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									    Websites for ERC – Religious Culture, Aboriginal
              Culture, Ethics, and Dialogue
  Thanks to all of the ERC coordinators, facilitators, and consultants from English
              school boards across Quebec who contributed to this list.

                       Religious Culture Websites
Religious Culture Websites
Website                                         Content Reference        Elem.        Sec.
                                                                         Cycle        Cycle
Teacher.org                                     Easter activities,       ECI          SCI
www.teacherhelp.org/easter.htm                  information, word        family,
                                                searches, music          stories,
                                                                         key
                                                                         founder
                                                                         EC2
About.Com                                    Everything you want         ECI          SCI
http://islam.about.com/blhealth1.htm         to know about Islam!                     SCII
                                             Research database,          ECI          SCI
American Harvard Religious Pluralism         detailed                    ECII         SCII
http://www.pluralism.org                     pictures of temples,        ECIII
                                             reliable and current
PBS                                          Details about religion      ECII         SCI
www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/teachers/ & ethics                                 SCII
lp_traditions2.html                          Leads to other sites
                                             Judaism and other
                                             topics
                                             Beliefs/Practices/Cele
                                             brations
Top Marks                                    Rituals and beliefs         ECI          SCI
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/?Subject=25        Breakdown by subject        ECII
                                             and age                     ECIII
                                             Search engine
Sacred Destinations                          Pictures                    ECII         SCI
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/          Geography of sites
                                             Details

Canadian Encyclopaedia                          Religious buildings in   ECII         SCI
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.   Canada                                SCII
cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006766
IMTL                                            Links to buildings in    ECII         SCI
www.imtl.org                                    Quebec
Main Christian Sanctuaries                      Christian buildings      ECII
http://www.opuslibani.org.lb/indexenglish.htm
Religious Buildings                              Excellent pictures of   ECII
http://www.terragalleria.com/pictures-           holy buildings from
subjects/religious-buildings/                    every religion
Conseil Du Patrimoine Religion Du Quebec         Quebec heritage sites           SCI
www.patrimoine-religieux.qc.ca                   Mtl and QC religious
                                                 buildings
Saint Joseph’s Oratory                           Information on Saint    ECII    SCI
www.saint-joseph.org                             Joseph
Registry of Stained Glass Windows In             Stained glass           ECII    SCII
Canada                                           windows in Canada
www.yorku.ca/rsgc                                and their artists.
Flood Stories From Around The World              Flood stories from a    ECII    SCII
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/flood-           variety of cultures
myths.html
Canada Civilizations                             Creation stories per    ECI     SCI
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/explore/online-   Native group            ECII    SCII
resources-for-canadian-heritage/online-                                  ECIII
resources-for-canadian-heritage-non-canadian-
indigenous-peoples#tradit
Aboriginal Canada Portal                     Search engine for           ECII    SCII
www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca                   Native groups in
                                             Canada
Adherents.Com                                Religions in the world      ECIII   SCII
www.adherents.com                            (stats, geo, branches
                                             etc.)
CBC Religions Backgrounds                    Cdn site with               ECI     SCI
www.cbc.ca/news/background/religion/icons.h interactive map!             ECII    SCII
tml                                          Current debates             ECIII
Belief Net                                   Inspiration,                        SCII
www.beliefnet.com                            spirituality, faith,
                                             practices, rituals and
                                             current issues.
Religious Tolerance (Canadian content)       Basic beliefs               ECIII   SCI
www.religioustolerance.org                   Ethical topics                      SCII
Observatoire Des Musees                      Heritage works                      SCI
www.smq.qc.ca
Cacouna Quebec                               Religious heritage and              SCI
http://cacouna.net/patrimoinereligieux_e.htm buildings in Quebec
Religious Heritage in Quebec City            Places of worship                   SCI
www.quebecregion.com/e/patrimoine-           Religious sites
religieux.asp                                Sacred treasures/art
Judaism 101                                  Religious traditions                SCI
www.jewfaq.org/name.htm
Jewish Encyclopaedia                         Religious traditions                SCI
www.jewishencyclopedia.com
Jewish and Muslim Names for God                Names and attributes    SCI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_i    of the divine
n_Judaism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_in_Islam
Introduction To Buddhism                       Religious traditions    SCI
http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/buddhaintro.
html
Names of God in the Qu’ran                     Names and attributes    SCI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99_names_of_Go    of the divine – Islam
d
History of God                                 Names and attributes    SCI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God               of the divine
Gods/History/Deities (Hinduism)                Hindu gods and          SCI
http://www.gaminggeeks.org/Resources/Kate      attributes
Monk/India/index.htm
Indopedia                                    Hindu knowledge           SCI
www.indopedia.org/vishnu.html                Reference and
                                             attributes
Christian Community (independent churches) Religious renewal and       SCII
www.thechristiancommunity.org/rel-ed.htm     new movements
Hare Krishna                                 New religious             SCII
www.iskcon.org.uk/faqs/source.html           movements
                                             Hare Krishna
Journal For The Renewal Of Religion and      Renewal of religion       SCII
Theology
www.renewtheology.org/current.htm
Jehovah’s Witnesses                          New religious             SCII
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ind movements
ex.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004
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Mormon                                       New religious             SCII
www.mormonbeliefs.org                        movements
                                             Articles of faith
Spiritualism                                 Spirituality              SCII
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/spiritualism
Existential Questions                        Existential questions     SCII
http://mb-soft.com/believe/text/argument.htm The existence of the
www.christiancadre.org/topics/cosarg.html    divine
www.123infinity.com/life_after_death.html    The meaning of life
www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/human-      and death
origins/index.html                           The nature of human
                                             beings
                               More Religion Websites

