Grade 9 Social Studies Music can reflect a sense of Canadian identity. What are all the different genres of music familiar to you? Who are some of your favorite Canadian musicians? Some musicians choose to perform songs that express great pride in being Canadian (or Newfoundlanders) Can you think of some examples? Farewell to Nova Scotia The Hockey Song Canadian musicians have sometimes felt that they had to leave Canada for the United States to advance their career. In 1958, the Canadian government passed the Broadcasting Act, which ensured Canadian radio stations play mostly Canadian music In 1968, the CRTC was created (Canadian Radio-Television Commission) The 1. 2. CRTC is designed to: protect and promote Canadian culture Ensure that Canadians are offered information and entertainment from a Canadian point of view This means that radio and television statiosn are required to devote a specific amount of airtime to Canadian performances. Canadian Actors Canadian Television Shows/Movies Canadian Musicians 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Do you think Canadian music is overshadowed by US music? Why or why not? What is your favourite song about Canada? Do you think some songs create a stereotype about Canada? Give an example. Do you agree that the CRTC should require radio and television stations to give Canadian artists and programs airtime? Explain Do you think shows like Canadian Idol help us to understand Canadian identity? Explain.