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Canadian Studies - CBE Library - Many links to Canadian and provincial sites. START HERE!

Statistics Canada - eSTAT- use the ID and Password on the QE Library Bookmark to access this site.

The Canadian Encyclopedia - in Alberta Online Reference Centre- Use the QE Library Bookmark for at home ID and Password.

Canadian Government -Links to the official web sites of the provinces

Kidzone Geography: Canada's Provinces and Territories

Canada Sites - a list of Canadian sites

Canadian Politics - From UBC, this site covers everything in Canadian politics and elections.

Canadian Government at a Glance - the structure of the government of Canada.

National Library of Canada - Canadian Information by Subject.

Canada's Digital Collections - More than 600 collections are available, celebrating Canada's history, geography, science, technology and culture.

Canadian Museum of Civilization - Many virtual exhibits from the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum the Canadian POstal Museum, the Canadian Children's Museum, and the Virtual Museum of New France.

Blank Maps of Canada and the Provinces and Territories

Canada in the Making - The history of Canada through the words of the men and women who shaped the nation. Built around the Government Documents collection of the Early Canadiana Online collection, it integrates narrative text with links to primary source texts.

The Champlain Society- Explore four centuries of adventure, travel, social change, economic growth, and nation building through the Society's books and on-line Digital Collection.

Canada's Aviation Museum - The Museum’s collection focuses on the development of the flying machine, in both peace and war, from the pioneer period to the present time.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography -information on people who played an important role in the formation of Canada.

Famous Canadians Theme Page - Links to many resources.

AlbertaSource.ca - A media rich source for culture, education, history, nature, science and technology.

The Mapleleaf Web - links to current happenings in Canada.

Constitution Act, 1982 - A copy of the Act

History by the Minute - Minute long videos telling stories of Canadian past.

Countries and Regions

CBE Library - Countries - Links to sites with information about countries of the world.

CIA World Factbook - regularly updated information on the World.

Country Studies -a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Infonation - select countries by different socioeconomic groupings, intergovernmental organizations, or geographical groupings.

World Newspapers- English language newspapers from around the world

World Newspapers - Front Page headings from around the world - just click on a city

World Newspapers - a Moodle of the World's stories. Click & read. Countries are in tiny letters at the top.

Geography IQ - an online world atlas packed with geographic, economic, political, historical and cultural information.

Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources - Area Studies -Information on government, politics, parties and elections.

The UC Atlas of Global Inequality - The Atlas explores the interaction between global integration (globalization) and inequality, and provides maps, graphics and data.

Portals to the World - contains links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world.


Flags of the World -contains images of flags of the world.

NOVA: World in the Balance - Looks at world populations and problems, has interactive games and links.

Muslim Heritage- This website is a community effort to provide an educational forum to present and discuss Muslim heritage" in the areas of science, technology, arts, and civilization

USA Government, Ben's Guide to - K-12 + Teachers


Canadian Maps - from Canadian Geographic Magazine, includes The Canadian Atlas Online, Interactive World Maps, Mapmaker, A la Carte, Historical maps of Canada, and map games.

Blank Maps of Canada

National Atlas of Canada Online - Discover Canada through maps and facts

National Geographic's Map Machine -Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, and much more. Plus, browse antique maps, find country facts, or plan your next outdoor adventure with our trail maps.

World Wars, Holocaust, Cold War

World War I                 

World War I - CBE Library - A list of links to sites about World War I

Canada and the First World War - From Library and Archives Canada, has links, exhibitions and research tools.

Canada Remembers - Documents about WWI from the Department of Veteran Affairs

Areodrome: Aces and Aircraft Of WWI

WWI History: USAF Museum

The Great War: 80 Years On: BBC

History on the Net - a comprehensive look at World War I

A Directory of Links

World War II

World War II - CBE Library - A list of links to sites about World War II

Canada Remembers - Documents about WWII from the Depatment of Veteran Affairs.

Canada At War - Links from Canada's Digital Collections.

WWII History Gallery

Cold War

The Cold War- CBE Library - a list of links to sites about the Cold War

The Cold War Experience: CNN

The Cold War Museum

Cold War History Gallery

The Korean War -

BBC The Korean War, An Overview

Korea, States of War :CNN

The Holocaust

A Cybrary of the Holocaust - shares art, poems, facts to help preserve memories of the Holocaust.

