This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world history. Turn to Page 368
Jean Cabot claims the Atlantic coast
Jean Cabot arrives in North America, on the Atlantic coast, which he claims on behalf of England. This discovery of Cabot aroused England's interest in the region, especially because of fishing, a region that we know today as Atlantic Canada.
How did colonial policies help shape events and developments around the world at this time?
How do they continue to play a role in the world today?
Jacques Cartier is one of the first Europeans to enter the Gulf of the St. Lawrence River. In 1535, while on his second of three voyages, Cartier hears the Iroquoian word for village, kanata, and documents the name in his journal.
This course explores key developments and events in world history since approximately 1450, with a focus on interactions within and between various regions. Students will examine social, economic, and political developments and how they have affected different peoples. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key turning points in world history and historical forces that have shaped our world.
Enlightenment, social Darwinism, Marxism, historiography, nationalism, globalization
Student's will identify various careers in which the skills learned in history might be useful.
(e.g., archaeologist, archivist, curator, educator, game designer, historian, journalist, lawyer, librarian, policy analyst, political speech writer, politician, researcher)
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To explain the contributions of various individuals to Canadian society and politics during this period (e.g., Rosalie Abella, Doris Anderson, Lucien Bouchard, Thérèse Casgrain, Adrienne Clarkson, Nellie Cournoyea, Viola Desmond, Tommy Douglas, Mary Two-Axe Early, Terry Fox, Elijah Harper, Dudley Laws, René Lévesque, Peter Lougheed, Kay Macpherson, Ovide Mercredi, Brian Mulroney, Paul Okalik, Lester B. Pearson, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Jean Vanier, Bob White, Svend Robinson), and assess their impact on identity, heritage, and/or citizenship in Canada