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(Updated on 29/06/2013)






Facts - Pictures - Listening - Games


Related pages :

Canada : civilization - Canada : geography


Facts :

  • Canada not immune to right-wing extremism - Article + Pictures - 17 October 2016
    "In the middle of the night in early October, Ku Klux Klan flyers stuffed into Ziploc bags landed on the doorsteps of a few dozen homes in two British Columbia towns."



Pictures :

Listening :

  • The First Nations People :

    Reconnaître le contenu informatif d’un discours
    PETRA, a Canadian student

    Activities created by Elisabeth PELLEGRINO (Ac. Dijon)

    Listen to Petra, a Canadian student (


Games :

  • The Sydenham River - Interactive game about early settlers in Canada.






Related pages :

Mythology - The world - THE YEAR 2011



History :

  • THE YEAR 2011

  • Toolbox Library
    "A collection of primary resources — historical documents, literary texts, and works of art — thematically organized with notes and discussion questions."




  • 2007 - YEAR in REVIEW :



    • TALKING ABOUT 2007 - Rectifications concernant l'attribution des différentes pages
      - Activities to print
      The first two pages for 4/3ème ,
      pages 3/4 for 6/5ème
      and pages 5/6 for a 3euro
      prepared by Bruno Charbonnier
      and pages 7/8 prepared for the lycée by Romain Martiné

      (Ac. Nancy-Metz)





    • Year in Review - 2007 (CNN)
      "The headlines in 2007 were marked by tragedy and scandal, from the Virginia Tech massacre and Minnesota bridge collapse to the arrests of Michael Vick and Larry Craig."
      Looking Back At The Year :
      " Timeline: Top stories of 2007
      " Remembering literary, entertainment, music, sports and political figures
      " Sports heroes fall from grace in 2007
      " Timeline: Biggest political stories of 2007
      " Jib Jab: Anna Nicole, Alberto Gonzales, the iPhone and more
      " Your Picks: Rank the top 10 stories of the year
      " What was your favorite video of 2007?
      " Harry Potter, 'Sopranos' saga come to an end
      " EW: 25 top entertainers of the year
      " Contaminated food, deadly illnesses make news
      " Top 19 health breakthroughs for women in 2007
      " Anna Nicole, O.J., Phil Spector make legal headlines
      " Google, Facebook, iPhone among top sci-tech stories
      " PopSci: Best of what's new in cars, computing and more
      " From Barcelona to Hong Kong, the best new restaurants of 2007
      " I-Report reaches new heights with user video, Second Life
      " I-Report: What news affected you most this year?
      " 50 top 10 lists of 2007
      - with VIDEOS


    • 2007 - Year in Review (
      News Analysis - 2007 Timelines and Overviews - People in the News - Science 2007 -
      2007 World Statistics - Arts, Entertainment, and Awards - Sports in Review -
      Quizzes - Top Ten Lists of 2007


    • Most popular stories of 2007 (BBC)
      "A year is a long time in news - with many thousands of stories written for our readers in the UK and around the world."



    • 2007 (Wikipedia)
      1 Events 2 Scheduled events 3 Ongoing 4 Births 5 Deaths 6 Nobel Prizes 7 Holidays 8 References



  • Interactives
    Science - Language - History - Art

  • A Clickable Timeline: Democracy's rocky road
    "BBC News compiles a timeline of some of the key events in the evolution of the political system, from its earliest beginnings in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) in 4000BC.
    Find out how democracy has spread around the world, through advances such as Magna Carta and universal suffrage,
    but succumbed to setbacks such as Hitler's Germany and the suppression of 20th century pro-democracy movements.


    "provides free educational materials designed to encourage the use of biography in the classroom and to help students explore the lives of those who have made an impact on our world. We feature a “Bio of the Month” lesson plan and special teacher's guides..."


  • The Renaissance (from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries) LINKS :
    - The Renaissance Connection
    - Renaissance, The Elizabethan World
    - Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature
    - Renaissance :
    Out of the Middle Ages; Exploration and Trade; Printing and Thinking; Symmetry, Shape, Size; Focus on Florence.
    - Lesson Ideas: Renaissance
    - Renaissance Music Online Lesson
    (Eduhound Weekly)

  • The Renaissance Connection from the Allentown Art Museum
    "Travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations."




  • Learn History has FREE History resources such as PowerPoint lessons, revision content, quizzes and research help.

  • History for Kids (BBC)


  • Awesome Stories (
    "Enjoy an interactive learning experience
    as you see relevant maps, pictures, artifacts, manuscripts and documents, IN CONTEXT, within each story.
    Take advantage of human-based searches for a safe, fast and fun way to learn the real story
    behind historic events, famous people, heroic exploits, legends, disasters, movies, plus topics of current and general interest."



  • History on the Net - (
    "This site is designed and produced by Heather Wheeler, a History teacher at Filsham Valley School, St Leonards, East Sussex."

  • Natural Wonders of the World (Présentation PowerPoint) - (Jefferson County Schools)

  • Learning Curve - The National Archives - British History for Stages 2 to 5 -
    "documents, photographs, film and sound recordings."
    with "different styles of learning:
    - In-depth topic investigations: Exhibitions
    - Interactive investigations: Focus on...
    - Lesson-sized activities: Snapshots" with worksheets.

  • Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History - site-ressource (

  • - with GAMES

  • Hyperhistory (
    2,000 files covering 3,000 years of world history, with timelines and maps.

  • 20th Century Chronology - Year by year : 1900 - 2005 (+ quizzes) - (

  • Teaching with historic places (
    "designed for middle school students learning history, social studies, geography, and other subjects in the humanities.
    You can browse : by location, by theme, by time period.

