Category: Canadian history

Canadian history: how French rights prevailed in Quebec after 1763

Tutoring social studies, questions come to mind that aren’t necessarily discussed every day.  The tutor focuses on a central question about the Canadian identity. To a Canadian anglophone, the “other world” of Quebec is intriguing.  Anyone who’s been there knows

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Social Studies: How Upper Canada became Ontario

The tutor spends most of his time on math and science.  This particular question has never been asked during tutoring; rather, it comes from personal curiosity. While I’ve long known that Upper Canada is now Ontario, while Lower Canada is

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