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View Resource National Library of Canada: Digital Library of Canada

This site, provided by the National Library of Canada (discussed in the July 5, 1996 Scout Report) contains a virtual treasure chest of Canadiana. Highlights include Canada Speaks, biographical information and selected speeches by Canadian Prime Ministers since 1867; Canadian Confederation, information on the interplay between the American Civil War and Canadian Confederation; the Glenn Gould...
View Resource Canadian Museum of Civilization

This site offers an unusually wide range of online exhibitions and resources held at this and associated museums. The virtual tour includes the First Peoples Hall, the Archaeology Hall, Cultural Traditions, Folk Art and Fine Crafts, and a Quicktime VR tour of the Canada Hall. Each section hosts several exhibits. Future additions to the virtual tour include Canada at War, Kid's Space, and outdoor...
View Resource A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada

This site serves as a companion to a recently completed 26-part documentary television series on the individuals and families that immigrated to Canada and helped build a nation. Each film was created by a different independent director, but the online features for each are presented in the same format. These features include a brief episode description, profiles of the director and the subject,...
View Resource Passages: A Treasure Trove of North American Exploration

Based on the Rare Book Collection of the National Library of Canada, this Web exhibition presents accounts of European voyages and explorations to North America, from Columbus's Atlantic crossing in 1492 to the famous trip through the Northwest Passage by Roald Amundsen in 1905. Proceeding through the exhibition using Chronological Navigation allows users to browse summaries that include links to...
View Resource The Canadian Encyclopedia

In December 2000, Historica, a Canadian foundation dedicated to the preservation of Canadian cultural heritage, posted the first online edition of The Canadian Encyclopedia, a massive one-volume reference to Canada authored by over 4,000 Canadians. This searchable edition features more than 10,000 articles written by a broad base of Canadians who are experts in their individual subjects. (An...
View Resource To the Totem Forests: Emily Carr and Contemporaries Interpret Coastal Villages

This is "the first exhibit in which the voice of First Nations people is used to describe drawings, paintings and prints which were created by Emily Carr, Walter Phillips, A.Y. Jackson, George Pepper, Langdon Kihn and F.M. Bell-Smith." The online companion to an exhibit that toured 1999-2000, the site represents the collaborative efforts of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Stewart Macnair...
View Resource History of the Federal Electoral Ridings since 1867

This site from the Canada's Library of Parliament is an excellent resource for students and scholars of Canadian political history. Using the site, visitors can access information on all of the federal election candidates since Confederation in 1867. Visitors can search by riding (constituency), name of a candidate, political party, general election, and by-election, or conduct a full-text search...
View Resource Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People

This online exhibit from Canada's Digital Collections Program documents an often overlooked group who fought for the British in the Revolutionary War: freed and escaped slaves. After the British government offered freedom to any slaves who fought on Britain's behalf, as many as 30,000 people of African descent escaped to aid the British war effort. When the war ended in an American victory, these...
View Resource Sheet Music from Canada's Past

The National Library of Canada has recently updated their collection of historical Canadian sheet music. Sheet Music from Canada's Past (see the November 17, 2000 Scout Report for an earlier mention) has updated their collection of sheet music from the World War I era with sheet music published before the Confederation in 1867. One can search the entire collection or search the World War I and...
View Resource Sheet Music in Canada: First World War Era

This site from the National Library of Canada lets you see and hear music of the First World War era. Sheet Music in Canada is a searchable database of about 400 pieces of sheet music published in Canada between 1914 and 1918, including cover images, catalog descriptions, and scores (if copyright clearance has been obtained). Composer names, titles, subjects, and keywords can all be used as search...
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