Fathers of Confederation Mini-Biography Assignment



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Name: ____________________

Fathers of Confederation

Mini-Biography Assignment
The people listed below were important to Confederation. Select one and prepare a short biography, which you will then display on a poster board. Mrs. Hughes will provide you with the Bristol board. You should have 1-3 paragraphs of information, important dates and pictures. Remember to cite your sources, including for pictures printed! Use the attached organizer to record your information on the person’s life and accomplishments.


  • George Brown (Canada)




  • George-Etienne Cartier (Canada)




  • Robert Dickey (Nova Scotia)




  • John A Macdonald (Canada)




  • Oliver Mowat (Canada)




  • Charles Tupper (Nova Scotia)




  • Thomas D'Arcy McGee (Canada)




  • Edward Whelan




  • Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt










Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Knowledge and Understanding

Knowledge of content

(e.g., facts, terms,

definitions)



demonstrates limited

knowledge of content



demonstrates some

knowledge of content



demonstrates considerable

knowledge of content



demonstrates thorough

knowledge of content



Thinking

Use of planning skills

(e.g., focusing

research, gathering

information, organizing

an inquiry, asking questions,

setting goals)


uses planning skills

with limited

effectiveness


uses planning skills

with some

effectiveness


uses planning skills

with considerable

effectiveness


uses planning skills

with a high degree

of effectiveness


Communication

Expression and organization

of ideas and

information (e.g., clear

expression, logical

organization) in oral,

visual, and written

forms


expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with limited

effectiveness



expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with some

effectiveness



expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with

considerable



effectiveness

expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with a

high degree of



effectiveness

Fathers of Confederation Research Organizer


Name:

Date and Place of Birth:

Date and Place of Death:

Background




Interests, motivations, hopes




Accomplishments




Travels

(attach a map if useful)




Difficulties and challenges encountered




Other interesting points




Why is this person important to the history of Canada?




Sources consulted

(min. of two sources needed)

Note the title, author, or webpage









Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Knowledge and Understanding

Knowledge of content

(e.g., facts, terms,

definitions)



demonstrates limited

knowledge of content



demonstrates some

knowledge of content



demonstrates considerable

knowledge of content



demonstrates thorough

knowledge of content



Thinking

Use of planning skills

(e.g., focusing

research, gathering

information, organizing

an inquiry, asking questions,

setting goals)


uses planning skills

with limited

effectiveness


uses planning skills

with some

effectiveness


uses planning skills

with considerable

effectiveness


uses planning skills

with a high degree

of effectiveness


Communication

Expression and organization

of ideas and

information (e.g., clear

expression, logical

organization) in oral,

visual, and written

forms


expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with limited

effectiveness



expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with some

effectiveness



expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with

considerable



effectiveness

expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with a

high degree of



effectiveness






Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Knowledge and Understanding

Knowledge of content

(e.g., facts, terms,

definitions)



demonstrates limited

knowledge of content



demonstrates some

knowledge of content



demonstrates considerable

knowledge of content



demonstrates thorough

knowledge of content



Thinking

Use of planning skills

(e.g., focusing

research, gathering

information, organizing

an inquiry, asking questions,

setting goals)


uses planning skills

with limited

effectiveness


uses planning skills

with some

effectiveness


uses planning skills

with considerable

effectiveness


uses planning skills

with a high degree

of effectiveness


Communication

Expression and organization

of ideas and

information (e.g., clear

expression, logical

organization) in oral,

visual, and written

forms


expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with limited

effectiveness



expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with some

effectiveness



expresses and organizes

ideas and information

with

considerable



effectiveness

expresses and organizes

ideas and information



with a

high degree of



effectiveness



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