artists from the First World War - from the Archives of Ontario.    (version française)
Canvas of War - Masterpieces from the Canadian War Museum -
 provides a unique opportunity to appreciate works of art that record the nation’s military history, and changed the course of Canadian art."   (version française)
Jack Turner's War   "The experience of the 1914-1918 Great War left a lasting mark on the youth of Canada.  The photographs taken by Jack Turner provide a startling reminder that that this was a very different experience than that of today's youth. It was a shared experience, as shown by the pictures of friends from home in a strange and disturbing landscape but is also a lonely one with photographs showing devastation, destruction and death - and everywhere there was mud." 
The Canadian Great War Home Page - Canada's Role in World War 1 - from the Canadian Military Heritage Project
The Archives of Ontario Remembers Our Canadian War Heroes - a series of letters written from the battlefront during World War One by brothers, Charlie and Wally Gray - Read a selection of these letters, listen to excerpts from them and view photographs and drawings selected from other First World War collections held by the Archives.  (version française)
An Archival Look at WW I - from the archives of Queen's University
Canadian Air Aces and Heroes
WWI Aces of Canada
Atlas of the Great War - a collection of maps from WWI
For King and Empire - Canada's Soldiers in the Great War - a companion website for a series on the History Television
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century  - a co-production of PBS and the BBC in association with the Imperial War Museum of London
The Great War -  a "Learning Curve" on-line exhibition of the British National Archives
World War I - from BBC History
FirstWorldWar.com - A Multimedia History of World War One

World War II

Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War is a fully searchable digitized collection of 144,000 newspaper clippings that report on the events of the Second World War. Fifty-five short historical articles introduce the main facts and, so far as is possible, the main conclusions of historical research and analysis that has taken place since the Second World War.
Canadian War Industry during the Second World War - from Library and Archives Canada
The Second World War - links to 17 sites from Veterans Affairs Canada  Canada and the Second World War provides an  excellent overview

The Cold War

The Cold War - by the British National Archives
NATO - from the Canadian War Museum


Canada's Military - Canadian Forces in the 21st century - from CBC News
Canada and Peace Support Operations - from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada


Canadian Labour History 1850 - 1999 - from the Canadian Museum of Civilization   (version française)
Remembering the Winnipeg General Strike - from the CBC Archives.
The Winnipeg General Strike - from the Histor!ca website
The Cradle of Collective Bargaining  - the history of labour and technology in Hamilton and district.

Women's Rights

The Famous Five - from the National Archives of Canada - "Until 1929, one word denied women access to the Senate. The word "persons" in the British North America Act did not, or so it seemed, include women.  In 1927, five remarkable Alberta women contested, in the Supreme Court of Canada, the interpretation of the word "persons."   (version française)
The Famous Five - from Alberta Heritage - "a multimedia resource dedicated to chronicling the lives and achievements of the five visionary women from Alberta who have become known simply as the Famous 5."
The Famous 5 Foundation - Biographies, Highlights of the 'Persons' Case, International Dimensions, History of the 'Persons' Case, Commonly Asked Questions
The Suffrage Movement - a summary from "TimeLinks" (an historical web site about Manitoba in the decade from 1910 to 1920.)
Nellie McClung - includes information about the suffrage movement
Women in Canadian History
Celebrating Women's Achievements - a selection of exceptional Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian society and the world. Each woman's life and achievements are described, following by a list of suggested readings - from Library and Archives Canada
Women in Canadian History

The Great Depression

The Great Depression and the Development of Social Programs by the Government of Mackenzie King - an online lesson

Post-War Era

Canada in the Post-War Era: From the Baby Boom to the Trudeau Era 1945-1970s - an Ontario History Quest
The Baby Boom Generation - from the It Seems Like Yesterday on-line magazine, based on the documentary TV series of the same name. (be sure to look at the Factoids)
Made in Canada - Patents of Invention and the Story of Canadian Innovation
Great Canadian Scientists
Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame - biographies of 37 Canadian scientists, engineers and innovators
Cool Canada - This site uses digitized collection material from Library and Archives Canada to highlight lots of fascinating people, places, inventions, achievements and events that make Canada cool.
Well Known People Who Happen to be Canadian
Art2LIFE: the interactive timeline brings 100 years of art, people and events in Canada to life.

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