The Book of Us
Page 1How Old is the Earth
The age of the Earth:
Write that in just numbers:
Scientists know how old the Earth is because they study:
One other thing you learned from the video:
One question you have about this idea:
Page 2Humans Come into the Picture
Read the Overview: Homo sapiens come into existence: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/world-history-beginnings/origin-humans-early-societies/a/where-did-humans-come-from
Homo Sapiens appeared:
The first humans (homo sapiens) came to North America:
There was a land bridge between:
The bridge was also called:
Important facts about the land bridge:
Page 3: Indigenous People of Canada Pre-Contact
Watch from 11:40 to 13 minutes: https://vimeo.com/204048014
Watch from to : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULyRPpYHxdo
Page 4: Arrival of Europeans, the Vikings
Ms. Newton’s Canada Timeline Project:
http://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Beringia – Encyclopedia article
Vikings in Canada article
http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9273435/John-Cabot – Encyclopedia article
http://www.biography.com/people/john-cabot-9234057#synopsis – another article
Encyclopedia article with video
Samuel de Champlain:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/samuel-de-champlain/ – Encyclopedia article
http://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Habitation_at_Port-Royal – Port Royal and Habitation
Fur Trade: Beaver Felt Hats
http://www.biography.com/people/henry-hudson-9346049#synopsis – Article with video
Hudson Bay Company:
Plains of Abraham:
Treaty of Paris
The War of 1812
Fraser River Gold Rush
Gold was discovered on the Thompson River near Lytton and later north of Lillooet.
Miners came from the California gold rush.
Caribou Gold Rush
Took place in central interior BC – Lytton, Clinton, 100 Mile House, Wiliams Lake…
Over 10,000 people came to the area.
The main town was Barkerville.
The Caribou Wagon Road was needed to bring law and order to the gold rush area. Enabled government to establish itself in the area – to assert authority and control the money being generated (instead of it going back to the US). Also to make BC more competitive with other gold rushes.
$50 million worth of gold.
“Canada” (Ontario and Quebec today) liked the idea of Confederation because it had the most people and could therefore maintain control.
Newfoundland and PEI didn’t like representation by population because they had so few people it would mean they had no voice.
The provinces that were created were Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Signed July 1st 1867.
Northwest Mounted Police
Created in 1874 to restore order in the vast, lawless prairies. To combat American whisky traders and outlaws that were “ruling” the land.
The Last Spike
Klondike Gold Rush
The Constitution of Canada
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that all people are equal before the law, whatever their race, sex or religion.
With the Constitution, Canada no longer needed approval from England to add or change Canadian laws.
Queen Elizabeth and Pierre Elliott Trudeau (the prime minister) signed the Charter in 1982.