Canadian and World Studies (Secondary)

4Canoes Digital Bookshelf

Authentic indigenous digital magazines, giving students an opportunity to learn from indigenous peoples of the world, one culture at a time. 

Associated Press Archive

AP Archive is the film and video archive of The Associated Press. The collection offers 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories, which date back to 1893. 

Asian Heritage in Canada

Collection of articles, images, videos and other resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia covering Asian Heritage in Canada. 

Atlas of Canada

A key source of geographic information, the Atlas provides a selection of interactive and historical maps and geographical data available for reference or downloading. 

Black History Canada

Collection of articles, images, videos and other resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia covering Black History in Canada. 

Call to Duty: Canada’s Nursing Sisters

Compilation of research and resources from Library and Archives Canada covering Canada’s Nursing Sisters. 

Canada at War

Explore the themes of commemoration and remembrance as they relate to the First and Second World Wars. 

Canadian Atlas Online

Canadian Geographic’s Canadian Atlas Online. Includes Learning centre with free resources prepared by Teacher-members of the Canadian Council for Geographic Education. 

Canadian Constitutional Documents

The Constitution Acts from the Government of Canada’s Justice Laws website. 

Canadian Letters and Images Project

Primary Source online archive of the Canadian war experience, from any war, home front and battlefront, as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves. 

Canadian Museum of History

With roots stretching back to 1856, it is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. 

Canadian Newspapers and WWII

This collection of more than 140,000 clippings, arranged by subject and date, includes news stories and editorials from newspapers, mostly Canadian, documenting every aspect of the war. 

Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources

Free searchable database of digitized versions of parliamentary publications from the 1st Session of the 1st Parliament (1867) until coverage at and begins. The publications that are made available are: debates, journals, committee documentation and bills of both the Senate and the House of Commons. It also contains the Senate Minutes of Proceedings, the Rules of the Senate, the House of Commons Votes and Proceedings, and the Standing Orders of the House of Commons. Historical sessional papers are also available from 1867 to 1901. 

Canadian War Poster Collection

Contains basic descriptions and images of each poster, an artist index, a search facility, and an essay about Canadian War Posters. 

Canadiana is a coalition of memory institutions dedicated to providing broad access to Canada’s documentary heritage. The collection includes monographs, periodicals, annuals and newspapers, and government publications. 

Catholic GeoHub

This site provides efficient access to data, maps, and applications about the temporal presence of the Catholic Church and its people. 

Churchill Archive

Includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. 

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

The online version of the Dictionnaire biographique du Canada / Dictionary of Canadian Biography (DBC / DCB). 

Elections Canada

Elections Canada is the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums. 

Europeana 1914-1918

Collection of untold stories and official histories of World War I, in a unique blend of cultural heritage collections and personal items contributed by European citizens. 

First World War

Collection of articles, images, videos and other resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia covering the First World War. 

Gale OneFile: World History

Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field. 

Historic Newspapers

Google news archive. 

Historica Canada

Historica Canada’s Education Portal is a digital resource for teachers that invites users to interact with us, with each other, and with our vast collection of learning tools covering Canada’s remarkable history from sea to sea to sea. 

Historical Maps of Canada

Interactive maps, historical maps, giant floor maps and more through Canadian Geographic. 

History Today

This website includes an archive of virtually every article published by History Today since it was founded in 1951. It also includes most of the articles from History Review, our periodical for history students, which was published three times a year until 2012. 

If It Were My Home

Gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use the country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. 

International Committee of the Red Cross

The ICRC archives collect and preserve ICRC documents dating from the organization’s inception to the present day, and make them available for research. The ICRC’s historical archives comprise 6,700 linear metres of textual records and a collection of photographs, films and other audio archives. 

Library and Archives Canada Videos

Library and Archives Canada collects and preserves Canada’s documentary heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. 

Library of Congress: Primary Source Sets

Classroom Materials at the Library of Congress- primary sources. 

Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology is a place of world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia, Canada. Explore MOA’s nearly 50,000 objects now on the Collections Online (MOA-CAT) system. 

National Archives

The National Archives holds historical U.S. government documents (federal, congressional, and presidential records) that are created or received by the President and his staff, by Congress, by employees of Federal government agencies, and by the Federal courts in the course of their official duties. 

National Geographic Mapmaker

National Geographic’s online mapping tool for exploring the world through a variety of basemaps, data layers, and annotation options. 

NATO Archives

NATO Archives Online currently provides users with the opportunity to explore the first 10 years of the Alliance’s history through the Committee documents of the North Atlantic Council and its sub-committees, the Military Committee and its working groups, as well as a complete collection of NATO Publications. Using simple or advanced text searching, researchers have the option to query 63300+ documents that cover NATO high level governance by reference code, specific title and multiple keywords. 

Our Digital World

OurDigitalWorld is a non-profit organization that supports digital stewardship of community cultural heritage.

Posters from The Great War

Collection of posters from The Great War, from The McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Scotland.

Price of Freedom

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s Price of Freedom collection includes hundreds of artifacts related to America’s military history. 

Prisoners of the First World War

Archives 1914-1918: during the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps. The archives contain approximately five million index cards and 400,000 lists, with information on some two million people. 

Righting Canada’s Wrongs

Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Documenting racism and discrimination in Canada’s past series – e-book collection. 

Road to the Ridings

A virtual road trip across Canada aimed at helping young Canadians better understand our rich political history, how Parliament works, the role of their representatives and the importance of political participation. 

Salem Press

Salem Press history e-resources. 

Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photographs and Film

Government of Canada Web Archive – Library and Archives Canada.

United Nations: Human Development Reports

Access more than 1000 global, regional and national reports and background papers. 

Veterans Affairs Canada

Read about the key milestones and battles that led to the conclusion of the major conflict, an important part of Canada’s rich military history. Honours those who served Canada, past and present. 

Vimy Foundation

The Vimy Foundation is a leading voice on the First World War in Canada. Since 2006, the Foundation has reached thousands of Canadian youth through hands-on educational programming, and led innovative commemorative initiatives including the construction of the Vimy Foundation Centennial Park and Vimy Visitors Education Centre in France. 

Voices of the Holocaust

Voices of the Holocaust consists of oral history testimonies gathered from Jewish men and women who came to live in Britain during or after WWII. These testimonies are personal, individual, true stories, that describe the hardships of life during Hitler’s reign. 

War and Terrorism Collection

Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. 

War Diaries of the First World War

Compilation of research and resources from Library and Archives Canada covering the war diaries of the first world war. 

World Geography and Culture Online

World Geography and Culture Online enhances the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more.