Thursday, December 5, 2019

  1.  HW check and review Metis in the Northwest wkst

First Nations living in the Northwest will feel the impacts of the influx of Metis into their region and the purchase of the region by Canada.  How will their lives change?

First Nations of the Northwest – reading and questions from 2nd edition (FORM)
First Nations of the Northwest – reading and questions from 2nd edition

To complete this worksheet you will need to download Horizons 2nd edition Chapter 5.

While students are completing this activity I will be conferencing with students about their sample paragraph.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

  1.  Paragraph write on the Red River Uprising

Once you are finished your paragraph, please complete the following:

2.  Create a new folder and download the L.Outcomes and Vocabulary for Unit 7

UNIT 7 LEARNING OUTCOMES AND VOCABULARY (PDF)
UNIT 7 LEARNING OUTCOMES AND VOCABULARY

3.  Find out what happens to the Metis after their land becomes part of Canada.  Will their land, culture, livelihood be protected by the terms of the Manitoba Act 1870?

Metis in the Northwest fill in the blanks student version (FORM)
Metis in the Northwest fill in the blanks student version

READING Metis Move Westward fill in the blanks summary (PDF)

HOMEWORK:  Complete fill in the blanks summary

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Metis in the Red River have had their livelihood and culture threatened by the fur trade, European settlement, and transition of ownership from the HBC to the Government of Canada.

To protect themselves as they enter Confederation, the Metis decide to elect a leader/spokeperson by the name of Louis Riel, create a group to represent their interests (National Metis Committee) , devise a List of Rights they want included in the terms of Confederation, and institute a provisional government that will oversee the transition of the land and its people into Canada.

Will these measures ensure the Metis, their ways of life, and their unique culture are protected?
Are these actions allowed?  Or are they acts of treason?

  1.  Finish powerpoint
  2. Video reinforcement
  3. How should this event be remembered – was it an act of resistance or rebellion?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Review:  Positive and Negative impacts of fur trade on First Nations

Marriages between European men and First Nations women during the fur trade created a new cultural group known as the Metis.

  1.  Let’s learn about their culture
  2. How were the Metis impacted when Europeans began to move into their territory as the country expanded?

READING Red River colony

Red River colony fill in the blanks (FORM)
Red River colony fill in the blanks

HOMEWORK:  Complete fill in the blanks summary

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Reflection on Confederation – connecting the BNA Act 1867 to today.

Create a new folder called “UNIT 6 MANITOBA” and download the following:

UNIT 6 LEARNING OUTCOMES AND VOCABULARY 2019
UNIT 6 LEARNING OUTCOMES AND VOCABULARY 2019 (PDF)

Now that the country of Canada has been created, work will begin on acquiring more land and territory into the country.  Ottawa looks to the West and hopes to acquire a large area of land called Rupert’s Land.  But this land is not vacant – First Nations, Metis, and European settlers live here and the fur trade is central to life.

Let’s begin Unit 6 by learning more about the fur trade and its 2 rival companies in Rupert’s Land.

HBC vs NWC student version (FORM)
HBC vs NWC student version

 

Monday, November 25, 2019

We’ve completed our simulation on Confederation – what happened in history and how does it compare?

Today you’ll learn more about the Charlottetown, Quebec, and London Conferences that took place over 3 years, leading to the creation of Canada July 1, 1867.

Let’s take a closer look at the terms of the BNA Act 1867 which created Canada

BNA Act 1867 worksheet (FORM)
BNA Act 1867 worksheet

READINGS FOR BNA Act worksheet

HOMEWORK:  Complete the BNA Act 1867 worksheet