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Canada in the 20th Century High School Course

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    Ward, Donna

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    78 loose leaf for binder, online resources

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This is a multimedia full high school course which includes assignments, answer keys, rubrics, student samples and more. It combines film, text, living books, and web resources for rich content. Assignments contain istorical and critical thinking skills. Meets the requirements of Canadian History in all provinces.

Essential resources which must be purchased separately, include Canada, A People’s History DVDs Series 3 & 4, and Counterpoints text or etext. 

Canada in the 20th Century Explanation from Donna Ward

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Family Discount: This course is licensed to one student. With special permission by the publisher, additional students in the same family may receive a 30% discount on an additional student course access license and workbook. 

Sample: You can view a sample of the student course book and an assignment below as a small part of the course material. See how this course fits your provincial high school requirements.

Required Resources: Purchase or borrow the following items or they are included in two of the bundles below.

Note: Counterpoints - any version will do. The latest updated version is not necessary.


For the student
Single student consumable course workbook includes:

  • Day by day course outline for easy implementation
  • Assigned viewing & questions for Canada, A People’s History DVDs
  • Assigned reading from Counterpoints text
  • Assigned online resources including stories, videos and more
  • Living resource lists including books & dvds

Student digital code for access to online resources for download includes:

  • 22 Online assignments with marking rubrics
  • Essays, Worksheets, Map Skills, Comprehension,
  • Critical Thinking, Historical Thinking
  • 18 Online quiz reviews with answer keys
  • 8 Online unit tests with answer keys
  • Final exam with rubric and marking scheme
  • Online teaching videos including six historical thinking skills
  • 62 Online resource pages with carefully reviewed links, videos & more

For the teacher

  • Full answer key for student course workbook
  • Full answer key for all assignments with marking rubrics
  • Full answer keys for all quizzes and tests with marking rubrics
  • Final exam with answer key and marking rubric 


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In Class Test - Revision Sheet

Day 2/4 Defining the Holocaust - Google Slide

WWII Diary Writing Assignment

Blitzkrieg over France WWII in Colour Video

Steps to War Powerpoint

1920s and 1930s Test Revision Sheet (CLICK HERE!)

The Rise of Adolf Hitler - Video

The Impact of the Automobile

1919 - Paris Peace Conference

Please click on the attached map to incorporate it into your country's presentation for the Paris Peace Conference simulation in class during out next lesson.
Map of Europe 1914
Additionally, here is a trailer to an amazing documentary about the Paris Peace
Conference; Paris 1919
Hopefully it will put you in the mood to debate and discuss your country's desires!

Important Dates
Day 1/3 CHC2D1-02

Country Profiles Due: Wed, May 18th
Present/Summarize Country: Fri, May 20th


United Nations General Assembly 
Day 1 - Issue on North Korea: Wed, May 25th
​Day 2 - Issues TBD: Fri, May 27th

IN CLASS TEST: Thursday June 2nd 

Powerpoint from Model UN
Important Dates
Day 2/4 CHC2D1-03

Country Profiles Due: Tues, May 17th
Present/Summarize Country:  Thurs, May 19th

United Nations General Assembly
Day 1 - Issues on North Korea: Tues, May 24th
Day 2 - Issues TBD: Thurs, May 26th​

IN CLASS TEST: Wednesday June 1st

Powerpoint from Model UN

Model United Nations Simulation Summative

Assignment Outline & Rubric
Historical Perspectives Topics Sheet  (pick your top 5 for next class)
Paper copies will be distributed in class.

1920s and 1930s Biographical Essay Template

Click here to download the essay template.
Click here for access to the documentary about Henry Ford and the Model T to accompany today's lesson about positive and negative impacts of the automobile on society in the 1920s (and onwards).

World War I Essay

Essay topics have been distributed in class today and students are advise to select their topic of inquiry (only 1 from the 5 outlined) by early next week.  Essay outlines have been distributed in class today (Oct 7th) and more information regarding account and Works Cited sourcing of your papers will be shared and posted in class.
Some updates to help with your writing are posted below:
WWI Essay Outline Chart 
Read Write Think's Essay Planner (save and print)
MLA Work Citation Page Help with Citation Machine 

The Spark that Ignited WWI - Assassination in Sarajevo

Distinguishing causation of historical events is crucial to the historian.
As we have established some long term causes, such as Alliances Imperialism, Militarism & Nationalism, it was events on Sunday June 28th, 1914 in Sarajevo which triggered the start of World War I.

Click on Gavrilo Princip's image to the left to read more about this fateful day in World History.

WWI - Call to Arms - video to go with worksheet the Outbreak of WWI

Steps to War in the Summer of 1914

In class we are examining the steps that led to the outbreak of WWI and the problems that Germany faced in the summer of 1914.
Collect the notes from your teacher for this lesson.

Curious as to the reasons that Italy declared its neutrality on the eve of war?
Read this excerpt to understand the Italian perspective on events.
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