Essential Question Suggestions:
Were the Rebellions of 1837-38 about nationalism or liberalism?
Why do we fight?
To describe the main events of the Rebellions in Lower Canada
To describe the main events of the Rebellions in Upper Canada
To compare and contrast the Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada
Note: This map is used to demonstrate the location of various documents contained already in the document collection entitled # 35: The demands and struggles of nationhood: Rebellions of 1837-38 available at http://tinyurl.com/jfoaaot The map linked to below could be duplicated and augmented if used for the mapping activity suggest in that collection:
Cartograf Document and Mapping Task:
-Student organize available documents in terms of time and/space:
-Students begin by reading through and selecting relevant facts/documents for each of the two rebellions. They follow source links to view original sites and to gather information on the context of the fact/person/event described.
-Groups could use printed versions of the documents, to sequence them each into two separate timelines of sorts, one for each rebellion.
-Using a mapping tool like Cartograf, students could locate key documents for facts/people/events and located them a map.
-Students compare maps of the two rebellions and explain the differences between the two rebellions in terms of people, location, causes, etc.
Visit a sample mapping of the rebellion locations at
Note: Two other more complex tasks are suggested in the associated document collection at http://tinyurl.com/jfoaaot :
Task: Characterize the Rebellions in terms of the question: “Were the Rebellions of 1837-38 about nationalism or liberalism?”
Task: Respond to the question: “Were the Rebellions of 1837-38 about nationalism or liberalism?” by Comparing rebellions in terms of aspects, events, ideas, etc.