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

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, residential schools and the fight over Blue Quills, the Richard Riots, the (not so) Quiet Revolution. 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
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Smallwood, Joseph R., 1900-1991 [LCSH] Newfoundland and Labrador -- Politics and government -- 1949-1972 [CSH] Newfoundland and Labrador -- History [LCSH] Desmond, Viola, 1914-1965 [LCSH] Race discrimination -- Nova Scotia -- History [LCSH] Civil rights -- Nova Scotia -- History [LCSH] Civil rights -- Canada -- History [LCSH] Segregation -- Nova Scotia -- History [LCSH] Black Canadians -- History [CSH] Blacks -- Canada -- History [LCSH] Nova Scotia -- History [LCSH] Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Residential schools [CSH] Indigenous peoples -- Crimes against -- Canada [LCSH] Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- History [LCSH] Richard, Maurice, 1921-2000 [LCSH] Montreal Canadiens (Hockey team) -- History [CSH] Hockey -- Social aspects -- Québec (Province) [LCSH] Québec (Province) -- Social conditions -- 20th century [RVM] Québec (Province) -- History -- October Crisis, 1970 [LCSH] Québec (Province) -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements [LCSH] Québec (Province) -- History [LCSH] Québec (Province) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1976 [CSH] Canada -- Biography [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Canada -- History [LCSH] Political science [LCSH] Indigenous peoples -- Study and teaching -- Canada [LCSH] Equity [LCSH] Social justice -- Study and teaching [LCSH] Women's studies [LCSH]
Tara Elwood (Producer), Sarah Zammit (Producer), Tim Wolochatiuk (Director), P.J. Naworynski (Director), Geoff Siskind (Director), Carl Knutson (Writer), Sylvie Pamphile (Narrator)
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Teacher Guide(s)

  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide

    Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide

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