Uniting Canadians

Readings:

  • Counterpoints, Chapter 6, pp 176-177
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 7, pp 211, 215, 224-225
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 8, pp 246-247, 262-263
  • PPT – Uniting Canadians

Understand the significance of the following:

  • Massey Commission
  • CRTC
  • Postwar immigration policies
  • Policy of Multiculturalism
  • New Flag
  • Expo 67 (Canada’s Centennial Celebrations)
  • Western Regionalism
  • NEP
  • 1972 Summit Series
  • Multiculturalism Act
  • Meech Lake Accord
  • Charlottetown Accord

Reflection – Choose ONE of the following to write a reflection on.

  • (Significance) What does the Canadian flag symbolize? How accurate of a symbol for Canada is it?
  • (Significance) Watch Expo 67 – Canada Pavilion. With references to what you saw, how accurate of a depiction of Canada was it?
  • (Ethical Judgement) With reference to the terms above, how successful has Canada been in creating a multicultural nation? What further steps does Canada need to take to strengthen this element of multiculturalism?
  • (Significance) Watch Design Canada. How has design reflected and shaped our Canadian identity?

French Nationalism

Readings:

  • Counterpoints, Chapter 2, p 49 (Review)
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 3, p 78 (Review)
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 4, p 107 (Review)
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 6, pp 182-183
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 7, pp 217-221
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 8, pp 257, 264
  • PPT – Quebec Nationalism

Understand the significance of the following:

  • Conscription
  • Union Nationale
  • Le Grande Noirceur
  • Padlock Laws
  • Maurice Duplessis
  • The Quiet Revolution
  • Jean Lesage
  • Front du Liberation du Quebec (aka FLQ)
  • Parti Quebecois (PQ)
  • Rene Levesque
  • Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism
  • 1969 Official Languages Act
  • October Crisis (& War Measures Act)
  • Bill 101
  • 1980 Referendum
  • “distinct society”
  • Clarity Act

Concepts to understand (test yourself):

  • How would you describe Canada’s relationship with Quebec in the 20th Century? What does this say about our identity?
  • Why was there a rise in separatism?

Reflection – Choose ONE of the following to write a reflection on:

  • (Ethical Judgement/Evidence) To what extent was Canada’s interactions with Quebec an example of successful multiculturalism? (in the 20th century)
  • (Ethical Judgement/Evidence) Have the French been treated as second class citizens in Canada? Explain using examples from the 20th Century.
  • (Ethical Judgement) Should Quebec be given recognition as a distinct society in our constitution? Explain why or why not.
  • (Continuity & Change/Evidence) Do some research online, what is the current status and feeling around Quebec Separatism? Provide some evidence.

SOGI

Readings:

Understand the significance of the following:

  • Everett Klippert
  • Pierre Trudeau & 1969 Omnibus Bill
  • Bathhouse Raids
  • Same-sex Marriage

Concepts to understand (test yourself):

  • What does the story of LGBTQ2+ rights in Canada show us about its identity? What is the goal Canada is working towards?

Reflection – Write a reflection on the following:

  • (Ethical Judgement/Evidence) Watch Protests Over SOGI. What are your thoughts on what people in the news clip said? Take a look at some of the SOGI lessons recommended for the elementary and secondary levels, with specific reference to the lessons, what values are being conveyed by the SOGI curriculum? How would you respond to anti-SOGI or SOGI advocates?

Herstory: Womens’ Rights in Canada

Readings:

  • Counterpoints, Chapter 2, pp 46-47 (Review)
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 3, pp 72-73 (Review)
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 4, pp 98-100 (Review)
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 5, pp 153-154 (Review)
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 6, p 171
  • Counterpoints, Chapter 7, p 208, 210
  • PPT – Herstory

Understand the significance of the following:

  • WCTU & Prohibition
  • Women’s contributions to WWI
  • Women’s Suffrage
  • Person’s Case
  • Women’s contributions to WWII
  • Royal Commission on the Status of Women
  • National Action Committee

Concepts to understand (test yourself):

  • What does the story of women’s rights say about Canadian identity?

