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  • Aboriginal Canada Portal — The Canadian government and Assembly of First Nations provide this site with information on such topics as education, treaties, and justice.
    http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/site.nsf/en/index.html
  • Alaska, Western Canada and United States Collection — Historic photographs of the title regions, organized into categories (gold rush, Native Americans, transportation, mining, and fishing). From the University of Washington library.
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/alaskawcanadaweb/index.html
  • AmeriQuests — This online journal edited by Robert Barsky at Vanderbilt University is “a forum for writing and research about real and metaphorical quests towards ‘America.’” Sample issue topics: the U.S. war economy, comparative literary studies, and public intellectuals and the media.
    http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/
  • Arctic Passage — PBS documents two expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage, providing teacher’s guides, links, and more.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/arctic/
  • The Atlas of Canada — Maps, facts, and quizzes about all aspects of Canadian life, from rural health, to recent elections, to climate change and more. Teaching materials are also provided.
    http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/index.html
  • Canada Gazette — The official newspaper of the Canadian government.
    http://canadagazette.gc.ca
  • Canada's National History Society — Links to other history-related sites, plus selected articles from the society’s journal of Canadian history and lesson plans.
    http://www.canadashistory.ca
  • Canada Site — Access to federal, provincial, and local government information from Canada. Service of the Canadian government.
    http://www.canada.gc.ca/
  • Canadian Economy Online — The Canadian government provides in-depth data on the nation's economy.
    http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2826/
  • Canadian Geographic — An online magazine from the Royal Canadian Geographic Society; also accessible is an atlas of Canada.
    http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/
  • Canadian Literature Links — Broad-ranging set of links on Canadian literature.
    http://canlit.ca/links
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization — An extensive virtual tour of information on Canadian history and culture.
    http://www.civilization.ca/splash.html
  • CBC.ca — Daily news from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, offering the Canadian perspective on world news.
    http://cbc.ca/
  • Center of the American West — Information and teaching ideas on topics related to the Western United States, including environmental justice, the changing West, and Western futures. From the University of Colorado.
    http://www.centerwest.org/
  • Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest — This center at the University of Washington presents selected articles from its quarterly journal, curriculum packets, and primary sources on the history of the region.
    http://www.washington.edu/uwired/outreach/cspn/
  • Class Brain: State Reports — This site is specifically designed to assist students in creating state reports and provides data and background on all 50 states.
    http://www.classbrain.com/artstate/publish/
  • Defining Regions of the United States — This lesson from National Geographic helps students think about what characterizes and defines regions.
    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/04/g912/usregions.html
  • Department of Justice Canada — Canada's Department of Justice provides access to the nation's consolidated statutes and regulations.
    http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/index.html
  • Early Canadiana Online — Database of primary source documents available online.
    http://www.canadiana.org/
  • Elections Canada — Comprehensive information about voting and elections in Canada.
    http://www.elections.ca/home.asp?textonly=false
  • 50States.com — Information and links on the geography, people, politics, and economics of the 50 states. Maintained by Ray Weber of Santa Clara, California.
    http://www.50states.com/
  • Four Directions Teachings — Elders from five First Nations in Canada share their knowledge and philosophy.
    http://www.fourdirectionsteachings.com/index.html
  • Great Lakes Information Network — Information and links to Web sites about the binational Great Lakes region.
    http://www.great-lakes.net/
  • Great Plains Websites — The University of Nebraska at Lincoln provides links to sites on the Great Plains in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
    http://www.unl.edu/plains/gplinks.shtml
  • Hinterland Who’s Who — An introduction to Canada’s wildlife, with a focus on the effects of climate change.
    http://www.hww.ca/en/index.html
  • Historica: The Canadian Encyclopedia — A reference on all things Canadian. Features include the 100 most important events in Canadian history, an encyclopedia of Canadian music, a quote of the day and “this day in Canadian history.”
    http://thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?TCE_Version=A
  • Hola Canada! — Simon Fraser University’s Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology highlights the culture of Latino-Canadians.
    http://www.sfu.museum/hola/
  • Images Canada: Picturing Canadian Culture — The image archives of 13 cooperating libraries and museums can be searched from this site. In addition, the site features photo essays on historical topics and teaching ideas.
    http://www.imagescanada.ca/index-e.html
  • Jamestown, Quebec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings — This Smithsonian exhibit features artifacts from three early settlements in various regions of North America. http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/small_exhibition.cfm?key=1267&exkey=244
  • Library and Archives of Canada — The National Library and Archives provides a site designed to "provide all Canadians with easy, one-stop access to the texts, photographs and other documents that reflect their cultural, social and political development."
    http://www.collectionscanada.ca/index-e.html
  • Mapping the Pacific Coast — Maps, images, and documents dated from 1544 to 1802 and documenting exploration of the Pacific Coast by European explorers.
    http://www.mappingthepacificcoast.com/
  • National Register Travel Itineraries — The National Register of Historic Places provides more than 40 itineraries highlighting different geographic regions or historic themes and featuring historic sites.
    http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/
  • Native Languages of the Americas — While this group's primary goal is preserving native languages, its web site provides lots of information about Native peoples of Canada and the United States.
    http://www.native-languages.org/
  • Northern Research Portal — The University of Saskatchewan presents this starting point for learning about Arctic lands.
    http://scaa.usask.ca/gallery/northern/content?pg=entrylevel
  • Prime Ministers of Canada — For each prime minister in Canada's history, the site provides "quick facts," a biography, others' impressions, and an analysis of how the PM faced three persisting issues: nation building, national unity, and Canada's relationships in the world.
    http://www.prime-ministers.ca/
  • Serious Arctic — The BBC provides this kid-oriented site on the polar region.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/wild/arctic/
  • StatCan: Census at School — Visitors to this site can take a survey and then compare their class data to responses from students in Canada and other cases. The site also provides learning activities using census data.
    http://www19.statcan.ca/r000-eng.htm
  • StateMaster — This site allows users to compare states along various dimensions and to create visuals such as graphs, maps, and charts showing those comparisons.
    http://www.statemaster.com/index.php
  • Taken on the Road: American Mile Markers — Engineer Matt Frondorf drove from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, taking a picture every mile along the route. The result is an interesting look at America in pictures.
    http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/onTheRoad/home/index.shtml
  • Teaching Canada for a Global Perspective — A collection of lesson plans and units on Canada from the Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine.
    http://umaine.edu/teachingcanada/
  • Travel and Geography: Regions of the United States — The U.S. Embassy in Germany provides this overview of the regions of the United States, along with links providing more information on each.
    http://usa.usembassy.de/travel-regions.htm
  • Tour Canada from Space — Satellite images of Canada, from the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.
    http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography-boundary/remote-sensing/11691
  • Virtual Museum of Canada — This site presents exhibits on arts and leisure, science and technology, history and society, and transportation and industry in Canada. Teacher's resources are also provided.
    http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/English/index_flash.html
  • Water’s Journey: Everglades — An in-depth look at the Everglades and the project underway to restore this ecosystem.
    http://theevergladesstory.org/
  • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies — Exhibits and educational support materials on the Canadian Rockies and mountain cultures around the world.
    http://www.whyte.org/

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