United States Memorial Holocaust Museum - Includes a Holocaust Encyclopedia, online exhibits, and personal histories.

Auschwitz - A chronological exploration of the largest mass murder site in history, by PBS.

Holocaust Time LIne - the History Place

The Wannsee Project- Holocaust History


Glenbow Museum, Calgary- Glenbow Museum has recently begun to digitize its art and artifact collections. What you will currently find in this database is a small selection from our art, community history, military history, and Native North America collections, primarily focusing on the history of Alberta.

The Museum of Online Museums- Links to online collections and exhibits covering a vast array of interests.

Virtual Museum of Canada- You will see the stories, images and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries. Here you will find innovative multimedia content that educates, inspires and fascinates!

State Hermitage Museum, Russia- Includes images of world art and the history of the civilizations that created them.

Virtual Library Museums- Directory of on-line museums.

Hyper History on-line- 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of lifelines, timelines, and maps.

European history, Industrial Revolution and French Revolution

Alberta Online Reference Centre - Use the online encyclopedias in this database. ID and Password for home use are on the LBP Media Centre bookmark.

The Internet Modern History Sourcebook - Links to many history primary sourcebooks and sites.

Encyclopedia of British History 1500-1980 - From UK Schoolnet.

Hyper History on-line- 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of lifelines, timelines, and maps.

The Industrial Revolution               

Industrialization -The BBC's website on the steam-driven industrial revolution that transformed the cities of Britain.

The Industrial Revolution - Time line of important events.

The Victorian Web - A look at many aspects of Victorian life.

The UK National Archives- Snapshopts from History:Years 1750 -1900 -includes information on the Factory Act, Poor Law, and Victorian Life

Women in the World History Curriculum- The Plight of Women's Work in the Early Industrial Revolution in England and Wales

Industrial Revolution: A WebQuest on the Birth of Modern Times - Contains many links and some primary source documents.

The French Revolution                     

Guillotine - Learn about the guillotine's invention and history.

Chronology of the French Revolution - A time line from Western New England College.

Europe in Retrospect - This site, made by Britannia Internet Magazine, gives insightful information on the history of Europe during the past two hundred years.

French Revolution Timeline


GLobal Interactions - CBE Library - a list of sites with links to global agencies, and documents.

Taking it Global - A site which encourages action and has a lot on information about globalism.

Globalization 101 - News analysis, issue briefs, lesson plans, and more

UN Peacekeeping Missions (Infoplease) - an historical and current list of UN peacekeeping missions.

United Nations Peacekeeping - an in-depth look at peacekeeping.

Canada's Peacekeeping Operations- a series of maps illustrate Canada's peacekeeping missions throughout the world from 1948 to present day.

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum : Peacekeeping - A history of Canada's role in peacekeeping from 1945 to the present.

Canada and the North American Free Trade Agreement - Information about this trade agreement from the Government of Canada.

The World Trade Organization - Statistics, reports and mich more from the WTO.

International Monetary Fund - The IMF is an organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.

The World Bank - An international organization fighting poverty in more than 100 developing countries by providing loans & advice.

Youthink! - The 2006 Webby Award winner for activism. "We give you information about the global issues you said matter to you. Check out the research, knowledge and experience gathered by World Bank experts on international development." Among the issues: AIDS, debt relief, gender, globalization, trade, etc.

United Nations Population Information Network - A guide to population information on UN system web sites.

Atlas of Global Inequality - see changes in global patterns of inequality every 10 years from 1960 to 2000. Includes l inks, tables and graphs, glossary.

NOVA: World in the Balance - Includes, essays, interviews with human population experts, photos, and interactive features, and a demographics game. Has a teacher's guide and links.

Political Ideologies and Systems

Ideologies - CBE Library - Links.

Political Systems - CBE Library

Dictatorship - CBE Library

Democracy - CBE Library

Imperialism - Links to Web sites which contain information about various countries that were once colonies of imperialist powers.

Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources - many regularly updated links to political sites.

World Statesmen

Foreign Policy - A portal to global politics, economics and ideas (American slant).

Human Rights Around the World - Links to sites about Human Rights.

Youthink! - The 2006 Webby Award winner for activism. "We give you information about the global issues you said matter to you. Check out the research, knowledge and experience gathered by World Bank experts on international development." Among the issues: AIDS, debt relief, gender, globalization, trade, etc.

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