Course Title: Canada:History, Identity and Culture , Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Code: CHI4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and
world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Department: Canadian and World Studies

Course Description

This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture as well as the identity and culture of various groups that make up Canada. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from precontact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to identity and heritage in Canada. Students will investigate the development of Canadian culture and identity, and their changes throughout history. They will apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, as they investigate the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada.

Course Outline
  • CHI4U Unit 1 Overview
  • Accessibility to Unit 1 CHI4U Assignment
  • U1L1 Aboriginal Lifestyle (Part 1) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L2 Aboriginal Lifestyle (Part 2) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L3 European Lifestyle (Part 1) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L4 European Lifestyle (Part 2) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L5 Development of Economy in Colonial Canada Prior to 1774 (Part 1) (A1.2, B1.3)
  • U1L6 Development of Economy in Colonial Canada Prior to 1774 (Part 2) (A1.3, B1.3)
  • U1L7 Key Political Events for Different Groups Prior to 1774 (Part 1) (A1.3, B1.4)
  • U1L8 Key Political Events for Different Groups Prior to 1774 (Part 2) (A1.4, B1.4)
  • U1L9 Roles of Various Groups in Colonial Canada Prior to 1774 (Part 1) (A1.4, B2.1)
  • U1L10 Roles of Various Groups in Colonial Canada Prior to 1774 (Part 2) (B2.1)
  • U1L11 Relations between Aboriginal Peoples and European Settlers (Part 1)(B2.2)
  • U1L12 Relations between Aboriginal Peoples and European Settlers (Part 2)(B2.2)
  • U1L13 French vs. British (Part 1) (B2.3)
  • U1L14 French vs. British (Part 2) (B2.3)
  • U1L15 First Nations in Military Conflicts (Part 1) (B2.4)
  • U1L16 First Nations in Military Conflicts (Part 2) (B2.4)
  • U1L17 Notable Individuals in early Canadian Society (Part 1) (B3.1)
  • U1L18 Notable Individuals in early Canadian Society (Part 2) (B3.1)
  • U1L19 Aboriginal Culture Contributions to Canada’s Heritage (Part 1) (B3.2)
  • U1L20 Aboriginal Culture Contributions to Canada’s Heritage (Part 2) (B3.2)
  • U1L21 Colonial Policy (Part 1) (B3.3)
  • U1L22 Colonial Policy (Part 2) (B3.3)
  • U1L23 Canada’s Two Founding Nations (Part 1) (B3.4)
  • U1L24 Canada’s Two Founding Nations (Part 2) (B3.4)
  • Finish and Hand in Unit 1 Assignment by the end of lesson
  • CHI4U Unit 2 Overview
  • Accessibility to Unit 2 CHI4U Assignment
  • U2L1 Social Trends in Canada (1774 – 1867) (Part 1) (A1.5, C1.1)
  • U2L2 Social Trends in Canada (1774 – 1867) (Part 2) (A1.5, C1.1)
  • U2L3 Major Technological and Scientific Developments (1774 – 1867) (A1.6, C1.2)
  • U2L4 Major Cultural Developments (1774 – 1867) (Part 1) (A1.7, C1.3)
  • U2L5 Major Cultural Developments (1774 – 1867) (Part 2) (A1.7, C1.3)
  • U2L6 Various Key Economic Trends and Developments (C1.4)
  • U2L7 British Colonial Policies (Part 1) (C1.5)
  • U2L8 British Colonial Policies (Part 2) (C1.5)
  • U2L9 Challenges facing Communities (C2.1)
  • U2L10 Social and Political Cooperation (1774-1867) (C2.2)
  • U2L11 Conflicts and Divisions in Colonial Canada (Part 1) (C2.3)
  • U2L12 Conflicts and Divisions in Colonial Canada (Part 2) (C2.3)
  • U2L13 First Nations Interactions with Other Communities (Part 1) (C2.4)
  • U2L14 First Nations Interactions with Other Communities (Part 2) (C2.4)
  • U2L15 Religion in Colonial Canada (Part 1) (C2.5)
  • U2L16 Religion in Colonial Canada (Part 2) (C2.5)
  • U2L17 Relationship between Great Britain, Canada and the US (Part 1) (C2.6)
