Canada: A People's History - First Contact: Student Edition

Paperback | March 22, 2006

byCornelius J. Jaenen

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Canada: A People's History is a series of supplemental resources linked to the popular CBC/Radio Canada series. The addition of this collection is designed to augment the core study text of the Social Studies classroom.

Key Features:
  • A unique collection of student books that provide an opportunity for students to learn from various historical perspectives
  • The books are colourful and visually impressive as they are designed with a high ratio of maps, photographs, timelines, and illustrations
  • The Fast Forward feature links history with current events and people, which students can relate to
  • The Playback feature, offered throughout each book, provides and opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned
  • In First Contact, we learn how over time, first fish, then furs, would bring the Europeans here to stay, and how those early encounters set the stage for a collision course between two very different sets of values - a clash that would change the lives of aboriginal peoples forever.

    Richly illustrated with maps, historical graphics, documents, paintings and portraits, First Contact examines the Aboriginal lifestyle before these first encounters, with special attention given to the traditions, customs, values, governments and spiritual beliefs.

    The book explores the quest for riches that brought the early explorers - Cristopher Columbus, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain - to Canada, the settlers who followed in search of a new life in the new land, and the arrival of missionaries intent on spreading Christianity around the world.

    First Contact also explores the conflicts between the European nations as the quest for furs produced bitter rivalries and alliances.

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Canada: A People's History is a series of supplemental resources linked to the popular CBC/Radio Canada series. The addition of this collection is designed to augment the core study text of the Social Studies classroom.Key Features:A unique collection of student books that provide an opportunity for students to learn from various histo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.2 inPublished:March 22, 2006Publisher:Nelson Canada ElhiLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176336591

ISBN - 13:9780176336592

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