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March 2004
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The Virtual Museum of New France
"New France" being Canada -- a strong site.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/explore/virtual-museum-of-new-france

CONTENT:
The Virtual Museum of New France is an educational online tool developed by the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It provides information about France's involvement in the exploration and settlement of the New World from the 16th to the 18th century.
AESTHETICS:
The site has a simple format that is attractive and user-friendly. It is available in both English and French.
ORGANIZATION:
The Virtual Museum can be navigated in a variety of ways. A left side menu provides text links to various areas of the site. Featured areas are shown as graphics in the middle of the main page. There is also a site map and a top navigation bar with drop-down menus. Additionally, the site is fully searchable.

REVIEW:
The Virtual Museum of New France provides a wealth of information for teachers and students studying about the European exploration and settling of the part of North America that is now Canada. Visitors to the site will find student resources, teacher resources, and information on school programs. The Student Resources section includes a collection of objects from the Canadian Museum of Civilization that illustrate how the people lived in New France. The photographic section can be browsed by geographic region or by a variety of themes. Additionally, an entire section of the site is devoted to the explorers of New France -- including Cartier, Champlain, Nicollet, Marquette, Jolliet, and others. The essay on each explorer describes the man and his explorations and includes a map of his journeys.

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