February 6, 2014:
1.Locate physiographic regions of Canada on a map
2.Describe the processes that formed the physiographic regions of Canada
3.Identify the natural resources of each physiographic region
4.How does physical geography and climate affect settlement patterns
5.How does physical geography affect regional economies
January 31, 2014:
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(Chapters 4-6 only)
Read about Forestry (327-328), Fishing (335-336), Agriculture (341-343), Mining (344-345) in BC today.
For each industry, answer the following:
i. What role does the industry play in BC's economy today?
ii. What has BC done to deal with issues in the industry?
Letter to Provincial Government:
1) Choose an issue you feel strongly about - Pine Beetle wwod, export of raw logs (pg 331), farmed salmon (p 337), agricultural land use, open pit mining, oil pipelines, etc.
2) Research details to support your view on the issue.
3) Write a letter to your MLA about your solution to the issue you choose
i. MLA name, address
ii. Subject line
iii. Intro - who you are and why you're writing (not a class assignment)
iv. Outline the problem in the industry as you see it (use your research)
v. Outline your solution and explain how that would help BC's environment and economy.
vi. Sign who you are and your contact info (could be school information)
For Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Fishing, complete the following for each:
i. Locate areas and/or towns affected by the industry
ii. Describe the industry’s role in BC’s growth (rise and falls)
iii. Image with specified location
iv. Concerns of the industry
Create a Google Map with different settlements of ethnic groups and description of why they settled there. (why did they come? Where did they settle? What did they do?)
1) Organize placemarks by colour
2) Dates in description
3) Add historical image (of place if possible)
4) Embed on your blog
i. https://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=3268986 (Beginnings)
Visit Mr Chan's Greater Vancouver History Tour and be able to locate the 10 places provided and explain its significance to the development of Vancouver.
1) Explain why BC’s independence was not a viable option.
2) Explain why BC remaining a British Colony was not a viable option.
3) Explain the argument for annexation to America.
4) Explain the argument for Confederation with Canada.
Blog: Read the following link and blog what you think about the article. (do you agree? disagree?)
Read Kinahan Cornwallis, The New El Dorado; or, British Columbia
Guiding questions for The New El Dorado:
- Describe some of the dangers shown in Corwallis’s anecdotes of travelling up the Fraser River.
- How were aboriginals vital to the miners? (evidence throughout the story)
- What does Cornwallis write that shows his attitude towards Americans?
- Why can’t Cornwallis fully enjoy the nature and scenery?
- Why do you think Cornwallis and his men were mining at every chance while his aboriginal guide gathered firewood? Why wouldn’t the aboriginals mine as well?
- What made the miners leave their great find and move on up the Fraser?
Create a mind map that explains the effect that the Gold Rush had on the development of British Columbia.
Why were the treaties signed?:
Create part II of your Louis Riel comic by answering the following within your cartoon:
1) What are the causes of the Northwest Rebellion?
2) How did this rebellion begin?
3) What role did Gabriel Dumont play?
4) What role did Chiefs Poundmaker and Big Bear play?
5) Who were William Otter and Frederick Middleton and what role did they play in the rebellion?
6) How was the CPR significant to this rebellion?
7) What happened at Fort Battleford and Fort Pitt?
8) What happened at the Battle of Batoche?
Guiding questions p 197-201
1) Why did MacDonald develop the National Policy?
2) List and explain each of the three parts of the National Policy. In each case, state why MacDonald thought it was important for the future of Canada.
3) Who did MacDonald get to invest in the CPR and what were their backgrounds?
4) What did MacDonald promise the Syndicate?
5) In order to get the benefits from the Government, what did the Syndicate have to do?
6) What did the Syndicate do immediately upon being given the railway contract and why?
7) Why was William Van Horne hired as the new manager of the CPR in 1881?
8) Describe the achievements of Van Horne’s management.
9) What problem did the railway face in 1883 and what was the solution?
10) Where did the CPR enter into BC?
11) In 1867, why do you think the coast of BC required fewer days to get to from Ottawa than the interior of BC?
Use the template below and post your answers to your blog (don't post the file):
1) Create a case that proves what Canada did to aboriginals was considered genocide.
Canadian Criminal Code:
318. (1) Every one who advocates or promotes genocide is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.
