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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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Table of Contents for IAP Grade 10 History

  • Textbooks


  1. Title Page | marks C=__/10
  2. Table of Contents for IAP History | marks C=__/10
  3. David and Scott's Expectations | marks C=__/2
  4. Newspaper clipping and five sentence summary | marks K=__/10
  5. Timeline | marks K=__/10
  6. Who is L.B.P. ? | marks T=__/10
  7. Family Tree | marks C=__/10
  8. What happened in Canada and the World during the year you were born? Make jot notes about twenty (20) activities, births or events. | marks T=__/10
    1990, 1990 in Canada, 1991, 1991 in Canada, 1992, 1992 in Canada, 1993, 1993 in Canada, 1994, 1994 in Canada, 1995, 1995 in Canada, 1996, 1996 in Canada, 1997, 1997 in Canada
  9. Reflection on the Finlayson Field Centre Field Trip. History perspective. | marks A=__/10

Canada and World War I

  1. Video Notes on "Ordeal by Fire 1915-1929" Canada A Peoples' History. CBC Television
  2. Web Site Jot Notes on "Horror on the Battlefield" Canada A Peoples' History. CBC Television
  3. Video Notes WWI "The Trench" Portman Entertainment BFS Video, c2002
  4. Video Notes WWI "Voices of War" | marks C=__/10
  5. History Goal Setting | marks A=__/10
  6. Video Notes WWI "John McCrae's War" | marks C=__/10
  7. Video Notes WWI "Canadian Soldiers Voting" watch online at NFB | marks C=__/10
  8. Map of the World Selected | marks C=__/20
  9. Test Map of the World Selected | marks K=__/20
  10. Causes of the First world War download audio file from BBC
  11. Facts on Canada's Involvement in the First World War from Veterans Affairs Canada
  12. The Conflict Begins from Veterans Affairs Canada
  13. The Conflict Widens from Veterans Affairs Canada
  14. Canada Enters the War from Veterans Affairs Canada
  15. The Western Front
    1. Ypres 1915 from Veterans Affairs Canada
    2. The War of Attrition from Veterans Affairs Canada
    3. The Battle of Vimy Ridge from Veterans Affairs Canada
    4. Canadians and the Battle of the Somme from Veterans Affairs Canada
    5. First World War Photo Gallery from Veterans Affairs Canada
  16. Vimy Ridge Historica Minute
  17. The Western Front, 1914 - 1918 Animation
  18. The First World War
  19. Take the World War One Trench Virtual Tour
  20. Life on the Front Lines during WWI
    1. Dawn of Chemical Warfare
      Canadians soldiers are front and centre during some of the first gas attacks in the First World War
    2. Pride at Vimy Ridge
      Canadians win a great victory during WWI and help a young country discover its national pride
    3. Family of Soldiers
      Three brothers leave the farm and head into battle
    4. When Duty Calls
      A native soldier joins the fight and proves his honour
    5. "In Flanders Fields"
      A Canadian soldier writes a haunting poem about the tragedy of war
  21. Terms of the Treaty of Versailles
  22. Canadian World War I Posters -Write down the slogan and make two observation points for each of the eighteen posters. Analyse the images, messge and purpose. | marks A=__/27
  23. Unit #1: Canada and the First World War 1914-1919 Assignment #1 | marks T=__/40
  24. Summarize the story behind John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" | marks T=__/10
  25. With a partner find a location in the hallway or outside of the classroom to orally read the poem "In Flanders Fields". Describe how you felt while reading this poem. Why? Explain. Provide two (2) strategies to improve this experience.
  26. Video Notes WWI "Halifax Explosion" | marks C=__/10
  27. Why is the Battle for Vimy Ridge in France important to Canadians? Explain. | marks A=__/10
  28. What does The Canadian National Vimy Memorial symbolize? Explain. | marks A=__/5
  29. Quiz on Halifax Explosion | marks K=__/5
  30. The Diary of Charlie Ross Francis Read Charlie's WWI era blog from October 1915 to June 1917.
  31. Why did the soldiers in the trenches have aThe Christmas Truce? | marks T=__/5
  32. Create ten (10) questions and answers about the Treaty of Versailles peace treaty from at least two (2) of the following sources:
    1. Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919
    2. The Treaty of Versailles
    3. Reparations and Aerial Navigation
    4. The Treaty of Versailles activity | marks A=__/20
  33. Select one photo from Photos of the Great War, print it out and write a 10 second comment expressing your emotions about the photo. | marks C=__/10
  34. Test on Unit #1 and Unit #2 (World War I) | marks K=__/10

