Settling CanadaBook - 2006
Canada: A People's History is a series of supplemental resources linked to the popular CBC/Radio Canada series. The addition of this collection is designed to augment the core study text of the Social Studies classroom.Key Features: A unique collection of student books that provide an opportunity for students to learn from various historical perspectives The books are colourful and visually impressive as they are designed with a high ratio of maps, photographs, timelines, and illustrations The Fast Forward feature links history with current events and people, which students can relate to The Playback feature, offered throughout each book, provides and opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned
It is the European settlers who are the focus of this book. We look at immigrants from France who settled New France, immigrants from the Thirteen Colonies who wanted to remain British, immigrants from Ireland and immigrants from Scotland who founded the Red River Settlement.
In Settling Canada, we examine why these particular groups came to North America, the hardships they endured in getting here and as early settlers, and how they went about building homes and communities. Above all, it is about adapting to a new land and how that experience changed people. New societies began to emerge as colonies grew and as institutions were established to take care of collective needs.
Settling Canada incorporates political, economic, and social history. Biographical sketches highlight the daily activities of individual settlers.
Like other titles in this series, the book is based on and carefully linked to the popular CBC/Radio-Canada series Canada: A People's History, available to schools across the country on video and DVD.