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    Overview In the Ontario School Curriculum, Grade 2 Social Studies is designed to help students develop their understanding of their local community and begin to examine the global community. Students are given the opportunity to explore a variety of tradition with their own families as well as their local and global communities. The social studies program enables students to develop “an understanding of how these traditions contribute to and enrich their own community and Canadian society.” Students will study communities around the world and develop awareness of the diversity that exists in the global community. According to the Ontario Curriculum The Grade 2 social studies expectations provide opportunities for students to explore a number of concepts connected to the citizenship education framework (see page 10), including community, identity, relationships, respect, and stewardship 73 The social studies program enables studies to investigate various key concepts, issues, and develop awareness on diverse identities using an interdisciplinary approach (p.11). Through this program, students are able to “develop a sense of who they are by exploring their identity within the context of various local, national, and…

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    Blackstone Lake

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    For me, the understanding and colouring of the modern history of Blackstone Lake starts with the stories and biographies of the settlers that tamed and worked the land surrounding the lake. As they did so, a historical framework of personalities, knowledge of the of the lake and a system of morals developed. I started out to answer what seemed to be some major questions to ask the archives and of history itself. They being the origins of each settler, why they or their ancestors came to Canada,…

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    controlled by the Horseshoe cottagers. 2003 The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), interested in reducing the significant effort in maintain the two lakes levels through the seasons, droughts and heavy rains decide a new dam is required. Initially the lake level was to be reduced a substantial 18 cm to 198.38 m above sea level. Also no sluice for a 100 year flood and no consideration for the habitat downstream. With objections from cottagers and a new proposal was made by the MNR. 2009-2010…

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    Then in 1791, the Constitutional Act divided the province of Quebec into two separate colonies, Upper and Lower Quebec. Lord Durham and others identified the problem that the French presence was a negative driver in British-North America, suggesting French people need to be assimilated into British culture. In 1841, the Act of Union reunited Upper and Lower Quebec and sanctioned unilingualism in the legislature of the Province of Canada, which resulted such sharp protest from francophone members…

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    In the last year of high school, students of Ontario should only be educated on Canadian literature within English courses. Even though other writers from all cultures provide excellent teaching tools to assist with the provinces educational curriculum, the focus should be related to Canadian literature and it’s writers. As a matter of fact, the direr need for students to become accustomed with the literacy of Canada is greatly important. In all honesty, three reasons are; requiring to…

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    The Hudson Bay Lowlands

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    If one was to look at Ontario as a region we find a great variation in ecosystems. We may divide the province into four regions, the Hudson Bay Lowlands in the northern reaches of the province, the Boreal Forest, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest and Deciduous forest (Government of Ontario). 26 million hectares, covering one of the largest expanses of wetland in the world, the Hudson Bay Lowlands is characterized by bogs, fens, few slow growing forest and tundra, of this two-thirds of this…

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    25000 volunteers. Two years of war, more than 350 000 Canadians volunteered. Yet French Canadians, farmers, unionists, etc opposed participation. Voluntary was failing to sustain troop numbers and that’s when Prime Minister Borden and the conservatives decided there was a need of conscription. Anglophone Canadians, British Immigrant and families of soldiers generally supported it but mostly the people who opposed conscription were the Quebec population. English Canadians claimed that Quebec was…

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    Most people live in southern Canada because of the climate, location, and natural resources. To begin, most Canadians live in the south because of the warm climate. Most Canadians would rather live in southern Canada because it has the highest average temperature than any other part of Canada. For example, In the southernmost city in Canada, Windsor, Ontario, where the average temperature is 22 degrees celsius in the summer and below 5 degrees celsius in the winter. We can compare this to…

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    Essay On Wendat

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    various names Wyandot or Wyandotte people of Ontario. They lived along rivers and lakes where they would be most likely find wildlife, fresh water and good soil for crops. Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, Lake Ontario and rivers such as Black Creek. The Wendat lived along Black Creek, located in North York. Black Creek flows south to the The Humber River in Toronto ON, Canada. The area is just North of Toronto in the Municipality of York Region. The area development is a commercial and residential…

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    The Shack Short Story

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    Within a few years of Lawrence arriving the Colony of Quebec split into Upper and Lower Canada. Upper Canada’s (to be Ontario) first Lieutenant Governor was John Graves Simcoe and one of his many concerns was the threat posed by the newly minted United States and that they may, in the future want to annex the Canadas. He added to the population of Upper Canada by augmenting the regulations to include disaffected Americans that were not Loyalists. Hence, the population in and around the Niagara…

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