Thursday, January 26, 2016

BLOCK A:  Review fill in the blanks activity on Canada’s involvement in current international conflicts.  Then we are going to look more closely at the Rwandan genocide as one of Canada’s generals led the UN peacekeeping mission.

BLOCK B:  Debrief Sam’s presentation and residential schools.  Debrief documentary “Shake Hands with the Devil”

It has been a pleasure working with you over the last 5 months – all the best in Semester 2 and come by to say ‘hi’ and tell me how things are going.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017


BLOCK A – De-brief Sam’s visit; review fill in the blanks activity on recent conflicts Canada has participated in; maybe start documentary?

BLOCK B – We are pleased to welcome Sam George to speak about his experience at a residential school in North Vancouver.  Thank you for your courage and strength as your story will help us better understand what happened at these schools and the impacts on students and extended family.

Wednesday, February 18, 2017

We will continue exploring French-English tensions in the latter part of the 20th century.  Some groups within Quebec are promoting and working towards separation from Canada.  What does the federal government do to keep Quebec in Canada?  Are these attempts successful?

We will continue matching up the politicians on our sheet from yesterday.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

While internationally the world was concerned about nuclear war, Canada was dealing with another threat that could tear the country apart – Quebec separatism.  Over the next 2 days we will learn about the development of nationalistic feelings in Quebec and the movement for separation from Canada.  What was the federal government’s response to these rising feelings?

As we are going through the class powerpoint, match up the provincial and federal political leaders with the summaries.

MATCHING Key Political Figures in Post WWII Canada (FORM)

MATCHING Key Political Figures in Post WWII Canada

Friday, January 13, 2017

  1.  What was it like to live in Canada in the 1960s and 1970s?  We will continue to analyze society for continuity and change in our chart.
  2. From the 1950s to the 1970s Canada had 4 different Prime Ministers.  Each left a legacy that has charted the development of Canada into the country it is today.  By completing 2 activities you will have a better understanding of the leadership styles and polices of Louis St. Laurent, John Diefenbaker, Lester Pearson, and Pierre Trudeau.
    Canadian Politics in the Post WWII Era 1950s-1970s (FORM)
    Canadian Politics in the Post WWII Era 1950s-1970s

HOMEWORK:  Complete 2 activities on PMs in the 1950s-1970s; review Canada’s participation in Cold War events and analyze extent of autonomy in preparation of the assessment on Monday.