Viewed in Class This Month

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Video content reviewed in Canadian History

CBC Story of Us - 9 - Relates mainly to Chapter 20 -

  • Quebec sovereignty: FLQ crisis,
  • War Measures Act, etc.;
  • also discussed
    • Aboriginal residential schools; 
    • the Viola Desmond case 

CBC Story of Us - 10 - Relates to Chapter 19; 21  -

  • Aboriginal sovereignty;
  • Canadian sovereignty in the global context;
    • Vietnamese boat people;
    • RCMP officer Baltej Singh Dhillon.

Interesting ...

Had improvements in efficiency and reductions in the cost of automobiles followed patterns similar to the computer industry, each of us would be able to buy a Rolls-Royce today for roughly $2.75; it would get nearly 3,000,000 miles to the gallon and deliver enough power to tow an aircraft carrier.

Lepper, M. R. (1985). Microcomputers in Education: motivational and social issues. American Psychologist, 40(1), 1-18.

This was written over 30 years ago. I wonder what he'd say today?



War of 1812

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The USA believed in 1812 that overcoming British resistance would be easy. There were few British garrisons, and mostly farmers and merchants who were largely French, along with aboriginal peoples. 

Canada’s apparent vulnerability—Jefferson had famously suggested that its conquest would be “a mere matter of marching” for American troops—made it an even more enticing target. (



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