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You will find activities and essays here for use with the Canada in the Making site. Each structured lesson and activity includes a student work sheet, suggested assessment criteria, and links to useful resources, and is linked to provincial curriculum expectations, outcomes and objectives. Age-appropriateness is identified, as grades and levels vary between provinces.

These activities and essays have been provided in several formats, in order that you can freely use and alter them according to your requirements.

Lessons and Activities for Canada's Constitutional History
Lessons and Activities for Aboriginals: Treaties and Relations
Lessons and Activities for Pioneers and Immigrants

Canada's Constitutional History

Lessons
Essays
Fun Activities
Tests and Quizzes

Lessons

Different Perspectives: The Durham Report and Act of Union
A group activity researching the attitudes of different groups.
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

The Constitution: Written or Unwritten?
A group debate.
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

A Timeline of Canada's Constitution
A group survey and visual presentation of important constitutional documents.
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

What Would They Have Said?
A role playing and interview activity.
(Ages 14 and up)
Curriculum links

Some Quick Lesson Ideas (1)
Some more ideas which you can develop.
(Ages 13 and up)
Curriculum links

Essays and Reports

Different Perspectives: The Durham Report and Act of Union
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

The Written and Unwritten Constitution
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

Canada's Constitutional Documents
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

Canada's Constitutional Evolution
(Ages 17 and up)
Curriculum links

The Principal of Responsible Government
(Ages 13 and up)
Curriculum links

The Rise of Responsible Government
(Ages 16 and up)
Curriculum links

Ruling Wisely? British Rule After the Conquest
(Ages 16 and up)
Curriculum links

Judging Acts
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

Fun Activities

Canada's Constitutional History Crossword
(Ages 15 and up)

Tests and Quizzes

Canada's Constitutional History: A Test
(Ages 15 and up)

Aboriginals: Treaties and Relations

Lessons
Essays
Fun Activities
Tests and Quizzes

Lessons

A Timeline of Aboriginal Treaties in Canada
A group survey and visual presentation of important treaties and other documents relating to aboriginals.
(Ages 16 and up)
Curriculum links

This Rich Land
An examination of treaty areas using geographical and historical skills.
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

Some Quick Lesson Ideas (2)
Some more ideas which you can develop.
(Ages 13 and up)
Curriculum links

Essays and Reports

Good Intentions…?
An examination of the motives behind Aboriginal treaties.
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

Fun Activities

Aboriginal Treaties and Relations Crossword
(Ages 15 and up)

Tests and Quizzes

Aboriginal Treaties and Relations: A Test
(Ages 15 and up)


Pioneers and Immigrants

Lessons
Essays
Fun Activities
Tests and Quizzes

Lessons

Different Perspectives: The Seven Oaks Incident
An activity requiring students to examine primary source documents related to the Seven Oaks incident and draw conclusions about the reliability of primary source testimony and the importance of considering different perspectives.
(Ages 15 and up)
Curriculum links

A Picture is Worth…
An activity requiring students to examine photographs and documentary art to draw conclusions about ways of life in the past.
(Ages 12 and up)
Curriculum links

Some Quick Lesson Ideas (3)
Some more ideas which you can develop.
(Ages 13 and up)
Curriculum links

Essays and Reports

Two Founding Nations?
An opportunity for students to develop a thesis and defend a position on the statement that there were just two founding peoples.
(Ages 16 and up)
Curriculum links

Fun Activities

Pioneers and Immigrants Crossword
(Ages 15 and up)

Tests and Quizzes

Pioneers and Immigrants: A Test
(Ages 15 and up)

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