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School Price: $90.95

8.5" x 11"


Publication date:
August 2007

Imprint: OUP Canada

Flashback Canada

Fifth Edition

J. Bradley Cruxton, Doug Wilson, Daniel Francis, Brian Harrison, Peggy Johnson and Edited by Matthew Tran-Adams

Reviewed and recommended for Social Studies 10 in British Columbia (locally approved by Surrey SD36)!

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Flashback Canada, Fifth Edition, examines the factors that led to Confederation, the building and expansion of the nation, and the significant events on a domestic and global level that changed the shape of Canada in the early 20th century.

Readership : Grade 8 History students in Ontario. Grade 10 Social Studies students in British Columbia.

Benchmark Concepts of Historical thinking
Unit 1: Confederation
Colonies and Communities of British North America
The Economy in British North America
Factors Leading to Confederation
The Great Debate
Creating a New Government
Skill Builder: Media Literacy: Interpreting Political Cartoons and Satire
British Columbia Joins Confederation
Skill Builder: Using Subheadings to Organize Information
Other Territories and Colonies Join Canada
Confederation Update
Formative Tasks
Summative Task
Unit 2: The Development of Western Canada
Peoples of the West
Background to Resistance
Skill Builder: Researching and Creating a Role Play Through Historical Perspective
A Police Force for the West
Treaties in the West
The Dream of a Railway
The Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Newcomers to the Prairies
The Second Métis Uprising
Skill Builder: Determining Facts, Opinion, and Bias
Spreading the Word About Canada
Skill Builder: Creating Graphs and Charts
Formative Tasks
Summative Task
UNIT 3: Canada: A Changing Society
The Industrial Revolution
Skill Builder: Documenting and Citing Sources
Growing Pains
Working Conditions in Factories
Workers Take Action
Canadian Women in Society
Skill Builder: Conducting a Keyword Search
Women and Social Reform
An Independent Country
Skill Builder: Using Information Communication Technology to Show Your Learning
The Road to War
Formative Tasks
Summative Task

Companion Site
Teacher's Resource Book

J. Bradley Cruxton and Doug Wilson are both retired from the Durham Board of Education.

Close-Up Canada - J. Bradley Cruxton, Doug Wilson, Robert Walker, Daniel Francis, Brian Harrison, Peggy Johnson, and others

Special Features

  • Addresses fundamental historical concepts:
  • Systems and Structures: human organization
  • Interaction and Interdependence: influences that shape relationships
  • Environment: human systems and settlement patterns
  • Culture: human interpretation of the world
  • Power and Governance: structures to enforce laws and rules in society
  • Change and Continuity: Development of human systems and structures
  • Reflects benchmarks and concepts of historical thinking:
  • Historical Significance; Primary Sources; Continuity and Change; Cause, Consequence, and Agency; Moral Dimension
  • Unique Features:
  • Formative and Summative Tasks:
  • Provides scaffolding instruction. Specific topics mirror the Ontario Ministry of Education's expectations for assessment and evaluation.
  • Improves recognition of Canada's diverse heritages:
  • Promotes Antidiscrimination Education:
  • Consistent focus on the different perspectives of all contributors to our history. Designed to help students grapple with the complexities of our unique, democratic society.