It's too bad teachers like yourselves don't spend more time on real Canadian history, as you do trying to defend your 'rightful' place in history.
Quit trying to explain such an archaic system as the British crown progression. Get back to teaching our children about Vimy & Dieppe. What THEIR heritage is and what THEY have to be proud of. They don't hear how we fought in all the conflicts and World Wars, yet we expect them to try and understand Afghanistan, from an NDP teacher's point of view (and I'm not saying that's you).
Our kids today don't even get taught how parliment works, yet we expect them to vote sensibly.
The school system is failing us, as far as turning out functional citizens. It starts in the schools and with the TEACHERS!
Canada is losing it's identity and self worth, and the decline is starting in the education system.
The teachers are the front line.
Sorry for the rant, nothing personal.