Histoire du Canada 11 (CANADIAN HISTORY 11)

 

Course Outline

D. Blinn

2004-2005

 

Canadian History 11 is organized around five continuing or persistent questions in Canada’s history. These are questions of current concerns that have deep historical roots that previous generations of Canadians have had to address. Their efforts have shaped the development of Canada and its identity. These questions form the basis for five of the six units in the course: Globalization, Development, Sovereignty, Governance, and Justice. The sixth unit, Independent Study, engages students in a specific piece of historical research.

 

Historiography and the historical method are central to this course in its examination of Canada’s history from the first peoples in North America to the present. Key topics studied through these approaches include, but are not limited to, First Nations, Colonialism, Confederation, the World Wars, Free Trade, Constitutional Issues, Canada’s Role in the Global Community, Industrialization, Human Rights Issues, and Immigration/Migration.

 

Evaluation scheme:

 

French   15 %

 

Homework/Participation   10 %

 

Class Work   75 % (including exam of 30 %)

 

In order to vary the forms of evaluation, the Class Work mark (without the exam) will be the averaging out of multiple forms of evaluation put over a 45 % mark. The teacher will not categorize different types of evaluations (such as quizzes and tests) and give them a certain percentage. Rather, the evaluations’ worth will be relative to one another by the number of points attributed to them. For instance, a written reflection might be marked on 20 points whereas a major research paper might be marked on 120 points. This way, confusion will be avoided in terms of classifying less traditional forms of evaluations like dramatic representations and expressive collages.