Week 4 Lessons THE MYTH OF THE MASTER RACE AND THE OCTOBER CRISIS Week 4 Lesson:

Week 4 Lessons
THE MYTH OF THE MASTER RACE AND THE OCTOBER CRISIS
Week 4 Lesson: Complete the assigned readings, lectures, and watch the clips. Compose all your answers in a Word Document. ***Answer each question using 90-100 words***
Lecture: Canadian-American Differences
Cite the concepts outlined in the lectures and the readings to support your arguments
You will notice that the lecture engages information that falls beyond the scope of the readings. It is important to incorporate the concepts you learn from both, the lectures and the readings, in your answers.
Watch the lecture on Canadian-American differences and complete the reading: Francis, Daniel, “Your Majesty’s Realm: The Myth of the Master Race,” National Dreams, p. 52-87
Video Links (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRndlrhq4EM)
PART 1 Questions
The Myth of the Master Race
What role does the “Empire” play in forming a national Canadian identity?
United Empire Loyalists brought along a set of values, attitudes and beliefs that are intrinsic to Canadian society and culture. Describe the significance of the following Canadian sentiments?
Anti-Americanism
Collectivism
According to Michael Adams, the Rising American/Canadian Electorate are a force to be reckoned with. Why is this the case?
“Indians go missing from Textbooks” (72): Elaborate on the significance of this statement in Canadian history.
Hint: Consider the Myth of Master Race
If race, beyond European ancestry, is largely ignored in Canadian textbooks, is Canada truly a mosaic? Elaborate on some of the examples provided by Francis.
According to Francis, Canadian institutions are largely entrenched in traditional British-Loyalist ideology and function. Do these British traditions continue to shape Canadian society, or have they shifted in favour of a more unique and distinct Canadian society? Explain.
Short Lecture: The October Crisis
Part 2: The October Crisis
Watch the lecture Part 2 and watch the documentary: Action: The October Crisis of 1970. Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 1973.
Professor Lecture Video Links (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3ashYZS0r0)
Part 2 Questions
7) What was the purpose of the FLQ? Were they successful in delivering their message to the government and to the rest of Canada?
What was the message?
8) The culmination of the FLQs actions led to the kidnapping of two public figures. Did this tragic moment in Canadian history help or hurt French protectionism in Canada?
9) A defining moment in the documentary emerged when Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act. What were some of the major issues associated with this piece of legislation?
Hint: Consider the suspension of civil liberties
10) Quebeckers are often accused of being too rigid in their nationalism. Is French nationalism a problem or is it necessary for the protection of French language, culture and identity?

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