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Early Settlements in Upper Canada

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Learn about early settlements in Canada – Aboriginal and European.


Click on one of the pictures or links below to find our recommended resources:

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Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
Learn about the history, culture and traditions of Canada's Aboriginal peoples, including music, dance, art, tools, transportation, clothing and housing.

Pioneer Life
Learn about the daily life for early pioneers.

Canadian Life
Discover information about the important occupations and services in Canada's history, including the post office, the RCMP, the general store, the schoolhouse, and the bank.

Canadian Encyclopedia
Canadian Encyclopedia

Your best source of info on Canadian topics. Use the search box to find in-depth articles from the Canadian Encyclopedia, Maclean's Magazine, Canadian Encyclopedia of Music, and TV and radio spots such as Historica Minutes.

World History for Kids
World History for Kids

Look here for information on history and historical biographies. Great for grades 4-8.

Early Civilizations for Kids
Early Civilizations for Kids

Look here for information on ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, China and India as well as other early civilizations. Includes the Incas and the Mayas. Includes biographies on famous people. Good for grades 4-8.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Discover the people important to Canada whose death occurred between 1000 and 1930.

World Book
World Book

The full print encyclopedia plus additional articles, videos, sound clips and links to websites.

Kids Site of Canadian Settlement
Learn about different groups of people settled in different parts of Canada.

Pioneer Life in Upper Canada
A site specifically designed to help grade three students understand pioneer life in early Ontario.

Great Upper Canada Adventure
Can you survive in Upper Canada? Try this game to find out!

Kids Stop
Play games and learn about Aboriginal History.

Canada's First Peoples
Discover lots of information about the First Peoples of Canada.