Narrating a Nation: Canadian History Post-Confederation
Narrating a Nation: Canadian History Post-Confederation is a lively, narrative approach to post-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: Negotiation, Compromise, and Statehood: 1864-1873
Chapter 2: Consolidating Confederation and Managing Diversity: 1874-1896
Chapter 3: Canada's Century: 1896-1914
Chapter 4: War and Upheaval: 1914-1919
Chapter 5: The Turbulent Twenties
Chapter 6: The Great Depression
Chapter 7: War and Upheaval, II: 1939-1945
Chapter 8: Consensus and the Cold War: 1945-1957
Chapter 9: Uncertainty and Conflict: 1957-1967
Chapter 10: Seeking the Just Society: 1968-1984
Chapter 11: Seeking a New Consensus: 1985-1993
Chapter 12: Canada's New Century
Appendix: Canada's Prime Ministers
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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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