Standard SS6H4a Describe the influence of the French and the English on the language and religion of Canada. Essential Question How have the British and French effected Canada’s language and religion? City of Quebec
Snapshot of Canadian History • The Inuit and other First Nation peoples lived here for 1000s of years. • France claimed Canada. • England defeated France and took control of all of Canada. • After Canadian Independence, many immigrant groups have moved to Canada. • Ex: Chinese 5. Canada became a world leader with a high standard of living.
Canada’s Languages • Canada has 2 official languages • English and French (in Quebec) • They are the languages used in schools and by Canadian government. • However, some Canadian speak other languages too, they’re just not “official languages” • Ex: People may speak Chinese or Native (Inuit) languages, but they are unofficial languages Question 3: Does America have any unofficial languages? Give me an example.
Question 4: Why do you think Canada’s official languages are French and English and not the Native Language of the Inuit?
Canada’s Religions • Canada’s people follow many different religions • Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist • However, more Canadians are Christians than • any other religion
Question 5: Why do you think more Canadians are Catholic and Protestant than all of the other religion?
Catholic Church in Northwest Territory. Members of this church are Inuit, so the Church was made to look like an igloo.
Canada’s Culture Question 6: How have the British and French affected Canada’s Language and Religion?