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: Revisited, The 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
ASSORTED READINGS / SECONDARY SOURCES
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.
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.