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Educational Resources

Building a Nation

Sources Sheet

Main Sources:

Library and Archives Canada's Confederation for Kids website
(for ages 9 to 13)


Library and Archives Canada's Canadian Confederation website
(for ages 12 and up)


Other useful sites on Confederation:

Library and Archives Canada's Constitutional Evolution website

Early Canadiana Online: Canada in the Making

The Canadian Encyclopedia Online (Historica)

  • Read the histories of each of the provinces
  • Read also the section on Confederation

Discovery School Homework Help: Confederation of Canada

Primary Sources:

The British North America Act of 1867:

Search Early Canadiana Online using the subject terms:

  • Confederation
  • British North America Act
  • Constitution
  • Politics and Government


Instructions | Sources Sheet / Assessment Criteria
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