Students will be able to:
- Evaluate the benefits and consequences of Confederation for diverse regions and groups.
- Evaluate the importance of rights protected by law and responsible government.
- Identify the different roles and responsibilities of the provincial and federal governments.
Part A: Confederation Introduction
In groups of 3 or 4, we will research and present on different aspects of Confederation. (2 classes)
Assignment: Canada is starting over again and everyone must come together to negotiate what that will look like. Choose a Canadian region or group to represent in the upcoming Confederation Conference.
Partners: Groups of 2 or 3
Time Frame: 12 classes (approximately 1 month)
Step 1 Choose one Canadian group or region
Step 2 Research: To join or not to join? (1-2 classes)
Step 3 Research: What do you have? What do you need? (1 class)
Step 4 Research: What rights are important to you? (1 class)
Step 5 Write a Speech (1-2 classes)
Step 6 The Confederation Conference of 2013 (2 classes)
Step 7 Reflection and Discussion (1 class)
Part C: The Constitution: Who has the power? (1 class)
What will be assessed during this project?
- Reasons to Join Chart
- Rights and Government Chart
- Assets and Needs Chart
- Writing Speeches Handout
- Speech (Speech Rubric)
- Listening to Speeches Worksheet
- Journal Reflection
- The Constitution and Powers