Friday, February 25, 2011

Canadian History Plan - Updated!


Note - this is now out of date, but is still useful for Canadians using AO. Also, many of these resources will be being used with the new rotation system.
See new plan
II have decided to make things line up more with the AO History timeline. I am keeping the original plan on the blog, but this is an alternative.

Depending on the resources available to you, I am providing two options.
Option 1:
The main resource is "Great Canadian Lives - Portraits in History to 1867" (hereafter called GCL) - Unfortunately this book is out of print and can be expensive. (My library has several copies.) There is a copy online here. I'm not sure what would be up with the copyright, but this seems to be an educational site.

The other resource is "My First History of Canada" by Donalda Dickie & Rudiger Krause (Hereafter called MFH)
I generally read the time period in "My First History of Canada" as an overview, then read "Great Canadian Lives" for the short biographies.
Option 2:
The resource for this option is "The Story of Canada" by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore. (Hereafter called SOC)
For Both Options:
One other good resource is the Canadian Minutes - the little ads from TV. They can be found here. I think that new ones are being added still - But am putting suggestions in the plan.

I expect to change some of the AO biographies from Americans to Canadians....


Year 1 - AO timeline is "early history, focusing on people"

Details for this year are pending as I pre-read my selections. I am also open to good suggestions for books on Native Americans or Canadian Heros.
  • SOC - Ch. 1 "A Hundred Centuries" [skip evolutionary info as desired for family]
  • Minutes - Inukshuk (1931) - but done for centuries
Biographies (not necessarily in chronological position for Year 1)
  • "Child's History of United States" - Morris - Ch 1 NOTE: Used as a biography of Columbus. This is the only chapter used of this book, so use the free version here.
  • "John Cabot: The Ongoing search for a Westward Passage to Asia" - Marian Rengel OR
  • "Henry Hudson: English Explorer of the Northwest Passage" - Josepha Sherman
Year 2 - AO timeline is 1000 AD - 1550
Canadian Timeline - early/vikings/discovery
  • SOC - Ch 2. "Strangers on the Coast" OR
  • MFH - Chapter 1-2
  • GCL - The Mists of Time (Section 1 of Chapter 1, plus "Across the High Seas" and "John Cabot")
Year 3 - AO timeline is 1500-1600
Canadian Timeline - 1500-1700
  • SOC - Chapter 3 "Habitants and Voyageurs" up to but not including "Voyageurs" OR
  • MFH - Chapter 2 - 9
  • GCL - Rest of Chapter 1 - Chapter 3 "The Days of Frontenac"
Year 4 - AO timeline is 1700's to ~1800
Canadian Timeline - 1700-1812
  • SOC - Rest of Chapter 3, Chapter 4 "The Colonists" up to but not including "The War of 1812" OR
  • MFH - Chapter 10-13
  • GCL - Rest of Chapter 3 - Chapter 4
Year 5 - 1800-1920
Canadian Timeline - 1812-1910
  • SOC - Rest of Chapter 4 - Chapter 8 OR
  • MFH - Chapter 14-20
  • GCL - Chapter 5 - end
  • another resource TBD (from 1867+)
  • The Battles of the War of 1812 - Pierre Berton
  • Exploring the Frozen North - Pierre Berton
  • "A Pioneer Story" - Barbara Greenwood. (also called "A Pioneer Sampler"?)
  • "The Last Safe House: A Story of the Underground Railroad" - Barbara Greenwood
  • "Gold Rush Fever: A Story of the Klondike" - Barbara Greenwood
  • The Great Klondike Gold Rush - Pierre Berton
  • Full Steam to Canada
topics to include RCMP, Goldrush
Year 6 - 1920 to Present day (then a term in ancient history)
Canadian Timeline - 1910-Present
  • SOC - Chapter 9 - end OR
  • MFH - Chapter 20-21
  • another resource TBD
Later Years:
The later Years are still very much in draft mode, with gaps in resources at this stage. All resources mentioned are just being considered.
Year 7 - 800-1400's (Middle Ages)
Canadian Timeline - Pre-1496
Year 8 - 1400-1600's (Reniassance to Reformation)
Canadian Timeline - 1492-~1700
Year 9 - 1688-1815
Canadian Timeline - ~1700-1815
  • The Invasion of Canada (1812-1813) - Pierre Berton
  • Flames Across the Boarders (1813-1814) - Pierre Berton
Year 10 - 1815-1901
Canadian Timeline - 1815-~1900
  • The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole (1818-1909) - Pierre Berton
  • The National Dream: The Great Railway (1871-1881) - Pierre Berton
  • The Last Spike: The Great Railway (1881-1885) - Pierre Berton
  • Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush (1896-1899) - Pierre Berton
  • The Klondike Quest: A Photographic Essay (1897-1899) - Pierre Berton
  • The Promised Land:Settling the West (1896-1914) - Pierre Berton
Year 11 - 20th Century
Canadian Timeline - 20th Century
  • Marching As To War (1899-1953) - Pierre Berton
  • Vimy - [WWI] - Pierre Berton
  • The Great Depression (1829-1839) - Pierre Berton

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment