Lesson 4: Canada, 1945-1982

Learning Goal:Understanding the significance of some key social, economic, and political events, trends, and developments in Canada between 1945 and 1982.




In small groups select 2-3 people from the Archive during the time period 1945-1982.
Note to the teacher: Where possible, ensure that each group has not selected the same writers so that groups can learn from each other.


1. What impact did international politics and movements during this period have on the quality of life of Black people in Canada?
2. Why do times of change lead to both conflict and cooperation? What factors contributed to the development of social movements in Canada during this period?
3. In what ways did colonialist government policies continue to have an impact on Black, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities during this time?
4.  Which event or development during this period made the most significant contribution to the development of identities in Canada?
5. What criteria can we use to make that judgement?


Using a different digital format from the previous learning experience, present your answers to the class (ie FlipGrid, JamBoard, Google Slides)