Canada’s Prime Ministers: 23 Graphic Organizers is designed for use by Social Studies/History teachers in upper elementary and middle school (intermediate) grades. A Table of Contents is included as well as a student page with some helpful suggestions and websites.
The following individuals are included:
Sir John A. Macdonald, Alexander Mackenzie, Sir John Abbott, Sir John Thompson, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Sir Charles Tupper, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Robert Borden, Arthur Meighen, W.L. Mackenzie King, R.B.Bennett, Louis St-Laurent, John Diefenbaker, Lester Pearson, Pierre Trudeau, Joe Clark, John Turner, Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, Jean Chretien, Paul Martin, Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau.
Some prime ministers served non-consecutive terms, but there is just one organizer for each PM.
The organizers are designed for students to do general research on each prime minister. They will need access to the Internet in most cases and may find some books helpful. I have included a list of suggested websites on the student page, but you or your students may find others that are helpful as well. I have not included Wikipedia, leaving that up to whether you would let students use it or not.
The organizers can be used as a group activity (or one could be assigned to each student), or could be completed as an independent study. Students may pick and choose, or be assigned subjects by you. One organizer can be used to begin a larger project. Completed organizers can be displayed on a bulletin board.
Answer keys are included for the factual portion of the graphic organizers. In general, I used the websites I listed on the student page for my information and what I have provided for PM’s early lives and accomplishments/challenges in office are truly just examples - your students might find other information that works as well.