Canadian History 11

Course Outline

Canadian History 11 is organized around five continuing or persistent questions in Canada’s history. These are questions of current concerns that have deep historical roots that previous generations of Canadians have had to address. Their efforts have shaped the development of Canada and its identity. These questions form the basis for five of the six units in the course: Globalization, Development, Sovereignty, Governance, and Justice. The sixth unit, Independent Study, engages students in a specific piece of historical research. 

Historiography and the historical method are central to this course in its examination of Canada’s history from the first peoples in North America to the present. Key topics studied through these approaches include, but are not limited to, First Nations, Colonialism, Confederation, the World Wars, Free Trade, Constitutional Issues, Canada’s Role in the Global Community, Industrialization, Human Rights Issues, and Immigration/Migration.


Updated June 14, 2022