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Intro to Canada Focus Notes (Condensed)

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Liz Blinn

on 8 October 2018

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Transcript of Intro to Canada Focus Notes (Condensed)

Human-Envi. Interaction
The 5 Themes of

The Quebec Act:
Population & Movement
Independent Canada
Chapter 2, Sec. 1-3
Europeans arrived in 1400s (fur trade)
First Nations suffered (disease)
1. religious freedom
2. allowed French laws
3. extended French boundries
To avoid rebellion, Britain
passed the
Is a Parliamentary government
Still has ties to Britain & the Queen
Created the
Dominion of Canada:
def. a territory that governs itself while staying tied to the colonizing country (Britain)
During World War I, Canada proved it could be independent from Britain.
From World War II on, Canada saw a huge growth in economy, agriculture, technology and industry.
In 1931 Britain allowed this; though the two still remain linked.
Native peoples are called

The First Nations.

Britain in control of Canada (beat France & US)
After WWI, got its independence (1931)
Colonies expanded
WWII helped it grow
Example: the Inuit people-
they still live there today!
migrate year-round to find food
Canada's harsh climate & wild terrain affects the population.
Land Use:
Mining (iron/copper)
Concerns: Overuse of natural resources& pollution
Canada's population is considered a
cultural mosaic.
Immigration increase from to 1960 to today; lots of diversity
Canada's Challenge:
To keep Canadian culture unique, as Americanized characteristics trickle in.
EX: More than 50% Toronto students speak 2 languages
EX: Immigrants are 70% of all labor force growth
French is the official language in Quebec (
81%, 1st language

1980 & 1995--people of Quebec voted whether or not to

Both votes were in favor of staying Canadian
Last vote--49.4% voted to secede; 50.6% voted to stay Canadian…wow!
How would Quebec "leaving" affected Canada?
Growing economy: lots of resources, high
literacy rate
, low unemployment
Trade agreement between US, Canada and Mexico.
(North American Free Trade Agreement)
Profits from trade 1/3 of the economy!
Population: 35 million
Most people in Canada live along the CAN/US border.
At Night...
Only 1 million people live above the line....
50% of the population lives in just the
Canada is a plural society, where all people groups keep unique identities.

Canada has a
(US is 318 million)
IN the left-hand column,
write your REACTION
to the border video:
Which of these might be a good VOCABULARY word to define?
Which of these might be a good VOCABULARY word to define?
In the left-hand column respond to the following:
In the left column:
Based on this SECTION of notes, write down one QUESTION you still have
Which of these might be a good VOCABULARY word to define?
Making Connections:
IN the left-hand column:
Write your REACTION
to the mussel hunting video:
(Refer to CULTURE section)
How does the term "cultural mosaic" connect to other topics we have covered in this unit?
(Refer to ECONOMICS section)
What is one term from these note you already know the definition of?
Which of these might be a good VOCABULARY word to define?
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