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Ontario: Arts & Culture  Student Centre

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Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

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Web Links

The Group of Seven and Their Contemporaries  

The artists who made up The Group of Seven are famous for capturing the spirit of Canada in their paintings. They made a lasting impression on the people of central Canada through their artistic expressions of a Canadian identity. Many of their paintings are on display at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario. This site provides a brief overview of the artists and their works.

National Historic Sites of Canada  

What are Canada's National Historic Sites? Which ones are located in Ontario? This section of the Parks Canada Web site showcases the national historic sites across the country. They are places of profound importance to our nation, its history, and our understanding of Canada-and they're also fun to visit!





Web Activity

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1. Visit the Parks Canada Web site.  


2. Click the " National Historic Sites of Canada" in the middle of the page,

    and then go to " Ontario" . When the list opens under Ontario, explore the

   different sites to find out where they are, what they look like, and what you

   can do there. Click here to download an organizer to help you collect your



3. Choose one site that you would be interested in visiting. Using information

    from the site, create a 30-second radio commercial. Your goal is to have

    your listeners want to visit, too!

4. Write your commercial, and then present it to your class as if they were

    hearing it on radio.