Level 30 Social Studies

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Parliament and the Election Question

When Parliament returned after a winter break, the big question is "would there be a spring election?" The government and the opposition parties claim they did not want one. This video looks at some of the issues that could determine whether that election is called.

Wikileaks and the Information War

This video examines the controversy over the release by Wikileaks of hundreds of classified U.S. documents, as well as the role of its founder and editor-in-chief, Julian Assange.

The Great Soul Rush. Episode 44

Series: Looking Back
Anglican and Catholic missionaries rush to convert Aboriginal peoples in northern Saskatchewan to their particular brand of Christianity.

Sitting Bull's Mountie. Episode 43

Series: Looking Back
The famed Sioux Chief seeks refuge in Canada and is befriended by the Mountie assigned to watch over him.

The Regina Riot. Episode 42

Series: Looking Back
This is an eyewitness account of the 1935 On-to-Ottawa trek and the Riot that ended it.

The Debden Miracle. Episode 41

Series: Looking Back
Every single soldier from Debden who left to fights in World War II returns safely after the parish priest makes a deal with God.

The French Counts of Whitewood. Episode 40

Series: Looking Back
French aristocrats flock to Whitewood and try to recreate their extravagant lifestyles, but their farms and businesses fail miserably.

The Welwyn Massacre. Episode 39

Series: Looking Back
One of the "home children" who comes over from England commits a brutal crime of passion in a small Saskatchewan hamlet in 1910. (Content caution)

The Accidental MLA. Episode 38

Series: Looking Back
Saskatchewan's first female MLA is elected to replace her late husband in the legislature and ends up doing nothing to promote the women's movement.

The White Man Governs. Episode 37

Series: Looking Back
The Federal Government executes eight Indians in Canada's largest mass hanging in order to teach Indian people a lesson.

The Missing Recipe. Episode 36

Series: Looking Back
People in Saskatchewan do not know what to do with the salt cod that the Maritimes sent as relief supplies during the Depression.

City for a Day. Episode 35

Series: Looking Back
The population of Melville grows from 4,000 to 60,000 in one day during the 1939 Royal Tour.

Naked We Stand. Episode 34

Series: Looking Back
Doukhobours march nude through Yorkton when the federal government refuses to honour immigration pledges.

Summer of Fear. Episode 33

Series: Looking Back
A child-murderer terrorizes Saskatoon in the summer of 1975. David Threinen is eventually caught and remains in jail today. (Content caution)

The Price of Pride. Episode 32

Series: Looking Back
A Glidden-area couple is charged with murder after the Depression drives them to a botched suicide attempt that ends in the death of their son. (Content caution)

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