Chapter Links Unit 2: Growing Independence, 1920-1939
Chapter 3: The Twenties: Growth and Change
- Canadian Inventors - All About Canadian Inventors and Inventions
This site includes brief biographies, and descriptions of their inventions and information on patenting and marketing inventions.
- Made In Canada - Canadian Inventors and Inventions
A history of Canadian inventions.
Sports heroes in the 1920s:
- Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Various searches can be done to find information on Canadians inducted into the Hall of Fame.
- The Canadian Encyclopedia
This site has a summary of sport from 1900 to the present.
- Fair Game: Pioneering Canadian Women in Sports
This CBC site includes radio broadcasts and original interviews with the Edmonton Grads and Bobbie Rosenfeld, Canada's Female Athlete of the Half Century.
The Persons Case:
- Famous 5: Heroes for Today
This site is a multimedia resource dedicated to telling the lives and achievements of the five women from Alberta who have become known as the Famous Five.
- The "Persons" Case, 1927–1929
This site has the Library and Archives Canada’s record of the Persons Case and the Famous Five.
Chapter 4: The Twenties: Boom and Bust
- The History of Mining in Cape Breton
This site outlines the history of coal mining in Cape Breton.
- The Men Of The Deeps
Coal miners choir from Nova Scotia. The choir sings mostly about working in the mines.
- A Lost Heritage: Canada's Residential Schools
The story of Canada’s residential schools, told through clips from the CBC Archive.
- Aboriginal Healing Foundation
There are many links to aspects of residential schools.
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Indian Residential Schools
The federal department that wishes to address and resolve issues resulting from residential schools.
- The Shingwauk Residential School
This site gives access to photos, news, and stories. The "Related Web Sites" link lists many related organizations, documents, and topics, including Alternative Dispute Resolution.
The stock market crash:
- 1929 – Stock Market Crash:
Markets Suffer the Worst Losses in Canadian History
This site has the Government of Canada's account of the crash.
- Canadian Encyclopedia: Great Depression
This site is a good overview of the causes of the Depression.
- Main Causes of the Great Depression
An encyclopedia style article about the main causes of the Depression.
- Canada Crash
This is a photo essay of the crash and subsequent events from the McCord Museum in Montreal.
- Open School BC
This site contains links about the crash.
Chapter 5: The Great Depression
- CBC News Indepth: Agriculture, 1930s Drought
This article talks about the drought, the migration to the cities by farmers who went broke, and how they coped.
- The Dirty '30s
Listen to a radio clip of a report on the difficulties of the Depression-era drought. Includes the song "Saskatchewan",composed by a businessman from Swift Current, Saskatchewan during the 1930s.
- Life on a Western Canadian Farm
A site outlining the lifestyle of a family of ten on a prairie farm during the 1920s and 1930s.
The On-to-Ottawa trek and relief camps:
- On to Ottawa Trek (On to Ottawa Historical Society)
This site sets the scene of the 1930s, the Relief Camp Worker’s Union, the Strike, the Trek, and the Aftermath. A video can also be viewed.
The Social Credit Party, the CCF, and their founders:
- 1935: The Gospel of Social Credit
Listen to a radio clip of a speech by the leader of the Social Credit Party, William Aberhart.
- Tommy Douglas and the NDP
CBC Archives site that contains 3 video and 8 audio clips that show his battle to develop the CCF Party (NDP).
- NDP: Our History
The history of the NDP from Tommy Douglas to Jack Layton.
Chapter 6: Canada and Events in Europe
- Anti-Semitism: Canadian Encyclopedia
This site has a brief history of anti-Semitism in Canada. There are some links to other sites.
- CBC TV clip: None is too many
Watch a CBC interview with Irving Abella who wrote the book None Is Too Many. He explains that before WWII Canada was once of the countries that did the least to help Jews who were escaping Germany.
- Keys to History: Musée McCord Museum
This cartoon makes fun of Adrien Arcand, a Canadian fascist of the period.
- Martin Niemoeller
This is a history of a German man who resisted fascism, and made an enemy of Hitler.
- Quote from Reverend Martin Niemoeller
"In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist...."
- Holocaust Learning Links: Cybrary
There are many links from survivors and their children, to museums and memorials, to art, film, and media.
- Holocaust Related Web Sites
Scroll down to "Survivors" to find many links.
- Holocaust Timeline
View the historical timeline from 1918 to 2001.
- Life after Auschwitz
CBC radio and TV clips of stories of survivors and victims of Auschwitz.