Canada: The Story of Us

Canada: The Story of Us is an epic adventure history series that tells the story of our country. Over 10 hours, the drama-documentary tells the extraordinary tale of the people, places and events that shaped Canada — stories of change makers and rule breakers, dreamers and visionaries, scientists and entrepreneurs who forged a nation in a vast and harsh land. Each episode combines dramatic re-creations, 3D animations and interviews with prominent Canadians to take viewers inside the stories that shaped Canada into the country it is today.

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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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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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
  • 9-12
  • 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
  • 9-12
  • 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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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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
  • 9-12
  • 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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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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
  • 9-12
  • 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
  • 9-12
  • 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
  • 00:44:14
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

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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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

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