- Cultural Profiles Report
Each cultural profile provides an overview of life and customs in the profiled country.
Geographic information on the countries of the world. Click on Countries to find information on nations around the world.
- Country @ a Glance
United Nations database on countries worldwide. Select a country from the map to find basic information about the country.
- Oxfam’s Cool Planet Children
Read stories about some of the day-to-day lives of children in several African nations.
- IPL Culture Quest World Tour
Explore the webquest to discover information about a number of countries throughout the world.
- Chinese Dragon Dance
A video of a Chinese Dragon Dance.
- Chinese Culture - Nian
Discover why the dragon dance is held each Chinese New Year.
- Sagwa’s Web Quest
Find interesting information on Chinese culture, holidays, customs, and horoscopes by playing games with Sagwa.
- IPL: Our World
This site provides links to a large number of websites of information about countries and cultures around the world.
- The Adventures of Hamza
Go online to view the tale, with a short explanation of what is being seen in the visuals.
- Mi’kmaq (Storytelling)
Information about storytelling in the Mi’kmaq culture, with a link to a traditional Mi’kmaq story.
- Oral History One with Kevin Sack
Learn about the past through the words of the elders of a Mi’kmaw community. Their words, while they may sound strange to you, hold the power and the history of their culture.
- Storytelling: The Art of Knowledge
This site has information on oral history, as well as some stories which might be passed on to children in a culture.
- A Magical Journey to Visit Angulalik
This site provides a visit with an Inuit fur trader named Angulalik. Learn about life in the far north of Canada in the past. Words in red can be heard in Inuktitut. Flashplayer required.
- New Brunswick: Our Stories, Our People
Oral Traditions and stories from New Brunswick history and Aboriginal groups.
- Tipatshimuna Exhibit Gallery
At the Tipatshimuna Museum, these artifact exhibits can be viewed by clicking on them. You can read what the items were used for and even hear the stories, told in the original Innu language.
- InfoPEI: Arts, Culture and Heritage
Information about the people and culture of PEI.
- The Kids’ Site of Canadian Settlement: Mi’kmaq
Information about the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq.
- Innu of Labrador
Information and photographs about the Innu of Labrador. Ask your teacher for help if needed.
- Cape Breton Céilidh
Listen to stories, hear music, and read about the Gaelic (Scottish) culture of Cape Breton.
- Young Commonwealth
Visit this site to find information about the British Commonwealth: what countries belong, some of the history of the Commonwealth, and how young people can be involved throughout the world.
Life in Other Provinces
- Encyclopedia of Canadian Provinces
Find out about each of Canada’s provinces in a simple database format.
- Canada.travel - Festivals and Events
Find out what types of festivals and special events are taking place all across Canada.
- Canada’s Provinces and Territories
Background information on Canada’s provinces and territories.
- New Brunswick Office of the Ombudsman
Information about how an ombudsman helps people solve problems. Ask your teacher for help if needed.
- CBC News: Hockey-playing twins testify at human rights hearing
A news story about discrimination in sports, to help you think about some of the problems that sports leagues might encounter.
- Celebrate Canada!
Celebrate Canada with information and activities related to Canada’s culture and special Festival Days.
- The following sites give information about Canada's special cultural days or months:
- Black History Month
- Asian Heritage Month
- Racism—Stop It!
- Canadian Multiculuralism Day
- Heritage Day
- National Aboriginal Day
- UN World Refugee Day Focuses on Youth
An article describing some of the situations in which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees tries to help out.
- What’s Going On? Child Refugees in Tanzania
Several stories of refugees and how UNHCR is working to help them.
- The Refugee Story in Statistics
A table summary of information about the number of refugees listed by the United Nations.
- Life as a refugee
Oxfam describes life in some of the refugee situations around the world, including a story from a young person of his life as a refugee.
- Canada’s official source of immigration and citizenship information
Find out what you need to know about coming to Canada and becoming a citizen.
- Population Characteristics for Atlantic Canada
Check out the statistics of how many people live in your province and how many immigrated there.
- Statistics Canada
You can check out more statistical information about Canada at this site.