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Before and after Confederation

Was Confederation an extreme makeover or merely a paper change?

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome - Students will recognize the effects of Confederation on citizenship and identity from multiple perspectives (C, I, PADM, TCC)
Specific Outcome - Students will recognize the historical significance of French and English as Canada's official languages (C, I, PADM)
Specific Outcome - How did John A. Macdonald and George-Étienne Cartier contribute as partners of Confederation? (TCC, PADM)
Specific Outcome - How did the circumstances surrounding Confederation eventually lead to French and English becoming Canada's two official languages? (I, C, PADM)
Specific Outcome - How did the building of Canada's national railway affect the development of Canada? (CC, ER, PADM)
Specific Outcome - Why were Aboriginal peoples excluded from the negotiations surrounding Confederation? (TCC, PADM)
Specific Outcome 5.S.2.2 - Students will use historical and community resources to understand and organize the sequence of national historical events
Specific Outcome 5.S.2.3 - Students will explain the historical context of key events of a given time period
Specific Outcome 5.S.2.4 - Students will organize information, using such tools as a database, spreadsheet or electronic webbing
Specific Outcome 5.S.7.1 - Students will determine themes, patterns and trends from information gathered
Specific Outcome 5.S.7.3 - Students will draw and support conclusions, based on information gathered, to answer a research question
Specific Outcome 5.S.7.6 - Students will access and retrieve appropriate information from the Internet by using a specific search path or from given uniform resource locators (URLs)
Specific Outcome 5. S.7.7 - Students will navigate within a document, compact disc or other software program that contains links
Specific Outcome 5.S.7.8 - Students will organize information gathered from the Internet, or an electronic source, by selecting and recording the data in logical files or categories
Specific Outcome 5.S.7.11 - Students will reflect on and describe the processes involved in completing a project
Specific Outcome 5.S.8.1 - Students will select appropriate forms of delivery for written and oral information, taking particular audiences and purposes into consideration
Specific Outcome 5.S.8.2 - Students will respond appropriately to comments and questions, using language respectful of human diversity
Specific Outcome 5.S.8.5 - Students will identify and distinguish points of view expressed in electronic sources on a particular topic
C Citizenship
ER Economics and Resources
CC Culture and Community
I Identity
LPP The Land: Places and People
GC Global Connections
TCC Time, Continuity and Change
PADM Power, Authority, and Decision Making
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