Unit Developer: Greg Wilkinson, Toronto Catholic District School Board
In this unit students develop an appreciation of the economic, technological, cultural, social, and political changes that occurred in Canada immediately after World War II and continued into the 1960s. They also discover the growth of Canada as a middle-power on the international stage. The activities help students to recognize the importance of certain themes in our history such as Canadian and American relations. To develop skills used in historical inquiries, students create a photo journal that documents the significant social and technological changes that occurred in Canada during the “baby boom” years. Students are also expected to recognize the need for fostering a society that is focussed on social justice and human responsibility.