Social Studies - Gr.7.1 - Towards Confederation

Gen.Outcome:Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the distinct roles of, and the relationships among, the Aboriginal, French and British peoples in forging the foundations of Canadian Confederation. (from Alberta Education)
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FICTION:A graphic novel series for the young and the young at heart. The stories are set in colonized North America during the 1750s and feature the comical adventures of two brothers, Rabbit and Bear Paws, with traditional native teachings sprinkled throughout. In Volume 2: The Voyageurs, Rabbit and Bear Paws join the voyageurs to take furs from Lake of the Woods to Montreal, and along the way they experience all the trials and tribulations of the voyageur life.

FICTION:A graphic novel series for the young and the young at heart. The stories are set in colonized North America during the 1750s and feature the comical adventures of two brothers, Rabbit and Bear Paws, with traditional native teachings sprinkled throughout. In Volume 2: The Voyageurs, Rabbit and Bear Paws join the voyageurs to take furs from Lake of the Woods to Montreal, and along the way they experience all the trials and tribulations of the voyageur life.

WEBSITE: Territorial Evolution | Natural Resources Canada: animated map that shows the changes to political boundaries over time. From Government of Canada

WEBSITE: Territorial Evolution | Natural Resources Canada: animated map that shows the changes to political boundaries over time. From Government of Canada

Many of Canada's cities trace their roots to the fur trade. From Champlain's settlement of Quebec to the founding of Fort Edmonton and Fort Victoria by the Hudson's Bay Company, Payne tells the stories of these locations and the role they played in Canada's fur trading system. Among them: Montreal, Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg. This book also details the fur trade's true origin as a network of trading patterns among Aboriginal peoples. The arrival of European traders forced many to choose…

Many of Canada's cities trace their roots to the fur trade. From Champlain's settlement of Quebec to the founding of Fort Edmonton and Fort Victoria by the Hudson's Bay Company, Payne tells the stories of these locations and the role they played in Canada's fur trading system. Among them: Montreal, Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg. This book also details the fur trade's true origin as a network of trading patterns among Aboriginal peoples. The arrival of European traders forced many to choose…

FICTION. In 1813, cleared out from their beloved Scottish Highlands, 15-year-old Angus, his mother, father, small brother Rabbie, and 100 others sail for Canada to with assistance from Lord Selkirk. Together they share the hardships and terror of the sea voyage only to be dumped onto the shore of a forbidding land. They become caught up in a struggle between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, powerful fur-trading rivals.

FICTION. In 1813, cleared out from their beloved Scottish Highlands, 15-year-old Angus, his mother, father, small brother Rabbie, and 100 others sail for Canada to with assistance from Lord Selkirk. Together they share the hardships and terror of the sea voyage only to be dumped onto the shore of a forbidding land. They become caught up in a struggle between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, powerful fur-trading rivals.

1812: One War, Four Perspectives Experience the War of 1812 on-line from the perspective of each of its major participants—Americans, the British, Canadians (including Canadian First Peoples), and Native Americans. Using historic objects and images, this virtual exhibition allows you to draw your own conclusions and share your own perspective on a major historical event.

1812: One War, Four Perspectives Experience the War of 1812 on-line from the perspective of each of its major participants—Americans, the British, Canadians (including Canadian First Peoples), and Native Americans. Using historic objects and images, this virtual exhibition allows you to draw your own conclusions and share your own perspective on a major historical event.

FICTION. As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage.

As the French and Indian War rages in October of Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage.

Two great empires collided in North America in the 1750s when France and Great Britain (with the eager support of Britain's American colonies) contested control of the Ohio Valley and Nova Scotia. We live with the outcome of this conflict today. It set the stage for a bilingual Canada with an English majority, for the emergence of the independent United States, and for the long decline in influence and power of aboriginal nations.

Two great empires collided in North America in the 1750s when France and Great Britain (with the eager support of Britain's American colonies) contested control of the Ohio Valley and Nova Scotia. We live with the outcome of this conflict today. It set the stage for a bilingual Canada with an English majority, for the emergence of the independent United States, and for the long decline in influence and power of aboriginal nations.

