Canada: The Story of Us plus roundtable discussions

This collection pairs the 10-part Canada: The Story of Us series with five Facebook Live roundtables that accompanied the original series broadcast and broadened the national conversation on important themes in Canadian history.

  • 2017
  • 15 Titles

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Canada: The Story of Us Boom / Bust (1919-1937) New

It's the dawn of the 20th century and Canada's population is exploding. For many Canadians living in urban centres, this growth comes at cost. Deadly diseases plague cities. Labour strikes lead to violent conflict. Through boom times and bust, Canadians struggle to improve their lives and learn to care for others. Features stories/events include: the Winnipeg General Strike, the Turner ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide

Canada: The Story of Us Connected (1824-1890s) New

Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country through the latest design and technology – and make their fortunes. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world. Features stories/events include: building the Welland Canal, Cunard steamships, the Victoria Bridge, telegraphy, newspapers. Important note for teachers: This series is intended to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide

Canada: The Story of Us Expansion (1858-1899) New

In the lead up to Confederation, Canada faces the threat of American expansionism and a decreased interest by the British in maintaining the colony. Determined that Canada will remain independent and free, a generation of risk takers, gold miners, cowboys and railway builders will rise to the challenge. But not everyone is happy with this expansion. Features stories/events include: the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide

Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do Canadians Know about our Military History? New

How much do Canadians know about our country's military history? Join three historians, an educator and an author for a roundtable discussion about diversity in the armed forces, the military's role in defining our nation and the differing perspectives on Canada's military past. Moderated by Ted Barris, journalist and author, the panel includes: Desmond Morton, Institute for the Study of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:41:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do You Know about Black History in Canada? New

How much do we know about black history in Canada? Who were the key figures? What do we lose when we don't include black stories in our history? Moderated by Amanda Parris, host of Exhibitionists on CBC Arts, the panel includes: Nikki Clarke, Ontario Black History Society; Afua Cooper, Dalhousie University; Andrea Davis, York University; and Karen Flynn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • 2017
  • 00:50:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do You Know about the Roles Women Played in Canadian History? New

Who were the key women in Canadian history? How well do we know their stories? Moderated by Marivel Taruc, host of CBC's Our Toronto, the panel includes: Pamela Sugiman, Ryerson University; Funke Aladejebi, York University; and Tarah Brookfield, Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • 2017
  • 00:40:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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Canada: The Story of Us Hunting Treasure (1777-1793)

A new generation of rebels and entrepreneurs compete for the key to this land's prosperity – its natural resources – while others fight to protect them. It's an epic quest for treasure that shapes the country to this day. Features stories/events include: timber trade, sea otter trade, iron foundry, Chat Ka and the buffalo, the route to the Pacific. Important ...
  • 2017
  • 00:26:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

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Canada: The Story of Us New Identity (1946-1970) New

Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage. Features stories/events include: Newfoundland joins Confederation, Viola Desmond and civil rights in Canada, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide