This Creating Canada Unit 1850-1890 supports Canadian history curriculum that teaches how Canada's Confederation occurred and how Western Canada was settled and convinced to join Confederation. Teachers are provided with 18 in-depth lessons to help their students explore and understand this era of Canadian history.
This unit is aligned with the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum Grade 8 Strand A.
*******Regular and Reliable Internet Is Required For This Unit*******
Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from textbook, non-fiction books or online sources.
*Updated on September 17, 2016 with new map links.*
This bundle is a combination of these two units.
Settling Western Canada Unit
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#1 (Class Discussion) Why Do We Study History?
#2 (Interactive Activity) How Did We Get Here?
#3 (Class Discussion + Historical Map Assignment) How Has The Map of Canada Changed?
#4 (Small Group Inquiry Assignment) Life in British North America Prior to 1867: A Geographical and Cultural Examination
#5 (Individual Assignment) Fathers of Confederation Monologues
#6 (Whole Class Lesson) Politics in the Province of Canada
#7 (Movie) John A. Macdonald Personal and Professional Life ***movie access is from an online source***
#8 (Individual Assignment) Confederation Advertisement Assignment
#9 (Class Discussion + Graphic Organizer) The Pros and Cons of Confederation
#10 (Whole Class Lesson or Partner Work) The Charlottetown, Quebec and London Conferences
#11 Video Review ***access is from an online source***
#12 Confederation Unit Test
#13 (Small Group Inquiry) Settlement of Western Canada Inquiry Stations
#14 (Individual Assignment) Louis Riel Obituary Assignment
#15 (Class Discussion) Canadian Pacific Railroad Lyric Anaylis
#16 (Choice of Student Groups - Individuals, Pairs or Groups) Canadian Pacific Railroad Historical Analysis
#17 Video Review ***access is from an online source***
#18 Western Canada Unit Test
-detailed unit plan
-lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
-18 different lessons
-lots of variety and student choice on assignments
-detailed teacher and student directions
-Q Chart to help students formulate good questions
-inquiry station cards with detailed instructions
-inquiry station graphic organizers to help students with their research
-oral presentation assessment rubric
-historical content assessment rubric
-dramatic presentation assessment rubric
-Short and Long Answer Unit Test Format
-Fill in the Blanks Unit Test Format
-RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) differentiated format unit test
-Long answer questions unit test
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