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Welcome to the Our World Grade 1 Web Links page!

Here are the links that are referred to in the Grade 1 Teaching Resource. Page references are to the Teaching Resource.

 

Page vii, Francophone Education
For more on Francophone education in Alberta, view the "Affirming Francophone Education: Foundations and Directions" document at the Alberta Education site.

 

Page 6, Round Dance
To learn more about the Round Dance, see this article in Windspeaker. Windspeaker magazine is "Canada's National Aboriginal News Source," published by the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society.

The origins of the Round Dance are explained at the end of this article in the Saskatchewan Indian magazine. This magazine is the official publication of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.  

Page 14, National Aboriginal Day
Visit Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to see the original news release declaring the first National Aboriginal Day.

Page 14, Alberta's Italian Community
For information about the Italian community in Alberta, see this Web page on the AlbertaSource site. AlbertaSource is a collection of Web sites compiled by Alberta's Heritage Community Foundation.

Page 14, Francophone Culture and Heritage
For information in English about Francophone culture and heritage in Alberta and other provinces outside of Quebec, visit Le Rendez-vous de la Francophonie.

Page 18, Related Resources
To learn more about the book We Are All Related, visit the University of Manitoba site.

Page 21, The Métis Flag
To learn more about the Métis flag, visit the Métis National Council and the Métis Culture and Heritage Resource Centre.

Page 21, The Franco-Albertan Flag
To learn more about the Franco-Albertan flag, visit Canada's Digital Collections. This Web page is part of the Government of Canada Web site.

Page 21, The Canadian Flag

To learn more about the Canadian flag, visit the Canadian Heritage site. This Web page is part of the Government of Canada Web site.

Page 22, Canadian Coins

To learn more about Canadian coins that are in circulation, visit the
Royal Canadian Mint.

Pages 26 and 27, Cartoons for Children's Rights
For animated cartoons about children's rights, visit the UNICEF site.

Pages 26 and 27, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
To see a poster of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in child-friendly language, visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police site.

Pages 26 and 27, A World Fit for Children
To view a document called A World Fit for Children, visit the UNICEF site. (This document is written for children with Grade 4 reading skills, but is still a useful reference.)

Page 28, Rosie's Story
Rosie's Story is adapted from the Kids Can Free the Children site. Free the Children (FTC) is the charity founded by Craig Kielburger. Its purpose is to free children around the world from poverty and exploitation.

Page 34, Making Puppets
For instructions on making all sorts of puppets, visit Disney Online's Family Fun.

Page 49, Showpeace Series
For a further description of the Showpeace films, visit the National Film Board.

Page 56, Related Resources
For a child's version of Canadian Geographic, visit Canadian Geographic for Kids.

For Earth Day Canada's environmental education site for children, visit EcoKids.

For Ducks Unlimited's site that teaches children about Canada's wetlands, visit Greenwings.

For a child's version of National Geographic, visit National Geographic Kids.

Chickadee magazine entertains and informs Canadian children about nature and science.

Page 57, Chickadee
Chickadee magazine entertains and informs Canadian children about nature and science. Here is the link to the Did You Know section.

Page 69, Geography Teaching Resources
To learn about the education program of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, visit the Canadian Council for Geographic Education (CCGE) site.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society publishes the Canadian National Standards for Geography, K-12. This document explains the six essential elements of geography, and provides sample activities for each grade.

Page 71, Landmarks
For information about landmarks and attractions in Alberta, go to the Alberta Heritage site, and click on "Places to Go" (look for a green sign on the left side of the screen). This site is run by Alberta's Heritage Community Foundation.

For photographs of landmarks in Alberta, go to the Alberta WorldWeb Travel Guide. WorldWeb is a travel directory.

Page 73, Getting Directions
To get detailed directions for driving from one place to another, go to MapQuest and click on "Get Directions." Type in a starting location and ending location. You will receive a written set of directions as well as a map showing the route.

Page 75, Earth and Moon Viewer
To view enhanced satellite images of the Earth, visit Fourmilab.

Page 78, Medicine Wheels
See the glossary in the Canada Digital Collections (Government of Canada) for more about medicine wheels.

Page 79, Legal's Cultural Legacy
For more about Legal and its murals, visit this Canadian Heritage site (Government of Canada).

Page 81, Related Resources
For information about landmarks and attractions in Alberta, go to the Alberta Heritage site, and click on "Places to Go" (look for a green sign on the left side of the screen). This site is run by Alberta's Heritage Community Foundation.

AlbertaSource is a collection of Web sites compiled by Alberta's Heritage Community Foundation. It is a source for facts, stories, images, and interesting things to do and places to go in Alberta.

The Canadian Encyclopedia is available online though Historica. Historica is a charitable organization that promotes Canadian history education.

Page 92, Twenty Questions
For tips on how to play thinking games like Twenty Questions, go to the Talk-Play-Think site, created by a Canadian educational writer to stimulate children's thinking in everyday life.

Page 101, Glenbow Museum
The Glenbow Museum site has 79 000 historical photographs documenting the land, people, and history of Western Canada.

Page 112, Related Resources
For information about Alberta's museums, archives, historic sites, and cultural resources, go to Alberta Heritage. This site is run by Alberta's Community Heritage Foundation.

To learn more about the past, present, and future of Alberta's Métis, go to the Alberta Métis Historical Society site. This historical society was formed in 1986 out of the need to provide training opportunities for Métis people, and to educate Canadians about the role of Métis in Canada. (This site is part of the Government of Canada site.)

AlbertaSource is a collection of Web sites compiled by Alberta's Heritage Community Foundation. It is a source for facts, stories, images, and interesting things to do and places to go in Alberta.

To explore aspects of Alberta's history through images, text, and audio, go to Albertans: Who Do They Think They Are? This site has been created by Alberta's Heritage Community Foundation. (It is part of the Government of Canada site.)

Page 117, Arctic Winter Games
Visit the Arctic Winter Games site for more on this high profile sporting competition for northern and arctic athletes.

Visit the Canadian Museum of Civilization site for more about snowshoes.

Page 123, Alberta Settlement
See the Alberta Settlement section of the Canadian Digital Collections (Government of Canada) to explore changes in various communities in Alberta.

Page 129, Preparing for the Pow Wow
Visit Preparing for the Pow Wow to read the accounts of four children from Xit'olacw Community School in Mount Currie, British Columbia.

To learn more about this school, go to the Xit'olacw Community School site.

 

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