Hello Talons!

Attached to this blog post you will find digital copies of the Canadian Confederation Role Play prep sheet, as well as several online secondary sources from Horizons: Canada’s Emerging Identity, Canada: RevisitedThe Suburban, and The Canadian Encyclopedia. More sources will be added as the date for the role-play comes closer.

For now, your task is to answer and familiarize yourself with the questions on the prep sheet before you are given a specific colony to represent. Please answer the questions in-depth, as the more prior knowledge you have, the easier and more engaging our final debate will be!

PREPARATION ASSIGNMENT HANDOUT

Canadian Confederation Role Play Preparation (PDF)

Canadian Confederation Role Play Preparation (.docx)

ASSORTED READINGS / SECONDARY SOURCES

Overview: The Suburban — “This Northern Dominion: A Personal History of our Peaceable Kingdom” by Alan Hustak (You may have read this previously during our discussions on John A. MacDonald)

Reading #1: Horizons: Canada’s Emerging Identity Ch. 3 — Building a Nation

  • MANDATORY: Please read starting from “Toward Confederation” on page 100.
  • CHALLENGE: For a better idea of the overarching consequences of Confederation on indigenous peoples, as well as the general values of the Victorians, please read the chapter in its entirety.

Reading #2: Canada Revisited Ch.9 – The Drive to Nationhood

Optional Reading: The Canadian Encyclopedia: “Quebec Conference” by Philip A. Buckner, revised by Richard Foot

 DUE DATE: TBA