Remembrance Day

  1. Watch the film online called "Fields of Sacrifice" directed by Donald Brittain, 1964, time: 38 min 13 s This 1964 documentary returns to the battlefields where over 100,000 Canadian soldiers lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. The film also visits cemeteries where servicemen are buried. Filmed from Hong Kong to Sicily, this documentary is designed to show Canadians places they have reason to know but may not be able to visit. Produced for the Canadian Department of Veteran Affairs by the renowned documentary filmmaker Donald Brittain.

Voting Rights in Canada

  1. Research: When could they vote in Canada? | marks T=__/9
    1. When could aboriginals vote in a federal election in Canada?
    2. When could Japanese persons vote in provincial elections in B.C.
    3. When could women vote in a federal election in Canada?

Canada in the Roaring 1920's

  1. Video notes on films from the 1920's | marks C= __/20
  2. Slang from the 1920's | marks C= __/20
  3. Gangsters and Prohibition
  4. The Famous Five: Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby and Nellie McClung lobbied the Canadian government to see women as “persons” under the law in 1929. They also worked in their own ways to better women’s lives in Alberta, across Canada and the world. Together, these Alberta women became known as the Famous 5.
    a) Make jot notes about The Famous Five from the following web sites: and
    b) Watch and make jot notes on the online films produced by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution in 1999 called "Now That We Are Persons – Pt. 1" (RealMedia Player) or (Windows Media Player) and "Now That We Are Persons – Pt. 2" ([ RealMedia Player]) or (Windows Media Player)
    c) Watch the online film of the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, the 1999 Governor General of Canada, unveiling the Famous Five Monument at Olympic Plaza in Calgary on October 18, 1999. (RealMedia Player) or (Windows Media Player). If you have time view some other films about The Famous Five.
    d) Refer to the Famous Five Glossary and define the following terms: At-Homes, British North America Act, Feminism, Persons Case, Suffrage and Temperance.
  5. When is "Women's History Month in Canada" ?
  6. Grey Owl (born Archibald Belaney) Make jot notes on the films about the the famous conservationist online. "Beaver People" and "Beaver Family"
  7. Read the opinion piece called "Alcohol Prohibition Was a Failure"
  8. The Stock Market Crash of 1929

Canada in the Depression of the the 1930's

  1. Canada and the Depression of the 1930's
  2. Visit On This Day from Select five (5) days between today and June 1. For each make jot notes of events that took place between 1929 to 1940. Hand in. | C= __/10
  3. Radio Show for 1920 and 1930

Canada and World War II

  1. World War Two - Reflection of the film "The Hiding Place"
  2. World War Two - Reflection of the film "Life is Beautiful"
  3. Examine the Nazi history text used in German schools during the National Socialist period. The book is titled: "Der Weg zum Reich" (The Road to Empire). The myth making of the Nazi regime and its impact on the youth of Germany cannot be overstated.
  4. Make jot notes abot the Holocaust | C= __/10
  5. make jot notes about the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum | C= __/10
  6. NAZI propaganda about the Volkswagen car and more (PDF)
  7. Read about the Bombing of Dresden
  8. Watch the NFB film and make jot notes "Welcome Soldier" from 1944. "This archival film outlines the various government plans created to help World War II Canadian veterans return to civilian life. Cash bonuses, paid educational leave, assured work, free medical services and many other benefits were extended to the veterans to help them reintegrate into civilian life. Produced by the NFB for the Canadian Department of Pensions and National Health." Hand in. | C= __/10
  9. Watch the NFB film and make jot notes Call for Volunteers Hand in. | C= __/10
  10. Watch the NFB film and make jot notes "Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story" Tells the story of the Asahi baseball team. In pre-World War II Vancouver, the team was unbeatable, winning the Pacific Northwest Championship for five straight years. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, all persons of Japanese descent in Canada were sent to internment camps. The former Asahi members survived by playing ball. Their passion was contagious and soon other players joined in, among them RCMP officials and local townspeople. As a result, the baseball games helped break down racial and cultural barriers. | C= __/10
  11. Read about the Nuremberg Trials Summarize the main points. | C= __/10
  12. Field trip to Lorne Scots Regimental Museum
  13. Canada's Contributions to World War II

