Level 30 History
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Diving for Clues to Canadian History
Series: News in Review: March 2010
The fur trade played a large role in the early history of Canada. It opened up the country, created new communities and led to the further exploration of North America. Archaeologists have retrieved many artifacts from places like old trading posts.
The Plane Bomber and Airport Security
Series: News in Review: February 2010
On Christmas Day 2009, a Nigerian man allegedly tries to blow up an airliner as it prepares to land in Detroit. The man was subdued by other passengers before he could set off explosive material sewn into his underwear. The incident triggered a security scare at airports all over the world.
Parliament and the Election Question
Series: News in Review: November 2009
In late September, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced that his party would no longer support Stephen Harper's Conservative government. That meant that the minority government could be defeated, unless the NDP or the Bloc Quebecois supported it.
Remembering Canada's War Dead
Series: News in Review: October 2009
On November 11th, many Canadians take a moment to remember the soldiers who died fighting for Canada. The main ceremony takes place at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but many other ceremonies are held across the country.
The Ghosts of Futures Past: Tom Berger in the North
Series: The Nature of Things
The Canadian Arctic is one of the world's last great wilderness regions and is facing pressures concerning natural gas exploration. The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, the largest construction project in Canada in more than a century, will bring natural gas from the Far North to Alberta's Tar Sands fo...
Fundamental Freedoms: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
One of the most important documents in Canadian history, The Charter of Rights and Freedoms was established in 1982. This documentary examines the history of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the struggle surrounding the ratification of the document, and the importance of the Charter of Rights ...
To Colonize a People: The File Hills Indian Farm Colony
This program profiles William Graham, the Indian Agent for File Hills, and how he used his experimental farm colony as a social experiment to assimilate the Cree. The demoralizing impact this experiment has had is also discussed. The video provides a good study of how Indigenous people were dealt...
John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields
The First World War's terrible Second Battle of Ypres has just broken out in Belgium. Canadian troops, stationed along the Yser canal, are under heavy fire and the number of casualties is mounting. Among the dead is Alexis Helmer, killed early on the morning of May 2, 1915 - the victim of a direc...