Rather than structuring our site around more traditional categories like Geography or History, we have chosen categories that are broader and interdisciplinary in nature. In this way, for instance, you will learn about the history of the government of Canada in the Institutions section and the history of the various peoples of Canada in the Peoples section. This approach allows you to investigate many of the connections between material that academia often splits off into different disciplines.
These four sections are as follows:
Institutions: Learn how Canada governs its vast geography by means of institutions of government and read some detailed descriptions of several key institutions.
People: Explore how Canadians distribute themselves across the country's vast geography and look at questions of language, race, heritage, culture, and multiculturalism. In this section, you will also find profiles of thirty famous Canadians.
Regions: Canada's six regions are identifiable by geography, but also by economy, and even by rivalries among one another. In this section, you will find out why.
The Arts: This section explores how Canadians define and express themselves through such media as visual art, music, literature, and film.
Each section also has its own Learning Centre component that allows you to test your knowledge in these areas and gives you some suggestions for related learning activities, other useful readings, and interesting websites to visit. These individual Learning Centre components are also accessible through the main Learning Centre page, which includes broader questions, activities, and references that bring together the variety of material covered in the Webcentre. Also present in the Learning Centre is our Canadian Studies webboard and chatroom that will allow you to interact with other users of this site from around the world.
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