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

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 creation of British Columbia, the Northwest Rebellion, the cattle industry, building the railway, the Yukon goldfields. Important note for teachers: This series is intended to be used in conjunction with the Canada: The Story of Us teacher guide that includes activities and primers expanding on themes raised in the series. Warning: This program contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017
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