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UNIT 1: CANADIAN POLITICS
This PPT describes 6 major theories of how government should work and explains how they are different from eachother. There's a number of tough and important vocabulary in this PPT as well.
This PPT explains how the Canadian government is run in it's most basic form. We'll have other notes that explain parts in much more detail.
This PPT explains how we conduct Elections in Canada. It includes the First-Past-The-Post, how political parties work and public opinion polls work, as well as the 6 steps to having an election.
Outlines the most fundamental document to Canada's existence. So yeah... it's kind of a big deal. It's the stuff democracies are made of!
Our charter, written into our constitution, guarantees us the opportunities and equalities that we think are so important in our country.
The rights are the untouchables and we couldn't have a democracy like we do without them.
The legislative branch is crucial to how we make laws and is where all of our elected officials (PM and MPs) get together to run our country.
The Executive branch is made up of the PM, the Cabinet, the Privy Counsel office, and the various administrative wings of government. This is how laws are actually planned and utilized.
The Judicial branch of government covers how our justice system works, what it's based on (civil code and common law), plus how we run a court system.
Provincial and Municipal governments are crucial in our day to day lives. They're in charge of some very important aspects of our lives including Education, Health Care, Water, Sewage, and Waste.
UNIT 2: 20th CENTURY CANADIAN HISTORY
Canada - Then (1900) & Now
Chinese Head Tax
Aboriginal Assimilation Policies
World War One Beginnings
Canada's Response to WWI
WWI Battles & Events
The War at Home
The End of the War
Post WWI & The Roaring 20s
Introduction to the Great Depression
Depression & Gov Response
World War II Buildup
Canada Enters the War
WWII - War at Home
WWII - Holocaust Timeline
The Cold War Abroad
The Cold War at Home
From Hippies to Separatists
1980s and 90s
2000s to Today
This set of notes focuses on what life was generally like at the turn of the 20th century. Students will need to be able to draw similarities and point out the significant differences.
These notes were provided to the class in handout form. They outline the horrible treatment Canada gave to Chinese looking to immigrate in the early 1900s.
This powerful PowerPoint outlines the notes required as well as a two day plan for looking closely at the tragic treatment of FNS people in Canada at the hands of the government.
We're into the great war. Ever wonder how it all started? Wonder no longer...
World War I was one of the first times we really see government's trying to use propaganda as a way of getting specific messages across. Let's examine them closer!
Canada got pulled into WWI because it was part of the empire. There was no shortage of opinions on what our role should be though (including non-existent).
This PPT goes into the actual happenings of events and battles during the 4 year great war.
Taking a closer look at the role of women in the economy and the conscription crisis.
End of the War notes and information about the Treaty of Versailles and Wilson's 14 points.
These notes look closely at Post-WWI life in Canada and the 1920s. This includes the Spanish Influenza, the Winnipeg General Strike, the Halibut Treaty, the Halifax Disaster, and the stock market crash that brought the prosperity to an end.
This PPT outlines how the depression started and gives some insight into a few important economic terms.
The government response was crucial in how the depression played out. Here we have a closer look at it.
These notes go over Hitler's fascinating rise, as well as the emergence of Fascism around the world. It looks at some of the tragic treatment of Jewish people in Germany, and also how the world reacted (or didn't for that matter).
Canada entered the Second World War under it's own decision (Statute of Westminster), but with some reluctance. This outlines how it happened, how we felt towards the Jews, and the idea of Total War.
The biggest PPT of the course, this set of slides goes over 5 and a half years of Canadian involvement in WWII (plus some bonus footage).
The battle at home may not have been as fierce as the overseas fighting, but it was equally important.
The Holocaust (which translates into 'Burnt Offering') was one of the most horrific examples of human atrocity. Lest we forget...
This outlines the significant events that took during the Cold War around the world, which canadians were involved with, as related to the US and Soviet spheres of influence.
This outlines the impact of the Cold War at home, as well as the specific involvements of Canadians.
These notes go over the period of 60s and 70s where individualism and social change dominated. The major event described is the FLQ crisis and the Quiet Revolution in Quebec, but others are explored also.
Closing out the millennium included events such as our constitutional change, the Meech Lake Accord, NAFTA, our first female prime-minister, and trips to both Rwanda and former Yugoslavia.
These are the final history notes that bring us up to speed with the current day. Topics include technology, pandemics, First Nations rights, 9/11/01, and the Iraqi war, among a couple others.
Major events that link Canada to our growing independence from Britain.
The CBC, CRTC, and slam poetry! Get ready :)
UNIT 3: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Looking more closely at the world's population, where it's headed, and what that will mean to us as we move into the future.
We start the new unit with a look at the HDI (Human Development Index) and what the significant differences are between developing and developed countries.
With all the changes to population and all the variation in development, the world faces considerable challenges - climate change is one - for which we must educate and fight against.