Canadian History: Sir John A. Macdonald. This is a great unit to use when covering Confederation but also a good resource to have on hand as the school year counts down to Canada Day (and last day of school!).
This resource includes four illustrated pages that cover the life of our first prime minister. The biography is not comprehensive but should give students in upper elementary an accurate account of his life. A timeline is included on page 4 for student reference.
Two pages of questions (assessing comprehension as well as expressing opinions while citing evidence) are included as well as two vocabulary pages. For the latter, students define each word and then apply that word to what they have learned from the passages. The vocabulary words on both pages are from the texts. Questions and vocabulary work are divided into two sections: for pages 1 and 2 and for pages 3 and 4. Student work pages are clearly marked.
A full answer key is provided. Please note that the examples given on the answer key for vocabulary work are just that - student answers are likely to be phrased differently.