Help students understand the significant events, including coalition government and the Quebec Conference, that led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
Students will develop an understanding of the diverse groups and important individuals, such as Sir John A. Macdonald, who contributed to the formation and growth of Canada when other provinces and territories joined Confederation.
demonstrate an understanding of the factors that contributed to Canada’s Confederation.
analyze and describe current issues and their potential impact on Confederation today.
demonstrate an understanding of the diverse groups and individuals who contributed to formation and growth in Canada.
demonstrate an understanding of the social, political and economic make-up of the British North American colonies in the 1860’s.
identify the colonies that joined Confederation and their dates of entry.
identify the contributions of each political region to Canadian Confederation today.
identify recent developments in Confederation.
The 11 lesson plans tell the story of the major factors and significant events that led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867 to the issues of today. Includes complete lesson plans with discussion questions for the topic, reading passage and follow-up worksheets, 96 pages including an answer key.
Lesson One: British North America
Lesson Two: Factors Leading to Confederation.
Lesson Three: The Road to Confederation
Lesson Four: The Fathers of Confederation
Lesson Five: Manitoba, Louis Riel and the Northwest Territories
Lesson Six: British Columbia
Lesson Seven: Prince Edward Island
Lesson Eight: The Yukon, Alberta & Saskatchewan
Lesson Nine: Newfoundland
Lesson Ten: Nunavut
Lesson Eleven: Canada Since Confederation
For the Teacher:
Lesson Plan Instructions
List of Vocabulary
Ways To Extend This Unit
This book supports many of the fundamental concepts and learning outcomes from the curriculum for these provinces: Alberta, Grade 7, Social Studies, Canada, Origins, Histories & Movement of People, 7.1 Toward Confederation, 7.2 Following Confederation, Canadian Expansions; British Columbia, Grade 5, Social Studies, Governance, C1. Demonstrate Knowledge of How Confederation Formed Canada as a Nation; Ontario, Grade 8, History, Confederation.