CHI4U Canadian History - Outstanding International Academy

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CHI4U Canadian History

Canada: History, Identity and Culture

University Prep.

Ministry of Education Course Title: Canadian and World Studies, Grade 12, University Preparation

Course Code: CHI4U                  

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

Department: History

Course Description:

This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture as well as the identity and culture of various groups that make up Canada. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from precontact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to identity and heritage in Canada. Students will investigate the development of culture and identity, including national identity, in Canada and how and why they have changed throughout the country’s history. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada.

Total Time: 110 hours

Course Content

Unit 1 Historical Inquiry and Skill Development

A1. Historical Inquiry: use the historical inquiry process and the concepts of historical thinking when investigating aspects of Canadian history, with a focus on the development of identity and culture;
A2. Developing Transferable Skills: apply in everyday contexts skills developed through historical investigation, and identify careers in which these skills might be useful.

Unit 2 Canada, Origins to 1774

B1. Setting the Context: analyse the significance, for different groups in Canada, of various social/ cultural, economic, and political practices and developments prior to 1774 (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Historical Perspective)
B2. Interactions and Interdependence: analyse activities of and interactions between various groups in Canada prior to 1774 and how these groups and their interactions contributed to the development of Canada, including the development of identity in Canada (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Continuity and Change)
B3. Diversity and Citizenship: assess the impact of various individuals, groups, and colonial policies prior to 1774 on the development of identity, citizenship, and heritage in Canada (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)

Unit 3 Canada, 1774-1867

C1. Setting the Context: analyse various social/cultural, economic, and political events, trends, and/or developments that occurred in or affected Canada between 1774 and 1867, and assess their impact (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Continuity and Change)
C2. Interactions and Interdependence: analyse the impact on the development of Canada of various interactions between different groups in Canada, as well as between Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, from 1774 to 1867 (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Historical Perspective)
C3. Diversity and Citizenship: analyse how various individuals and groups contributed to the social and political development of Canada between 1774 and 1867 and to the evolution of identity and citizenship in Canada (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)

Unit 4 Canada, 1867-1945

D1. Setting the Context: analyse how various social/cultural, economic, and political events, trends, and/or developments in Canada from 1867 to 1945 contributed to the development of the country (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)
D2. Interactions and Interdependence: analyse how various interactions at both the national and international level between 1867 and 1945 contributed to the development of Canada (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Cause and Consequence)
D3. Diversity and Citizenship: analyse challenges facing various groups in Canada between 1867 and 1945 as well as the contributions of various groups and individuals to the development of identity, culture, and citizenship in Canada (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)

Unit 5 Canada Since 1945

E1. Setting the Context: analyse various social/cultural, economic, and political events, trends, and/or developments in Canada since 1945 and their impact on the development of the country (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Continuity and Change)
E2. Interactions and Interdependence: analyse how various interactions at both the national and international level since 1945 have contributed to the development of Canada, including the development of identity in Canada (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Continuity and Change)
E3. Diversity and Citizenship: analyse how various individuals and groups have contributed to the development of identity, culture, and citizenship in Canada since 1945 (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)

Unit 6 Culminating Project

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