CANADIAN HISTORY IN THE

20th  CENTURY

Grade 10, Applied

 

Course Description:                                                                                          

This course traces Canadian history from Wilfrid Laurier’s pronouncement that the twentieth century belongs to Canada to the United Nations’ recognition of Canada as one of the best countries in which to live.  Students will learn about various expressions of Canadian identity, the stories of individuals and communities, and changes in political and social structures.  Students will discover the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships.  As well, they will be given opportunities to formulate appropriate questions, develop informed opinions, and present information in a variety of ways.

                               

Units of Study/Assessment and Evaluation:

Unit

Major Summative Task

Timeline/Deadline

Unit 1:  Introduction to Canada before the Twentieth Century

Unit Test

End of Unit

Unit 2:  Canada and World War 1.  1914-1919

Trench Warfare Project

Unit Test

Middle of Unit

End of Unit

Unit 3:  The Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties, 1919-1939

Depression Graphs/

 Unit Test

Middle of Unit

 End of Unit

Unit 4:  Canada and World War II, 1939-1945

Propaganda Poster

 Unit Test

Middle of Unit

 End of Unit

Unit 5: Canada in the Post-War World, 1946-present

Famous Canadians Project

 Unit Test

Beginning of Unit

 End of Unit

Unit 6: English-French Relations in Canada

Quiet Revolution Assignment

 Unit Test

Middle of Unit

 End of Unit