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Western Canada Settlement Unit

Western Canada Settlement Unit
Western Canada Settlement Unit
Western Canada Settlement Unit
Western Canada Settlement Unit
Western Canada Settlement Unit
Western Canada Settlement Unit
Western Canada Settlement Unit
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This Western Canada Settlement Unit (1867-1890) supports curriculum that teaches how Western Canada was settled and convinced to join Confederation. Teachers are provided with 8 in-depth lessons to help their students explore and understand this era of Canadian history. This unit integrates Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral, Media), History, Art and Drama subjects.

This unit is aligned with the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum Grade 8 Strand A.

This Unit Is Also Available In These Bundles
Creating Canada 1850-1890
Canadian History Bundle 1850-1914

*******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.

Included Lessons:
Introduction - Lesson # 1 Short Video Clips and Class Discussion
Introduction - Lesson #2 Primary Source Analysis
#1 (Small Group Inquiry) Western Canada Inquiry Stations
Topics Covered:
First Nations Peoples: The Indian Act of 1876
Immigration to Canada: Who Came & Why?
Homesteading on the Prairies
Building The Canadian Pacific Railway
The Creation of North West Mounted Police
The Gold Rush
The Red River Rebellion
The North-West Resistance
#2 (Individual Assignment) Louis Riel Obituary Assignment
#3 (Class Discussion) Canadian Pacific Railroad Lyric Analysis
#4 (Choice of Student Groups - Individuals, Pairs or Groups) Canadian Pacific Railroad Historical Analysis
#5 Video Review ***access is from an online source***
#6 Western Canada Unit Test (2 format options RAFT or Essay)

Unit Includes:
-detailed unit plan
-lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
-8 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-historical content assessment rubric
-RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) differentiated format unit test
-Long answer questions unit test

***********Teacher Feedback******************

1. “Great Resource that covers a good variety of key topics. I have used this in a variety of classes. Very helpful!”

2. “Lots of great ideas and inquiry stations for the students to delve into Canada's Western history!”

3. “Thanks for the wonderful unit! It was a great continuation of your Confederation unit and provided an in-depth look into the settlement of western Canada. Thanks for all your hard work :)”


Check out my other Canadian history resources:

Confederation Unit
Current Events News Assignment
Retell, Relate, Reflect, Review Assessment Bundle
Canadian Prime Minister Monologues

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