Definition of “genocide”
(2) In this section, “genocide” means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part any identifiable group, namely,
(a) killing members of the group; or
(b) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction.
UN Convention on Genocide:
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
Read the following and organize evidence under the definitions above (use quotes and sources)
+ your internet search (note down your sources) - primary sources make the best evidence
Were Treaties 1-7 fair solutions to all parties? (Causes? Assimilation? Exchange of land?)
1) What was the agreement made between the Mountie and Jim Dodds?
2) What does the agreement tell us about the expectations in the minds of the Mountie and Jim Dodds?
3) Why did the Jim Dodds partake in the crime?
4) Why do you think the Mountie shot Jim Dodds?
5) Where do you think the author is from? What's your evidence?
Task: With a partner or on your own, create 3 versions of a cover for The Whiskey Peddler:
- Aboriginal version
- Canadian version
- American version
Blog: Assess Canada's treatment of the Metis after the creation of Manitoba. (include details from pg 169-172 as well)
(vote for Mrs Blaxland here)
In pairs, Students will create a comic strip that uses caricature and explains the following:
- Why did the rebellion begin?
- What was Louis Riel’s role in the rebellion?
- How did McDougall allow for the provisional government to gain power?
- What are the main points of the Metis List of Rights?
- What role did Donald Smith play?
- What happened to Thomas Scott and how did that affect the rebellion?
- Describe how the agreement between the Metis and Canada was made.
- What role did Colonel Woseley play after the rebellion?
- What happened to Riel after the agreement was made with Canada to create Manitoba?
Hypothetical situation: Hanson B. Connelly inherits a car from his Grandfather who passes away. Hanson doesn't need a car at the moment because it's more convenient to use transit. Mel T. Isley asks Hanson if he can use the car since it's just sitting there and Hanson agrees. Years pass and Mel pays for everything, gas, insurance, maintenance and even buys new rare parts for the car so that it can get a collectors plate. More years pass and Hanson finds himself in need of cash so he wants to sell his Grandfather's car. Mel argues that he had put so much money into maintaning the car that part of the money should go to him. Hanson says, "tough luck, I have proof of ownership from my Grandfather's will so it's mine". Hanson then places an ad on Craigslist to sell his classic car. The police call Hanson and tell him the car was stolen by his Grandfater and the real owner turns out to be Mel's Grandfather who is now dead.
Who owns the car??
Optional: Find an image of the Battle of Seven Oaks, post it, explain the history of it, and explain who's perspective it is showing and how you know that.
Read pp 138-142 in Horizons:
1) Why did First Nations women marry French-Canadian fur traders?
2) Which comapny (HBC or NWC) would be more likely to be working with the Metis and why?
3) What is the difference between "Metis" and "Country Born"?
4) In what ways did the Metis adopt French Culture?
5) What role did the Metis play in the fur trade?
6) Explain why the buffalo hunt required skill.
7) How did the buffalo hunt include all of Metis Society?
8) Were the Metis closer to the French or the First Nations people? Explain.
Find 3 quotes from above that either supports or refutes the argument in "Aboriginal Fur Trade".
Blog: Explain your thoughts on the role that Aboriginals played in the fur trade.
*Remember to introduce your reader to the topic and refer specifically to what you discovered in class
Guiding Questions for Aboriginal Fur Trade:
1) How were Aboriginal people depicted in early accounts of the fur trade?
2) What does newer evidence show to be more accurate about Aboriginals in the fur trade?
3) In what ways did Europeans adapt to Aboriginal economic traditions?
4) Why did Europeans have to adapt to Aboriginal commerce?
5) How would you characterize Cree and Assiniboine economic ability and methods?
6) After 1670, how did the Cree and Assiniboine show their economic flexibility?
7) How would you describe the Cree and Assiniboine inland trade strategies?
8) How and why did the Aboriginal middlemen's role change in the late 18th century?
9) How did the Cree and Assiniboine retain independence from European technologies?
Reactions to Confederation through Political Cartoons:
Reactions to Confederation through writing:
Reactions to Confederation - Secondary Sources:
Collections Canada (use the tabs on the left to choose the first 4 provinces and scroll down to find the reactions to Confederation/ July 1st)
You will be a reporter in the 1860s and you will report on what happens at the Charlottetown, Quebec, and London Conferences. For each conference, include in your report:
- An introduction to the conference (date, location, etc.)
