This in a student-led inquiry project for Grade 8 History: A Changing Society. The project is designed for students to work in groups, choose a topic, and create a presentation and handout to teach their classmates about that topic.
There are 6 topics that cover areas of the unit in order, such as: The Red River Rebellion, The Canadian Pacific Railway, and Western Settlement.
The assignment is laid out clearly for students and separated into 5 steps:
1- Choose a Topic
2- Begin Research
3- Create Presentation
4- Create Key Facts Page
5- Keep Track of your Sources
With each topic, students are provided with a few open ended questions and points to help them get started with their research.
I have also included some website sources for students to use, like the Canadian Encyclopedia and Historica Canada.
There is also a presentation rubric included at the end that you can photocopy and use while students are presenting.