The Impact of European Exploration & Colonization on Canada


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When First Nations came into contact with European settlers and explorers, the first people they met were often traders and _____

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1. What deadly disease did European settlers bring to Canada?

2. Which of the following best describes the change in British treatment of First Nations over the course of Canadian history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

European colonization of Canada included the British and French. These questions will test what you know about key subject areas like the first kind of settlers who came into contact with the First Nations and a major disease the Europeans brought to the region.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be covered on the quiz/worksheet combo:

  • British treatment of the First Nations and how it changed
  • Trade between Hudson's Bay Company store and the First Nations
  • Boarding schools the First Nations were made to attend

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on European colonization of Canada and the disease the settlers brought there
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the first group of people to come into contact with the First Nations and the reason the children of the First Nations were forced into boarding schools
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the change in the way the British treated the First Nations

Additional Learning

Learn more about Canada's history with the lesson entitled The Impact of European Exploration & Colonization on Canada. You'll have the chance to go over these key topics:

  • The First Nations as independent groups in Canada
  • European conflicts in Canada with participation of the First Nations
  • Change in the economy of the First Nations
  • Reservations on which they were eventually forced to live