Web Links

Grade 11

Short Fiction

The Shivering Tree
http://www.pittstate.edu/engl/nichols/coyote.html contains retellings of a large number of trickster tales, as well as links to related sites.

The Address
http://remember.org/ is an excellent online library of holocaust information, photos, audio testimony, and more.

Boys and Girls
http://nytimes.com/books/98/11/01/specials/munro.html offers Munro-related news and reviews from the archives of The New York Times.

Fire Down on the Labrador
www.heritage.nf.ca/arts/agnl/blackwood.html is a comprehensive online collection of David Blackwood's work.

A Walk to the Jetty
www.salon.com/05/features/kincaid.html is an interview with Kincaid on the Salon Web site.

To Da-duh, in Memoriam
http://www.africana.com/Articles/tt_688.htm contains an informative article on Marshall.

A Handful of Dates
http://www.sudan.net/ is an excellent source of all things Sudanese, including the latest news.

Love Must Not Be Forgotten
http://www.cnd.org/CR/english/ is a virtual library about China's Cultural Revolution.

The Pedestrian
http://www.spaceagecity.com/bradbury/ contains a number of links to sites with information about Bradbury and his writing.

The Storyteller
www.kirjasto.sci.fi/saki.htm contains a wealth of information on Saki.

Poetry

Sometimes My Body Leaves Me
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/crozier/index.htm is the Lorna Crozier page on the "Canadian Poetry" Web site sponsored by the University of Toronto.

Holy Sonnet 10
http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/ provides a comprehensive look at seventeenth century literature in general, and John Donne and his work in particular.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/centurions/yeats/yeatbiog.shtml offers biographical information about Yeats, as well as links to related sites.

Falling Song
http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/A51 gives more information on Daniel David Moses.

My Song
http://www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/1913/tagore-bio.html the Web site of the Nobel Foundation, contains profiles of all writers who have won the Nobel Prize for literature.

You Walked Gently Towards Me
http://emeagwali.com/nigeria/biography/ben-okri-19jul92.html is an interview with Okri that originally appeared in Newsday.

Untitled (Vancouver)
http://www.legionmagazine.com/features/warart/96-01.asp is an illustrated article on Bobak that appeared in Legion Magazine.

http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/ng/ has a collection of Bobak images. (To use: go to this site, click on "Login as guest," click on "Search," type in "Molly Lamb Bobak," then click on "Submit.")

A Flower of Waves
http://music.acu.edu/www/iawm/pages/reference/ise.html contains biographical information on Lady Ise, and also some of her poems.

Ode to My Socks
http://www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/1971/neruda-bio.html is the Neruda page on the official Web site of The Nobel Foundation.

The Profile of Africa
http://www.pbs.org/wonders/ is a PBS site on the "Wonders of the African World."

In the Morning (27 May)
http://www.pbs.org/lifeofbirds/ is an excellent PBS site about birds that includes links to other useful birding sites.

Beautiful Summer
http://www.nwpassages.com/bios/hebert.asp provides a comprehensive look at Hébert's life and work.

Horse-Fly Blue
http://www.metisnation.ca/ has excellent information about the Métis, especially their arts and culture.

The Job of an Apple
http://www.bbc.co.uk/artzone/poetry/wordplay/index.shtml is a BBC "Poetry Word Play" site where everyone has a chance to create "do it yourself" poetry.

Schooner
http://www.raintaxi.com/online/1999fall/brathwaite.shtml is a review of Brathwaite's conversations with Nathaniel Mackey.

Mother
http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/mothers_and_daughters is a "Mothers and Daughters" site that contains articles, message boards, and links to other subjects concerning the mother-daughter relationship.

Sonnet
http://www.sonnets.org is "Sonnet Central," an archive of English sonnets, commentary, and relevant Web links, as well as a forum for poets to share and discuss their work.

Non-Fiction

The Cartography of Myself
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca is Canadian Geographic magazine's Web site?lots of information about Canada.

Albert Einstein
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/ is the companion Web site to the PBS program "Einstein Revealed."

The Open Car
http://www.nwpassages.com/bios/king.asp is a profile of Thomas King.

Wrong Ism
http://www.un.org/english/ . This United Nations Web site has amazing on-line resources for both teachers and students.

Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?
http://hem.passagen.se/peson42/lgw/ contains information about Le Guin and links to her work.

Victory!
http://www.olympic.org/ is the Web site of the International Olympic Committee.

Japanese Air and Submarine Attack Sinks HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse
http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/U505/U505home.html takes you on a virtual reality tour through a U-505 German submarine.

Off to War
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar is a comprehensive World War II Web site that is maintained by Veterans Affairs Canada.

On Veterans
http://www.junobeach.org/ is maintained by people organizing the Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer, which will pay tribute to Canada's military and civilian contributions during World War II.

Surf's Up
http://www.perfectstorm.org/ is the Web site for the Perfect Storm Foundation, which was established by Sebastian Junger to provide educational and other opportunities for children whose parents make their living in the commercial fishing industry.

Fear of Science and Love of the Land
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentEditorials provides a link to the editorial section of the Globe and Mail newspaper.

Engineered Food
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentLetters provides a link to the "Letters to the Editor" section of the Globe and Mail newspaper.

Reflections of Girls in the Media
http://www.childrennow.org/ is the Web site of Children Now, an American-based organization that is dedicated to improving the well-being of children.

Sustainable Development Information System
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/ , the United Nations' Web site on Sustainable Development, contains a multitude of related links.

Life of a Sports Writer Isn't All Fun and Games
http://www.sportsweb.com contains worldwide sports news from Reuters, fresh off the wire.

Drama

From Henry V: "Once more unto the breach"
http://the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/ is the Web's first edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare.

Shakespearean Baseball Game
http://www.archives.ca/04/042415_e.html is the link to "Wayne and Shuster at the National Archives of Canada: The Frank Shuster Fonds." Shuster's records include radio and television scripts, photographs, correspondence, plus much more.

From Sense and Sensibility
http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/janeinfo.html is an exhaustive site on Jane Austen.

Trifles
http://www.scribblingwomen.org/sbbio.html#top is an informative site about Susan Glaspell that includes a radio adaptation of the short story from which "Trifles" was adapted.

Survival in the South
http://www.ammsa.com/ , the home page of the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society, contains a wide assortment of links to related topics.

 

Grade 12

Short Fiction

 

Write Me Sometime
http://aurora.icaap.org/archive/visser.html contains an interview with anthropologist and food historian Margaret Visser.

Calgary from Sunnyside
www.barenforum.org is a comprehensive site on the art of woodblock printing. This site includes many links.

Outside Edges
www.terryfoxrun.org/ provides information about Canadian hero Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. Also includes an excerpt from Terry Fox: His Story.

Twisted Roots
www.clemusart.com/exhibit/legacy/bios/bios-a.html features short biographies of many landscape photographers, including Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, and Richard Misrach-photographers who are grouped under the term "New Topographics" for their emphasis on showing humankind's impact on the natural landscape.

The Shining Houses
www.canadianbound.com/Sub%20pages/authors_m_to_z.htm. Scrolling down this Web page to Alice Munro's name provides a hyperlink to a site dedicated to her work, complete with audio archives, a bibliography, and links to review articles.

Magpies
www.ipl.org/cgi/ref/native/browse.pl/A44 provides biographical information on Thomas King, links to information about the author, and a listing of his works.

The Winner
www.buganda.com provides information on the story's setting, a province in southern Uganda.

Mazes
www.levity.com/corduroy/leguin.htm provides links to a host of information about Ursula K. Le Guin and her works, including links to biographies, bibliographies, interviews, and reviews.

Essays, Articles, and Media

Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Bod
www.theatlantic.com/unbound/factfict/ozick.htmprovides an interview, "The Many Faces of Cynthia Ozick," in which Ozick reflects on her work.

Ka-Ching!
www.youth.gc.ca is a Canadian government site that contains links to career planning and employment resources for young people.

Afternoon of an American Boy
www.nytimes.com/books/97/08/03/lifetimes/white.html features readings by E.B. White, criticism of his works, and links to numerous articles about the author.

Chameleons and Codas
www.pbs.org/wnet/soundandfury/culture/voices.html. PBS interviewed eight deaf people from around the New York metropolitan area to learn about their experiences living in a hearing world. In this feature, you can read a bit about each person and their ideas, and then watch a short video clip from the interview.

