Canadian History in the Twentieth Century



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Course Profile

Canadian History in the Twentieth Century
Grade 10

Applied


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Acknowledgments


Catholic District School Board Writing Teams – Canadian History in the Twentieth Century
Lead Board

York Catholic District School Board

Marc Keirstead, Manager
Course Profile Writing Team

Marc Keirstead, York Catholic District School Board

Elena Piezzo, York Catholic District School Board

Elizabeth Polihronidis, Toronto District School Board

John Ruyers, London Catholic District School Board

Greg Wilkinson, Toronto Catholic District School Board

Vicky Zeltins, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Internal Reviewers

James Cocchetto

Paul Devlin

Andrea Steele



Course Overview

Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Applied

Identifying Information

Department: Social Sciences

Course Developer(s): V. Zeltins, E. Piezzo, G. Wilkinson, L. Polihronidis, J. Ruypers, M. Keirstead

Reviewers: Andrea Steele, Paul Devlin, James Cocchetto

Course Title: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century

Grade: 10

Course Type: Applied

Ministry Course Code: CHC2P

Secondary Policy Document: The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10, Canadian and World Studies

Credit Value: 1

Description/Rationale


This course traces Canadian history from Wilfrid Laurier’s pronouncement that the twentieth century belongs to Canada to the United Nations’s recognition of Canada as one of the best countries in which to live. Students learn about various expressions of Canadian identity, the stories of individuals and communities, and changes in political and social structures. Students discover the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships. As well, they are given opportunities to formulate appropriate questions, develop informed opinions, and present information in a variety of ways. The combination of content and skills allows students to be citizens who can apply these skills in their everyday lives and who are aware of the historical importance of contemporary events.

How This Course Supports The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations


One of the strongest themes found in the teachings of the Catholic Church concerns social justice. This theme relates to a number of issues raised in this course. The respect for human rights includes the respect for individual rights, aboriginal rights, labour rights, women’s rights, and cultural group rights. The teachings of Christ concerning the need for community are reflected in Canada’s constant struggle to define that community. This course presents students with historic events faced by Canadians and interprets them in the light of the gospel teachings such as social justice and toleration. Students recognize that there are certain values that transcend history and are still relevant for the future. Students recognize that the story of Canada is not simply dates, events, and personalities but also the struggle to incorporate values in the face of rapid changes and challenges in the nation. That struggle reminds students of their call to individual responsibility.

Unit Titles (Time + Sequence)


Unit 1

1900-1928 – Forming an Identity in a New Century

20 hours

Unit 2

1929-1945 – Values Tested: Crash, Depression, and War

20 hours

Unit 3

1946-1963 – The Pursuit of Prosperity, Security, and Unity

18 hours

Unit 4

1963-1984 – The Challenge for Justice in Canada

18 hours

Unit 5

1984-1999 – Canada Redefined

18 hours

Unit 6

What Do We Take with Us?

16 hours


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