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Lesson 3 by Cassandra Reda Gavin

constitutional act 1791

Changes as a result of the Constitutional Act of 1791. Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. The Changing Shape of Ontario. Ontario's Boundaries, 1791. http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/maps/ontario-boundaries.aspx#1791

 

 

LESSON TITLE: Society in British North America

How does life as a British/French/Indigenous North American in 1763-1800 compare to your life now as a current contributing member of Canadian society?

 

TIME: 80 minutes

 

EXPECTATIONS:

Overall:

 

Specific:

 

ASSESSMENT:

  1.  Time Capsule Artifact (group assessment)
  1.  Historian Blog Entry (individual assessment)
  1.  Student Self-Assessment (assessment tools)

 

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PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED (of Students):

 

ACCOMMODATIONS / MODIFICATIONS:

 

RESOURCES:

The Constitutional Act of the Province of Lower Canada (several pages of original doc): http://eco.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.21241/2?r=0&s=1

The Nova Scotia Magazine: http://eco.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.8_06254

Collection of text, maps, documents, & artifacts representing resources & trade: http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/franco_ontarian/trade.aspx

Canada in the Making: https://web.archive.org/web/20150219015549/http://www.canadiana.ca/citm/themes/aboriginals _e.html

 

TEACHING / LEARNING TASKS:

 

MINDS ON: 20 minutes

 

Whole Class Show & Tell

At the beginning of the lesson, students will be invited to form a Community Sharing Circle (a strategy that they are familiar with) and bring objects from home to the circle. The Talking Stick will be passed around and students holding the rock will be asked to:

 

ACTION: 50 minutes

 

Whole Class

  1. Mini-lesson on The Constitutional Act of 1791 (15 mins)

 

Group Work

  1. Research & Time Capsule activity (35 mins)

 

Inquiry questions from the Ontario curriculum

The French

The Loyalists

The Haudenosaunee

What was life like for the French colonies? What were their spiritual practices? How did they educate their children? What was their system of government? How did they meet their needs for food and clothing? What were their medical practices? How did the roles of men and women differ?

What was life like for the Loyalists? What were their spiritual practices? How did they educate their children? What was their system of government? How did they meet their needs for food and clothing? What were their medical practices? How did the roles of men and women differ?

What was life like for the Haudenosaunee? What were their spiritual practices? How did they educate their children? What was their system of government? How did they meet their needs for food and clothing? What were their medical practices? How did the roles of men and women differ?

 

CONSOLIDATION: 10 minutes

 

Whole Class & Individual

After activity wrap-up, students are invited to rejoin the Community Sharing Circle to share their group’s artifact, and contribute it to the class Time Capsule. Students are encouraged to respond to some or all of the inquiry questions that guided their research and explain briefly how this research helped them in the creation of their artifact.

 

HOMEWORK:

 

Blog entry – Respond to the following questions:

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