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!

STEP 1: 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

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

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

  • MANDATORY: Please read at least ONE of the required readings above. If you choose reading #1, start with “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.

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

 DUE DATE: MONDAY, JUNE 11TH

STEP 2: SIGN  UP FOR FOUNDING FATHER / MOTHER ROLE 

Once your independent prep work is complete and checked, you will be given the opportunity to sign up for the role of a founding father / mother of Canadian Confederation.

PLEASE NOTE: Each colony must be have full representation at the time of the conference (that means that at least three students must be in each group — minus England). In the event that someone has chosen your notable, please prepare a 20 second defense (using primary or secondary source evidence), to prove why you should have your chosen role, which you will present to the class.

Founding Father / Mother Sign – Up