First Contact is one of the titles in the TV series, Canada: A People's History. Published in 2006 this 67-page text offers elementary students a resource that covers First Nations and Inuit prior to contact; an introduction to early explorers (Columbus, Cabot, Cartier, Champlain; and the impacts of contact (disease, fur trade, whaling, missionaries) for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Told in 5 chapters the books present First Nation voices, as well as tools to understand perspectives and examine photographs and illustration. Key historical figures include: Cabot, Champlain, Columbus, Marie de I'Incarnation, Charles Lalemant, Pierre de Monts, Kateri Tekakwitha, Shawnadithit, and Marguerite Bourgeoys, and Jean Mance. Numerous colour photographs, illustrations, maps, a glossary, a bibliography and index. Each chapter contains questions and suggested activities. Recommended resource for grade 5 Ontario Social Studies.