Conflicts between England and France -- The Newfoundland colonies -- The Hudson's Bay Company -- The fight for Acadia -- A divided land -- The end of New France.

Conflicts between England and France -- The Newfoundland colonies -- The Hudson's Bay Company -- The fight for Acadia -- A divided land -- The end of New France.

France in the new world -- First colonies of New France -- The province of Canada -- Acadia -- The royal province -- Wars and conflicts in New France.

France in the new world -- First colonies of New France -- The province of Canada -- Acadia -- The royal province -- Wars and conflicts in New France.

The Acadians is the definitive history of a little-known part of the North American past, and the quintessential story of a people in search of their identity. In the absence of a state, what defines an Acadian is elusive and while today’s Acadian community centred in New Brunswick is more confident than ever, it is entering a contentious debate about its future.

The Acadians is the definitive history of a little-known part of the North American past, and the quintessential story of a people in search of their identity. In the absence of a state, what defines an Acadian is elusive and while today’s Acadian community centred in New Brunswick is more confident than ever, it is entering a contentious debate about its future.

From Native peoples in search of new hunting grounds to European fishermen out for bigger catches, explorers were drawn to Canada for many reasons. They discovered a vast and mysterious land that took hundreds of years to explore and map. But the story of Canadian exploration is about a lot more than mapping wilderness. With no new lands left to discover, present-day explorers focus on outer space, the ocean and the preservation of Earth's changing ecosystems.

Kids Book of Canadian Exploration by Ann Maureen Owens - Canadian History tie-in (already own this)

Whatever his personal shortcomings, to sail through dangerous, ice-filled waters with only a small crew in a rickety old boat, he must have been someone of rare courage and vision. In Hudson, Janice Weaver has created a compelling portrait of a man who should be remembered not for his tragic end, but for the way he advanced our understanding of the world.

Looks at the life and accomplishments of the English explorer who searched for a northern passage to China and explored large areas of North America before being set adrift in Hudson Bay by a mutinous crew.

FICTION:In 1755, on the eve of the Seven Years' War, fifteen-year-old Nola and her Acadian parents face expulsion from Grand Pre by the British. They flee, working their way to French-occupied Fort Louisbourg, but have to deal with hostile soldiers, a harsh environment, enigmatic Mi'kmaq, and superpowers at war turn their journey into a series of hair-raising adventures.

FICTION:In 1755, on the eve of the Seven Years' War, fifteen-year-old Nola and her Acadian parents face expulsion from Grand Pre by the British. They flee, working their way to French-occupied Fort Louisbourg, but have to deal with hostile soldiers, a harsh environment, enigmatic Mi'kmaq, and superpowers at war turn their journey into a series of hair-raising adventures.

FICTION. Willa is a fifteen year old orphan shipped by an uncaring uncle to York Factory, on Hudson Bay, in 1795. Can she survive the hardships of the fort and its many rought characters? And can she adapt to the genuinely new world she sees on her journey to Fort Edmonton with her First Peoples companions?

FICTION. Willa is a fifteen year old orphan shipped by an uncaring uncle to York Factory, on Hudson Bay, in 1795. Can she survive the hardships of the fort and its many rought characters? And can she adapt to the genuinely new world she sees on her journey to Fort Edmonton with her First Peoples companions?

FICTION:After Fort Newcastle is brutally captured by invading French mercenaries,Charles Lord and a band of his surviving soldiers, trackers, and explorers embark on one last great adventure to unite the people of Rupert's Land to reclaim their home. This rollicking historical adventure fights its way on land and sea, all in search of and control of the mythic Northwest Passage.

FICTION:After Fort Newcastle is brutally captured by invading French mercenaries,Charles Lord and a band of his surviving soldiers, trackers, and explorers embark on one last great adventure to unite the people of Rupert's Land to reclaim their home. This rollicking historical adventure fights its way on land and sea, all in search of and control of the mythic Northwest Passage.

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