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/pub/rc/doc/rc-eng.pdf
Religions in Canada (2003). Includes an extensive bibliography with links to many
websites. (Also available as a book - contact Department of National Defence.)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/
Excellent site for elementary school students. Use the matching cards to teach main
symbols to cycle one students and the worksheets may be used with higher levels. An
interfaith site covering 6 faiths (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism,
Sikhism).

http://www.religioustolerance.org
A great site for comparing religions. A lot of text and the topics are for older children.
Recommended for elementary cycle 3 and secondary students.

http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Interfaith_dialogue/guidelines_interfaith.php
This site has “principles and guidelines for interfaith dialogue.” A very useful site many
teachers are already using.

http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/index.php
This is another part of the Scarboro Missions site where you may order “The Golden
Rule” poster which states the golden rule for 13 faiths

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/calendar.htm
Multi-faith calendar

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/Religion.html
Facts about major religions and links to more information

http://library.thinkquest.org/28505/
http://library.thinkquest.org/28505/inde1.html
A Bow of the Head: Religions of the World
A Bow of the Head is about the five religions with the largest number of followers in the
world today. The site provides a general introduction to each religion and defines some
major concepts. It does not attempt to convert anyone to another way of belief or to
another religion. A viewer can learn more about any of these religions by following the
additional links provided. The site has been developed to encourage people of all ages to
learn about these religions and to show respect for them all.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/teachers/plans.html#1
Many lesson plans for elementary and secondary

http://annettelamb.com/42explore/religion.htm
Religions of the World – many links to interesting sites on a wide variety of religions,
webquests, websites for students, and more...
http://www.barefootsworld.net/religion.html
An overview pointing out the similarities of all religions, but also many links to sites for
information on specific religions and topics

http://www.mrdowling.com/zip/605westr.pdf
A downloadable study file on Western Religions

http://www.uri.org/kids/world.htm
United Religion Initiative: World religions
General information about religion and spirituality, information on specific religions, plus
links to teacher pages: activities, lesson plans, projects….

http://www.reonline.org.uk/student_resources/
Student friendly site with information about major religions, many choices according to
student levels, religions, and topics

Specific Religions
Christianity

http://www.mrdowling.com/605-christianity.html
General information

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/christian.htm
Information presented in an easy to read table

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/carolrb/christianity/
Student friendly information and links for teachers to get more in depth information

Judaism

http://www.mrdowling.com/605-judaism.html
Student friendly information

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/jewish.htm
Information presented in an easy to read table

