Canadian History: The Loyalists – Texts and Activities
This resource consists of three informational texts and six activities. The first text, "Who were the Loyalists?" is an introduction to the topic, the second text is about the background of the American Revolution and the third covers the Loyalists during the Revolution and their resettlement in Canada.
The introductory text is shorter than the other texts and questions are included on the same page. Texts #2 and #3 each have a full page of text, and a full page of questions including comprehension questions and an opinion question, as well as a short vocabulary exercise.
There are three supplementary activities:
--- “Test Your Learning” consists of ten T or F statements - students choose the four that are false and correct them;
--- the second activity requires students to compose and answer questions they might ask a Loyalist if they could speak to one in person. The questions are expected to be serious and in historical context and some research may be needed to compose and answer the questions.
--- an organizer about an actual but unspecified Loyalist - students will need to go online or find books that include personal stories of Loyalists.
A full answer key is included.
Please have a look at my other resources for 18th century Canadian history:
The Seven Years’ War
The Acadians from First Settlement to Deportation
These three resources and The Loyalists are sold in a bundle at a discount:
18th Century Canadian History Bundle of 4 Resources