$360 for 12 weeks
This course will offer students an overview of Canadian history from the time of the First Nations people through to the modern day. They will study the important events of Canada's history as well as the lives of the people who have made Canada their home. Students will be expected to complete several readings and a small assignment weekly.
9 - 12 years old
Session 1: Canada’s First Nations
Students will discuss the different First Nations tribes, where they lived in Canada and how they lived prior to European contact.
Students will create a First Nation's house.
Session 2: The Vikings and Early European Explorers
Students will begin class by sharing their assignment from the previous week. We will then discuss the arrival of the Vikings in Canada, and the arrival of the other European explorers and their early interactions with the First Nations people
Explorer biography worksheet.
Session 3: French Settlers and The Fur Trade
Students will begin class by sharing their assignment from the previous week. We will then discuss the establishment of French colonies in Canada, and the importance of the Filles Du Roi as well as the fur trade and its importance in Canadian history.
Write a diary entry for a voyageur or a fille du roi.
Session 4: Life in New France
Students will begin class by sharing their assignment from the previous week. We will then discuss daily live in New France, including the importance of seigneuries, and habitants.
Session 5: British Conquest and British North America
Students will be learning about the seven years’ war, and its part it the British conquest of Canada. We will discuss its effect on the existing French population, in particular the Acadians. We will also discuss the Upper and Lower Canada rebellions and the introduction of responsible government to the colony.
Unit 1-5 Quiz
Session 6: Canadian Confederation
Class will begin with a review of the Unit 1-5 Quiz. Students will the discuss the process of Canadian confederation. We will learn about the three major conferences that led to confederation, the 72 resolutions, and the men who played roles in making Canada a united country.
Complete Canadian confederation worksheet assignment.
Session 7: Canadian Pacific Railway
We will begin class by reviewing the worksheet together. Students will the discuss the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and it’s important to Canadian history.
Complete worksheet on the treatment of Chinese laborers during the building of the CPR.
Session 8: The “Last Best West”
Students will begin class by discussing the worksheet and sharing their answers. Students will then learn about the expansion of Canada west to the prairie provinces. Students will also learn about the advertising campaign in Europe to encourage immigrants to move to Canada and settle the prairies
HOMEWORK: Create an advertising poster for “The Last Best West”
Session 9: Women’s Suffrage
Students will begin class by sharing their homework from Unit 8. We will then discuss the meaning of “suffrage” and the efforts of Canadian women to earn the right to vote, as well as the temperance movement.
Session 10: Canada’s Role in World War I
Students will learn about Canada’s role in World War I, including the Battles of the Somme, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, and Ypres. We will, also discuss the efforts of Canadians at home to help with the war effort.
Complete the Great War simulation activity.
Session 11: Canada in the Great Depression and World War II
Students will learn about life in Canada during the great depression, and how it affected Canadians in the daily lives. We will also discuss Canada’s role in World War II on the home front and Canada’s contribution to the Dieppe Raid, the Italian campaign and D- Day.
Complete Unit 6-11 quiz.
Session 12: Canada in the Modern Day
In our final lesson Students will learn about how Canada has evolved in the modern era. We will discuss Canadian immigration, the Canadian Multicultural Act of 1981, the introduction of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Constitution Act of 1982.