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Students will examine the history of Canada ( ancient to modern) - from the time before the arrival of the europeans, then the arrival of the French, British and subsequent conflicts & challenges.

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Chapter #1 examines a brief history of aboriginal peoples across Canada.  Students examine shared characteristics  and differences of three major groups - Mi'kmaq, Anishinabe ( Ojibway)  Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and natives of the Plains.

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Chapter #1-3 Exam. This is a CLOSED book exam.  Date:  TBA     Marks:  50 ---  Categories include:  1. Matching - culture, habitant, Canadiens, Mi'kmaq, exports, ethnocentric, mercantilism, empire, Acadiens, sovereign, imperialism, imports, Haudenosaunee, stereotype, voyageurs.   II.  True / False.  III. Paragraph responses: 1. Identify three core values ( beliefs) shared by natives.  Explain each briefly.  2.  Describe the difference between primary and secondary historical sources.  Give one example of each.  3.  Imagine you were an explorer of the interior of North America during the 1600's - 1700's such as Kelsey,  Henday Hearne and others.  List FIVE challenges or obstacles you would likely face in your explorations.  Briefly describe each.

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MIDTERM EXAM WEIGHTED 10% OF THE ENTIRE COURSE.  This exam covers chapters #1-7 inclusive.  It is made up of 35 matching, 35 True/False and 4 paragraph responses (20 marks).

The paragraph answers can be prepared at home and written by MEMORY the day of the exam.  Students choose FOUR questions from a list of six choices and prepare PARAGRAPH answers in advance.

Dates:  Social 7-2 on Wed. Feb. 7th.  Social 7-1 on Thurs. Feb. 8th.

Choose ANY FOUR from the six choices below and prapare a 5 sentence paragraph answer for EACH.

1.  The First Nations had an oral tradition of passing culture from generation to generation.  How did story telling help their culture to stay alive?

2.  How did the Europeans ( French and British ) and the First Nations ( aboriginals) depend upon each other and help one another?  Give FIVE specific ways which showed this interependence.  For example: the barter system.

3.  Why did the imperial countries of Europe want to expand their empires?  Give THREE specific reasons.

4. Describe in some detail how the mercantile system ( mercantilism) worked.  Which group benefitted most?  Why?

5.  Contrast  ( show differences) the reasons for colonizing New France ( French) and the Thirteen Colonies (British).

6. How did the huge size of the New World ( example - New France and North America) create challenges for explorers and colonists?  Give THREE specific challenges and briefly explain each.

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*FINAL EXAM covering chapters 1-12 ONLY.  Weighting: 10% of the entire course.  It is made up of 30 matching questions and 10 written responses.   See the FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE for exam preparation assistance.     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Students will briefly present their partner to the class.  ( See handout with questions).  Social 7-1 on Tues. Sept. 12 and Social 7-2 on Mon. Sept. 11. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Maps of Canada, Europe & the World will be handed out soon.  Social 7-1 maps are due on Fri. Sept. 15 and Social 7-2 diue on Mon. Sept. 18.  Marks:  10 marks each.   * * * * * * * *

Pre- Confederation Timeline - Marks: 25   Social 7-1 due on Tues. Sept. 26.  Social 7-2 due on Mon. Sept. 25.  Class time will be provided.  Requirements include:  1. specified dates  2. brief summary  3. icon or simple drawing. * * * * *

Ch. #1 Quiz - Marks: 15  Date: Social 7-1 on Tues. Oct. 3.  Social 7-2 on Mon. Oct. 2.  The test is made up of              a). matching vocabulary  b). Paragraph Answer:  "Choose one the following First Nations { Mi'kmaq, Haudenosaunee or Anishanabe}.  Discuss its culture with a minimum of five points.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Chapter #2 covers the arrival of the French ( Champlain, Cartier, Filles du Roi ) , the establishment of the Seigneurial System and interactions with the indegenous peoples.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

French explorer research.  See handout for details.  Marks:  / 40 --  Title Page / 5  Bibliography  / 5 and 1-2 pages of writing / 20.  Ten marks identifying reasons why Europeans explored the "New" World.   Social 7-2 due on Mon. Oct. 16.  Social 7-1 due on Thurs. Oct. 19.  Two class periods will be given for the completion of this internet research.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Chapter #2 Quiz Marks:  / 15  This quiz includes matching and listing FIVE reasons why Europeans explored the New World.  Social 7-1 on Tues. Oct. 24.  Social 7-2 on Mon. Oct. 23.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Chapter Three covers the concepts of trade and mercantalism.  Mercantalism is the ethnocentric belief of the 1600- 1800's of powerful European countries that economic control and exploitation of colonies was positive.  Nations such as England, France, Spain etc. took resources from their colonies, produced finished products and then sold these back to these same colonies at high prices.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

CHAPTER # 1-3 UNIT TEST. Date:  Social 7-1 on Thurs. Nov. 9.  Social 7-2 on Wed. Nov. 8.  Marks:  / 50.

