The first term has focused mainly on writing and research skills, and topics relating to Early Canada until 1815.
Students should be able to respond to questions on the following topics:
- Aboriginal lifestyle, identity, culture and world views in pre-contact Canada.
- The colonizing of Canada by Europeans and the consequences this had for Aboriginal groups.
- Identify significant events or occurrences in the lives of Canada’s Aboriginal population leading up to 1815.
- How the conflict between France and Britain shaped their colonies in North America.
- Make reasoned ethical judgments on actions in the past by prominent historical figures.
- Examine the period following the War of 1812 from the perspective of different segments of the Canadian population.
- Students will demonstrate their ability to read text for deeper meaning.
Important documents from our notes include:
The booklet which summarizes all of the content from our Aboriginal Canada presentations.
The time line notes taken in class on early Canada
The reading on Canada in 1815 and the chart completed with it.
The notes from our "Colonial Canada" presentations. Students should study these events as they relate to wider themes and patterns, and as answering questions from the first three topics listed above.
A quick review of our "mini lessons" is recommended.