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Canada's Patriot Statesman

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Activity 11

Field Trip (all subjects)

Option 1

Attend or launch a local celebration on the birthday of Sir John. If possible, go to the monument of Sir John in your city. If no monument exists in your city, find an appropriate venue, such as city hall, where there may be dedications to Sir John, or a university building or museum that might have some historical significance.

Option 2

Consult your local historical society to determine a suitable place to hold a small gathering of people to celebrate Sir John's life and achievements. As a class, you may wish to sing "Happy Birthday," "God Save the Queen" and the national anthem.

Option 3

Have your Member of Parliament (or a local historian, the mayor, etc.) speak to your class or school on behalf of the local or provincial government.

Option 4

Plan a trip to Kingston, Ontario. Visit the Cataraqui Cemetery where Sir John A. Macdonald is buried, or Kingston City Hall, which is full of Sir John memorabilia. As well, go see the former residences and offices of Sir John.