Sunday, August 20, 2006


This is the look we can get on our face when we talk about Canadian History. So to help us all learn more about the great country of Canada, I am going to try to give a somewhat daily information segment about Canadian History. Adding to that a daily question.. Some may be easy, and some might take some work to find the answer.


"Canadian History is a lot of fun. There are heroes and villains, tragedies and triumphs, great battles and sudden betrayals, loyal refugees and long struggles for social justice. Our history tells us who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. Any place as eclectic and mixed up as Canada will never be able to settle on a single unified, homogenous national history that will please everyone, but make no mistake; There IS a history that we need to know. The interpretations may vary - radically, at times - but there are still core events and important leaders from our past that every Canadian should be familiar with"

- History matters, and we forget this truth at our peril -

- historian J.L. Granastein

My information is not going to come from my head, that is for sure.
I will be getting most of my information from my
"Canadian History for Dummies". It is a great little reference book
for anyone who wants to know more about Canadian
History but not dive into large heavy books.


After Canada's First Nations, Who were the "Three Big C's" among the first to explore and arrive on our shores?

1 comment:

Jill said...

Is it Cabot, Cartier and Champlain? Just guessing. Where I work Americans are outnumbered by Canadians, so I try to know a little bit to avoid looking dumb.