Remembrance Day. Poem: "In Flander's Fields" written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

▪️Remembrance Day poem: "In Flander's Fields" written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae▪️

Viola Davis Desmond (1914 –1965) was an Black Nova Scotian who was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The gov't of Nova Scotia also apologized for convicting her for tax evasion, when, in fact, she was resisting a "whites only" discrimination policy in a movie theatre in 1946. Desmond's story was one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history. Desmond acted 9 yrs before the famed incident by civil-rights activist Rosa Parks.

Viola Davis Desmond was an Black Nova Scotian who was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The gov't of Nova Scotia also apologized for convicting her for tax evasion, when, in fact, she was resisting a "whites only

Rosemary Brown was elected to the provincial legislature of British Columbia in 1972, becoming the first black woman in Canadian history to be a member of a Canadian parliamentary body.

Rosemary Brown Canada’s first black woman to be elected to a provincial legislature & the first black woman to run for leadership of a federal political party in Canada.

Living Books for Canadian History. Can browse by subject. It also show the age appropriateness of each book

Canadian History Through Living Books

Learn about Canadian history through living books - fictional novels that bring history to life! Here is a chronological list of recommended stories.

Maud Menten ( 1879 – 1960) was born in Port Lambton, Ontario. She was a Canadian physician-scientist who made significant contributions to enzyme kinetics and histochemistry. Her name is associated with the famous Michaelis–Menten equation in biochemistry. She was among the first women in Canada to earn a medical doctorate. At the time she completed her thesis work at University of Chicago, women were not allowed to do research in Canada, so she did her research in Germany.

Maud Leonora Menten - Canadian pioneer physician-scientist who developed the Michaelis-Menten equation of enzyme kinetics.

In Canada, there were ten internment Camps in total. They consisted of three road camps, two prisoner of war camps(POW), and five self supporting camps scattered throughout the country during the second World War. Prior to World War II, 22,096 Japanese Canadians lived in British Colombia; three quarters of them were naturalized or native born Canadians.

Governmental Notice to Japanese Canadians. What happened to Japanese-Americans in the US also happened in Canada to Japanese-Canadians largely due to public pressure.

Great Books to Study Canadian History

Great Books to Study Canadian History


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