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Canada's First Warriors

Type: Interactive ResourceDocument

A slide show presentation of Native American dress from the 16th to mid-18th century.

Site: National Defence

Batoche National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. Batoche displays the remains of the village of Batoche on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. It was the last battlefield in the Northwest Resistance/Rebellion of 1885. Here the user can see a virtual recreation of that site as well as many buildings that have since been dismantled and restored.

Site: Parks Canada

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Archaeology

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to sites where a lasting story is revealed through archaeological resources where little or no other evidence exists. Both virtual and text tours are available. The L’Anse aux Meadows site was founded in the early 11th century by Norse expeditions launched from a Norse colony in southern Greenland . The Norse left traces of eight buildings and about 750 artifacts associated with them.

Site: Parks Canada

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada: Exploring Archaeology Activity

Type: Interactive Resource

Until the 1960s, Sagas, or Legends, originating in the 11th century, were the only evidence archaeologists had that the Norse people came to North America before other Europeans. These stories were passed down orally, and written down in the 13th and 14th centuries. century. Many of the details of these stories remain open to speculation. In the following activity, you'll have the opportunity to formulate your own opinion by examining the documentary and archaeological evidence.

Site: Parks Canada

Encounter With the Vikings

Type: Interactive ResourceDocument

A slide show presentation describing pre-10th Century Viking longboats, their voyage to the east coast of North America, and the establishment of a Viking settlement at present day l'Anse-aux-Meadows, Newfoundland.

Site: National Defence

Explorations of Martin Frobisher

Type: Interactive Resource

Follow the voyages of Martin Frobisher in 1576-1578 as he searches for gold and the Northwest Passage to Asia.

Site: National Defence

British Invasion Plan - Conquering New France

Type: Interactive Resource

Major General John Campbell, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in North America, 1756-1757, was a talented strategist. This site outlines his impressive plan to invade New France.

Site: National Defence