SS 11 Timeline Assignment: Canadian Autonomy & Pride!
World War 1 marked a huge turning point in Canada’s role on the World Stage.
Events such as Battle of Vimy Ridge and participation in the Treaty of Versailles peace
process were instrumental in Canada’s development from “Colony to County”. What has
To develop an understanding of the various people and events involved in shaping
Canada’s part in 20th Century World Affairs
To practise basic research skills
To analyse and interpret information
To present data in an organized and efficient manner
Part A: Timeline-Canadian Independence 1920-2000
1.) Research the dates for the following 15 events.(most are in your textbook)
D-Day King-Byng Crisis United Nations formed
CBC created Terry Fox’s Marathon of Maple Leaf adopted as
Hope Canadian flag
Korean War Expo 67 Canada Act/Charter of
Rights & Freedoms
Persons Case Statute of Westminister Suez Crisis
League of Nations formed Newfoundland joins Citizenship Act of 1947
2.) Research and find any 5 other events from 1920-2000 that helped promote
Canadian pride or independence. These events can be personal achievements (ie
Terry Fox), international organizations ( ie UN) or specific events (ie Expo 67).
3.) Create a timeline starting in 1920 and ending in 2000 which shows all 20 (15 +
4.) Also, on the timeline, highlight the 3 following eras:
a) The Great Depression 1929- ?
b) World War 2 1939-?
c) Cold War 1947-?
Part B Written Explanations
1. From the list of 20, choose and rank your Top 10 events in
order of importance for promoting Canadian pride around the
2. Write a brief explanation for each of the 10 explaining WHAT
the event was and WHY it is important.
Ie: Citizenship Act of 1947 – This post WW2 piece of Canadian
legislation changed the terminology on all personal domestic
documents (ie Birth Certificates, Passports etc.) from BRITISH
SUBJECT to CANADIAN CITIZEN. This was a small but very
significant change that made all “Canadians” proud and more
1) Accuracy –(20 x ½ ) 10 marks
2) Readability-(scale, organization, title, clarity) 10 marks
3) Creativity 5 marks
Part B –Written Explanations
1) Explanations & interpretation 10 x 2 = 20 marks
2) Creativity – Top 10 – 5 marks
Total 50 marks
Due Date : Friday December 7, 2001