Modernization of Quebec & the Quiet Revolution
Social Phenomenon: Modernization of Quebec & the Quiet Revolution
Students will describe what happened during the Post WW2 and later Modern eras (C1), and interpret "Modernization of Quebec & the Quiet Revolution" (C2).
Post War Years: Baby Boom, Suburbs and New Immigration
Students will consider questions like, "How did demographic changes affect Canadian society?
They will be able to explain the causes and consequences of the Baby Boom, to describe the changes on the urban landscape, and to explain the impact of "New Arrivals." Note: At time of posting, only our document collection and a student task are available. Go to page ➦
Students will consider questions like, "How does nationalism shape identity? What was (and is!) the role of the state in Quebec society? and Modern times or Conservative times are these?" They will be able to describe the economic policies of the Duplessis government, describe the social policies of the Duplessis government, explain the consequences of the policies of the Duplessis government on rural society, and finally explain the opposition to the Duplessis government. Go to page ➦
The Cold War
Students will consider questions like, "Who started the Cold War?"
They will be able to identify the causes of the Cold War, describe the aspects of the bipolar world, name areas of Cold War conflict, and identify and explain the consequences of the Cold War on Canada. Go to page ➦
Indigenous Peoples: The Vote, Residential Schools, and Land Rights
Students will consider questions like, "What is a just society?" They will be able to identify when Indigenous peoples received the right to vote in Canada, describe residential schools and reserve life in Quebec, explain the effects of residential schools, and explain the changes in land and ancestral rights. Go to page ➦
Quiet Revolution #2: Feminism
Students will consider questions like, "How was the feminist movement connected to other social phenomena? Are women equal to men today?" They will be able to describe the status of women in the 1950s and 1960s, to explain the changes in women’s legal status, to explain the changes in sexual and reproductive rights, and to summarize the elements of continuity and change in 2nd Wave Feminism. Note: At time of posting, only our document collection and an overview video were available: Go to page ➦
American Culture, New Generation, Ads!
American Culture, New Generation, Ads!
Students will consider questions like, "Were the “generations” of the 50s and 60s different from previous generations? Were they different from now? Is present-day Québec culture too “American” for its own good? They will be able to Explain the impact of American culture, to identify a new generation, and to describe advertising and product diversification. Go to page ➦
1945 - 1980 available collections and tasks by RECITUS and CSMV
RECITUS: Impact of Second World War On society, economy and politics. Student booklet
RECITUS: Important events since 1980 Comic book activity. Student booklet
RECITUS: What is the situation of Indigenous people from 1945 to 1980? Student booklet
RECITUS: Role of the state in Quebec society during the Duplessis era? Student booklet
RECITUS: Interpreting an editorial cartoon - The Quiet Revolution Student booklet
RECITUS: Nationalist movements in Quebec 1960 to 1980 Student booklet
RECITUS: The intervention of the Quebec State (RECITUS) Student booklet
CSMV: Duplessis- modernism ou conservatism? C2 - Student booklet
Note: The above list may not be complete. Visit site sections to see if other tasks, evaluations and tools might also be available.
Timeline of key events for the period
We are in the process of translating several timelines constructed by our RECIT partners that are available on their Histoire du QUÉBEC et du CANADA site. What has already been translated is available below. You can also view it in a separate window here.