Posted: January 12, 2017
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Canadian Identity
· Be prepared to give a personal definition of Canadian Identity, what it includes and what it is affected by. Feel free to include anything you have learned in this course.
· ART= French, British, Aboriginal. How does their art reflect Canadian identity? What affected or influenced their art?
· CRTC=What is it? What is its role? Is it still relevant/needed?
Chapter 2: Canada’s Physical Geography
· What is topography? What are the elements of topography (elevation, relief, gradient, geology)
· How are landforms shaped? (weathering, erosion, deposition, mountain building)
· Eight Landform Regions = How are Canada’s geographic regions classified? What are the 8? Be able to place them on a map. Be able to describe them or give a detail of each.
· Climate = what are the Global and Regional factors that affect climate. Global are: latitude, air masses & winds, ocean currents; Regional are: altitude, bodies of water, mountain barriers. Be able to explain how all these factors affect climate.
· What are the climate regions in Canada? A. TropicalB. Dry ClimateC. Warm, Moist D. Cool, Moist (also known as temperate continental)E. Polar
Chapter 3: Canada’s People
· Pop.Density & Pop. Distribution: What are each? Be prepared to define and explain w/ reference to Canada.
· Population Distribution = why have we chosen to live where we have to live? (near the border, around lakes & rivers, near natural resources)
· Site vs. Situation factors. Define each. Be prepared to discuss w/ real life Canadian examples. P.43 in your textbookCanadian settlement patterns = In different regions of Canada, what occurred? The regions of Atlantic Canada, New France(Quebec), Ontario, Prairies, British Columbia and the North
· Decline of rural population – Know percentages know the dates1881 = 75% rural; 1961 = 62% urban; 2001 = 81% urban
· Industrial revolution…what was it? What effect would it have on pop. distribution?
· What are the 5 political regions of Canada? Be able to name and describe them or give details about them. P.52 in textbook.
· Where is the core? What is it the core? What is the periphery and what does it provide to the core?
Chapter 4: Migration
· Know the different ways that it is believed First Nations came to Canada.
· Know the difference between Push & Pull factors. Be prepared to explain or give an example that is clear and understood.
· What is “multiculturalism”? Has Canadian immigration always promoted a multicultural society? If not, explain specifically how not.
· What is the difference between Canada’s acceptance of immigrants pre-1945 and post-1945?What are the three classes of Canadian immigrants? Be prepared to explain each. How many immigrants does Canada accept a year?
· What is emigration? What is the “brain drain?” Why should we be concerned about a brain drain? Why shouldn’t we be concerned about a brain drain?
Chapter 5: Responses to Geographic Influences
· Know the location of Australia. How does it compare/contrast to Canada?
· Know the climate zones of Australia. How do they compare/contrast to Canada?
· Know the landforms of Australia. How do they compare/contrast to Canada?
· Know Australia’s population, population density, population distribution, and land area size. How do these compare/contrast to Canada?
Chapter 6: Prosperity & Depression
· What was life like in Canada post World War I?
· Why was the Maritime economy so particularly depressed just post-WWI? (think about rail/freight costs, tariffs, lack of capital investment)
· Be prepared to explain the importance of electricity in boosting the economy.
· How did lifestyles begin to change in the 1920’s?
· Era of Prosperity = 1920’s; but not everybody enjoyed prosperity. Who didn’t and why? What was life like for them?
· Tues. Oct.29th, 1929 = Black Tuesday.
· What were the root causes of the Depression? (this is on my webpage; for the love of God and all that is holy look it up…for your sake and my sanity)
· What was the Depression? What was life like during the Depression? Be prepared to describe it in detail.
· Who was Bennett? Be prepared to discuss him and his importance/legacy.
Chapter 7: Canada at War
· Be prepared to explain the four phases of WWII and more specifically what Canada’s role was in each of these stages? At war’s end, where did Canada stand in the ranks of world powers?