Choose a cluster:
It's Time to Think About Visors
(essay by Ken Dryden)
The Importance of Being Earnest (essay by Lynn Coady)
Students can visit the Leafs' official site for a biography of Dryden.
Students can visit this Sports news site to read a feature on Berard's
return to hockey. Ask students to debate a mandatory visor rule in the
Whose Lathe? (essay by Ursula K. Le Guin)
This Web site for the Canadian Writer's Union includes a brief biography
for Lynn Coady.
Alarm Bells For Civilization (Essay by Gwynne Dyer)
This site includes a biography, bibliography, articles, essays, and
reviews. Encourage students to read at least two articles to increase
their understanding of this author.
This is Le Guin's official site, which includes her comments on writing.
Print out for students the article "On Despising Genres,"
and discuss Le Guin's viewpoint.
This site includes a chronicle of Freedom of Expression in Canada from
1914 to the present, included in the list are banned books and movies.
Easter Island (photo by Abrams/Lacagnina)
Of Studies (by Sir Francis Bacon)
This site includes a biography of CBC host Gwynne Dyer. Students will
need to search this site for the biography. Dyer has numerous sites
featuring his writings, which students can also look for.
This PBS site on "The Great War" includes interviews, a timeline,
and maps. Students can review the site, looking for information to help
them understand the article.
Progress (by Alan Lightman)
This Web site covers the life and works of Sir Francis Bacon and includes
resource links to other sites.
This is a good site to examine the Bacon is Shakespeare theory. Challenge
students to use the Internet to research the documentation regarding
Bacon being the creator of the Shakespearean works.
The Time Factor (by Gloria Steinem)
This Web site is a good reference for using e-mail effectively. Ask
students to conduct a survey on the use of e-mail among their family
Students can visit the National Women's Hall of Fame to access a Steinem
Foundation for Women
This official Web site for the Ms. Foundation for Women offers many
articles on women's rights. You may want to print out an appropriate
article to accompany the study of "The Time Factor."
Joy (by Molly Peacock)
Filling Station (poem by Elizabeth Bishop)
This Web site includes a detailed biography for Molly Peacock, as well
as an overview of her writing career.
In Suppport of Nick Bantock's "Life Class" (by
This Web site includes a detailed biography and links to works by Bishop.
Print out other poems for students to analyse as Peacock has.
The Vassar College Web site includes a biography for Bishop, who attended
A Comparison (by Sylvia Plath)
This is the official Web site for Nick Bantock. Ask students to explore
the site and assess the information he chose to include. Students can
also read other excerpts from Bantock's biography.
This site includes a biography for Plath, and links to other interesting
sites as well as text for several of her poems. Encourage students to
read the biography and one poem.
This site includes a terrific collection of critical, historical, and
biographical information for Plath. Encourage students to read one critical
work on a Plath poem, and compare it to Peacock's critical analysis
The Shack (by Margaret Laurence)
Doubletake (by William DeKay)
This site provides links to information about and literary criticism
of Laurence. Challenge students to use the information they find on
the Internet to write a short story about Margaret Laurence's life.
Arming the Spirit (by George Faludy)
This Web site includes a very brief biography of photographer William
DeKay, as well as examples of his work. Encourage students to read the
notes that accompany these photos. Discuss how these photos compare
to those in the Anthology.
What Colour Is A Rose? (by Drew Hayden Taylor)
This is the homepage of another holocaust survivor, Peter Avram Zukerman.
Share some of its information with students to increase their understanding
of what Faludy endured.
This Web site includes many interviews with Holocaust survivors. Interested
students could read the entire text from one interviewee. (Students
will find this material disturbing, and some may prefer not to read
all of an interview.) Discuss why it's important for Holocaust survivors
to recount the events that shaped their lives.
Some Thoughts on the Common Toad (by George Orwell)
This Web site provides a biography and career history for Taylor. Challenge
students to use the Internet to find out about other Aboriginal Canadian
This site includes an extensive Orwell biography as well as a list of
selected works. Encourage students to read the information on this site
and consider why Orwell wrote "Some Thoughts on the Common Toad."
This site includes a biography with links to other appropriate sites.
Students can read the essay on Politics by Orwell at this site.
Homage to Barcelona (by Marjorie Doyle)
Lessons From a Walk in a Rain Forest (by David Suzuki)
Students can use this site for Doyle's CBC radio show to find out more
about the author.
This is the David Suzuki Foundation Web site, which students can use
to find out more about Suzuki and his work.
In Memory of W.O. Mitchell (by Fred Stenson)
Mann and Machine (from Contemporary Canadian Biographies)
This site includes a brief biography for Fred Stenson, which students
might read before they read the selection "In Memory of W.O. Mitchell."
This site includes a biocritical essay on Mitchell's work and life by
Catherine McLay. The site includes archival material, including part
of Mitchell's manuscript for Who Has Seen the Wind. Ask students
to read some of the article and examine the layout of the site. They
can comment on how effectively this combination of text and image works
in a formal work. Would they want to do something similar in an essay
of their own?
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
(by Nelson Mandela)
Students can examine Steve Mann's personal Web site and comment on its
design and what it reveals about Mann. Ask students to search this site
to locate information on Wearcams. Discuss the uses of a Wearcam.
Encourage students to read the information on Nelson Mandela on this
site before they read the Anthology selection. They might use the links
within this profile to find out more about references they do not understand.
This site includes Nelson Mandela's Inaugural address, May 10,1994.
Ask one student to prepare and present the speech for the class.
Challenge students to research Apartheid starting with the information
on this Web site. They can develop a list of appropriate sites and sources.