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Old 08-25-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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I loved Front Page Challenge. I'd probably still watch today if it was n on the air.

I'd watch it too.... Pierre Berton wrote some excellent books. Gordon was such an irascible gentleman. I really wish that we had been given the opportunity to study some of Peter C. Newman's books which I think provide really fine examples of Canadian history.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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Yes, they teach Canadian history in school. I learned history through out middle school to high school. Everything from Samuel de Champlain, John Cabot, Mathieu de Costa, Louis Riel to WWI battle such as the battle of Battle of Passchendaele and Battle of Vimy Ridge to the October crisis.

And how can you forget the "A part of our Heritage" (Historica minutes) commercials!


YouTube - Canadian Heritage Minute - Standard Time (Sanford Flemming)
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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I'd watch it too.... Pierre Berton wrote some excellent books. Gordon was such an irascible gentleman. I really wish that we had been given the opportunity to study some of Peter C. Newman's books which I think provide really fine examples of Canadian history.
Who can forget Pierre Berton's classic segment on The Rick Mercer Report.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lMOxuciYQ
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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Another good clip, this time of Gordon Sinclair.


YouTube - Gordon Sinclair The Americans
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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Thanks rickh for the awesome memories..
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:32 PM
 
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Canadian history is taught in our schools, and that seems sort of odd that someone like that (half intelligent according to you) coudn't name the first Prime Minister or know that Ontario is a province; infact, it sounds like you are full of ****; and this is something I defintely woudn't doubt. Maybe you were just exaggerating; I don't know, but that just sounds a little ridiculous. (I could be wrong).

But unrelated to the question of this thread; Canadian history is boring as hell. Learning about a british colony that sucked the crowns c*ck for another 100 years after their neighbours to the south fought for their freedom and independence from the afformentioned can get really perpetual.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Central Alberta
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I hated canadian history in high school. I can barely remember any of what they taught me and I'm only 20 years old.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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But unrelated to the question of this thread; Canadian history is boring as hell. Learning about a british colony that sucked the crowns c*ck for another 100 years after their neighbours to the south fought for their freedom and independence from the afformentioned can get really perpetual.
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I hated canadian history in high school. I can barely remember any of what they taught me and I'm only 20 years old.
These two recent posts show you exactly why average knowledge of Canadian history among Canadians is pitiful.

As for the classic "Canadian history is boring" (compared to U.S. history of course), well that's more conditioning than anything else. Anything that isn't depicted in movies or TV with Hollywood stars and tons of explosions is labelled "boring".

And even when they do produce something Canadian with a decent budget (Passchaendale), most people aren't interested.

As I said before... it's all about conditioning. Not so much about the history itself.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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DING DING DING - wake up everyone! It's troll time!
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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I majored in history and yes they teach canadian history. In my opinion US history IS much more interesting than canadian history.
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