History (Grade 8) - Confederation
Grade 8 students examine the major factors and significant events that led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867 and evaluate the natural and human challenges facing the advocates of union. They investigate regional interests and other factors that led to the growth of Canada, as other provinces and territories joined Confederation. They extend their understanding of national issues by comparing negotiations among regional interests at the time of Confederation with similar debates in Canada today.
Rebellion and Union in the Canadas (J REF 971.038 BAL )
Circulating copies available.
- Confederation (J 971.049 STA )
- Unusual Heroes: Canada’s Prime Ministers and Fathers of Confederation (J 971.0099 PEA )
- Confederation and the West (J 971.051 BAL )
- A Nation’s First Steps (J 971.05 BAL )
- Flashback Canada (J 971 CRU 2000 )
- Louis Riel (J 971.051092 RIEL-N 1999 )
- Sir John A. Macdonald (J 971.051092 MACDO-B)
- Challenge of the West (J 971.2 CRU)
The New Nation (J 971.0490922)
Includes a Timeline, a Did You Know? and Test Your Knowledge section. Extras include a classroom debate topic of Prime Ministers, a Glossary, Political Terms and guide for further research.
- Confederation and the West (J 971.051 BAL)
- Conflicts, Changes & Confederation (J 971.03 NEL)
Sir Charles Tupper: The Bully Who Battled for Canada (J 971.05592 TUPPE-B)
Other items on similar subjects can be found in the same call number areas.
- Confederation for Kids (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/kids/index-e.html)
- Canada in the Making: 1850 - 1867 On the Road to C (www.canadiana.ca/citm/themes/constitution/constitution12_e.html#durhamreport)