Canada - Government History

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Canada - Government History

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  1. Who Has A …

    Slide 1 - Who Has A …

    • President
    • Queen
    • King
    • Prime Minister
  2. Essential Question(s): What type of government does Canada have?  What are some significant historical events in Canada’s past?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What type of government does Canada have? What are some significant historical events in Canada’s past?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the ways the Canadian government is similar to the U.S. government.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.3.9.E. - Explain the human characteristics of places and regions by their political activities.
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. Parliamentary Democracy:  voters elect a representative to Parliament

    Slide 3 - Parliamentary Democracy: voters elect a representative to Parliament

    • Federal System: divided power
    • Indigenous: native people
    • Bilingual: 2 languages (bi = 2)
    • Vocabulary
  4. Both Canada and the U.S. are republics with a federal system.

    Slide 4 - Both Canada and the U.S. are republics with a federal system.

    • A federal system is a division of power between a national government and state (called provinces in Canada) governments.
    • The constitutions of both countries outline the powers that the national government hold and the powers that the state/provincial governments hold.
    • Canada is a Parliamentary Democracy. This means that the people govern the nation.
    • Individual citizens give their power to an elected representative who acts on their behalf.
    • Political Geography
  5. Canada has close ties to Britain.

    Slide 5 - Canada has close ties to Britain.

    • The British Monarch – Queen Elizabeth II – is the head of state but has little or no power.
    • Constitutional Monarchy
    • Queen
    • Elizabeth II
    • Prime
    • Minister
    • Stephen
    • Harper
  6. Like the U.S.:

    Slide 6 - Like the U.S.:

    • Canada was settled by Native Americans
    • England and France claimed land in Canada around the 1600’s
    • Canada gained independence.
    • Unlike the U.S.:
    • The people of Quebec as well as the indigenous population are unsettled and some want independence from Canada.
    • Canada is a bilingual country; it has two official languages – English and French.
    • A Common History
  7. Slide 7

    • Vikings
    • A.D. 1000
    • French
    • 1530s
    • British
    • 1713
    • Eastern shores
    • No permanent settlers
    • Jacques Cartier
    • St. Lawrence River as northwest passage to Asia
    • Fishing and furs
    • French/British conflictincreased settlement during American Revolution
    • Set up provinces
    • European Arrival
  8. Quebec

    Slide 8 - Quebec

    • The official language of Quebec is French.
    • The historic area of the city has a very European vibe!
  9. Indigenous:  people who are descended from an area’s first inhabitants.

    Slide 9 - Indigenous: people who are descended from an area’s first inhabitants.

    • Inuit (IH-nu-wuht): people from the territory of Nunavut; they want independence
    • Indigenous
  10. In what ways are the U.S. and Canadian governments the same? Select all that apply.

    Slide 10 - In what ways are the U.S. and Canadian governments the same? Select all that apply.

    • Democracy
    • Monarchy
    • Federal System
    • Quick Check
  11. Quick Check

    Slide 11 - Quick Check

    • In what ways are the U.S. and Canadian governments the same?
    • Democracy
    • Monarchy
    • Federal System
  12. Being a bilingual country means that it has:

    Slide 12 - Being a bilingual country means that it has:

    • 2 official languages
    • Many official languages
    • A Queen and Prime Minister
    • Quick Check
  13. Being a bilingual country means that it has:

    Slide 13 - Being a bilingual country means that it has:

    • 2 official languages
    • Many official languages
    • A Queen and Prime Minister
    • Quick Check
    • Hello!
    • Bonjour!
  14. Essential Question(s): What type of government does Canada have?  What are some significant historical events in Canada’s past?

    Slide 14 - Essential Question(s): What type of government does Canada have? What are some significant historical events in Canada’s past?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the ways the Canadian government is similar to the U.S. government.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.3.9.E. - Explain the human characteristics of places and regions by their political activities.
    • Review Objectives
  15. The Americas

    Slide 15 - The Americas

    • Canada and Mexico
    • South America
    • Central America
    • Physical Geography
    • Big Idea: How can you use the 5 themes of geography to learn about The Americas?
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events