This is a print & go activity handout that your students can complete while they watch primary source video clips from the Digital Archives and read an entry from an online encyclopedia. The clips feature the death of Maurice Duplessis and the spread of the "maitre chez nous" ideology in Quebec through the nationalization of hydroelectricity. Students will also investigate the Canadian government's response through the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and watch the political response to the introduction of the bill that would eventually become the Official Languages Act.
The link to all clips and entries are included on the worksheet. Students can watch and read independently and complete the worksheet to further their understanding of the growth of Quebec nationalism and the Canadian government's response.
An answer key has been provided for this activty!
This was created for grade 10 Canadian History (CHC2D) using the Ontario Curriculum, but it is appropriate for any grades 7-10 class that is learning about the growth of Quebec nationalism.
You can preview the video clips and entry here:
Death of Maurice Duplessis
Hydroelectricity in Quebec
Official Languages Act
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