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CHC2D Canadian History Since World War 1 – Grade 10 (Academic)

Course Details

  • 2. Grade 10

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Academic)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUMCanadian and World Studies


Course Overview

CHC2D online explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. In CHC2D online, students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.

UNIT ONE
1914 - 1929

Essential Question: What was Canada’s involvement in World War One and how did this event affect Canadians at the time?

In this unit, students will complete readings on various topics to do with World War 1 including, the weapons, trench warfare, the Halifax Explosion, Canadian fighter pilots and conscription. Students will learn about the Treaty of Versailles and the different types of propaganda from this war. Students will discover more about the Spanish Flu, as well as different Canadian inventors from the ’20s. Students will also learn about the Winnipeg General Strike, the Group of Seven and the Dionne Quintuplets.

UNIT TWO
1929 - 1945

Essential Question: How did the war leave the economies of the countries involved? What was the impact of the Great Depression in Canada?

In this unit, students will examine the Great Depression and why it happened. The unit will cover the rise of Nazism and World War 2. Students will learn about when the Nazi troops arrived in France as well as about the children of the Holocaust and the role Irene Sendler played.

UNIT THREE
1945 - 1982

Essential Question: What were the social, political and economic changes that came in with the end of WW2? What is the Cold War and how widespread were its effects?

In this unit, students will discuss the Cold War. Students will learn about different military alliances including NATO and NORAD. Students will examine the Great Flag Debate and how Canada adopted the flag it waves today. Students will learn about Quebec and Canada in this time period as well as the October Crisis. Students will also learn about Pierre Trudeau and Multiculturism in Canada.

UNIT FOUR
1982 - Present

Essential Question: How do Canadians help out in developing countries or in countries where there is unrest? What was the impact of the War on Terror in Canada?

In this unit, students will investigate social change in Canada and National Unity, specifically the Meech Lake Accord, the Charlottetown Accord and the 1995 Referendum. Students will learn about Romeo Dallaire and the Rwandan Genocide. Students will also learn about Terry Fox and why he is significant to Canadians. Students will examine international political issues, the War on Terror and Canada’s role in Afghanistan. Students will learn about aboriginal affairs and the issues still occurring within our country, as well as about Quebec’s Sovereignty and Canada’s identity.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.

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