Dramatic and gripping, this popular series illustrates pivotal moments in Canada’s history, bringing a compelling intimacy to major 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 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 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.
It is a collaborative production between the CBC and Radio-Canada and is available in both English and French.
Students can explore Canadian history 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.
Each 105 minute episode is made up of several 10-15 minute segments, which 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.