Reflection – Choose ONE of the following to reflect on:

  • (Continuity & Change) To what extent do the political changes in women’s rights have an impact on society’s perceptions of gender roles?
  • (Ethical Judgement) Provide some examples from your life that highlight what direction women’s rights needs to go next.
  • (Ethical Judgement) Watch Michelle Miller’s TED Talk. What is her message and in what ways do you agree or disagree with her? Provide some real life observations that support your or her statements.

Aboriginals & The Canadian Government

Readings:

  • Counterpoints Chapter 6, p 178
  • Counterpoints Chapter 7, pp 212-214
  • Counterpoints Chapter 8, pp 250-256
  • PPT – Aboriginal Relations

Understand the significance of the following:

  • Residential schools in the 1950s
  • Changes to the Indian Act 1951
  • 1969 White Paper
  • National Indian Brotherhood
  • Red Paper
  • 60s Scoop
  • Education after residential schools
  • Indian Hospitals
  • Oka Confrontation
  • 2008 Harper’s apology
  • Self government
  • BC Land Claims
  • Nunavut
  • Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
  • Truth and Reconciliation Report

Concepts to understand (test yourself):

  • How has Aboriginal education changed since residential schools? How effective has it been?
  • How would you describe Canada’s actions in working with Aboriginals since WWII?

Reflection – Choose ONE of the following to write a reflection on:

  • (Perspective/Ethical Judgement) Are Aboriginals treated like second class citizens in Canada? Use your understanding of history to explain why or why not.
  • (Cause & Consequence/ Ethical Judgement) Listen to Stephen Harper’s apology above. Write a new and improved version of it using what you’ve learned about Canada’s relationship with Aboriginals.
  • (Ethical Judgement) See 150 Acts of Reconciliation, what acts of Reconciliation have you already done? Which ones do you intend to do. How do these acts help to heal the relationship between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals in Canada? Provide visual evidence of your acts of Reconciliation.

 

Reflection #5: The End of WWII

Choose ONE of the following to video record a discussion with a household member about (post video to your blog):

  1. (Perspective/Ethical Judgement) Do some research about the arguments for and against using the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Ask a household member if they think the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was justified. Whatever they raise as their point of view, raise the counterpoints you’ve found. Record your discussion and post to your blog.
  2. (Perspective/Ethical Judgement) Do some research about how a war crime is defined (look at 2a, 2b i-x, xv-xx). With a household member, go through each war crimes definition and discuss whether or not America is guilty of this in using the atomic bomb. Come to a consensus on whether America should be considered guilty of a war crime in using the atomic bomb?

*to post your video, either save it to your OneDrive and post a shared link on your blog, or upload to your MS Stream and post a shared link on your blog.

Reflection #4: The Holocaust

Choose ONE of the following to write a reflection on:

1. Watch:

  • (Ethical Judgment) Should we hold those who perpetrated the Holocaust accountable for their actions if they were following orders from an authority figure? Explain your thoughts.

2. Watch:

  • (Ethical Judgement) In what ways does Sally Kohn’s TED Talk apply to the Holocaust? In what ways can it be applied to the increase of hate crimes reported during Covid-19? Is there a dangerous element of hate in our society today? If so, where does it exist and how do we remedy it? If not, why isn’t it dangerous?

3. (Continuity and Change) Do some research about genocides that happened after the Holocaust. What similarities and differences are there? Is the Holocaust unique? Why hasn’t everyone around the world learned from the lessons of the Holocaust?

Reflection #3: Canada at Battle

Choose ONE of the following to write a reflection on:

  • (Continuity & Change) How did Canada’s role in WWII battles change over time? Explain with reference to the sequence of battles Canada participated in.
  • (Cause & Consequence/Significance) What do you consider the turning point of the war? Explain with reference to a specific operation/battle. (you can so some further research as not all battles were listed in the lesson)