rdThe purpose of this guide is to link teacher candidates and teacher-librarians to young adult and children’s literature, teaching ideas, images, YouTube videos and web resources that will be useful in observing Remembrance Day in BC schools.

http://guides.library.ubc.ca/remembranceday

 

Photo credit: Lauren Cathy Turner via Flickr

The Spanish Chant Manuscript is one of our oldest digitized books, dating from sometime between 1575 and 1625. Chant manuscripts from Renaissance Spain can be richly illuminated, like this particular one, which features gold leaf and a very ornamented design. At the time, most antiphonaries (or choral books) used a four-line staff for the notation of plainchant, whereas the Spanish Chant Manuscript uses the five-line staff that would become the norm in the 17th Century. This is the first digitized copy of this superb volume of Gregorian chants, written in ecclesiastical Latin and compiled by the Catholic Church in Logroño, Spain.

Spanish-ChantIn page 8 of the volume, displayed here, we can see the stylistic elements of its illuminations and an elegant handwritten script characteristic of this kind of liturgical work. The manuscript can be found in UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (M2149.L32 S6 1575).

desks_2From our friends in UBC dept of math:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, 35 (17):2905-2927; 10.1080/09500693.2012.667168 NOV 1 2013

Science & Engineering Librarian, Eugene Barsky commented, “This paper considers school factors that contribute to a successful transition from high school to first-year university Physics courses at the University of British Columbia by employing a two-level hierarchical model. It is assumed that there is a relationship between student performance and the high school they graduated from. It is shown that school location and type affect student performance: students from public schools in the Metro Vancouver area perform better in first year compared to students from independent schools and schools in distant communities. The study also considers rankings of schools based on student performance in first-year university Physics and Calculus courses. These university-based rankings differ significantly (essentially in reverse order) from the well-known Fraser Institute rankings based on measures internal to high schools.”

North American Indian Thought and Culture database has many interesting resources about both World Wars. Here are some examples:

Photos:

http://tinyurl.com/l9zqwh9
 
http://tinyurl.com/moel2rm
 
http://tinyurl.com/l4sw573
 
An interesting bio about Navajo Code talkers:

http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/ibio/ibio.result.epages.aspx?code=S10018622-D000007.htm
 
Those aboriginal individuals wounded in action WW II:
http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/ibio/ibio.result.epages.aspx?code=S10018622-D000009.htm

 

Some of the items in the Xwi7xwa collection related to Remembrance Day include:
 
Murdo’s Story
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2835219 
 
Native soldiers : foreign battlefields
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2833665 
 
World War II and the American Indian / Kenneth William Townsend.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4411302 
 
Ceremony Leslie Marmon Silko
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2834034
 
For King and Kanata
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5200339
 
Thomas George Prince – Manitobans in Profile
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2832968
 
The Edward Curtis Project
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4761655
 
Metis veterans of Manitoba
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5728768
 
Forgotten warriors
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3939813
 
Honouring our peacekeepers
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4172323
 
Born on snow
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4139781
 
Way of the warrior
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3958122
 
When the spirits dance
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3758440
 
Q’sapi
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2837721
 
Year in Nam
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2837367
 
You are asked to witness
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2835335
 
Remembrances
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2835520
 
Native soldiers: foreign battlefields
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2833665
 
Forgotten soldiers
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2831690
 
Indian profile of a Shuswap war veteran
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2830900
 
Canadian Indian policy during the inter-war years
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2831573
 
Gene Boy came home [videorecording]
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3942646
 
Ayaa [videorecording] : a hero’s journey
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4421126 
 
Forgotten warriors [videorecording] / director, Loretta Todd
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3939813 
 
Native People in Canada’s Wars [videorecording]
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2835222 
 
Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road [videorecording]
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5743056
 
Three Day Road
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3884172
 
The Indian who bombed Berlin and other stories
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5036935
 
Two trails narrow
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4162077
 
War games
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5721500

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