1929-1945 Exploring the Big Six in Canadian History Canadian History since World War I CHC2D
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These lessons demonstrate how the Big Six historical concepts can be applied in the classroom as both a practical and effective way to teach students. Historical significance is used to analyze whether or not women benefitted from their participation in factory work during WWII. Evidence is applied to the human experience of living in Canada during the Great Depression. Continuity and change explores the cultural changes aboriginals experienced as a result of residential schools. Cause and consequence looks at how Canada began to distance itself from Britain while asserting itself in an international context. The historical perspective concept explores the experience of many Canadians who were frustrated with the government to the point of violent intervention. Finally, the ethical dimension is applied to Japanese internment camps to demonstrate how Canadian concepts of right and wrong are constantly changing. These lessons allow students to learn and engage with history while thinking critically beyond the mere facts traditionally presented in a text book.