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All Grade 12 courses

Canada: History, Identity and Culture - CHI4U

ILC Course Code: CHI4U-B

Grade 12, University Preparation, 1.0 credit

any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

Course Description

This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture as well as the identity and culture of various groups that make up Canada. You will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from precontact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to identity and heritage in Canada. You will investigate the development of culture and identity, including national identity, in Canada and how and why they have changed throughout the country’s history. You will extend your ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as you investigate the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada.

Online Submission

Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.

Unit 1: Canada: Origins to 1774 (Part A)

Lesson 1 - Before European contact

Lesson 2 - Contact

Unit 2: Canada: Origins to 1774 (Part B)

Lesson 3 - Settling in

Lesson 4 - Culture and society in New France

Lesson 5 - Canada's foundation

Unit 3: Canada: 1774–1867 (Part A)

Lesson 6 - People, society, and technology 1774–1867

Lesson 7 - Money, power, and politics 1774–1867

Lesson 8 - Social actions and attitudes 1774–1867

Unit 4: Canada: 1774–1867 (Part B)

Lesson 9 - Perspectives count 1774–1867

Lesson 10 - Coming together 1774–1867

Unit 5: Canada: 1867–1945

Lesson 11 - Trends in social development

Lesson 12 - Technology, economics, and politics

Lesson 13 - Conflict and change

Lesson 14 - From many peoples, strength?

Lesson 15 - Are some more equal?

Unit 6: Canada: Since 1945 (Part A)

Lesson 16 - New directions after World War II

Lesson 17 - Politics and reform after World War II

Unit 7: Canada: Since 1945 (Part B)

Lesson 18 - Indigenous peoples since World War II

Lesson 19 - Canada and the world since World War II

Lesson 20 - Francophone Canada since 1945

This is the English version of the course.

This course is not currently available in French. Please check back often for new course releases.