Social Studies

Library Databases

Explora Kids

Ebsco's Explora Kids search features age-appropriate articles from trusted magazines and encyclopedias designed especially for students in the primary and middle grades. Categories include: Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science & Health, and Social Studies.

World Book

Excellent selection of encyclopedia articles, pictures, maps, charts and audio and video clips on a wide variety of topics. Perfect for students of all ages.

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On the Web

Canada’s History for Kids

This website, partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, offers fun facts, games, videos, contests and activities to familiarize kids with Canada.

Canada’s Treasure Trek

This free game allows you to sail along to discover Canada's geographical gems and dig for buried treasures.

Canadian First Nations Index

Discover information about First Nations with links to further information on the Metis, Inuit and Dene.

Canadian Geographic Kids

Explore Canada through its wildlife and geography! Play games, piece together a map of Canada, look through the online atlas, watch slideshows and much more.

Kids’ Site of Canadian Settlement

Learn about the culture and heritage of the groups that settled Canada: Acadians, Africans, Beothuk, Chinese, Doukhobors, Dutch, French, Haida, Inuit, Irish, Japanese, Métis, Mi'kmaq and more.

Sheppard Software Free Geography Games

Learn the provinces of Canada by playing fun, free games!