Canada Between 1945 to 1949

  1. Science and Technology
  2. Returning Veterans
  3. Peoples's Rights including Visible Minorities
  4. Newfoundland
  5. Immigration
  6. Changes for Women
  7. Canada in the Post-War Era: From the Baby Boom to the Trudeau Era 1945-1970s
  8. "Canada Calling" This short video documentary from 1949 looks at the state of radio in Canada. Focusing on the CBC, it illustrates the variety of radio fare available at the time by featuring snatches of favourite programs, including Trio Lyrique, Mart Kenney, the Toronto Symphony, the Happy Gang, forums, religious programs, drama and old-time music. Several key people involved in the business of broadcasting are introduced, as is the CBC International Service.

Canada Between 1950 to 1982

  1. Canadian Music and story telling from 1950 to 1982
    1. Randy Bachman- song examples "Takin' Care of Business"
      News items: Rockin' on the Red River: The Guess Who Reunion
    2. Bruce Cockburn- song examples
    3. Leonard Cohen- song examples
      News items: CBC Television interview Dec 3, 1983
    4. Stompin' Tom Connors- song examples "Bud the Spud"
    5. Burton Cummings- 1983 News Report about "The Guess Who"
    6. Tom Jackson
    7. Gordon Lightfoot- song examples "Canadian Railroad Trilogy", Wikipedia info
      News items: video
    8. Joni Mitchell
    9. Buffy Saint Marie
  2. Military Alliances
  3. Cold War Conflicts and International Disputes
  4. Peacekeeping and International Organizations
  5. Helping Developing Countries
  6. Population Patterns
  7. Changes in Attitudes and Family Roles
  8. United States Trade and Cultural Influences
  9. Canadian Artists and Entertainers
  10. Quebec's Quiet Revolution and Quebec Nationalism
  11. The October Crisis of 1970
  12. Aboriginal Rights, The Oka Crisis
  13. Immigrants and Equality
  14. International Trade
  15. Defending Canada
  16. Changes to the Canadian Constitution and The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  17. Science and Technology Changes- computers, communications, aerospace, nuclear, technology in daily life

Canada Between 1983 to Today

  1. Canadian Music and story telling from 1983 to Today
    1. Jann Arden
  2. The Most Significant Canadian of All Time: "The Greatest Canadian" competition on CBC television
  3. Canada as an International Peacekeeper
  4. Research where Canadian troops are stationed. Then write a note to them.
  5. Protecting Human Rights
  6. Conflict in the Middle East
  7. Protecting the Environment
  8. International Trade
  9. The Canadian Family
  10. Changes in the Workplace
  11. Changes in Media Ownership
  12. Economic Changes
  13. Preserving Canadian Culture
  14. The Meech Lake Accord
  15. Aboriginal Concerns and Activism
  16. Social Justice
  17. Government Responses to Security Concerns
  18. Computer and Telecommunications Technology
  19. Biotechnology
  20. Advances in Medicine
  21. Canadians in Space

Glossary for Canadian History

  1. Add terms and definitions learned during this course to your Glossary for Canadian History.

Research Projects

Careers in History

  1. Career Titles Related to the History Field from Carleton University in Ottawa
  2. Careers for Students of History from York University in North York, Ontario
  3. Careers for Students of History from the American Historical Association
  4. Job Opportunities with a History degree from University of Ottawa

History Games and Activities