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GRADE 10: CANADIAN HISTORY

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Canadian History: Pre-European Contact to World War II

 

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

*      Time measurement

*      Cause and effect

*      Warfare

*      Repetitive trends and patterns, past, present and future

*      Appropriate use of primary and secondary sources

*      Cultural identity and tradition

*      Multiculturalism and diversity

*      History of the arts

*      History of major scientific breakthroughs

*      Proper writing of historical papers

*      International diplomacy

 

TIMEFRAME OF SUBJECTS

 

Weeks 1 and 2: Indigenous peoples before Western contact (pre-contact - 1600)

*      Timeframe

*      Nomadic life

*      Culture

*      Early Explorers

*      Vikings

*      Search for the Northwest Passage

         John Cabot

         Jacques Carrier

*      Beginning of Canadian economy

         Grand Banks   

         Fur Trade
            Native/European relations

 

Weeks 3, 4 and 5: New France and British North America (1600-1812)

*      New France

         Geography

         Culture

*      Samuel de Champlain  

         100 Associates

*      Native alliances

         Huron/Iroquois war

*      King’s Daughters

         Hudson Bay Company

*      French/Indian War

         British North America  

         Treaty of Paris

         Royal Proclamation of 1763

*      British taking power over New France

         Quebec Act

        Nova Scotia settlement

*      American Revolution

         Loyalist immigration

         Population boom

         Constitution Act of 1791

*      Upper and Lower Canada

         War of 1812

 

Weeks 6 and 7: Conflict and Change (1813-1840)

*      Immigration and settlement

         Canada Company

         Exploitation of Natives

         Economic change

        Timber and gold

*      Political changes

         British elite in power

        Radicals and reformers

        William Lyon Mackenzie          

        Joseph Howe

*      Rebellions of 1837

         92 resolutions

         Louis Joseph Papineau

 

Weeks 8 and 9: Confederation (1841-1867)

*      Union period

*      Durham report

         Act of Union

        Robert Baldwin

        Louis Lafontaine

*      Liberals

*      Nova Scotia

         Joseph Howe

*      New Brunswick

         Samuel Leonard Tilley

         Tories

*      Upper Canada

         John A. MacDonald

*      Lower Canada

         George Etienne Cartier

*      Railroad

         Reciprocity Treaty of 1854

*      Maritime Provinces Meetings

         Upper and Lower Canada join

         Confederation debates

        72 Resolutions

*      Fenian raids     

*      British North America Act

*      July 1, 1867

         Dominion of Canada formed

        Quebec

        Ontario

        New Brunswick

        Nova Scotia

 

Week 10: Western Expansion (1868-1897)

*      Hudson Bay Company sale

*      Red River Rebellion

         Louis Riel

         Metis

*      Pacific railroad

         British Columbia enters confederation

*      North-West Mounted Police

*      Canadian Pacific Railway

         Federal land grants

         Chinese work

         Building block to Confederation expansion

*      North-West Rebellion

         Metis

         Louis Riel

*      Industrial Growth

         National Policy

         Completion of the CPR

 

Week 11: Early 20th Century/Immigration (1898-1894)

*      Immigration

         American

         British

         Asian

         Jewish

         Italian

*      Prosperity

         Wilfred Laurier

*      Boer War        

*      Multiculturalism

*      Alberta and Saskatchewan join Confederation

*      Women and minorities

 

 

 

 

Weeks 12 &13: World War I to beginning of World War II (1914-1940)

*      Outbreak of the war

         Causes

         Alliances

         Major battles

        Somme

        Verdun

        Ypres

        Vimy

         Life on the battlefield                                        

         Life on the home front

        Women’s role

        Industry

        Recruitment/conscription

o       Division between French and English

         Postwar

        League of Nations

        Statue of Westminster

o       Canadian independence

*      Not so roaring Twenties

         Lack of prosperity

         Communism and socialism

*      William Lyon Mackenzie King

*      Great Depression

         Stock market crash

         Unemployment

*      Borden’s New Deal

         Long-term effects on Canadian Society

 

Weeks 14 and 15: World War II (1940-1945)

*      Outbreak of the war

         Allies and enemies

         Conscription

*      Life on the home front

         Industry

         Women’s role

*      Life on the battlefield

         Major battles

         Dieppe

         Falaise

         D-Day 

*      Armistice

 

Week 16: Course Review