Library and Archives Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Institutional links

ARCHIVED - The Learning Centre

Archived Content

This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page.

For Teachers

Educational Resources: Item Display

The Confederation Chronicles (Series: Evidence Web)
Descriptive Record for Educational Resource No. 49
History | Language Arts | Social Studies | Information Studies | Information and Communications Technology
Canada; History; Confederation, 1867
Grade Level:
Grades 4-6 | Grades 7, 8 | Grades 9-12 | Secondary I-V (Quebec) | Senior 1-4 (Manitoba)
Type of Learning Resource:
Comprehensive Teaching Strategy
In this unit of 7 lessons of various lengths, students will investigate the reasons for and against Confederation and the reaction of people, primarily politicians, in the colonies/provinces prior to Confederation. The students’ major source of information will be primary sources available on the Library and Archives Canada website. As a culminating activity students will research, create, and present their work in newspaper format.
390 - 490 min
Author of Resource:
John F. Fielding
English; French
Curriculum Connections:
Alberta: Canada: Origins, Histories, Movement of People: Grade 7
Alberta: Canada: The Land, People, And Stories: Grade 5
British Columbia: History of Canada 1815 to 1914: Grade 10
British Columbia: Historical Development of Canada: Grade 5
British Columbia: Canada in the Twentieth Century: Grade 11
Manitoba: Canada: A Country of Change: Grade 6
Manitoba: Canada: A Social and Political History: Senior 3
New Brunswick: Building Canada: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Grade 8
New Brunswick: Canadian History: Grade 12
New Brunswick: New Brunswick and Canada: Grade 5
Newfoundland and Labrabor: Canadian Democracy, Canadian Law: Grade 11
Northwest Territories: The Growth of Canada: Grade 9
Nova Scotia: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Canada: Grade 8
Nova Scotia: Global History: Grade 12
Nunavut: The Growth of Canada: Grade 9
Ontario: Confederation, The Development of Western Canada - Canada: A Changing Society: Grade 8
Ontario: Canada: History, Identity and Culture: Grade 12
Ontario: Early Civilisations and Aspects of Citizenship and Government in Canada: Grade 5
Prince Edward Island: Social Studies: Grade 11
Prince Edward Island: Atlantic Canada in the Global Community: Grade 9
Prince Edward Island: Canadian Studies: Canada in a North American Perspective and PEI: Grade 12
Prince Edward Island: Canadian History and Social Studies: Grade 10
Prince Edward Island: Canadian History 1814 to 1900: Grade 8
Prince Edward Island: Civics: Gouvernment: Grade 7
Quebec: History and Canada and Quebec: Secondary IV
Quebec: Introduction to the History of Quebec and Canada: Grades 4 to 6
Saskatchewan: Canada: Grade 5
Saskatchewan: Canadian Issues: Grade 12
Saskatchewan: Social Organizations: Grade 10
Yukon: Historical Development of Canada: Grade 5
Yukon: Canada in the Twentieth Century: Grade 11
Yukon: History of Canada 1815 to 1914: Grade 10