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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Canadian History: A Conversation Perspectives on Canadian History

When Canada: The Story of Us first aired on CBC, it sparked important discussion and debate. To accompany the series, this roundtable brings together a group of Canadian history experts to discuss some of the different perspectives on our history — and what that means to our identities as Canadians. Moderated by Mike Finnerty, host of CBC Montreal's Daybreak, the panel includes Brenda ...
  • 2017
  • 00:46:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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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

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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

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Canadian History: A Conversation Treaties, Reconciliation and Indigenous History in Canada

How well do Canadians know Indigenous history? What role did treaties play in forming our country? Are the stories told through truth and reconciliation changing our understanding of Canadian history? Moderated by award-winning journalist Duncan McCue, host of Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio, the panel includes Ry Moran, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; Cynthia Wesley-Eskuimaux, Lakehead University; and Eldon Yellowhorn, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:54:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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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

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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
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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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
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

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  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide