POST-WORLD WAR II CANADA
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The post war era was a time of monumental change within Canada. As the dust of World War II settled, Canada found itself in a position wherein it could finally create a unique identity on the international stage. This unit concerns itself with guiding students through this era of great change in Canada so that they may begin to recognize the origins of many of the most prized aspects of Canadian culture. One of the core goals of this unit is to demonstrate to students that national identity and culture is a fluid concept that is always evolving as time progresses; sometimes this evolution moves slowly and sometimes it comes rapidly, but it will always occur. This unit also concerns itself with presenting to students the reasons why this cultural growth occurred within this era and who the leaders of this massive change were. All of these goals will be achieved throughout the unit by using an engaging mix of activities that range from large-scale group activities to individualized research tasks. Throughout all of these varying activities using evidence from the era in the investigation of particular topics will be fundamental with the goal of creating more historically-minded students by the unit’s end.