Social Studies - Gr.5 Online Interactives

History, Stories, Ways of Life: Indigenous Peoples  
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Historica Heritage Minute: Syrup site description for Historica Heritage Minute: Syrup
In this short video depicting a scene from Canadian history, a family of Attikamek First Nations show a French Canadian family how to harvest the syrup of the sugar maple (1710). 
https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/syrup

 
The Story of the Masks site description for The Story of the Masks
Learn about the masks of the Kwakwaka'wakw, Aboriginal people of the Northwest. Listen to their stories and songs through video clips. 
http://www.umista.ca/masks_story/

 
Nunavik: A Land, Its People site description for Nunavik: A Land, Its People
Explore this collection of information and images about Nunavik. Learn about the people, plants, animals and resources and how they have adapted in this environment. 
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/expositions-exhibitions/nunavik
/index-e.html

 
A Journey into Time Immemorial site description for A Journey into Time Immemorial
This is an amazing virtual exhibit that contains interactive demonstrations of Sto:lo traditional life and video interviews with today's elders. Take a guided tour of a traditional village to learn about daily activities. 
http://www.sfu.museum/time/en/flash/

 
Canada's Polar Life site description for Canada's Polar Life
This is a very interesting site for kids; it looks at polar life including plants and animals. There is also a section on traditional knowledge including the Inuit Tree of Life and mythology. Make sure you click on the polar bear to hear all about the site. 
http://www.arctic.uoguelph.ca/cpl/index.htm

 
McCord Museum: Totem Pole: quiz site description for McCord Museum: Totem Pole: quiz
Answer ten multiple choice questions about totem poles to test your knowledge of this beautiful Haida art. 
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/scripts/games_jeux.php?Lang=1&id=25&
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McCord Museum: Cultural Exchanges: hide and seek quiz site description for McCord Museum: Cultural Exchanges: hide and seek quiz
In this activity, identify 3 examples of cultural exchange between aboriginals and Europeans. There are three photos where these cultural artifacts appear. 
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/scripts/games_jeux.php?Lang=1&id=33&
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McCord Museum: Amauti quiz site description for McCord Museum: Amauti quiz
Read and answer these ten questions and learn more about this versatile garment. 
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/keys/games/26

 
McCord Museum: Aboriginal Headdress: quiz site description for McCord Museum: Aboriginal Headdress: quiz
Here are ten questions to test your knowledge of traditional aboriginal headdresses. 
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/scripts/games_jeux.php?Lang=1&id=27&
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McCord Museum: Aboriginal Daily Life: matching game site description for McCord Museum: Aboriginal Daily Life: matching game
Play this matching game to see how well you know these objects used, historically, in the daily lives of Inuit, Mi'kmaq, and Haida. 
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/scripts/games_jeux.php?Lang=1&id=31&
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McCord Museum: Aboriginal Adornments site description for McCord Museum: Aboriginal Adornments
Play this interactive game to see how well you recognize traditional aboriginal adornments. Click on the magnifying glass to get more information about each item. 
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/scripts/games_jeux.php?Lang=1&id=32&
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Design your own Tipi (Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement) site description for Design your own Tipi (Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement)
On this site, visitors get the opportunity to design their own tipi, using traditional materials, such as buffalo hide, caribou hide, birch bark, and spruce bark. 
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/settlement/kids/092/021013-tipi-
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Nametau innu: Memory and knowledge of Nitassinan site description for Nametau innu: Memory and knowledge of Nitassinan
This website, filled with videos, was created to share "Innu reality, heritage and living culture" a nation in which "elders pass on their skills and knowledge to younger generations." The site is divided into four sections: First steps, Innu Daily Life, Innu World and Glossary. 
http://www.nametauinnu.ca/en/home

 
Thule Whalebone House site description for Thule Whalebone House
This interactive website about the Thule (ancestors of modern-day Inuit) describes how they constructed homes of whalebone. There is also a timeline of what was going on in the world around the time of the Thule. 
http://www.glenbow.org/thule/?lang=en&p=home

 
Word Cache site description for Word Cache
Choose from the list of topics: wildlife, hunting, clothing, transportation or food. A crossword puzzle (either easy or hard) will be generated for you. 
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/tresors/ethno/ety0101e.s
html

 
Bead-Amaze site description for Bead-Amaze
You can copy a piece of aboriginal beadwork or create your own design 
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/tresors/ethno/ety0102e.s
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Spelling Tree site description for Spelling Tree
This is similar to hangman. Click to get a clue and then choose a letter. You must solve the word before all the leaves fall off the trees. 
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/tresors/ethno/ety0103e.s
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People, Places and Things site description for People, Places and Things
Identify objects made from a range of natural and man-made resources. Did they come from the arctic, sub-arctic, Pacific coast, plains, plateau or woodlands?  
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/tresors/ethno/ety0105e.s
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The Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement site description for The Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement
"This digital project explores early settlement groups in Canada. Our goal is to explore the lives of people who coexisted in what we now call Canada without allowing 'settlement' to be defined by those who arrived, as opposed to those who were already living in this land. Emphasis is placed on the... 
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/settlement/kids/index-e.html
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