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Intro to Study of Canada Notes

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Intro to Study of Canada Class1: Fieldtrip on Friday morning Use the book and refer to it for the Term paper. Use 5 scholarly sources in the paper. Two books to buy and course reader. Librarian: Using the library to do research. www.mcgill.ca/library Do not use Wikipedia as a reference in a theory paper. It can give you good start lines but then you have to look further into the topic elsewhere. Look into Journal and not Magazines for research. Look for footnotes, PhD, The McGill library pays roughly 17 million a year for scholarly resources. Class2: Professor Andre. Costopoulos Beringia. 18 000 years ago Montreal was iced which recalls to the phenoem of earth heating. To be an archeologist, you need to be mobile but at the same time carry large tools. It is hard to find evidence of the first came to Canada since they carried light and did not want to loose anything so they sure did not leave stuff behind on purpose. If archeologist find anything its because they lost it or died or broke it most of the time. Interesting way of showing North America where there are a lot of ice at the top and where the land if formed in triangle shape. Culture is different in many areas of North America. Class 3: Contact of Cultures Jacque Cartier’s trip in the 1530’s. There is a map in the powerpoint that shows the different people that lived here before Jacques Cartier comes in. First meeting with the Algonquin and Iroquois. Norse arrival at l’Anse au Meadows in 990’s. They don’t get along very well with the locals however. They don’t have the technology or the skills to live here and Canada and so they don’t stay. Cabot in 1497, comes on a trip to Canada and discovers the grand Bank FISHERIES near Newfoundland. Europeans will be coming on trips to grab fishes and trade to other countries.
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Basque and Portugese until mid 16 th century until the French and English take over the fishing territory. Verrazano’s trip on Acadia in 1524. Jacques Cartier comes for the first time in the St-Lawrence river in 1534. Then comes back in 1535 after he discovers St-Lawrence is a river and that he can go further into the Country. However, in his last trip, he gets stuck in the ice and has to spend the winter there with his crew. Sails back to France after winter taking hostages with him to convince the King that there is really life here in Canada. Then comes back in 1541 to settle here in Canada but due to failure in technology and diplomacy, they don’t do very well. Martin Frobisher explores Frobisher Bay/Iqaluit in 1576,1577,1578. So first representative of the English comes into Canada to find a way to go to China through Canada or to find wealth in the Country. Trades develop in the Newfoundland area where people go on trips to fish and kill for fur but there are no settlements at this time.
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