Quick Links

Technology tools to represent learning:

1. PhotoPeach gives your slideshow a new easy spin with captions and free music to illustrate your story.  If you are feeling adventurous, try the quiz for interactive fun.  Check out an example under the Identity tab.

2.  Animoto is an amazingly easy tool that combines Flash animation, music, and text to create movie trailer like slideshow.   Click on the Identity tab to experience your graphic organizers in an animoto, or see the slideshow under Animoto is

3.  Make your presentation interactive with AnswerGarden.  Come up with a great open question to get audience feedback.  Your word cloud will illustrate which responses are most popular with numbers and font sizes.  See the example under the Identity tab.

4.  Play this Match the Memory game to learn the symbols of USA.  Would you like to create a game for your presentation?


*Visit Camilla Social Studies 7 Wiki.

*Header:  A cropped image of an oil painting of an Ojibwa camp on Lake Huron; photographed at the Royal Ontario Museum in 2006 from Wiki Commons.

  1. Check out these images (primary sources) for your project.
  2. Canada in the Making is a helpful site.  Check out the glossary, and maps and images for information.  Ready for a challenge?  Read a primary or secondary source document that shaped the history of Canada.
  3. Four Directions provides the framework for our study.  Use the pause button for note taking, or see us for a hard copy if you feel verbal linguistic.
  4. Wikimedia Commons is a public domain of free images.  Be sure to check the terms of use.
  5. Find out some interesting facts about inventions and discoveries by aboriginal peoples.
  6. Learn about the First Nations from past to present.
  7. Try these Nelson links to supplement Our Canada:  Origins – Peoples – Perspectives.
  8. For those interested in a musical presentation, this useful Aboriginal Language site has Mi’kmaq songs with tutorials for learning the language.
  9. Read this info sheet from Nova Scotia Museum to learn how the Mikmaq adapted to meet their basic needs.
  10. Find out how the Mi’kmaq adapted to the arrivals of the Europeans.
  11. Learn about the Mi’kmaq culture and history form Aboriginal Affairs of New Brunswick.
  12. Click on Traditions to learn about the food, shelter, clothing, crafts, and travel of the Anishinabe; EMuseum @Minnesota State University.
  13. Click on the building to see photos of the Anishinabe exhibits at the Ziibiwing Museum.
  14. The Learning Longhouse of the Iroquois Indian Museum offers many links about the Haudenosaunee culture; especially information on symbols.
  15. The Haudenosaunee Confederacy is a Canadian site that offers information from their ceremonies to their longhouses; all from the Haudenosaunee perspective.
  16. Learn about Haudenosaunee Clothing and other cultural items.
  17. Find out more about the Haudenosaunee Wampum.
  18. Check out these links for lacrosse.
  19. What is bone and toggle?  Read up about games and sports such as lacrosse, archery, and the use of canoes at Living Traditions:  Museums Honor the North American Indigenous Games.


These sample projects shows many possibilities in creating multi-media texts.  Project structure, images, sounds, and animation may be combined in different ways to make your project uniquely yours. 

  1. Use Four Directions site and your Technology Criteria to guide your project.
  2. Check out this award-winning photo essay about the Blackfoot from the Glenbow Museum.  Notice how clear categories help to focus our understanding.
  3. How do these animated photo – essays differ? Dear Ellie (letters 6, 7, 8 are about Edmonton), Guest Children, and Searching for the Sublime are three stories about the past presented by Canada Science Technology Museum.

Ms. Kwan


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