Primary source documents offering students a panoramic view of 20th century Canada

Specs:

9″ x 12″, 48–56 pages

Grade:

10

The CANADIAN HERITAGE COLLECTION is a series of 12 books that explore 20th century Canada through primary source documents. Each book focuses on a central theme and is organized by decade to show the unique flavour of the period — its appearance and mood, the defining issues and events, and the prominent people who shaped it.

Primary source documents are the original writings and images of any given time period. They are witnesses to our past. Through these documents, we are able to listen to the voices of historical figures and examine their feelings as they describe or depict the events of the day. History comes alive for us because we experience it through the people who lived it.

Primary source documents are an engaging path into history. Thoughtfully examined, they provide essential insights into the past and serve as a framework for understanding the present.

Features

History Comes Alive

From letters written by soldiers at war to posters, poetry, ads, and more, each book contains a wide range of original writings and images.

Engagement + Inquiry

Ideal for use in inquiry-based learning, primary source documents are an engaging way to help students develop critical thinking skills as they explore the political, economic, and social realities of different eras.

Organized by Theme and Decade

Each book focuses on a central theme and is organized by decade to show the unique flavour of the period.

Team

By:

Miriam Bardswich, Jenifer Borda, Gerry Campbell, Rose Fine-Meyer, Sandy Fryer, Stephanie K. Gibson, Rick Homan, Charles Leskun, Linda Martin, Heather Miller, Ian Pettigrew, Jonathan Shoss, Tim Tobin, Thomas Wright