  • U2L18 Relationship between Great Britain, Canada and the US (Part 2) (C2.6)
  • U2L19 Contributions of Individuals in Colonial Canada (C3.1)
  • U2L20 Immigration in Colonial Canada (C3.2)
  • U2L21 Francophone Communities in Colonial Canada (Part 1)(C3.3)
  • U2L22 Francophone Communities in Colonial Canada (Part 2)(C3.3)
  • U2L23 Demands of Democratic Reform (Part 1)(C3.4)
  • U2L24 Demands of Democratic Reform (Part 2)(C3.4)
  • Finish and Hand in Unit 2 Assignment by the end of lesson
  • CHI4U Unit 2 Online Test
  • CHI4U Unit 3 Overview
  • Accessibility to Unit 3 CHI4U Assignment
  • U3L1 Key Social Trends and Developments (1867-1945) (A1.8, D1.1)
  • U3L2 Scientific and Technological Developments (1867-1945) (A1.9, D1.2)
  • U3L3 Arts and Popular Culture in Canada(1867-1945) (A1.10, D1.3)
  • U3L4 Key Economic Trends and Development (1867-1945) (Part 1) (D1.4)
  • U3L5 Key Economic Trends and Development (1867-1945) (Part 2) (D1.4)
  • U3L6 Key Political Developments (1867-1945) (Part 1) (D1.5)
  • U3L7 Key Political Developments (1867-1945) (Part 2) (D1.5)
  • U3L8 Government Policies (1867-1945) (Part 1) (D1.6)
  • U3L9 Government Policies (1867-1945) (Part 2) (D1.6)
  • U3L10 Domestic and International Events (1867-1945) (D2.1)
  • U3L11 Key Conflicts Between Groups (1867-1945) (Part 1) (D2.2)
  • U3L12 Key Conflicts Between Groups (1867-1945) (Part 2) (D2.2)
  • U3L13 Reform Movements (1867-1945) (Part 1) (D2.3)
  • U3L14 Reform Movements (1867-1945) (Part 2) (D2.3)
  • U3L15 Development of Canada’s Political Anatomy (Part 1) (D2.4)
  • U3L16 Development of Canada’s Political Anatomy (Part 2) (D2.4)
  • U3L17 Contributions of Canadian Individuals (1867-1945) (D3.1)
  • U3L18 Francophone Communities (1867-1945) (Part 1) (D3.2)
  • U3L19 Francophone Communities (1867-1945) (Part 2) (D3.2)
  • U3L20 The “Status” of First Nations Peoples (Part 1) (D3.3)
  • U3L21 The “Status” of First Nations Peoples (Part 2) (D3.3)
  • U3L22 Development of Ethnocultural Identities (1867-1945) (D3.4)
  • U3L23 Canadian Immigration Policy (1867-1945) (D3.5)
  • U3L24 Denial of Citizenship Rights (D3.6)
  • Finish and Hand in Unit 3 Assignment by the end of lesson
  • CHI4U Unit 4 Overview
  • Accessibility to Unit 4 CHI4U Assignment
  • U4L1 Key Social Trends and Developments Since 1945 (Part 1) (A2.1, E1.1)
  • U4L2 Key Social Trends and Developments Since 1945 (Part 2) (A2.1, E1.1)
  • U4L3 Protecting Canadian Culture (Part 1) (A2.2, E1.2)
  • U4L4 Protecting Canadian Culture (Part 2) (A2.2, E1.2)
  • U4L5 Key Developments in Science and/or Technology Since 1945 (A2.3, E1.3)
  • U4L6 Economic Trends in Canada (A2.4, E1.4)
  • U4L7 Political Developments and Policies (E1.5)
  • U4L8 Reform Movements in Canada (Part 1)(E2.1)
  • U4L9 Reform Movements in Canada (Part 2)(E2.1)
  • U4L10 Social and Political Conflict (Part 1) (E2.2)
  • U4L11 Social and Political Conflict (Part 2) (E2.2)
  • U4L12 Interactions between Aboriginals and Canadian Governments (Part 1) (E2.3)
  • U4L13 Interactions between Aboriginals and Canadian Governments (Part 2) (E2.3)
  • U4L14 Canada’s Trade Policies (E2.4)
  • U4L15 Canada’s International Affairs (E2.5)
  • U4L16 Canada and the US (Part 1) (E2.6)
  • U4L17 Canada and the US (Part 2) (E2.6)
  • U4L18 Canadian Contributions by Canadian Individuals (Part 1) (E3.1)
  • U4L19 Canadian Contributions by Canadian Individuals (Part 1) (E3.1)
  • U4L20 Canadian Women (E3.2)
  • U4L21 Francophone Communities (Part 1) (E3.3)
  • U4L22 Francophone Communities (Part 2) (E3.3)
  • U4L23 Contributions of Ethnocultural and Regional Groups (E3.4)
  • U4L24 Postwar Immigration Policies and Settlement Patterns (E3.5)
  • Finish and Hand in Unit 4 Assignment by the end of lesson
  • CHI4U Unit 4 Overview
  • CHI4U Final Project
  • CHI4U Final Exam
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