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Chapter 1: Alberta's Beginning
Chapter 2: The Rocky Mountain Region
Chapter 3: The Foothills Region
Chapter 4: The Grassland Region
Chapter 5: The Parkland Region
Chapter 6: The Boreal Forest Region
Chapter 7: The Canadian Sheild Region
Chapter 8: The First Peoples
Chapter 9: The Fur Trade
Chapter 10: Early Settlement
Chapter 11: From Territory to Province
Chapter 12: Growth and Change
Chapter 13: Today and Tomorrow


Student Resource page 17, question 1

Go to the website for The Royal Tyrrell Museum to learn more about Alberta's beginnings.

Other related sites

Get Up Close and Palaeo on this virtual field trip to the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

The TV Ontario website has a series of cartoons about famous Canadians. Click on the image of Joseph B. Tyrrell to watch a cartoon about him.



Student Resource page 36, question 1

For more information about Alberta place names, visit the Geonames page at the Natural Resources Canada website. The Friends of Alberta website has an alphabetical listing of place names in Alberta. Click on a name to find out how it came to be.

Other related sites

This is a Canadian Geographic Kids website with information on various animals.

Visit the Alberta Heritage Nature website and click on The Flash Zone for audio clips about the grizzly bear, ruffled grouse, bighorn sheep, cougars, and mountain goats.

Discover how long it takes to get from Vermillion to Rocky Mountain House - and everywhere else in Alberta - on the Video Conference Directory.

View the CBC Alberta timeline and click on A Gold Mine in the Rockies to learn about the Lost Lemon Mine. Click on The Frank Slide for information and photos about the slide.

This website has the story of Kootenai Brown's system for collecting oil at what is now Waterton Lakes National Park.

Read about or listen to audio clips about Alberta place names at this website.

This is an Alberta Government site with information about Alberta wildlife.

The Canadian Wildlife Service's Who's Who in the Hinterland provides information on many of the animals found in Alberta's regions.

The Alberta Government Wildlife Status Report provides information on many of the endangered animals in Alberta.



Visit this website to see photographs of southern Alberta.

This Canadian Geographic Kids website has information on various animals found in Alberta.

This page on the Alberta Foothills is a great interactive site. Click on The Flash Zone for information about black bears and the prickly rose. You can also listen to a featured audio clip on the mule deer.

The Alberta Government Watchable Wildlife website has information about Alberta's animal life.

Alberta Heritage hosts a Natural Regions of Alberta website with information on climate, vegetation, geology, and animal life of the Foothills Region.

Collections Canada features a website for kids called Passageways. You can learn more about Canadian explorers at this website.

Visit this website to learn about Canada's Waste Reduction Week and find links to Alberta's Waste Reduction Week posters and challenges.

This Eco-Kids website has information, games, and activities about a variety of environmental issues, including waste management and energy reduction.

This Alberta Government site has information on the habitat and status of the woodland caribou.

Learn about the woodland caribou at the Hinterland Who's Who website.

Alberta Heritage also has information about the woodland caribou.



You can view a variety of photographs of southern Alberta at this website.

This website has a student booklet about water and water usage. Click on publications on the left side of the page then scroll down to Explore Water with Holly Heron.

The Past to Present page on the Alberta Heritage website allows you read or listen to audio clips to discover stories of settlement, ranching, and Adventurous Albertans.

Find out What Water Does and explore the different uses of water on this website.

This link to the weather office at Environment Canada can provide a five-day weather forecast for Calgary.

This Canadian Geographic Kids website has information about various animals.

The Alberta Heritage website for the Grassland Region features The Flash Zone where students can learn about the black widow spider and the kangaroo rat, and listen to audio clips about the pronghorn, golden eagle, and coyote.

Visit this web site for information on the swift fox.

This website is a student project with photos, writing, models, and artwork about Calgary.

Take a virtual tour of the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre at this website.

Learn about Lethbridge and its history at this website.

This Alberta Government website has information about Alberta's animal life.

This website has photos and information about Writing-On-Stone.

This Eco-Kids website has information, activities, and games related to water conservation.

The Greater Vancouver Regional District website has a page where students can learn more about water conservation at home. There are also charts showing water use for fixtures and appliances on this site.

The Alberta Heritage website has information on water conservation and links to What You Can Do to help save water.

The Strathcona County Utilities Department website offers indoor water conservation and outdoor water conservation tips.

The Environment Canada website includes examples of severe weather in Alberta from 1903 to 2000.

Go to the University of Lethbridge website to view photos of hoodoos and to read an explanation of how they are formed. There are also links to information about animals and vegetation of the Milk River area.

Find out more about why Chinooks occur and how they affect the land at this Alberta Heritage website.