  • Old news reels from PATHE (
    "You can preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970."

  • People's Century (
    "This twenty-six part television series, broadcast on PBS, offers new insight into the turbulent events of these hundred years through the revealing personal testimony of the people who were there."

  • Lifelines of Important Persons from date of birth to date of death. (
    "Also lifelines for scientists, artists, writers, composers, politicians, and famous women."

  • The Academy of Achievement (
    "brings you face to face with the extraordinary individuals who have shaped the twentieth century.
    It is an amazing collection, not of mere artifacts, but of people and ideas that fill you with inspiration, encouragement, and the will to achieve.
    You control the presentation by selecting a field of achievement or a quality essential for success.
    Meet the leaders, discoverers and creators who shape the world in which we live."



Listening :
  • Voices of the 20th Century (
    - ex : Hiroshima, 1945 - "Col. Paul Tibbets describes dropping the A-Bomb on Hiroshima, 1945."


Pictures :

  • The Picture Collection
    "For those who seek knowledge and inspiration from visual materials, the Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923." 

    The Picture Collection Online includes the following subjects:

    • African-Americans
    • American History
    • Animals
    • Army
    • Birds
    • Clothing & Dress
    • Costume
    • Design
    • Dragons
    • Exploration
    • Fashion Drawings
    • Fur Fashions
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Hairdressing
    • Hosiery
    • Insects
    • Native Americans
    • New York City
    • Pioneer Life
    • Punishments
    • Reptiles
    • Shoes
    • Slave Ships
    • Slavery
    • Snakes
    • Textiles
    • Umbrellas and Parasols


    ex :
    - Crossings
    : A long-term look at life on the US - Mexico Border from 1975-2001
    - Inner-City Youth, London


Maps :

  • WANDERLUST - interactive
    "GOOD maps out history's greatest journeys, from Magellan to Kerouac."
    - with illustrations and explanations


  • TREASURE NET : Historical Image Collection + Old Maps (
  • Hyperhistory (
    " 2,000 files covering 3,000 years of world history, with timelines and maps."


Vocabulary / Dictionary :



Exercises :



  • Medieval Time - interactive activity
    "Find the matching squares. See a list of terms used in this activity."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid



  • TALKING ABOUT 2007 - Activities to print
    The first two pages for 4/3ème ,
    pages 3/4 for 6/5ème
    and pages 5/6 for a 3euro prepared by Bruno Charbonnier
    and pages 7/8 prepared for the lycée by Romain Martiné

    (Ac. Nancy-Metz)


  • Talking About 2004
    un travail proposé par Céline Larmusiaux (Collège Hutinel, Gretz Armainvilliers, Académie de Créteil),
    inspiré d'une fiche de M. Charbonnier.
    - avec une page 4ème, une page 5ème et les réponses.

  • Spot the Anachronism - (
    "There are Ten Anachronisms in the Roman Scene ...
    Click on the object that you think is an anachronism to see if you are right." (
    Lesson plan for teachers) -
    Possibilité de faire le bilan écrit de ce jeu à l'aide de "There was / was not... - There were / There were not..."

  • Interactive History Quizzes ( :
    - Sliding Puzzles : Put the famous images back together.
    - Historical Pairs : Collect the pairs as quickly as you can.
    - Match-up : Drag and drop the words and phrases.
    - Multiple Choice : Classic quiz - select the correct answer.

  • Historical Terminology Quiz - (
    "Multiple choice quiz testing your how much you understand the words related to historical study"

Games :

  • Take Me Back To - interactive game
    "We have invented the first Time Machine to let you enjoy looking back in time." 

  • PORTRAIT DETECTIVES - interactive (
    "A portrait isn't just a pretty picture of a famous or wealthy person. It is a treasure trove of clues and ideas. It can tell us
    who a person was, how they lived and what they thought about themselves. It can even tell us about the painter and their life.
    Using paintings from the Walker we will show you how to find and interpret these clues. You can take a 'guided tour' where we explain the portrait to you, or you can visit the 'explore' section where you do the detective work and find the clues yourself..."


  • Interactive games ( : (SITE DEVENU PAYANT)
    The Murder of Archbishop Becket! - Have a one-to-one with King Henry VIII! - The Tudor Portrait Mystery - Jack the Ripper...
    (search by topic / period)

Songs :

  • Cambrian Explosion
    "Performed bу thе group Brighter Lights, Thicker Glasses. Music teacher turned science teacher  John Palmer wrote thіѕ song tο hеlр hіѕ students learn аbουt thе Cambrian Explosion." 



    The Cambrian explosion 
    "or Cambrian radiation was the relatively rapid (over a period of many millions of years) appearance, around 530 million years ago, of most major phyla, as demonstrated in the fossil record,[1][2] accompanied by major diversification of other organisms, including animal phytoplankton, and calcimicrobes.[3] Before about 580 million years ago, most organisms were simple, composed of individual cells occasionally organized into colonies. Over the following 70 or 80 million years the rate of evolution accelerated by an order of magnitude (as defined in terms of the extinction and origination rate of species[4]) and the diversity of life began to resemble today’s.[5]"


  • History for Music Lovers (YouTube)

  • L'histoire en musique
    La question noire / Pacifisme, chansons contre la guerre du Vietnam. /
    Une jeunesse avide changements. Contestation étudiante dans les 1960's. /
    Les laissés pour compte du rêve américain. / etc...

  • Uncle Jay explains : Year-end - 2008 - "It's the year-end review of the news"



Cartoons :




  • 2004 (cagle.slate.msn) (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille normale.)

  • Enough (cagle.slate.msn) (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille normale.)



Videos / Movies :