Every province has a rich history that defines how it is known today. Using a timeline layout, students will research the history of Ontario. Students must think about what makes an event truly worthy of being included in the timeline and be able to include detail in their timeline.
1500: In the early 1500s, early people such as the Algonquians, the Cree, the Iroquois, and the Huron inhabited Canada; they fished and hunted the lands.
1611: Explorers came to survey the land, and in 1611 it was claimed for England.
1763: The French, who found alliance in the Huron tribes, and the English, who were allies with the Iroquois, fought over the land in the Seven Years’ War. The war ended in 1763 with the signing of the “Treaty of Paris”, and England emerging victorious.
1783: When the American Revolution ended, several British loyalists fled from the United States to Canada, splitting the Quebec colony into Lower Canada (French speaking settlers), and Upper Canada (English speaking province that later became Ontario).
July 1, 1867: The Dominion of Canada was established, which meant it was self-governed, but still within the British Empire; this is when Ontario became a province along with Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
1880: In the late 1800s, mining became very prevalent, and hydroelectric power was on the rise.
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Objective: Create a timeline of 4-6 important events in Ontario’s history.
Requirements: At least 4 events, proper dates, descriptions, and appropriate illustrations.
Grade Level 3-6
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Timelines