Thursday, 27 March 2014

Socials 10-2: The North-West Rebellion of 1885

Today we discussed the Rebellion.  We started by discussing the sketchnote that I had on the board last class and then we re-scanned pp. 192-197.  We discussed the notion of recession and depression as they relate to economics and specifically how economic pressures in eastern Canada encouraged some to try to find a better life out west.  However, the reality for the people in the West was no different.  For example the government had imposed tariffs to discourage cheap American farm from being "dumped" across the border (we'll learn more about that soon regarding the National Policy).

We also watched the segment titled "Land of Discontent" from A People's History.  Here are my notes from the second half of that:

There is no homework but you may wish to start reading pp. 183-191 because that is our next topic before the big unit test! (Term 3 ends in two weeks and I need time to give the test and the re-test).

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