Hi everyone welcome back to another post, todays post is going to be about my most recent journey learning about confederation in Canada.
This project was about the creation of confederacy in Canada, its pros, its cons, and much more. The main characters or key people in this event were John A Macdonald and Louis Riel. At the start of this project we were put in to groups. Each group was a part of Canada, some groups had more power because they were given a better area of Canada and some groups weren’t as fortunate. I ended up in Canada east which was mostly just Quebec for this experiment. Canada east was Avery populated an had great trade at this time, so we were handed a lot of advantages and not many disadvantages. The goal for each group was to plead their case on why they would be a good fit for confederation, or they explain why they didn’t want join. At the end every group joined Except for PEI because they couldn’t contribute to the confederation.
After that simulation of confederacy we moved on to notes, it was important we understood who the key sides and people of this time were, we neededto know for a final product. We ;earned about the Mètis peoples, we learned about the confederacy side, but the people who stood out most to me were John A Macdonald and louis riel.
They were complete opposites, one was once depicted as a hero and one was depicted as a villain, even though it was the other way around. John was looked at as a hero for being a founding father of confederation but he did it my ridding Canada of the indigenous peoples. His opposite Louis Riel stood up for the Mètis and payed for it with his life.
Next we pitched the idea of our board game. Here’s our pitch.
Are board game consisted of two main ideas, risk and Monopoly. Are board was shaped like the monopoly board and had special cards. These cards were trivia cards that you had to answer correctly to pass. The risk element was battling for land by rolling dice, if you won you would place a card on the other player’s land.
Our board game showed that life was unfair for the Mètis people because the confederation wanted to drive them out, our game showed nationalism by people fighting for their country and the creation of a country. Thank you for reading