Week 1 Lessons

by | Jul 13, 2022 | Canadian Studies

This week we are introduced to a number of important concepts in Canadian Studies! National Identity, the Imagined Community, and National Unity! Complete the assigned readings, lectures, clips, and material. Compose all your answers using a Word Document. To do well in weekly submissions you must provide 90-100 words per answer. You should also cite the text/lecture at least once per answer (MLA/APA).
Part 1: The Imagined Community and Canadian National Identity
Part 1 Questions
Complete reading: Francis, Daniel, “The Story of Canada” 9-14 and watch week 1 lecture, part 1. Answer the following questions. Use citations from the reading to support your argument.
Video Links (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO2R16TAq7Y).
According to Daniel Francis, what is national identity?
Do we as Canadians have a national identity or does it differ from place to place? Why or why not?
Is Canada a unified country?
Think about our unity in terms of English and French Relations; Aboriginal Relations; Regionalism (Province to Province). Are we truly united? What can unify us if we are not truly united?
What is an imagined community? How do we participate in the imagined community?
Short Clip and Question 5
Video Links (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSKM6tQxRms)
5) Based on the video “Where Are You from?”, what lessons can we draw on National Identity in Canada? What does it mean to be Canadian? How does one define Canadianness?

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