Elegy in Stone
www.globebooks.com/interviews/heighton.html provides the text of a Globe and Mail author interview with Steven Heighton about his new novel, The Shadow Boxer, and a retrospective on his poetry- and fiction-writing career.

The Death of the Moth
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Literature/Authors/W/Woolf,_Virginia is a Virginia Woolf site with links to essays, quotations, and photographs.

 Of Youth and Age
www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/bacon features biographical information, pictures, quotations, a timeline, and links to other sites related to Sir Francis Bacon's life and works. It also presents arguments for Bacon being the illegitimate son of Elizabeth the First.

The Not-So-Deadly Sin
www.kingsolver.com is the official Barbara Kingsolver Web site; it includes a frequently asked questions section, her biography, a bibliography, and reviews of her published works.

Get Beyond Babel
www.sil.org is the Web site of SIL International, an organization that works with language communities worldwide "to facilitate language-based development." The site includes catalogues of languages of the world and a table that provides information about all languages currently spoken in Canada , as well as articles about endangered languages that offer an opposing view to that expressed by Wiwa.

The Death of History Is Bunk
www.histori.ca/minutes. This interactive site allows you to search for a particular Canadian "Heritage Minute" by theme, region, or chronology. It also provides hints for classes wishing to make their own "Heritage Minute," and allows you to view Minutes created by other Canadian students.

Wanderers by Choice
http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/people/Hoffman/hoffman-con0.html features Eva Hoffman in conversation with Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley, on October 5, 2000. She talks about her family background, becoming a writer, being a displaced person, and being both Polish and Jewish.

Hockey Night in Port Hawkesbury
www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Hockey/English. This site, "Hockey: A Nation's Passion," includes articles on amateur, professional, and international hockey, and also takes a look at the role of hockey in our society.

The Sixth Flight
www.paragliding.com is a site on the sport of paragliding. It features a photo gallery, newsletters, articles, and frequently asked questions and answers.

Buying Your Next Synthesizer
www.synthesizers.com contains links to such things as artist spotlights, "cool links," and "sound of the day."

A Chat with Al Purdy
www.nwpassages.com/bios/purdy.asp contains a detailed profile of Al Purdy.

Look What I Found
www.maxine.net is Marian Henley's personal Web site, in which she discusses her work and career as a cartoonist and provides access to her comic strips.

The Poetry of Earth and Sky
www.courtneymilne.com/womitchell/woportfolio.html is an on-line introduction to W.O. Mitchell Country, the book from which the excerpt in this anthology is taken.

Canada: A Virtual History
www.cbc.ca/history provides an overview of the seventeen-episode documentary series Canada: A People's History and includes a historical timeline, a discussion board, games and puzzles relating to the episodes, a bibliography, and literary links.

The Humpback of Notre Dame
www.gov.nf.ca/tourism/default.htmis the Web site of the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Tourism, Culture, and Recreation.

Restoring Life on the Edge
www.livingbywater.ca is the Living by Water Project Web site.

Media on Media

Aphorisms
www.law.pitt.edu/hibbitts/mcl.htm. This site features biographical material, links to journals, papers, projects, courses, research centres, and new releases on the life and work of Marshall McLuhan. The site also provides links to some of McLuhan's own writings currently available on-line.

The News
www.gradethenews.org encourages viewers to analyze content and presentation of news; it includes guidelines on how to grade the news (see "Grade the News Yourself").

Learning Without Lectures
www.free-ed.net offers a wide range of free courses that can be studied via the Internet.

King Zog's Birthday
www.gradethenews.org encourages viewers to analyze content and presentation of news. The site includes guidelines on how to grade the news (see "Grade the News Yourself").

Almost Visible
www.howstuffworks.com/tv.htm. This Web site explains how television works.

 Argument and Persuasion

Effective Persuasion from Rhetoric
www.public.iastate.edu/~honeyl/Rhetoric/index.html offers an on-line version of Roberts' translation of Aristotle's Rhetoric; it also includes chapter summaries and a bibliography.

Let's Stop Being Hysterical, Shall We, and Start Selling Water to Those Who Need It
www.ec.gc.ca/water/en/manage/removal/e_backgr.htm is the official Environment Canada Web site.

From Water
www.canadians.org/blueplanet/index2.html is the site of the Blue Planet Project, an international effort to "protect the world's fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privatization."

