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The Canada Year Book Historical Collection is funded by the Canadian Culture Online Program of the federal Department of Canadian Heritage. Statistics Canada is committed to developing a heritage website that presents digitized historical versions of the Canada Year Book from 1867 to 1967. A total of 159 books have been digitized—72 in French and 87 in English. These digitized editions will link to a series of customized lesson plans for teachers.
The lesson plans were created to support curriculum in History and Social Studies. They have been designed to help students use the historical information of the Canada Year Book Historical Collection to bring the Canada of the past to life. The lessons also encourage students to develop critical thinking skills and to research and explore primary source documents.
Information is presented by topic and includes links to supporting tables.
How has industrialization in Canada affected family size, courtship patterns, age at first marriage, decisions to have children, and work outside the home?
How and why have the traditional roles of men and women in Canadian society changed?
How and why have the occupations of Canadian men and women changed over the years?
How has industrialization affected the way Canadians live and work?
What impacts did the Great Depression have on Canadians?
How have Canadians’ day-to-day communications among themselves and with the world evolved since Confederation?
How has Canada become one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world?
What impact did industrialization have in the different regions of Canada?
What forces have influenced immigration to and emigration from Canada?
How did Canada’s participation in the two world wars affect Canadians, both economically and socially?