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/carolrb/judaism/judai1.html
Student friendly information

http://www.teachnet.ie/clane/2006/judaism.htm
A lot of student friendly information, activities and teacher links
Islam

http://www.mrdowling.com/605-islam.html
Student friendly information

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/Islam.htm
Information presented in an easy to read table

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/carolrb/islamintro.html
Student friendly information

http://www.teachnet.ie/clane/2006/Islam.htm
A lot of student friendly information, activities and teacher links

Buddhism

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/buddhism.htm
Information presented in an easy to read table

http://www.teachnet.ie/clane/2006/buddhism.htm
A lot of student friendly information, activities and teacher links

http://www.buddhanet.net
A diverse site on Buddhism. Has an online magazine, colourful photographs, and
educational information.

http://www.buddhanet.net/mag_kids.htm
This is buddhanet’s kids’ page. It has Buddhist children’s stories

Hinduism
http://www.hindunet.org/god/
Interesting site which has some colourful images of Hindu deities. May answer some
questions students have since there is a lot of information here. Recommended for
elementary cycle 3 students and secondary.

http://www.hindukids.org/
Information and fun activities

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/hinduism.htm
Information presented in an easy to read table

http://www.teachnet.ie/clane/2006/hinduism.htm
A lot of student friendly information, activities and teacher links

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/carolrb/hinduism/hindui.html
Student friendly information
Sikhism

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/index.shtml
A guide to Sikhism

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/ataglance/glance.shtml
Sikhism at a glance

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/carolrb/sikhism/sikhism1.html
Student friendly information

http://www.uri.org/kids/other_sikh.htm
United Religions Initiative – info for kids

http://www.thekidswindow.co.uk/Homework_Help/Sikhism.htm
The Kids’ Window – student friendly info

http://fateh.sikhnet.com/s/SikhStories
Children’s stories

Celebrations
All religions

http://www.cleo.net.uk/resources/index.php?ks=1&cur=15
http://www.cleo.net.uk/resources/index.php?ks=2&cur=15
Many video clips – elementary
http://www.cleo.net.uk/resources/index.php?ks=3&cur=15
http://www.cleo.net.uk/resources/index.php?ks=4&cur=15
Many video clips – secondary
Cumbria and Lancashire Education Online

http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edholiday.htm
This is a teacher resource site. Here you will find a multitude of holiday lesson plans and
resources. It even takes you to other links that may be useful for specific faiths or
holidays.

Islam

http://www.submission.org/YES/child2.html
 This page has poems, songs, and several Ramadan craft projects.

http://www.soundvision.com/Info/Ramadan/r.school.asp
This site is great for teachers with its fact sheet. Plenty of activities and links to books,
video, and audio resources.
Native spirituality
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/TLRESOURCES/units/Byrnes-celebrations/powwow
Lesson plans for Pow Wow

http://www.manataka.org/page46.html
Pow Wow information

Places of Worship
All Religions

http://pow.reonline.org.uk/videos.htm
Virtual tours of places of worship

http://www.educhurch.org.uk/index.html
Student and teacher resources

Christianity

http://www.bonjourquebec.com/qc-en/patrimoinereligieux0.html
Quebec heritage sites

http://www.mqp.k12.nf.ca/worship/worship.htm
A variety of churches with photos

Hinduism
www.indiantemples.com




                Websites for learning about Aboriginal Culture

http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ach/index-eng.asp
Official site of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Elementary & Secondary
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ach/lr/ks/gam/dyk/dyk-eng.asp
Each of the illustrations represents an Aboriginal contribution or invention.

