Ontario Curriculum

Creating Canada 1850-1890 Grade 8

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  • Author : Solski, Ruth/Summers, Eleanor

Activities will help students assess the impact of some key social, economic, and political factors, including social, economic, and/or political inequality, on various Canadians between 1850 and 1890 as well as on the creation and expansion of the Dominion of Canada.

Using the historical inquiry process students will investigate perspectives of different groups on some significant events, developments, and/or Canadians issues that affected Canada and/or Canadians between 1850 and 1890.

Understanding Historical Context students will describe various significant events, developments, and people in Canada between 1850 and 1890, and explain their impact.

Developed to make history curriculum accessible to students at multiple skill levels and with various learning styles.

The content covers key topics required for eighth grade history and supports the updated 2013 Ontario Curriculum: History Grade 8.

Topics are presented in a clear, concise manner, which makes the information accessible to struggling learners.There are two levels of questions for each topic. Illustrations, maps, and diagrams visually enhance each topic and provide support for visual learners. The reading passages focus on the significant people and historic events that were important to Canadian history between 1850 and 1890, giving students a good overall understanding of this time period.

48 Master the Facts game cards review content learned.

106 pgs.

Topics Covered Include:

  • British North America
  • Confederation External Factors Internal Factors
  • The Road to Confederation
  • The Creation of Canada
  • Fathers of Confederation:
  • George Brown; George-Etienne Cartier; Alexander T. Galt; Hector-Louis Langevin; Thomas D'Arcy McGee; Charles Tupper; John A. Macdonald
  • Red River Red River Rebellion: Leader: Louis Riel
  • Manitoba Joins the Confederation
  • Northwest Territories Joins the Confederation
  • British Columbia Joins the Confederation
  • Amor De Cosmos
  • Prince Edward Island Joins the Confederation: William Henry Pope; Edward Whelan
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Northwest Rebellion
  • Gabriel Dumont
  • General Frederick Middleton
  • Poundmaker
  • Big Bear
  • The North West Mounted Police
  • Canadian Gold Rushes


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