Poetry

Engineers' Corner
www.youngpoets.ca is supported by the League of Canadian Poets and provides a variety of resources related to poetry, including an e-zine where students can publish their poetry, information about contests and readings, and a digital history of Canadian poetry.

Is the Pathetic Fallacy True?
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/rp/poetterm.html provides a glossary of poetic terms, including a helpful definition of pathetic fallacy.

Evening
www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/psearch is the search page for the National Gallery of Art in Washington. "Cassatt" can be keyed in to find a Mary Cassatt home page that has links to a biography of the artist and a number of her paintings, drawings, and prints in the gallery's collection.

Vancouver-courtenay-calgary
www.track0.com/ogwc/authors/bowering_g.html provides a listing of works by and about George Bowering, as well as links to more information about the author and poet.

Prairie Flight
www.arts.uwo.ca/canpoetry/cpjrn/vol03/sullivan.htm contains an interview with Dorothy Livesay, in which she talks about her life and works.

Fern Hill
www.upei.ca/~english/202/modern/thomas.html features links to material by and on Dylan Thomas, including an on-line archive of his poetry, audio recordings of Thomas reading his poetry, biographical information, and photographs.

Amiri Baraka
www.portraits.gc.ca/index_e.html, the Web site of the Portrait Gallery of Canada, offers both photographic and non-photographic portraits of Canadians who have contributed to the development of the country.

The Committee to Upgrade Celestial Signs
www.mythweb.com/encyc/index.html, the Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology, provides background information on characters and places in Greek mythology.

The Heroes You Had as a Girl
www.digital.library.upenn.edu/women, the Celebration of Women Writers Web site, promotes awareness of the breadth and variety of women's writing and provides comprehensive listings and links to female writers from various countries, including Canada.

foremother
www.heritage.nf.ca, the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web site, provides information and analysis on the history, geography, population, culture, and society of Newfoundland and Labrador.

To You Who Would Wage War Against Me
www.ipl.org/cgi/ref/native/browse.pl/A164 provides brief biographical information on Akiwenzie-Damm and links to on-line works by and about the author.

Musée des Beaux Arts
http://audensociety.org, the Web site of the W.H. Auden Society, offers a variety of information about the poet, and includes links to recordings of some of his readings, criticism of his works, and other related Web sites.

People on the Bridge
http://wings.buffalo.edu/info-poland/sz/links.html. This "Szymborska on the Net" site provides links to a variety of sites about Wislawa Szymborska.

Progress
www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/lit/ native.html, maintained by the Vancouver Public Library, this site provides a booklist of recent Aboriginal literature in Canada.

Summer Night
www.poets.org, The Academy of American Poets Web site, is a comprehensive site for American poetry on the Internet. It includes news, poetry, biography, audio recordings of poets (including Langston Hughes) reading their work, and useful links to other sites.

Sonnet 116
www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/116comm.htm provides commentary on "Sonnet 116" and links to commentary on all Shakespeare's sonnets.

A Poison Tree
www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/blake_william.html provides references to Web sites where William Blake's artworks can be viewed on-line. The site also includes links to sites containing biography, criticism, and a digital archive of Blake's complete works.

Because I Could Not Stop for Death-
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Literature/Poetry/Poets/D/Dickinson,_ Emily lists many links that feature information on Emily Dickinson's life and works.

Drama

A Marriage Proposal
www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/7745/chekhov.htm provides biographical information on Anton Chekov, a timeline, and links to summaries of his short stories and on-line versions of his plays.

Stop!
www.meditationsociety.com offers advice on a wide variety of meditation techniques to practitioners at all levels of expertise.

Dead Parrot
www.phill.co.uk/index.html is the Web site of TV Comedy Resources, which deals with the full range of British television comedy programs, including Monty Python's Flying Circus, along with a variety of other sketch shows and sitcoms.

Shakespeare

Invisible Genius: The Quiet Talent of Tanya Moiseiwitsch
www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/ costumes.html features a discussion on costumes and sets in Shakespeare's theatre, as well as links to information on Elizabethan England, Shakespeare and his works, and related sites.

From Strong Women Prevail in Shakespeare's Comedies
http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/criticism.htm features an extensive collection of links to material by and about William Shakespeare and his works.