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Assessment for Learning
Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions


Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Applied
CHC2P

Methods of Historical Inquiry
Overall Expectations
By the end of the course, students will:
•       use appropriate historical research methods to investigate topics and issues in history;
•       use a variety of information sources to research historical topics or issues, and then organize the information in a meaningful way;
•       evaluate information when researching historical topics or issues;
•       communicate the results of research in oral and written presentations.

Enduring Understanding:
There are good and bad places to search for information.

Essential Questions:

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Is this a good source? (qualifications, background of author, published works of author, proper documentation of the author’ research)
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How can I communicate what I learned?
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What is the author’s viewpoint, outlook, bias?  How does it affect the message? (thorough coverage of source, motive for posting the source)
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Do other sources agree with these ideas? (investigate a number of places)

Social, Economic, and Political Structures
Overall Expectations
By the end of the course, students will:
•       demonstrate a knowledge of how and why changing economic conditions and patterns have affected Canadians;
•       demonstrate an understanding of the changing role of Canadian governments from World War I to the present, including the evolution of Canada’ social support programs.

Enduring Understanding:
Economic conditions change affecting Canadians and their communities.

Essential Questions:

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What can I expect from my community, what do I owe?
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How has globalization affected Canada’ economy?
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What are the links between Canada’s economics and it’ foreign policy?

Change and Continuity
Overall Expectations
By the end of the course, students will:
•       demonstrate an understanding of the changing demographic and social patterns within Canada since 1900;
•       describe the impact of technological developments on Canadians;
•       explain how and why Canada’ international status and foreign policy have changed since 1914.

Enduring Understanding:
Events today will shape the future changes in my life.

Essential Questions:

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How will an aging and multi-cultural population affect me today and in the
future?
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How will technology impact my job and social life?
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How will Canada’s role in a globalized world affect me?

Citizenship and Heritage
Overall Expectations
By the end of the course, students will:
•       demonstrate a knowledge of the contributions of various social and political movements to Canadian history during the twentieth century;
•       demonstrate an understanding of how individual Canadians have contributed to the development of Canada and to an emerging sense of Canadian identity.

Enduring Understanding:
As a proud Canadian I recognize our strengths and weaknesses.

Essential Questions:

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What does “politics” have to do with me?
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What is a Canadian hero?
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How has Canada developed it’s current identity?

Communities: Local, National, and Global
Overall Expectations
By the end of the course, students will:
•       demonstrate an understanding of the elements of Canadian identity;
•       explain ways in which outside forces and events have influenced Canada’s policies;
•       describe the development of French-English relations in Canada during the twentieth century;
•       demonstrate a knowledge of Canada’s participation in war, peace, and security.

Enduring Understanding:
My Canada has been created by numerous internal and external forces.

Essential Questions:

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What does it mean to be Canadian? (local, national, global perspective)
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How have major historical events shaped the relationship between French and English Canadians.
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What has been Canada’s contribution to international peace and security.  (today and in the past)


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