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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.
The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
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Significance of the Avro Arrow
The Avro Arrow (Avro CF-105) was a technically advanced interceptor Aircraft designed by Canadians. It was built in Malton Ontaro Canada. When it was first made the Avro Arrow was a miricle of Fighter Jet creation. The demands for the plane were so high that to meet the demands many new employees were hired. But this miracle wasnt long lived. The demands slowly started to dissapear. The Avro Arrow project was cancelled by DiefenBaker the Prime Minister at the time.
Background Information on the Avro Arrow
- Zuuring, Peter, Arrow Count Down: rebuilding a dream and a nation, Kingston Ontario Arrow Alliance Presss © 2001
- Stewart, Creig. Arrow through the heart: The life and times of Crawford Gordon and the Avro Arrow, Whitby Ontario, MacGraw - Hill Ryerson © 1998
- Shaw, E.K. There Never Was An Arrow, Steel Rail, 1981
- “The Avro Arrow” The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and archivists. © 2003
- Diefenbaker Canada Center and Archives
- '“Avro Arrow” The Canadian Encyclopedia, John Kirton
External Web Sites
This Historica Minute feature focuses on the political intrigue and controversy surrounding the demise of the Avro Arrow fighter jet.
The Avro Arrow: Canada's Broken Dream
This CBC Archives website features news stories about the controversial Avro Arrow jet interceptor program.
Arrow Recovery Canada
This extensive online archive features numerous photographs, diagrams, biographies, and technical articles about the ill-fated Canadian fighter jet program.
The Avro Arrow
This nicely illustrated online archive traces the military, economic, and political issues concerning the development and eventual termination of the Avro Arrow aircraft project. From the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, University of Saskatchewan.
Toronto Aerospace Museum
The website for the Toronto Aerospace Museum showcases the vintage and replica aircraft in their collection. Learn about the history of the Tiger Moth, the Canadair CT-114 Tutor, the Avro Arrow, and other Canadian aircraft.
Avro CF-105 Arrow Mk.1
This article highlights the leading edge technology utilized in the Avro CF-105 Arrow Mk.1 project. A Department of National Defence website.