1791-1840 # 35: The demands and struggles of nationhood: Rebellions of 1837-38
Were the Rebellions of 1837-38 about nationalism or liberalism?
Why do we fight?
Note: This map is used to demonstrate the location of various documents contained already in the document collection (curation of online documents) available at
The map could be duplicated and augmented if used for the mapping activity suggest in that collection:
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.