My Country, Our History: Canada from 1914 to the Present

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ATTENTION ONTARIO GRADE 10 HISTORY TEACHERS OF APPLIED/LOCALLY DEVELOPED CLASSES At last! A program specifically designed for struggling students! Not your typical History resource! Students working below grade level Students who need to develop core literacy skills of reading, writing, oral communication ESL students Easy-to-read, engaging student text is written with struggling students in mind Numbered paragraphs facilitate the assignment of reading according to students' abilities Text language is developed sequentially, from simple to more complex structures More complex language patterns are introduced and gradually reinforced throughout the text Short question blocks regularly check students' comprehension of text and readiness to do worksheet activities My Country, Our History is an introduction to Canadian history since 1914 for grade 10 students working below grade, who need to build theircore literacy skills in reading and writing, while working to earn a credit in grade 10 History. These students taking the compulsory grade 10 History course will learn to apply consistently Think Literacy strategies in reading, writing and oral communication. Themes in Canadian history are presented sequentially, using a chronological approach and drawing parallels with knowledge the students may already have of similar concepts in different contexts. The language in the text is also developmentally sequenced; the opening chapters are short and simply written, using simple sentences with very little embedding or subordination. As students work through the resource, more complex patterns are introduced and reinforced. Pre-reading questions are provided to guide them, and comprehension and extension questions are included after each major section to promote discussion and stimulate writing. Paragraphs are numbered for easy reference for both students and teachers, important vocabulary is highlighted, and new words and sentence patterns are recycled in subsequent chapters. a simple introduction to Canadian history from 1914 to the present day the first chapter introduces Canada and its people, the final chapter explains the rights, privileges, and responsibilities enjoyed by Canadian citizens profusely illustrated with scores of maps and colour photographs, as well as hundreds of black and white photographs and clearly understood charts, tables, and graphs statistical material is up-to-date, clearly reflecting the Canada of the 21st as well as the 20th century written at a simple reading level, with a spiral progression in difficulty from start to finish for English language learners of all ability levels high interest material written in a simple, lively, and direct style that engages even the most reluctant reader numerous imaginative profiles and case studies of immigrant groups and of prominent Canadian men and women My Country, Our History provides a highly readable history o