What can happen when human rights are not recognized? , Mistreatment, discrimination – race, physical features and abilities, intolerance slavery, etc.
“Balance of Power” – system where different countries have similar military strengths so one country cannot dominate another.
Canadian Charter of Rights – similar to UN Declaration of Human Rights – in Canada you are afforded certain rights just by being a person (human).
Insulin was discovered by a couple of Canucks – Fred Banting and Eddie Best – ingenuity, technology.
WWII – Axis Germany, Italy & Japan (1940 – Pearl Harbour)
WWII – started when Germany invaded Poland – first big military action of WWII
WWII – Pearl Harbour bombing was the “final straw” for the Canadian government to send “Japanese Canadians” to internment camps around the country.
Residential Schools Era – 1884 – 1997, First Nations, Metis and Inuit children sent to schools away from home, these schools were run by the Canadian Government (churches started these schools in the 1830s.
UN was created after WWII to replace the League of Nations.
Franz Ferdinand - Heir to the Austria-Hungary throne, assassinated thus starting WWI.
Compensation - $21,000 given to each person interred in a Japanese Internment Camp.
Nationalism – Main feeling of national pride felt by many Quebecers who want to separate from Canada.
Mobilization – gathering of resources in preparation for war – building ships, ammunition, equipment etc.
“Conscription Crisis” – resentment in Quebec for being forced to fight for Britain in WWI.
FLQ (Front de Liberation du Quebec) – violent group of terrorists fighting for Quebec independence - they captured and killed Pierre LaPorte, a politician.
Imperialism – Policy of extending a country’s power by diplomacy or military force.
Canadarm II – SPAR Aerospace’s biggest contribution to space exploration.
Propaganda – biased information meant to dehumanize and create hatred toward a supposed enemy during wartime.
Quiet Revolution – period during the 1960s marked by modernization of Quebec and its society.
Lester B. Pearson – Prime Minister of Canada, formerly of the United Nations. Won a Nobel Peace Prize for his ideas at the UN for creating a UN Peacekeeping force to help manage the Suez Crisis, thus preventing a regional conflict and possibly another “World War”.
(Canadian Identity) - This has led to Canada’s long history of participating in UN Peacekeeping missions around the world, notably in Darfur, Sudan and in our leadership in preventing many deaths during the genocide in Rwanda.
(Continuity and Change) – peacekeeping and military pride
(Ethical Dimension) – challenges normal ideas about war – by being a “peacekeeping” nation we have set a path forward for other countries to follow by trying to prevent rather than start war.
Historical Significance? – makes some countries think twice about starting wars.
Technology & Innovation, War, Peace & Revolution, Human Rights & Justice
As an expert in Canadian History, you have been asked by the CBC to create a miniseries about a time traveller who visits distinct time periods of Canadian History. You will write three short parts for your miniseries about what your character might see, hear and think about while visiting three times during Canadian History. Your character’s visit does not necessarily have to be a visit on Canadian soil. He/she could, for example, visit a WWI trench or the D-Day Landings in France during WWII or they could visit the International Space Station - these are all areas where Canada was/is deeply involved.
You only need to write about three events or time periods that cover THREE units from the course:
- Technology & Innovation
- War, Peace & Revolution
- Human Rights & Justice
NOTE: each event/time period you cover must address only ONE of these units. When you are finished you will have written about all three units above.
First create an imaginary character for your miniseries: Character’s name: ________________________ .