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The Confederation Chronicles

In this unit of seven 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. Students will obtain most of their information from primary-source documents available on the "EvidenceWeb" portion of the Learning Centre website, created by Library and Archives Canada. As a culminating activity, students will research, create, and present their work in newspaper format.

 

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The Confederation Chronicles

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Unit Organizer

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Lesson 1 - What Is a Primary-Source Document?

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Handout 1.1: Archives Bingo

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Handout 1.2: Archives Bingo - Answers

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Lesson 2 - What Can We Learn from Primary-Source Documents?

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Handout 2.1: Timeline Data Organizer

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Lesson 3 - Confederation Politicians

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Handout 3.1: Confederation Newspaper Assessment Rubric

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Handout 3.2: What is a Culminating Activity?

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Lesson 4 - Confederation Editorials

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Lesson 5 - Lead Stories about Confederation

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Handout 5.1: Writing a Newspaper Article Organizer

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Lesson 6 - Putting Together the Confederation Newspaper

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Handout 6.1: Individual Contribution to the Newspaper Staff

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Lesson 7 - Reading, Reviewing, and Reflecting on Confederation

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Handout 7.1: Confederation Issues Organizer

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Handout 7.2: Personal Reflections Report

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