Presentation on theme: "HISTORY “Competent historical thinkers understand both the vast differences that separate us from our ancestors and the ties that bind us to them; they."— Presentation transcript:
HISTORY “Competent historical thinkers understand both the vast differences that separate us from our ancestors and the ties that bind us to them; they can analyze historical artifacts and documents, which can give them some of the best understandings of times gone by; they can assess the validity and relevance of historical accounts, when they are used to support entry into a war, voting for a candidate, or any of the myriad decisions knowledgeable citizens in a democracy must make. All this requires “knowing the facts”, but “knowing the facts” is not enough. Historical thinking does not replace historical knowledge: the two are related and interdependent.” Peter Seixas, “‘Scaling Up’ the Benchmarks of Historical Thinking” (2008)
What do you know of Canadian History? 1.Name the 5 great lakes (5) 2. Name the Scottish immigrant, skilled lawyer and father of Confederation who became Canada’s first Prime Minister (1) 3. What is the name of the act that brought about the creation of Canada? (2) 4. Which 4 provinces came together to form a country in 1867? (4) 5. _________ was the last province to join confederation in _____ (2)
6. Nunavut became a territory of Canada in _______ (1) 7. Name Canada’s last 5 Prime Ministers (5) 8. Who was Canada’s only female Prime Minister? (1) 9. What are Canada’s 2 official sports? (2) 10. What Canadian sprinter was striped of his record breaking 100M world record and Olympic gold medal in 1988?
11. What Prime Minister did US President Richard Nixon call “a real asshole”? (1) 12. Does the word ‘Nunavut’ mean: your land, our land, cold land or north land? (1) 13. True/False: Quebec was once known as ‘lower Canada’? (1) 14. Which province was once known as ‘Canada West’? (1) 15. What 5 political parties won more than one seat in the 2011 federal election? (5)
16. The Iroquois originally started referring to Canada as ‘Kanata’, does this word mean nation, country, village or community? (1) 17. What slogan is on the Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotian license plates? (4) 18. Which animal is the official symbol of Canada? (1) 19. What is the capital of New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Quebec and Nunavut? (4) 20. Who was the last Canadian NHL team to win the Stanley cup? (1)