- Any activities surrounding the conference (outside activities, protests, social gatherings)
- What was discussed/concluded at the conference
- Your thoughts on what was achieved at each conference
- List of any and all sources used. (Bibme.org)
Publish the above on one page of your blog with titles for each conference.
Background to Colonies:
Download SHAPING CANADACH CH06.pdf (pages 174-178)
Blog: Introduce your readers to the Fenian Raids, Britain's attitudes towards the BNA Colonies, and the ideas of American Annexationists. Explain how the political context above would either push the BNA Colonies together or apart.
Canada's Railway History ("Early Railway" Section)
Corn Laws - Horizons page 100-101
Blog: describe the growth of railways in Canada's early history, the Corn Laws, and the Reciprocity Treaty. Explain how each of these items could cause the BNA Colonies to confederate.
Choose a side: Who did more to set the foundation of Canada as we know it today, Lord Durham or Lord Elgin?
- answer by acknowledging what both did and explaining why one is more significant than the other
- be specific and show that you understand the readings fully - remember to write as if your reader knows nothing
Oct 10 (-11?):
Experience in Canada:
A North-Side View of Slavery pp 321-325
1) What is the proportion of Blacks to Whites in Windsor?
2) List the positive things the author says about Blacks.
3) Explain what is provided for Blacks in Windsor.
1) Read any two testimonies from any part of A North-Side View of Slavery and find a paragraph from each showing that they enjoyed being in Canada. Post the quotation and explain how it shows their happiness.
2) Explain how the Underground Railroad is important to Canada's identity today. (What does it symbolize? What are some similarities between the Underground Railroad and immigration to Canada today?)
- Look closely at how the Irish are depicted and read the descriptions of the cartoons.
- What does each cartoon tell us about the thinking of the author? What do you see that makes you believe this? Be able to explain with reference to the image.
- Where is James Wilson from?
- What do you think is his job? Give evidence.
- What happened that might be a foreshadowing of what may come?
- What are the common themes in his entries?
- How is his family?
- Why does he stop writing for a few days sometimes?
- Describe the conditions on the ship when it is stormy.
- What does his long description about food tell us about the trip? (what does it imply?)
- What does he think about Quebec? Do you think he is sincere? Explain.
- What precaution was supposed to take place that Wilson ignored?
- Keep a list evidence of the hardships faced on the journey and the page you found them on.
- Keep a list of quotes that show his attitude towards being out in the woods and the page number.
- What are portages?
- Who are the people that the author is taking his voyage with and where are they from?
- Describe the type of transportation they will use.
- What is pemmican and where is it from?
- What is a “pipe” of time and what was it used for?
- What is the author trying to learn how to do?
- Describe the relationship between the First Nations and voyageurs at Norway House.
- What evidence was there that Europeans already had an influence on First Nations?
- How does the author describe the area as he heads to Fort Garry?
For your blog, find a contemporary image from the PDF that helps to prove what the textbook says about:
2) Social Class
3) Loyalty to Britain
4) Land Issues
Explain what the image helps to prove.
Natural Resource Economies of Canada's Physiographic Regions:
Cordillera (Don't forget!)
Choose a province(s) that the region covers and find info on:
- Numbers employed in the resource industry
- How much money the industry makes (compared to other industries)
- Specific examples of how humans have altered the geography for the industry
- Company name? Location? What is built? What impact it has had on the land.
- Put info on a blog or wiki and email to Mr Chan and present
- Include hyperlinks to pages where you found the information.
Blog: Read pp25-28 – Will global warming be a problem for the population of Canada? Answer by discussing how the population distribution for each physiographic region would change if the climate warmed.
- Start off by stating whether or not it is a problem for Canada.
- Discuss by region (6)
For your region, your group needs to find out and present:
a) Description of the topography with images that highlight your info - locate the images
b) Explain the formation processes and highlight with a video or diagrams
c) Natural resources of the region - images and location?
a) Introduce readers to what was discussed today
b) Apply all 5 themes to PoCo/Coquitlam
*check your spelling and grammar!
See Mr Chan