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SOCIALS STUDIES 11 PROVINCIAL EXAM REVIEW
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  1. POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT




    1. Describe the main provisions of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.




    1. Assess the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the Canadian public since 1982.




    1. Describe the Canadian election process.




    1. Describe the various mechanisms whereby Canadians can influence public policy.


  1. AUTONOMY AND INTERNATIONAL INVOLVMENT




    1. Describe the evolution of Canadian autonomy from 1914 to 1982.




    1. Between 1914 and 2000 to what extent has Canada become an autonomous nation?




    1. To what extent was Canada a major participant in the First World War?




    1. Describe the impact of the First World War on Canada’s home front.




    1. To what extent was Canada a major participant during the Second World War?




    1. Describe the impact of the Second World War on the Canadian home front.




    1. To what extent between 1939 and 1970 did Canada evolve from being an insignificant nation to a middle power?




    1. Describe Canada’s role in the Cold War from 1945 to 1989.




    1. Evaluate Canada’s contributions to the success of the U.N.




    1. Assess Canada’s participation in world affairs with regard to human rights.


  1. SOCIETY AND IDENTITY




    1. To what extent have Canada’s immigration policies become fairer during the period 1914 to 200?




    1. In its treatment of minorities, have Canadians become more tolerant during the period 1914 to 2000?




    1. Describe the role of the Western Canada in influencing Canadian politics from the 1920’s to the present.




    1. To what extent have aboriginal people achieved their goals during the last half century?




    1. How have French-English relations shaped the Canadian identify since 1960?




    1. Describe ways that Canada has attempted to maintain a separate culture from the Untied States (or it could be, To what extent have we succeeded in the above).



  1. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY




    1. Evaluate the impact of global warming on Canada




    1. Analyze the global threats to human beings caused by population growth.




    1. Analyze the global threat to the planet caused by increased standard of living.




    1. Analyze the threats to Canadians regarding quality of fresh water.




    1. Describe the various causes of poverty.




    1. Compare the reasons for Canada’s standard of living with those of a developing nation.




    1. “The greatest tragedy in the world today is the gap between rich and poor.” Evaluate this statement.


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