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Canada: Its People, History and Government


Catalogue Number:  880049
Producer:  Colman Communications
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2002
Running Time:  19


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Canada: Its People, History & Government opens with a pictorial review of a particular British influence - floral gardens - in Victoria, British Columbia. The program then depicts French architectural and linguistic influences in Quebec City, Quebec. The opening sequence ends with Chinese New Year celebrations in Vancouver, B.C. The narrator explains that Canada is a land of immigrants. The program then recounts a brief history of the various nationalities and ethnic groups that have settled in Canada and reviews their cultural influences on the nation. Next, the program discusses the living patterns of Canadians, who, for the most part, live in cities. The video then discusses Inuit and Indian groups, the country's native peoples. Principal events in Canada's history are then recounted, from Asian migration 11,000 years ago to European exploration, French and English colonization, the French and Indian War, the Quebec Act, the War of 1812, settlement of the west, and the British North American Act (which established Canada's independence). Finally, Canada's governmental structure - based on both the British and U.S. systems - is explained.
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