Road to Responsible Government
This unit focuses on the political and economic developments in the colonies that would eventually lead to the establishment of the first responsible government in the BNA.
Introductory Powerpoint: The 1837 Rebellions according to Ferguson
understanding-cause: Ppt designed to help students elaborate on ideas and explain causes of an event and leads into the protest sign assignment.
occupy-1837 This piece is now a bit dated, but the idea within can be adapted to reflect more current political protests such as the Women’s March or other anti-Trump rallies. Students demonstrate their understanding of conditions that led to the rebellions through the creation of protest signs. Cue cards and stir sticks work great as supplies for this activity which can then be displayed on a bulletin board.
were pains worth the gains: Explores consequences of the rebellions
tc2_rebellions: Reading to go with pains worth gains activity.
Alternate assignments, organisers and materials for rebellions:
rebnref-video-notes: to accompany a viewing of Canada: a People’s History segments
Road to Responsible Government: