History 30 Online

Unit One: Civics

 

 
Broadly stated the study of civics includes looking at such topics as the social sciences, economics, sociology, ethics and international relations. The focus of this study, however, is politics and the law as it relates specifically to the Canadian context.
 
 

"I am asked--and I am speaking to young Canada now—are there rewards in public life? There are—not monetary but there is a tremendous satisfaction in being able to say I tried, I stood".

John G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister, 1957-1963).

Civics Master Reading (Google Doc)
READINGS & OUTLINES
DOCS & EXAM REVIEW
SUPPORT VIDEOS
Civics Master Reading Doc (PDF) Branches of Government (PPT) The Parliamentary System
Civics Master Reading Doc (DOC) Charter of Rights & Freedoms
  Exam Review Objective
  Exam Review Written
Civics Practice Test

 

Transition Unit: Canada & Confederation

 

 
Canada is a federation is provinces who joined for a variety of different reasons. British Columbia joined because they were promised a railway that'd link them with Eastern Canada. Prince Edward Island joined because Canada promised to pay the province's debt. Alberta and Saskatchewan were carved out of the Northwest Territories to create a market for manufactured goods produced in the East. There were also external factors compelling British North America to confederate, namely, there was a risk that the United States might move north and seize territory. This transitional unit focuses upon the external factors bringing the different British colonies together to form the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
 
 

"If I had influence over the minds of the people of Canada, any power over their intellect, I would leave them this legacy: whatever you do, adhere to the Union. We are a great country, and shall become one of the greatest in the universe if we preserve it; we shall sink into insignificance and adversity if we suffer it to broken".

John A. MacDonald (Prime Minister, 1867-1973, 1878-1891).

READINGS & OUTLINES
DOCS & EXAM REVIEW
SUPPORT VIDEOS
Canada & Confederation PowerPoint (PPT) Causes of Confederation Sir John A. MacDonald (VIDEO)
Canada's Golden Age
 
  Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2

Unit 2 : Canada & the Great War

 

 
The First World War (1914-1918) was the bloodiest conflict in Canadian history, taking the lives of more than 60,000 Canadians; it erased romantic notions of war, introducing slaughter on a massive scale, and instilled a fear of foreign military involvement that would last until the Second World War. The great achievements of Canadian soldiers on battlefields such as Ypres, Vimy and Passchendaele, however, ignited a sense of national pride and a confidence that Canada could stand on its own, apart from the British Empire, on the world stage. The war also deepened the divide between French and English Canada and marked the beginning of widespread state intervention in society and the economy.
 
 

"To those who fall I say: you will not die but step into immortality. Your mothers will not lament your fate but will be proud to have borne such sons. Your names will be revered forever and ever by your grateful country, and God will take you unto Himself".

Sir Arthur Currie (Lieutenant-General, Canadian Corps, 1914-1918).

READINGS & OUTLINES
DOCS & EXAM REVIEW
SUPPORT VIDEOS
1. The Conflict Begins. Reading Questions for Unit Halifax Explosion
2. The Conflict Widens. Over the Top Trenches Game
3. Canada Enters the War. Over the Top Story Assignment Nursing Sisters
4. Ypres 1915. Over the Top Map Assignment Valor Road
5. The War of Attrition.   Vimy Ridge
6. Festubert and Givenchy. World War I Hoop Shoot Review Game Winnie
7. Formation of the Canadian Corps. Canada: Introduction to the War  
8. 1916 - Prelude to the Somme. Canada: Conclusion to the War Ypres, Vimy, Somme, Cambrai maps
9. The Battle of Vimy Ridge. Practice Test  
10. Behind the Lines.    
11. Hill 70 and Lens. What's on the test?  
12. Third Battle of Ypres and Passchendaele    
13. Cambrai - 1917    
14. The German Drive - 1918    
15. Canada's Hundred Days    
16. The War in the Air    
17. The War at Sea    
18. Canadians in Other Campaigns    
19. The Aftermath    

 

Unit Three: World War II

 


 
READINGS & OUTLINES
DOCS & EXAM REVIEW
SUPPORT VIDEOS
Canada & Confederation PowerPoint (PPT) Causes of Confederation Sir John A. MacDonald (VIDEO)
Canada's Golden Age
 
  Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2

 

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Unit Four: 1950 to Present

 


 

Under construction.

Final Exam

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