Tag Archives: Canada

HISTORY TIDBIT: BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

The world’s first global war (the Seven Years War, 1756–63) was fought in North America, Europe, and India, and came about because both France and Great Britain wanted to be top dog. Eventually, it was Britannia that came to rule the waves (and a lot more, too), and the Battle of the Plains Of Abraham […]

HISTORY SHARE: CANADA’S OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

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HISTORY SHARE: VINTAGE PICTURE MAP OF CANADA

Vintage Picture Map Geography of Canada

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC FACT & FICTION ABOUT CANADA

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HISTORY SHARE: IMMIGRANT POSTERS

With all the media resources available today, posters are probably not the most effective way of luring the masses, but in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, these served to attract immigrants to Canada. (You’ll notice none of them depict blizzards, floods, droughts, tornadoes, and the various other hazards of life here.) http://ocanadablog.com/2015/04/11/theyre-giving-away-land/

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

National Aboriginal Day is observed across Canada and is a statutory holiday in the Northwest Territories. Though the day itself did not gain official recognition until 2001, June 21st has long been a traditional gathering date for many Aboriginal groups, a time to come together for special ceremonies, music, dancing, games, and feasting. Non-Aboriginals now […]

CHILD MIGRATION: THE HOME CHILDREN

Approximately twelve per cent of Canada’s population can claim descent from young immigrants known as Home Children. Between 1863-1939, fifty different British child care societies shipped about 118,000 youngsters to Canada and placed them with Canadian families. Though younger children like Hetty and Pip were sometimes adopted, older ones were usually taken on as farm […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAPLE LEAF FLAG

A number of flags have been flown in Canada since John Cabot arrived in Newfoundland in 1497. Britain’s Union Jack had the longest run, lasting from 1621 to 1964. On December 15th, 1964, Canada’s House of Commons approved the maple leaf designed used today, and it was officially inaugurated on February 15th, 1965. 

TWO CAUSES FOR CELEBRATION

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada, and a Happy & Joyous Eid to all those celebrating the Festival of Sacrifice. It was in 1957 that the second Monday of October officially became Thanksgiving Day in Canada, but  feasts and celebrations were held in abundance before that, and not just after the harvest. There were also thanksgiving celebrations for […]

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’ # 1

The word ‘history’ contains the word ‘story’, and as Rudyard Kipling once said, “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” I agree. Consider these historical facts: • Back in Shakespeare’s day, plays had to be written out by hand. • Before the Civil War, abolitionists helped American slaves […]

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

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