This evaluation consists of 15 matching, 16 True / False and 3 paragraph responses worth a total of 19 marks.  The paragraph response questions are as follows:  a.  Identify three core values / beliefs important to ALL native groups.  Explain briefly.  b. Describe the difference between primary and secondary historical sources.  Give one example for each.  c.  Imagine you were an explorer of the interiolr of the 17th or 18th centuries such as Kelsey, Henday, Hearne etc.  List FIVE challenges or obstacles you would likely face in your explorations.  Briefly explain each.  * * * * * * * *

Chapter #4 examines the competition for trade between the English ( The Hudson's Bay Company )and the French  ( The North West Company ) and the important role played by the native peoples.  * * * * * * *

Chapter #5 studies the expulsion of the Acadians, the battles over Louisburg and the 1759 decisive victory by the British over the French on the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.  Also the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the terms of the Quebec Act of 1774* * * * * * * * *

Song lyrics - In a group of 2-3 students will praise the value of the buffalo OR the beaver in Canadian history.  Choose a famous tune and write your lyrics to it.  Marks:  50.  If performed ( taped or live) there is a 5 mark bonus.  Sopcial 7-2 due on Friday Nov. 24 and Social 7-1 due on Tues. Nov. 28.  Parts of two class periods will be given to work on this.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

BROCHURE - Students are to create a recruitment brochure for either the Hudson's Bay Company ( English ) OR the North West Company ( French ).  See handout for detailed requirements.  Marks:  50   Social 7-2 due on Fri. Dec. 8 amd Social 7-1  due on Thurs. Dec. 7.       * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Leading up to the Christmas vacation students will be studying the conflict between English and French including: the Acadians, Louisburg, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, The Treaty of Paris, The Royal Proclamation and the balance between assimilation by the English of the French culture and its accommodation.  * * * * * * * * *

Students are now ( Jan. 2018) studying the American War of Independance, The War of 1812 and the Great Migration (movement of the United Empire Loyalists from the 13 colonies).  * * * * * * *

 

CHAPTERS 4-6 UNIT EXAM -Date: Social 7-2 Wed. Jan. 24.  Social 7-1 Thurs. Jan. 25.  Covering these three chapters the exam is out of 50 marks and includes:  15 matching questions, 15 True/False questions and the following 4 paragraph answers worth 5 marks each: a. How did the various peoples of North America both work together in the fur trade AND compete to control it?  b.  How did the First Nations help the Europeans to survive in the North American wilderness?  c. Explain in some detail the importance of the "Battle of the Plains of Abraham" in 1759.  Who was fighting? Why? Who won? Results?  d. Explain 3 reasons for the Rebellions in Upper AND Lower Canada.  Why were the citizens unhappy?

MIDTERM EXAM INFORMATION - { scroll back to the 4th entry for all the required information }

Prime Minster research. Marks: 30  ( Include: title page, written information, bibliography).  Social 7-2 on Fri. Feb. 15 (at the START of class) and Social 7-1 on Thurs. ( END of class)  Feb. 14.  Students will be given two full periods with internet access. * * * * * * * * * *

Canadian Pride google slides. Objective: Show your pride in being Canadian / demonstrating your Canadian identity. Individually or with a partner create a total of 6 slides.  Consider the degree to which each slide reflects this identity and the quality of graphics.  Marks: 50 Due Date: Social 7-1 on Fri. March 2.  Social 7-2 on on. March 5.  Each class will have two class periods to work on this.  { See the handout for detailed guidelines }. The written part for each slide should focus less on what the slide portrays and more HOW this slide shows your identity. i.* * * * * * * * * *

PLEASE CHECK POWER SCHOOL for any missing assignments for Reporting Period 3. * * * * * * * * * * *

Students are examining the role of the Canadian Pacific Railroad and Macdonald's national policy - . T.I.E ( transportation, immigration & economic protetive tariffs ).  Westward expansion is the focus.  * * * * * * * * *

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Chapter #7-9 Exam  Social 7-1 on Tues. April 17.  Social 7-2 on Mon. April 16.  Marks:  50  Categories include: 15 matching, 15 True False and 4 paragraph responses worth 5 marks each.  The four written responses are as follows:  1.  To what extent was Confederation an attempt to solve exiting problems and lay a foundation for a country?  List and explain three points.  2.  In what ways did the Metis have an impact on the development of Western Canada?  List and briefly describe three points.  3.  What role did the North West Mounted Police play in the development of Western Canada?  Provide a minimum of three points.  4.  What was the national policy of the 1870's?  What three main policies ( plans to achieve goals) did it want to accomplish?  Briefly describe each.

Chapter #10 covers expanding Confederation - inlucluding the joining of the provinces of B.C., PEI, Alberta and Saskatchewan to the growing nation of Canada.  The push / pull factors leading to emigration and immigration are analyzed.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Immgration Poster advertising free land ( 1/4 section = 160 acres) in western Canada.  Attempt to attract eastern european farmers.  {  Handwritten NOT computer generated or printed graphics off the internet. }  Include: slogan (catchy phrase), basic written info. and artwork.  Marks:    /40 Due Date: Social 7-1 on Thurs. May 3.  Social 7-2 on Wed. May 2.  Parts of three periods will be given to work on this poster. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Chapter #10-12 Unit Exam  Marks:   / 50     Due Date:  Social 7-1 Thurs May 17.  Social 7-2 on Wed. May 16.

The exam consists of 15 matching, 15 True / False and 4 paragraph response answers worth 5 marks each.  The written questions are as follows:  1.  If you wantd Alberta to join Canada, what three arguments would you use to coinvince others this would be a good idea?  2.  List three reasons why immigration was necessary / useful.  List two methods used to attract people to move to Canada.  3.  What roles did Chinese immigrants play n the development of our country?  How were they shown prejudice and discrimination?  4. What is your opinion of the National policy ( 3 areas) and its effects ( results ) on the prairies?

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The last two chapters cover the impact of the Industrial Revolution and technology on modern Canada, the improvement of women's rights, urbanization,  francophone culture, multiculturalism and aboriginal rights.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Child Labour Research  * * * * * * *

FINAL EXAM   Weighting: 10% of the entire course.  NEW NEW NEW Dates:  Social 7-2 on Tues.  June 19 during the REGULAR class.

Social 7-1 on Mon.  June 18 during the REGULAR class.  This test covers ALL year's materials.   Questions types:  1. Matching ( 30 marks )  2. Paragraph responses    { SEE THE FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE }

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