Term 1 Summary

What is history?

In the start of the year, we focused on answering the question, “what is history?” and in doing so I responded to the following blog posts by Mr. Henderson.




Historical Thinking Concepts 

What we have been learning revolves around the 6 historical thinking concepts and applying them to the different events in Canada.

The 6 historical thinking concepts are Evidence and InterpretationHistorical SignificanceHistorical PerspectiveContinuity and ChangeEthical Judgement, and Cause and Consequence.

For Evidence and Interpretation, I did some research on my historical Canadian Stephen Leacock. I will also be leading a short presentation on him later in the year.

I also made a page about A Walk Down Mainstreet to prove my understanding of continuity and change. I looked into the development of Winnipeg from 1905 to present day because of the creation of the Canadian Pacific Railway.


The First Peoples

 People came to this area of the world (Canada) about 11000 years ago (9000 BCE). First peoples ate plants and buffalo and were nomadic, meaning that they chased after their food. They also started to trade items, such as copper and ceramics, with other groups.


New France

The majority of what we talk about in class is about New France and Samuel de Champlain’s goals were:

  1. Capitalism – making money through the Fur Trade
  2. Catholicism – converting Indigenous peoples to Catholics with the help of Jesuits
  3. Colonialism – the expansion of New France

Here is a Prezi that goes through New France from 1662 to 1763.


On This Day in Canadian History 

Everyday, we have looked into what has happened in history throughout the years. On October 22nd, 1692, Madeleine de Vercheres defended the fort against Iroquois with only 2 militia and her younger brother in Quebec. This led me to do my Prairie Fire creative piece on Vercheres.


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