Still under construction – but here are a few key links.
Van Tech Library
- Research, Writing, Citing Works – a nice page of links on how to search and how to cite.
- Social Studies Resources – There’s a military History Section at the bottom.
Good General WWI Sites
- FirstWorldWar.com – A multimedia site, with an international/global perspective. There are all kinds of resources on this site and the information is well researched. The site has been around for over a decade and has only gotten better.
- Canadian War Museum – Canada and the First World War – A collection of articles, objects and photographs, and other resources. All the information is well researched and sources are provided for everything.
- CBC-Digital Archives – Audio and video clips about Canada’s experience in the First World War. (Note – you can only view them, you are not able to download or save the clips to use in your own project.)
- National Film Board – Images of a Forgotten War
- The Canadian Letters and Images Project – A nice compilation of letters from First World War soldiers.
- Canada and the First World War – Library and Archive Canada page devoted to the First World War.
- Aboriginal Soldiers and the First World War – A Library and Archives Canada page devoted to Aboriginal Soldiers in the First World War
- Native Soldiers – Foreign Battlefields – A Veteran’s Affairs Canada site devoted to Aboriginal Soldiers
- Discover Canada’s Contribution in World War I – A site produced by the Virtual Museum of Canada
- BBC History – World War One – A site from the UK devoted to the First World War
- World War I: Trenches on the Web – an US site devoted to the First World War
Wikipedia Pages Devoted to the First World War
- Causes of World War I
- Participants in World War I
- Military History of Canada During the First World War
- Canadian Expeditionary Force
- The Canadian Corps
- A List of Canadian Battles in the First World War
- Canadian war memorials
Resources on this site related to visible minorities
In the thousands of photographs that exist showing aspects of the Canadian First World War experience, remarkably depict visible minorities. Below are three that have been noted:
- There is nothing of the original caption for this photo it simply reads “Washing day. September, 1916. “
- There is another photo of black soldiers in the Canadian forces that has its original caption, “Darkies, who with others, load Canadian Corps Tramways with ammunition, resting. July, 1918.”
- Finally, there is a photo of a Japanese man shaving. The original caption reads, “A little Japanese, one of many who joined a certain Canadian Battalion, shaving outside his dug-out. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918.”
Immigration stats – http://vimyridgehistory.com/kit-3/gov/docs/ethnic-immigration-stats-1911-1917/
Principal events, 1914 – a section at the end on immigration policies in place regarding Oriental, Japanese, and Hindu individuals. http://vimyridgehistory.com/kit-3/gov/docs/war-session-of-parliament-1914/
1919 Immigration Act – changed to allow immigrants to be deported http://vimyridgehistory.com/kit-3/gov/docs/1919-amendment-to-the-immigration-act/
Federal franchise granted to women in 1918 – but only to “white” women. See – Changing Role of Women – Suffrage