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Inquiry Resources for First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada

Here is a list of all the BEST resources for finding information on your First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada inquiry!

Aboriginal-French Relations

The Canadian Encyclopedia is your reference on Canada. Here are articles, timelines & resources about First Nations and the relationship with the Europeans in Early Canada.

Explorers

The Canadian Encyclopedia is your reference on Canada. Articles, timelines & resources for explorers of Early Canada are found here.

First Nation Tribes

The Canadian Encyclopedia is your reference on Canada. Here are articles, timelines & resources on specific First Nation tribes. Each article discusses relationships amongst the tribe and between the Europeans.

Origins of the Metis Nation (Voyageurs and Coureurs-des-bois)

The Métis are a distinct group of Canadian people who developed a unique culture that grew out of Canada's fur trade heritage.

Early Treaties & Military Alliances

The First Peoples had many treaties between nations, recorded orally. These treaties enforced peace, land agreements and friendships among the first peoples, and were sacred pacts that solidified the relationship between nations. First Peoples believed that no individual owned the land, but they were caretakers of the land. The land provided for them and in turn they had to respect it.

First Peoples of Canada Before Contact From Europeans

An overview of First Nations, including methods of travel and conflicts/alliances among First Nations.

Virtual Museum of New France

In the 16th century, the French attempted to settle in Brazil and in South Carolina before they established a permanent colony in Quebec in 1608. Discover how New France was discovered and by whom.

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eResources

Check out:
1. Britannica Online Encyclopedia ('Social Studies'--'Canada Social Studies')
2. Kids Infobits (type in search term/topic)
3. Infotrac Junior (type in search term/topic)
4. Pebble Go ('Explorers'--'Jacques Cartier')

If you are trying to access the databases from home you will need to obtain the Username and Password from your Teacher Librarian.

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Learn 360 Videos

Learn 360 Videos
  1. 'Olive Dickason's First Nations' (47:14) Olive Dickason's research shattered the myth that Canadian history began with the arrival of the European explorers, and has promoted the recognition of indigenous peoples as our founding civilization. This documentary reveals how one remarkable woman, a Metis-heritage historian who earned her Ph.D. at the age of 57, changed the way we think about Canada's past.

  2. 'First Nations - Full Version' (10:50) This TV Ontario Time Trackers series looks at the First Nations people of Canada. Episode five is a compilation of the four previous episodes - canoe, snowshoes, lacrosse, teepee.

  3. 'Discovering Canada-Our Early Explorers' (26:00) This program brings to life many of Canada’s earliest explorers.

4a) 'Explorers-Part 1 (John Cabot)' (3:20) Agent Scotty has a new assignment for the Time Tracker Agents: Explorers. John Cabot is hired by the King to search out land and trade routes. Cabot was the first European explorer to come to Canada and the first to discover a NEW FOUND LAND.
4b) 'Explorers-Part 2 (Jacques Cartier)' (3:05) Agent Scotty continues the story of famous explorers. The King of France sends Jacques Cartier on a mission to find a water shortcut from Europe to Asia. Cartier makes three voyages to find a water shortcut but instead finds something entirely unexpected.
4c) 'Explorers - Part 3 (Samuel de Champlain)' (2:40) Agent Scotty continues the story of famous explorers. Samuel de Champlain, explorer and an expert map maker, is assigned to make maps of Canada for the King of France. Champlain is famously known as the Father of New France.

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Print Resources

Print Resources

Be sure to explore the many books we have in the Library Learning Commons on this topic. They can be found mostly in the 971 dewey section.