Student Resource page 96, question 2

The Alberta government website for the Great Kids Awards has links on the sidebar to find out information about kids who have received this award in other years.

Other related sites

This link to the weather office at Environment Canada has a five-day weather forecast for Edmonton.

This Canadian Geographic Kids website has information on various animals that can be found in Alberta.

The Alberta Heritage website on The Parkland features The Flash Zone which has information about the red fox and tiger salamanders. The featured audio clips are about shore birds, trumpeter swans, beavers, Canada geese, and white tailed weasels.

This Government of Alberta website has information about Alberta's animal life.

The Galileo Organization website includes the writings of children explaining how they value the land they see around them.

Find the City of Red Deer declaration of a state of emergency on this website. There are also links to flood images and information about risks and damage control.

A photo and a news report of the flooding along the Sheep River in Okotoks can be viewed on this website.

For photos and information about the Okotoks Erratic, visit this website.



This Canadian Geographic Kids website has information on various animals.

This Alberta Heritage website has information on the Boreal Forest. Click on The Flash Zone for information about the gray wolf and jumping spider. The featured audio clips are about moose, caribou, bison, and wolves. There is also information and statistics about whooping cranes at this website.

Go to this web site for information about whooping cranes.

At this Government of Alberta website, you can learn about Alberta's animal life.

The website has information and statistics about whooping cranes.

Listen to a CBC Radio clip of an interview with Douglas Cardinal. He speaks about his connection with nature, which was important when he designed the Canadian Museum of Civilization (this relates to Activity Card 6).

Learn more about Alex Janvier and his artwork at this website.

An activity book from Syncrude explains the formation of the oil sands, how oil is harvested, and each of the jobs that are a part of the process.

Learn more about Alberta's petroleum resources at this Alberta Heritage website. You will find student activities, frequently asked questions, a timeline, a historical WebQuest, and additional links to historical documents and photos.

Visit this website to view a photo of Wood Buffalo National Park.

A photo timeline, including pioneer photos, shows the development of Lac la Biche.

Click on Photographs for views of seasonal activities in Fort McMurray.



Alberta Heritage has an interesting website on the Canadian Shield. Click on The Flash Zone to learn about fireweed and northern shrike. The featured audio clip is about the pelican.

On the Heritage Community Foundation website, you can read about Treaty 8. Click on The People, Their Places and Treaty Makers for profiles of the First Nations communities living in the Canadian Shield region. You can explore photos, and learn about forms of transportation in the Canadian Shield. There is also information about traditional food of the north.



Student Resource Page 190, question 1b:

View a biography of Dale Auger on his website.

Biographies of James Gladstone can be found at these sites:

Saskatchewan Indian

Canadian Heritage

Heritage Community Foundation

This link to the Southern Alberta Pioneers And Their Descendants website includes James Gladstone in a list of local pioneers.

A short description of Tyrone Potts' career as a Mountie can be found on this website.

View this website to read a newspaper report of Thersea Gadwa's election to the role of Chief of the Kehewin Reserve.

Ralph Steinhauer:

The Heritage Community Foundation has an online encyclopedia has an entry for Ralph Steinhauer.

See also:

The Saskatchewan Indian website

The Canadian Encyclopedia website

Follow the links on Alex Janvier's homepage to read his biography.

Other related sites

Go to the Glenbow Museum site to view photos and read about traditional Blackfoot tipis.

This is the website of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre. It includes a virtual tour, archeological facts, and information about Blackfoot history.

Alberta Heritage has a great archaeology page with over 85 visuals about archaeological sites throughout Alberta at this website.

You can view photographs of southern Alberta at this website.

This website is an exploration of Kainai plants and culture.

This website has ancient stories and art of the Blackfoot, Nakoda, and T'suu Tina people

Learn about Aboriginal sports and games at this website.

Listen to an interview from the CBC Radio Archives with former Lieutenant Governor Ralph Steinhauer, from Saddle Lake. In the interview, he talks about pioneering and battling racism.

The Alberta Online Encyclopedia invites you to read, listen, and view to learn more about First Nations and Métis people in Alberta.

The Calgary Board of Education has a website for students featuring diagrams and information about Blackfoot tipis, legends, buffalo robes, and the role of the bison in Blackfoot culture.



The Hudson's Bay Company website has an exploration page with information about the fur trade. The site includes stories and an interactive timeline. There are stories about preparing furs, life in the wilderness, Aboriginal peoples, Coureurs de bois, the North West Company, and the history of various Hudson's Bay Company trade items such as the HBC blanket. From the main page you can also find links to topics such as exploration, the fur trade, and the Hudson's Bay Company. There are stories, timelines, and maps, as well as descriptions and illustrations of York boats and voyageur canoes.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage website to learn more about Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and why it is considered to be such an important place.

