Grade 10 Modern History of Canada


GRADE: 10 (Academic)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time, Part-time, Private and Online

Grade 10 Modern History of Canada explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. In Grade 10 Modern History of Canada, students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.


1914 – 1929

Essential Question: What was Canada’s involvement in World War One and how did this event affect Canadians at the time?

  • In this unit, students will complete readings on various topics to do with World War 1 including, the weapons, trench warfare, the Halifax Explosion, Canadian fighter pilots and conscription. Students will learn about the Treaty of Versailles and the different types of propaganda from this war. Students will discover more about the Spanish Flu, as well as different Canadian inventors from the ’20s. Students will also learn about the Winnipeg General Strike, the Group of Seven and the Dionne Quintuplets.


1929 – 1945

Essential Question: How did the war leave the economies of the countries involved? What was the impact of the Great Depression in Canada?

  • In this unit, students will examine the Great Depression and why it happened. The unit will cover the rise of Nazism and World War 2. Students will learn about when the Nazi troops arrived in France as well as about the children of the Holocaust and the role Irene Sendler played.


1945 – 1982

Essential Question: What were the social, political and economic changes that came in with the end of WW2? What is the Cold War and how widespread were its effects?

  • In this unit, students will discuss the Cold War. Students will learn about different military alliances including NATO and NORAD. Students will examine the Great Flag Debate and how Canada adopted the flag it waves today. Students will learn about Quebec and Canada in this time period as well as the October Crisis. Students will also learn about Pierre Trudeau and Multiculturism in Canada.


1982 – Present

Essential Question: How do Canadians help out in developing countries or in countries where there is unrest? What was the impact of the War on Terror in Canada?

  • In this unit, students will investigate social change in Canada and National Unity, specifically the Meech Lake Accord, the Charlottetown Accord and the 1995 Referendum. Students will learn about Romeo Dallaire and the Rwandan Genocide. Students will also learn about Terry Fox and why he is significant to Canadians. Students will examine international political issues, the War on Terror and Canada’s role in Afghanistan. Students will learn about aboriginal affairs and the issues still occurring within our country, as well as about Quebec’s Sovereignty and Canada’s identity.


Proctored Exam30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of this course. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.