Narrating a Nation: Canadian History Pre-Confederation
is a lively, narrative approach to pre-confederation history. Events are followed chronologically, focusing on a story developing over time. The chronological approach allows students to makes sense of our history, and grounds their knowledge of the past in a clear political context. The focus on key events allows readers to appreciate the social, economic, and ideological complexities and develop a sense of linkage and causality that is at the bedrock of historical understanding.
Discussion questions at the end of each chapter reinforce the reader's understanding of the material and provide an opportunity for reflection.
Chapter 1: First Nations and First Contacts
Chapter 2: Furs and Faith: New France 1632-1663
Chapter 3: France in America 1663-1750
Chapter 4: The Inevitable Conquest? 1749-1763
Chapter 5: Evolution and Revolution 1763-1791
Chapter 6: A Contest of Identities: British North America 1770-1815
Chapter 7: Development and Diversity1815 -1836
Chapter 8: Rebellion in the Canadas 1826 -1838
Chapter 9: The Fate of British North America 1838-1846
Chapter 10: Hinge of the Imperial Relationship 1846-49
Chapter 11: Colonial Societies in Transition 1849-1864
Chapter 12: Three Weddings and a Divorce: Confederation 1858-1867
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Streamlined Approach. Narrating a Nation: Canadian History Post-Confederation provides a refreshing, back-to-the-basics, straight-forward approach to Canadian history. It is divided into twelve chapters to correspond to the number of weeks in a typical university academic term. Each chapter revolves around a broad historical theme.
Key Historical Timelines. Timeline marginal icons serve as a reminder of key dates and developments, a pedagogical tool to reinforce understanding of key moments of change.
Learning Objectives. Listed out at the beginning of each chapter, Learning Objectives show students the main topics and concepts taught in the chapter.
Clean, uncluttered design. The clean and uncluttered design allows students to concentrate on the historical facts in Canadian history with the interruption of pedagogical elements and boxes.
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