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Ontario: History  Student Centre


Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography Problem-Solution Chart and Role Play





Web Links

The Premier's Kids Zone: History Zone    

Take a virtual tour of Ontario's history with Max Moose. Learn about some of Ontario's famous people and about some Ontario "Firsts"-did you know that the telephone, table-top hockey, and five-pin bowling were all invented here? Find out what else happened in Ontario "first" at this Web site!

Confederation for Kids

Before Confederation, areas of what is now Canada were colonies ruled by Britain. This Web site is the story of how those colonies came together to become Canada, and how Canada has grown since then.




Web Activity

?_Geography Problem-Solution Chart and Role Play

In this activity you will complete a Problem-Solution Chart to summarize why Ontario joined Confederation.

1. Visit the Confederation for Kids Web site.

2. Click on "Prelude" on the menu bar running down the left-hand side of the

    page. Read the information in this section

3. Then click on " Provinces" on the menu.

4. Select " Ontario" from the list of provinces and read about why Ontario

    entered Confederation.

5. Complete a Problem-Solution Chart to record your findings about why

    Ontario joined Confederation. Click here to download a problem-solution

    chart. Use three categories to classify problems: (1) Political, (2)

    Economic, and (3) Military.

6. In pairs, create a role play in which Sir John A. Macdonald explains to

   someone why Confederation is a good idea.