A collection of educational resources based on the biographies of the explorers Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada. All resources are available in both English and French.
The Codex Mendoza was created under the orders of Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza to evoke an economic, political, and social panorama of the recently conquered lands. It was made in 1542 and since 1659 it has been in the collection of the Bodleian Library. This digital edition of the Codex Mendoza represents the first attempt to create a digital resource that permits in-depth study of a Mexican codex.
The goal of the Project on the Engraved Sources of Spanish Colonial Art (PESSCA) is to document the effect of European prints on Spanish Colonial Art. To reach its goal, PESSCA has been pairing colonial works of art with their engraved prototypes and posting them online. As of now, PESSCA has gathered more than 5000 such pairings.
This resource offers approaches to teaching Marguerite de Roberval, a young French woman who survived being marooned on a perilous island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence during the sixteenth century. She was the inspiration for three published works in Renaissance France and numerous other accounts since then.