The 1870s and 1880s are a time of trial for the young Dominion of Canada. The country's first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, faces economic depression in the fast-growing factories of the east and a new revolt in the west, led by his old nemesis, Louis Riel. The suppression of the Northwest Rebellion and Macdonald's single-minded insistence that the French-speaking Catholic Riel must hang for treason threatens to tear apart the fragile bond between Quebec and English Canada. During this same era, debates over provincial powers and the Manitoba Schools Question rage, and a dream is realized: the Canadian Pacific Railway links the country and opens the prairies to new floods of immigration.
Canada: A People's History TRP, Grades 5 to 9
The Grades 5-9 Teacher Resource Package (TRP) for Canada: A People's History is a classroom-ready tool that makes learning interesting and relevant. Spanning a time period of 15 000 B.C. to 1900 A.D., the first ten episodes of the video series are a perfect match to the grades 5-9 curriculum.
A Project Plan Section
The TRP offers eight 2-3 week project units with specific roll-out strategies organized around the following themes: Leadership, Research, Migration and Settlement, Forming Groups, Taking Risks, Time and Change, Aboriginals: Oral Traditions, and Culture and Conflict. Each project includes a complete teaching plan for use of the videos in the classroom as well as background information, specific daily plans and a bank of optional activities. Additionally, our website will provide Activity Masters for students and evaluation tools for teachers.
28 Specific Lesson Plans
Twenty-eight fully-developed lesson plans based on 10-15 minute segments from Canada: A People's History, episodes 1-10. Each lesson plan has been formatted on an easy-to-use 2-page spread providing you with background information, questions you can ask, core lesson strategies and extension strategies. Each lesson plan is also supported by our website which contains Activity Masters and evaluation tools.
Canada: A People's History TRP, Grades 10 to 12
The Grades 10-12 Teacher Resource Package for Canada: A People's History is a classroom-ready tool that provides thematic and cross-disciplinary content to support the entire 30-hour video series, making it a truly invaluable teaching tool for today's educator.
45 Lesson Plans support all 16 episodes of Canada: A People's History, each written at the high school level by a subject-area specialist. Based on specific 10-15 minute segments from the videos, the plans offer teaching suggestions tailored to your allotted lesson time and include background information; questions you can ask; extension and research tips; assessment tools; website and resource links.
Strategies are included for teaching themes in History, Civics, Geography, media literacy applications, and other subjects, as well as suggestions for chronological/conceptual approaches to the material.