Social Studies 20-4: Nationalism in Canada and the World


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Program of Studies details

Key Issue:

Should we embrace nationalism?

Key Outcome – How we will explore the Key Issue:

Students will understand, assess and respond to the complexities of nationalism.

General Outcome – How we will explore the Related Issue:

Students will explore the relationships among nation, identity and nationalism.

Theme and Learning Targets

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Theme used to explore related issue 1 and its general outcome:

Explore relationships among nation, identity and nationalism by examining examples of what it means to be "Canadian."

Suggested Activities

The following table shows the suggested activities and focuses for assessment to address Related Issue 1.

  Activities Overviews and Suggested Activities for Related Issue 1
Focuses for Assessment What Makes Canada "Canada"? Contending Nationalist Loyalties
describe nationalism as an internalized feeling Describing Nationalism  
analyze media messages Media Carries the Message  
support recommendations In My Opinion ...  
describe contending nationalist loyalties   When Loyalties Are in Conflict
state and support position   To Reconcile – Or Not?