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Grade 7 History (see The Ontario Curriculum: History & Geography, Grades 7&8) as it pertains to: New France; British North America; Conflict and Change

Grade 11 American History (see The Ontario Curriculum: Canadian and World Studies, Grades 11&12) as it pertains to how students:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the variety of settlements in the Thirteen Colonies;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the interactions between significant non-conformist groups and American society (e.g. Loyalists);
  • describe the conflicts and compromises between the United States and other North American nations (e.g. War of 1812; Canadian-American boundary disputes);
  • demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of isolationism and Manifest Destiny and their effect on American foreign policy: (e.g. Washington's Farewell address; American support for the Fenians);
  • describe the roll planed by key individuals in Am history (e.g. George Washington);
  • describe the ongoing influence of American beliefs and myths on the history and the society of the United States;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the chronological order of events relating to significant developments in American history (e.g. the American Revolution);
  • demonstrate an understanding of the importance of individuals and groups who have taken leadership roles in American politics (e.g. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson);
  • evaluate the ideas and influence of American social, economic and political thinkers (e.g. Thomas Paine, James Madison);
  • describe the conflict between Aboriginal peoples and European Americans and its development over time.
  • Formulate significant questions for research and inquiry, drawing on examples from American history 9 (e.g. Why did the colonists rebel against England?).
  • demonstrate an ability to distinguish bias, prejudice, stereotyping or lack of substantiation in statements, arguments and opinions;
  • compare key interpretations of American history (e.g. Whigs)

Grade 12: Canada: History, Identity and Culture (see The Ontario Curriculum: Canadian and World Studies, Grades 11&12) as it pertains to how students:

  • Analyze the impact of European contact on the lives of Aboriginal peoples and evaluate the responses of Aboriginal peoples (e.g. rebellions of Pontiac; Tecumseh);
  • demonstrate an understanding of colonial history as it contributed to the concept of Canada as a product of 'two founding nations" (e.g. Royal Proclamation of 1763; Quebec Act, 1774; Constitutional Act, 1791; Lord Durham's Report);
  • describe significant sectarian divisions within colonial society and how they shaped political and cultural issues of the period: (e.g. tensions between early and latter-day Loyalists);
  • describe significant waves of immigration (e.g. United Empire Loyalists in the late 1700s, black immigration); -
  • demonstrate an understanding of Canada's role in international affairs prior to Confederation (e.g. French colonial trade under Louis XIV; Seven Years' War; War of 1812; Fenians;
  • analyze Canada's development as an autonomous nation in the first half of the 20th Century (e.g. Statute of Westminster).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the resistance of French and British settlers to the establishment of European colonial institutions (e.g. William Lyon Mackenzie versus the Family Compact);
  • analyze how conflicts and compromises between Canada and the United States have helped shape the Canadian identity (e.g. migration of UEL; War of 1812); assess whether British colonial policies were directed towards the creation of a homogenous society in Canada (e.g. Treaty of Paris, 1763;
  • Quebec Act, 1774; Act of Union, 1840).

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