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

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canada: The Story of Us United at War (1939-1944)

WWII, a war even more terrible than the last, demands courage, commitment and ingenuity. Canada meets this challenge head on, giving everything we have at home and abroad. Canadians come together, working and fighting for a common cause. United – at war. Features stories/events include: building planes / Battle of Britain, women joining the workforce to support the war effort, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canada: The Story of Us War of Independence (1812-1813)

Fearless, ingenious, and for the first time — united. The War of 1812 is Canada’s War of Independence. With the British Empire entrenched in a European war, a disparate group of Indigenous, French Canadian, Scottish, African Canadian and even ex-pat Americans join together to fight for Canada. Features stories/events include: attacking Fort Detroit, the burning and Battle of York, Laura ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canada: The Story of Us The Canadian Experiment (1976-1999)

Canada seeks to navigate the complexities of its diverse population, keeping its borders open to those who have nowhere else to turn while trying to negotiate a new relationship with Indigenous peoples. This unique example of nationhood serves as an example for the world as Canada moves into the 21st century. Features stories/events include: the Vietnamese boat people, the Oka ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canada: The Story of Us Service and Sacrifice (1916-1929)

Bravery and sacrifice define our new nation as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight – a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It's not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canada: A People's History New Times, New Ways (Part 2 of 2) Must-See

This second of two new Canada: A People's History episodes begins as 9/11 shakes the world. Canada fights terrorism in Afghanistan and pays a heavy price; the Muslim community is under suspicion; Indigenous women are Idle No More; Canadian athletes own the podium at the Olympics in Vancouver; security goes rogue when the G20 meets in Toronto; the Earth’s climate is in ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/06/2017

Canada: A People's History New Times, New Ways (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of two new episodes of Canada: A People’s History, the country undergoes a seismic change. Old values are challenged and Canada charts a different future. Part 1 covers events from the last decade of the 20th century. Gays and lesbians achieve equality; Indigenous people seek redress over past abuse; the country once again stands on the brink of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/06/2017

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
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

Canada: The Story of Us Worlds Collide (pre-1608-1759)

Hundreds of Indigenous nations with advanced cultures already live in Canada when French and English colonizers arrive and fight for land claims. Indigenous people suffer as a result of first contact. Features stories/events include: Turtle Island, Samuel de Champlain and early settlements, Wendat and Haudenosaunee, Filles du Roi, Radisson and Des Groseilliers, Plains of Abraham. Important note for teachers: This ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

Canada: A People's History A Question of Loyalties

Episode 5: 1775 to 1815 CE. At the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, American rebels invade Canada, but despite the efforts of rebel spies to entice Quebec to join the revolution, les Canadiens refuse to take up arms against British rule, and the invasion ultimately fails. The mass migration of Loyalists that follows - more than 40,000 people in all ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Claiming the Wilderness

Episode 3: 1670 to 1755 CE. A small French settlement in New France builds a flourishing society and stakes a claim to a massive continent. New France's populace includes shopkeepers, artisans, farmers and landlords, as well as fur-trading expansionists like Governor Frontenac and his commercial partner, Robert Cavelier de La Salle, who build a network of Indian alliances and extend ...
  • 2000
  • 00:51:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Taking the West

Episode 10: 1873 to 1896 CE. 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 ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History In an Uncertain World

Episode 17: 1976 to 1990 CE. The world order and economic boom that had taken shape after World War II starts to unravel, and a new era of uncertainty begins. Free trade, globalization and regionalism converge with the rise of feminism, aboriginal claims, growing multiculturalism and the explosion of computer technology. Canada's economic, social and political environment are affected. Canada's ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History From Sea to Sea

Episode 9: 1867 to 1873 CE.Confederation is barely accomplished when the new dominion must face an enormous challenge: extending its reach into the vast prairies and beyond, to the Pacific Ocean. But Canada blunders catastrophically in seeking to take over the west without the consent of its inhabitants, especially the Métis of Red River and their leader, the charismatic, troubled ...
  • 2000
  • 00:50:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Adventurers and Mystics

Episode 2: 1540 to 1670 CE. With the search for the Northwest Passage and the expansion of the Grand Banks fishery, the New World soon becomes a destination for permanent European colonies, in Newfoundland and along the St. Lawrence. Samuel de Champlain begins his legendary journeys, and the precarious beginnings of New France are established. It is an era of unprecedented ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Years of Hope and Anger

Episode 16: 1964 to 1976 CE. The 1960s and 1970s are an era of ferment on every level: politics, culture and personal life. Quebec's Quiet Revolution and youth movements across North America challenge the status quo. Some events bring the country together: a new flag is introduced and Canada shines in the world's spotlight with Expo '67; while others threaten ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History The Crucible

Episode 14: 1940 to 1946 CE. Canada comes of age in the anguish of World War II, with soldiers on the beaches at Dieppe and women in the industrial work force back home. The country's military role, and the domestic, social and political consequences of the war are traced through poignant stories of Canadians on both sides of the Atlantic. ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History The Great Enterprise

Episode 8: 1850 to 1867 BCE. In a few short years, a handful of small and separate British colonies are transformed into a new nation that controls half the North American continent. The story of Confederation, its supporters and its bitter foes, is told against a backdrop of U.S. Civil War and Britain's growing determination to be rid of its expensive, ...
  • 2000
  • 01:47:20
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Comfort and Fear

Episode 15: 1946 to 1964 CE. The end of World War II signals the end of 15 years of social, political and economic upheaval. The post-war baby boom and government economic and social policies give rise to unprecedented prosperity and growth for Canadian communities. Television becomes a powerful new tool with social and political consequences. But in the midst of ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Hard Times

Episode 13: 1929 to 1940 CE. Canada's economy collapses during the 1930s, creating a prolonged political and social crisis. In the context of the Dust Bowl, the relief camps and the Regina Riot, political leaders such as William Aberhart, Maurice Duplessis and Mitchell Hepburn capture national attention. Meanwhile, an increasingly menacing international climate sees the rise of fascism and mounting ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Rebellion and Reform

Episode 7: 1815 to 1850 CE. By 1830, the struggle for democratic government in the colonies of British North America has reached fever pitch. As the colonies grow in wealth and population, a generation of charismatic reformers — Joseph Howe in Nova Scotia, Louis-Joseph Papineau in Lower Canada and William Lyon Mackenzie in Upper Canada — confront the appointed governors ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Ordeal by Fire

Episode 12: 1915 to 1929 CE. Canada's heavy military role in World War I (60,000 dead in a population of eight million) transforms its society, its politics and its place in the world. The horror, bravery and sacrifice of trench warfare are evoked in Canada's great battles: Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Courcelette and Passchendaele. The domestic consequences of Canada's ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013