The teacher begins by outlining the goals of the unit and the assignments that will be used to assess student performance. In particular, the teacher should explain how the exercises in this unit build towards the student presentations for future lessons. While the emphasis in Unit 1 was on group work skills, Unit 2 is focused on presentation skills.
2. The teacher distributes the map of Canada as it existed in 1864. Students are asked to identify concerns that confronted the representatives who gathered at the Charlottetown Conference and the three options facing them.
3. The teacher asks the class to evaluate why these models might have been viewed by many of the delegates at Charlottetown as unable to meet the needs of the proposed Canadian state. From this discussion the idea of creating a multi-level state with a strong central government should emerge.