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Social Studies
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E-Library Elementary is designed for elementary students, find thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, atlases, videos and more.

To find great Social Studies Homework resources, follow the link to this database and click on Topics in the blue bar at the top of the page and choose "Social Studies", "World History" or "Reference" to find many other topics to choose from.


Infotrac Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. To find social studies articles, click on "History & Social Studies" or "Geography" for topics to choose from.


Culture Grams offers information about country histories, customs, government, and general attitudes. Listen to the national anthem, view photos, and try recipes.

The Canadian Encyclopedia
Learn about Canadian historical events, people and places.  An extensive list of full-text articles.

Canadian Heritage
Find information about Canadian arts and culture, sport, history, celebrations, Canadian symbols and more.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Read biographies of famous political and historical Canadians.

Industry Canada
Look at Canada's imports and exports with all its trading partners around the world.

The CIA World Factbook
Select a country from the drop-down menu.  Country profiles include descriptions of geography, people, government, transportation and current events.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Read about First Nations' histories, languages and visit schools across Canada.

Earth Calendar
A daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world.

United Religions Initiative
Explore world religions and spiritual traditions.  Includes information on celebrations and beliefs from around the world.

Keys to History
Explore Canada's past with fun and informative web-based learning initiatives.

Veterans Affairs Canada
From Veterans Affairs Canada, find information sheets and photos galleries.

BBC Primary History
BBC Primary History
- Study Ancient Greeks, Anglo-Saxons, Romans, Children of Victorian Britain, Vikings and Children of World War 2.

Historica Canada
A showcase of resources and classroom projects that help improve knowledge of Canadian history.

National Geographic Kids
Features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links.

National Geographic Education
National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life.

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