Controversial Canada 1945 - Present

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Holmes, Kayla
Ivens, Greg
Kirby, Heather
Taylor, Brandi
Women’s Rights , LGBTQ , Canadian identity , Social Events , Equality , Historical Perspectives , Cause and Consequence , Continuity and Change , Historical Significance
This resource pack looks at the social, cultural and political events that have shaped Canada from 1945 to the present. The lessons look at major events that have shaped our perspective of Canada today. Each lesson takes a look at a different major event through the perspective of minority groups. The lessons focus on women’s rights and the rights of the LGBTQ community. Students will investigate the different events through primary evidence and develop their own opinions of controversial topics. Students will then be able to use their knowledge of these events and understand how they are connected to the world at large. Students will apply the different Historical Thinking Concepts to each lesson, focusing on one for each topic to enhance their historical inquiry skills.
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