Learn more about David Thompson at this website.

Collections Canada has photographs from Métis life and information about Métis contributions to the settlement of Canada on this website. Click on the Craft link to learn how to make a Métis-inspired bracelet.

The Alberta Heritage website has a page describing Alberta's francophone heritage. It has stories of the fur trade, missions, and the early settlement of Alberta. It includes information about early daily life in the Francophone communities of Alberta.

The Alberta Métis Historical Society website provides information about lifestyle, clothing, food, housing, sports, art, and music. The history link includes information about many important Métis leaders.

The Fort Edmonton site includes a photographic tour of the fort.

The Notukeu Heritage Museum website has a photographic record of the making of pemmican.

The Heritage Community Foundation's Online Encyclopedia features an interactive map showing forts and missions in Alberta.

The Government of Alberta website gives an overview of Alberta's history, including historical photographs.



Learn about how Canada became a country at the Confederation for Kids website.

The Métis Cultural Museum website has information and links to information about Métis history, culture, and famous Métis people.

Learn more about Victoria Belcourt Calihoo at the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society website.

Visit this website to read about the early days of the fur trade in Alberta.

The TV Ontario website has a series of cartoons about famous Canadians. Click on the image of Sir John A. Macdonald and watch a cartoon about his role in Confederation.



Ride the Adventure Train at The Virtual Museum of Canada website to learn more about Canadian railway history.

Read Letters from the trunk and explore letters, photos, and other materials to learn stories of crossing Canada on the train as an immigrant.

This website shares a history of German-speaking people in Alberta. It includes interviews done by students.

This CBC Radio clip is an interview with Father Lacombe.  

View a CBC TV clip about Louis Riel at this website.

This CBC Radio clip is Sir John A. Macdonald's speech to the Government of Canada about the need for the railroad.

This website, Lethbridge: History of a Prairie Community,includes information about various groups who moved to southern Alberta. See the links to Railway Labourers and Building the Rural West to learn about the different nationalities that worked together to build the railway.

Read or listen to stories about settlement on this Alberta Heritage website by clicking on topics under The Opening of the West.You can also read more about settlement in Alberta by following this link and clicking on New Beginnings, New Communities, First Peoples and Settlers, and Adventurous Albertans.

TV Ontario has a series of cartoons about famous Canadians. Click on the image of Sir John A. Macdonald to watch a cartoon about the building of the railway. There is also a fun game to play where you can show off your knowledge.

Visit this website to learn more about the building the railway and the role played by Father Lacombe.

Check out the Kids Site of Canadian Trains. You can listen to railway songs, read about the people who rode the rails and listen to train sound effects.

Listen to 'God Save the Queen' at this website.

Learn more about Louis Riel by visiting this website.

The Collections Canada Kids' Site of Canadian Trains has a page about the Northwest Rebellion and includes a photo of Issapoomahksikaa (Crowfoot).

Read a short biography of Crowfoot on this University of Calgary website.

See this Alberta Heritage site for more information about Crowfoot.

Find out more about John Ware by visiting these websites:

Alberta Parks and Protected Areas

Galileo Educational Network

Library and Archives Canada

Learn more about Father Lacombe at these websites.


University of Calgary

Learn about Princess Louise at these websites.

Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Alberta Centennial

Visit this website to view some of the CPR posters used to attract newcomers to the West.



Student Resource, Page 167

Read about how the town of Sangudo got its name on the town's homepage.

Other sites

Visit the Canadian War Museum website to find printable colouring pages of people throughout history, such as a Canadian paratrooper of the Second World War.

Visit this Canadian Museum of Civilization website to find history, games, and activities using catalogues.

View and read about various Eaton's dolls (1900 to 1994) at this Canadian Museum of Civilization website.

Galileo Educational Network- What stories do we have to tell? Students at the Prince of Wales Elementary School share their inquiry.

Letters From a Trunk includes photos, newspapers, posters, and recordings to help us learn about the people who settled in the Canadian west in the first half of the 1900s.

View photos of Alberta grain elevators on this website. These are listed alphabetically by location.

This website has a history of German-speaking people in Alberta. You can also read interviews done by students.

Read about the settlement and growth of Alberta by clicking on New Beginnings, New Communities, First Peoples and Settlers, and Adventurous Albertans.

Visit this website to see mail order catalogues from the 1880s onward. Catalogues are listed according to dates and companies. Information includes the history of catalogue shopping.

The CBC Archives has video and audio footage of Canadian war brides sharing their stories about coming to Canada.

This is the website of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. There is an interactive map of the site, interviews, music, photos, and descriptions.



Visit this website to find out about creating your own commemorative stamp design.

Learn about the Métis Crossing at this website.

Take a tour around the Centennial time capsule on this website.