CANADA ON TV – Canada: A People’s History /
Le Canada: Une histoire populaire
Dramatic and gripping, this popular series illustrates pivotal moments in Canada’s history, using eyewitness accounts to bring a compelling intimacy to grand historic developments. From the stories passed down through oral tradition to the first encounters between Indigenous peoples and Europeans, through the battles that engulfed the continent for centuries and the formation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867, to the modern era of feminism, multiculturalism and globalization, this captivating series brings to life many of the moments that have shaped our nation, telling Canada’s story through the eyes of the people who lived it.
Canada: A People’s History won the Gemini Award for Best Documentary Series and attracted over 14 million viewers.
The show is a collaborative production between the CBC and Radio-Canada and, as such, it is a fully bilingual series, available in both English and French.
Students can explore Canadian history even further by delving into the series’ award-winning website, which features behind-the-scenes footage, games, puzzles, lesson plans and links to other historical resources.
Episodes of this series are 105 minutes in length and comprise individual topic segments of 10 to 15 minutes. Episodes and segments can be shown independently of one another. For a more detailed breakdown of the topics covered in each episode, please see www.cbc.ca/history.
Mark StarowiczDuring a 40-year career at the CBC, Starowicz created some of the CBC's most successful programmes, including As It Happens and Sunday Morning and CBC Television's The Journal. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 20
Gene AllenAllen has a Ph.D in Canadian history and over 20 years’ experience as a journalist, including senior positions at The Globe and Mail and with the award-winning CBC series Dawn of the Eye.