Canadian History 11
Final Examination Outline – June 2007
The exam outline for the Canadian History 11 course is designed to provide you with a
study guide. The study guide will enable you to organize and identify the areas that will
be addressed on the exam as well as the type of questions to expect. The material in your
course text, Canada’s History: Voices and Visions, is the main sources of information.
Also, the notes from the documentaries, presentations as well as the evaluations over the
course of the semester will be beneficial to you. You should review the key terms,
people, events and major developments that have been discussed, written upon and/or
The exam format will follow the format similar to tests over the course of the semester.
The exam will include the following sections:
You will be required to complete a fill-in-the-blank section and then place the area
that the statement deals with on a map.
2. Identification and Explanation (5 Ws)
You will have a choice of terms, events, people and/or developments to present.
3. Compare and Contrast
You will be given a choice of pairs to discuss their similarities and their differences.
4. Political Cartoon
You will be asked to analyze a political cartoon and make the connection to the
5. Critical Analysis Essays
You are to complete two of four thesis questions.
Your understanding of the many documentaries, seminars and topics discussed will be
challenged in this exam. It is paramount that you make every effort to ensure that the
notes you have are clear and concise, and that you understand the notes you have taken
over the course of the semester. Your ability to be detailed and succinct in the
information you have taken from these various sources will be of benefit in your
preparation for the exam.
The following chapters in your text, Canada’s History: Voices and Visions, should be
reviewed and studied. As well, focus on the material discussed in class.
Chapter 1 Peopling of the Americas
Chapter 2 Contact and Colonization
Chapter 3 Global Influences and Canada’s Development
Chapter 4 The First World War: Shaping Canada’s Identity
Chapter 5 The Second World War: Total War Returns
The readings from the Pre-Exam Agenda will also be included.
You will receive four thesis questions which will form the basis of the Critical Analysis
Essay section of your exam. You will receive these statements the week prior to your
exam. It would be in your best interest to answer these questions as part of your review
for the exam.
Canadian History 11
1. Seminars begin on Monday, June 4th, 2007
2. Final test on the information presented during the seminars will be held on
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007.
3. Text reading assignment
During the seminar presentations, you are responsible for completing the
following reading assignment in the textbook. From that reading, I recommend
that you take notes of key ideas and/or terms that are new. Much of the reading
will reinforce topics and/or issues already discussed in class. One of the essay
topics for you final exam will be derived from the reading, along with a few of the
Please be advised that you are on your own schedule for the reading, but during
the final week before exams, we will be going over this material. Therefore, it is
up to you to raise any concerns or questions during this time.
Below is the reading list. I would recommend that you take one section each
night, thereby ensuring a thorough understanding of what you have read. Your
notes of each reading should be clear and specific – remember the 5 Ws.
A. Unit: Governance
1. Chapter 13 – The Evolution of Government p. 150-157
2. Chapter 14 – Road to Confederation p. 158-167
3. Chapter 15 – Evolution of Canadian Federalism p. 168-175
B. Unit: Sovereignty
1. Chapter 16 – The Development of the Political Parties p. 176-185
2. Chapter 17 – The Canadian Constitution p. 186-195
3. Chapter 19 – Conflict and Compromise p. 208-217
C. Unit: Justice
1. Chapter 23 – Canada’s Legal System p. 253-259
2. Chapter 25 – Canada’s Immigration Policy p. 268-277
3. Chapter 27 – Rights and Freedoms p. 290-299