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/pub/rc/rel/ns-sa-eng.asp
Guide to Native Spirituality for the Canadian Armed Forces

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/pubs/abo-aut/spirit-spiritualite-eng.htm
Guide to Native spirituality for RCMP officers
www.fourdirectionsteachings.com
Audio narrated resource for learning about aboriginal knowledge and philosophy from 5
diverse First Nations of Canada in English and French.

http://nativeaccess.com/
http://nativeaccess.com/allabout/ancestral.html
Students, teachers and community members can find role models, news, puzzles and a
section about Ancestral Engineering on this Web site.

www.ammsa.com Some stories of successful native people, newspapers articles.
Suitable for high school

http://www.firstnationhelp.com/ali/posters/pdf.html
The Confederation of Mainland Mi'kmaq have created a this site. Download posters on
colors, numbers, months of the year....

http://www.nature.ca/ukaliq/index_e.cfm
Canadian museum of nature. Ukaliq the Artic hare

http://www.firstnationhelp.com/ali/songs.php
Songs from Mi’ kmaw children translations and language lessons, vocabulary, interactive
talking books (suitable for elementary)

http://www.firstvoices.com/scripts/WebObjects.exe/FirstVoices.woa/1/wa/enterLanguage
Archive?archive=92c0005b130d6cb7&wosid=epOsVacrtXF2dJZYyK3bL0
Mohawk language learning site

The two sites below compile Native literature; English and French titles
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/read-up-on-it/015020-3006-e.html
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/read-up-on-it/015020-3011-e.html

www.mccord-museum.qc.ca
McCord Museum

www.tipatshimuna.ca
Heritage and traditions of the Innu



                          Ethics websites
Website                                              Content               Elem    Sec
                                                     Reference             Cycle   Cycle
Wikipedia                                            Freedom                       SCI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom                 definitions and
                                                     types of
                                                     freedom
Wikipedia                                            Autonomy          SCI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomy
PBS                                                  Social Order      SCI
www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/
Religious Tolerance (Canadian content)               Tolerance         SCII
www.religioustolerance.org                           peace and
                                                     conflict
CBC Religions Backgrounds                            Tolerance and     SCII
www.cbc.ca/news/background/religion/icons.ht         current debate
ml                                                   (ethics)
Good Character                                       Tolerance         SCII
http://www.goodcharacter.com/
Tolerance.ca (French)                                Tolerance in      SCI
www.tolerance.ca                                     Quebec            SCII
                                                     Social Order
                                                     Freedom
The Youth Criminal Justice Act: Summary and          Justice           SCII
Background
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/yj-jj/ycja-
lsjpa/back-hist.html
Forecasting The Future                               The future:       SCII
http://gsociology.icaap.org/future.html              Database of
                                                     other sites
Moral Decision Making                                The               SCII
http://www.ethicsweb.ca/guide/moral-                 ambivalence of
decision.html                                        human beings


                              More Ethics Websites
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/teachers/plans.html#1
Lesson plans for elementary and secondary

http://www.pbs.org/endgame/home.php
The End Game: watch a video and look at values and ethical decisions
(Secondary)

http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/yougottobekidding/index.html
Real life problem solving with Arthur and friends (Elementary)

http://www.charactercounts.org/howto/teaching-tools.htm
Lesson plans and ideas for all levels

http://www.42explore2.com/character.htm
Many links to information, lessons, and activities
http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Environ/Enviroethics.htm
Information and links: ethics and environmental issues

http://www.teachingstories.org/
The Harmonies curriculum

http://www.heartwoodethics.org/
Literature based character education for K-8
Many lessons and activities

http://www.ethics.org.au/
St. James Ethics Centre – Think...to create a better world.

www.operationrespect.org
Free materials – Don’t Laugh at Me

http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/films/hate_machine/
Video: The Hate Machine. Shows how media is constructed to convey a message.
Students are interviewed and their responses are edited to completely change their
statements. Focus on stereotypes and generalizations.
Also - links to other videos


                                  Dialogue Websites

http://www.goodcharacter.com/Article_3.html
Ethical reasoning and the art of classroom dialogue

http://www.goodcharacter.com/dilemma/archive.html
Ethical dilemmas for classroom discussion

http://www.ullerymanagement.com/art_of_dialogue.htm
The art of dialogue

http://www.learninggroup.org/ Go to Dialogue Group
Dialogue: Roots, practices, advocacy and inquiry, spaces of conversation

www.qsda.net
Quebec Student Debating Association – Many resources for debate

www.csdf-fcde.ca
Canadian Student Debating Federation – Many resources for debate

								
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