Grade 11 History of Canada (30F)
The Grade 11 History of Canada (30F) curriculum supports citizenship as a core concept and engages students in historical inquiry. Guided by Essential Questions, students focus on the history of Canada from pre-contact times to the present. Through this process students think historically and acquire Enduring Understandings related to the following five themes in Canadian history:
- First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples
- French-English Duality
- Identity, Diversity, and Citizenship
- Governance and Economics
- Canada and the World
Historical Thinking Concepts and Skills, based on the work of Dr. Peter Seixas of the University of British Columbia, are embedded throughout the curriculum and provide a foundation for historical inquiry.
The curriculum is organized chronologically into five clusters, and each cluster includes a series of Learning Experiences. Download the following curriculum components from the History of Canada Foundation for Implementation document. These outlines can be printed on-demand by contacting Linda Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical Thinking Strategies
- Establish Historical Significance ( 71 KB)
- Use Primary Source Evidence ( 91 KB)
- Identify Continuity and Change ( 79 KB)
- Analyze Cause and Consequence ( 98 KB)
- Take Historical Perspectives ( 120 KB)
- Understand the Ethical Dimensions of History ( 124 KB)
Annotated Webography ( 42 KB)
Student Text, Teacher’s Guide, and Other Resources to Support the Curriculum
Shaping Canada is the student text (and corresponding teacher’s resource) created specifically for this curriculum. Manitoba Education has also created a poster that graphically displays the curriculum components of the Grade 11 History of Canada course, including the Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions, and Historical Thinking Concepts. These items are all available for purchase from the Manitoba Text Book Bureau (MTBB stock numbers: student text #10391; teacher’s resource #13032). Copies of the poster were delivered to Manitoba high schools in June 2011. Additional copies are available for purchase at the MTBB (stock #80671), or may be downloaded at the link below.
Grade 11 History of Canada Poster ( 3.89 MB)
Mandatory implementation of this course began in the 2011/2012 school year.