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UNIT 1 Confederation: British North America in the Mid-1800s

Assessment
Level 1-2
1. For each definition, identify the matching vocabulary term below.
a) __________________ a symbol of the monarchy (e.g., king or queen)
b) __________________ preferring what is safe and familiar, rather than wanting
change and risk
c) __________________ being unable to make progress because the parties
involved cannot agree
d) __________________ the highest class of British society
e) __________________ develop industries, especially manufacturing industries
conservative
republic
industrialize
nobility

capitalists

emigrate

Crown

census

Level 3-4
2. Choose two out of the four colonies (i.e., Canada West, Canada East, the
Maritime colonies, the West) and identify the main industries in each
colony and provide details or interesting facts about them.

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Level 5-6
3. Describe how the political system or political views of British North American
colonies in the mid-1800s was similar or different across the colonies (i.e.,
Canada West, Canada East, the Maritime colonies, the West). Explain by using
at least two key similarities and/or differences between any of the colonies.

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________

4. The following is how laws were made in British North American colonies in the
1800s: the executive council would propose bills, which would be made into
laws when approved by the governor, the legislative council, and the
legislative assembly. The Crown appointed the governor, who then appointed
members of the executive and legislative council (needed to be British
nobility). The legislative assembly members were elected by voters who had
to be male property owners.
Formulate your opinion about the fairness or unfairness of any part of this
political system. Give your reason(s).

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Level 7-8
5. Choose one of the following questions to answer. Circle the one you choose.
A. Describe one change and/or continuity in daily life of people in British North
American colonies in the 1800s with that of today that you found to be
significant. Demonstrate why you think the change (i.e., difference) or
continuity (i.e., similarity) is significant. Also, evaluate whether you think that
particular change or continuity is good or bad.
B. Compare and contrast the quality of life for children in the 1800s with
today. Do you think life was better or worse for children in the 1800s? Why or
why not? Demonstrate your thinking by outlining the similarities and/or
differences between their life in the 1800s and today.

__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

UNIT 1 Confederation: British North America in the Mid-1800s


Assessment (ESL adapted ver.)
Level 1-2
1. Identify the appropriate vocabulary term for each definition.
a) __________________ a symbol of the monarchy (e.g., king or queen)
b) __________________ preferring what is safe and familiar, rather than wanting
change and risk
c) __________________ being unable to make progress because the parties
involved cannot agree
d) __________________ the highest class of British society
e) __________________ develop industries, especially manufacturing industries
conservative
Crown
industrialize
Level 3-4

nobility

deadlock

2. Fill in the chart below by identifying the name of the appropriate colonies:
Canada West, Canada East, Maritimes, or the West.
Region

Major
industries
Shipbuilding;
Farming,
logging in rural
areas
Fur trade
between the
First Nations
and Hudson
Bay Company;
B.C.: forestry &
shipping
Food, footwear,
textile factories

Textile
manufacture;
Metal factories

Details

Interesting facts

Industries
today
Fishing,
agriculture

Many workers were


skilled

Population was spread


out, so little
industrialization

Forestry/shipping did
not need factories

Little industrialization
until 1880s

Oil and gas;


Tar sands
operation
(mineral)

Industry began
around Montreal in
1840s;
Steam-powered
factories by 1850s
Industrialization
started in 1870s

Children (ages 6 and up)


worked in factories;
Montreal was the most
industrialized city in
North America in 1860s
Eventually became
centre of Canadas
manufacturing economy

Manufacturing
industry;
Aerospace &
pharmaceutical
s industry
Automobiles
and parts
industry

Level 5-6
3. Think about the political system and political views of British North American
colonies in the mid-1800s. How was the political system or political views
similar or different across the colonies (i.e., Canada West, Canada East, the
Maritime colonies, the West)? Explain by using at least one similarity and/or
difference between any of the colonies.

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________

4. In British North American colonies in the 1800s, the governor, executive


council, legislative council, and the legislative assembly were involved in
making laws. The Crown appointed the governor. The governor appointed
members of the executive and legislative council (who had to be British
nobility). The legislative assembly members were elected by voters who were
male property owners.

Do you think this political system is fair or unfair? Why? Demonstrate by


giving your reason(s).

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Level 7-8
5. Choose one of the following questions to answer. Circle the one you choose.
A. Describe one change or continuity in daily life of people in British North
American colonies in the 1800s with that of today that you found to be
significant. Explain why you think the change (i.e., difference) or continuity (i.e.,
similarity) is important.
B. Compare and contrast the quality of life for children in the 1800s with today.
Do you think life was better or worse for children in the 1800s? Why or why not?
Explain by outlining the similarities and differences between their life in the
1800s and today.

__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

UNIT 1 Confederation: British North America in the Mid-1800s


Assessment (Adapted ver. 2)
Level 1-2
1. Identify the appropriate vocabulary term for each definition.
a) __________________ a symbol of the monarchy (e.g., king or queen)
b) __________________ preferring what is safe and familiar, rather than wanting
change and risk
c) __________________ being unable to make progress because the parties
involved cannot agree
d) __________________ the highest class of British society
e) __________________ develop industries, especially manufacturing industries

Level 3-4

conservative
Crown
industrialize
nobility
deadlock

2. Fill in the chart below by identifying the name of the appropriate colonies:
Canada West, Canada East, Maritimes, or the West.
Region

Major industries
Shipbuilding;
Farming, logging in
rural areas
Fur trade between
the First Nations
and Hudson Bay
Company;
B.C.: forestry &
shipping
Food, footwear,
textile factories

Textile
manufacture;
Metal factories

Details
Many workers
were skilled

Interesting facts
Population was spread out,
so little industrialization

Industries today
Fishing, agriculture

Forestry/shippi
ng did not
need factories

Little industrialization until


1880s

Oil and gas;


Tar sands operation
(mineral)

Industry began
around
Montreal in
1840s;
Steampowered
factories by
1850s
Industrializatio
n started in
1870s

Children (ages 6 and up)


worked in factories;
Montreal was the most
industrialized city in North
America in 1860s

Manufacturing
industry;
Aerospace &
pharmaceuticals
industry

Eventually became centre


of Canadas manufacturing
economy

Automobiles and
parts industry

3. a) Complete the diagram of the political system of the Canadas in the 1850s
(see page 17).

b) Using the diagram above, fill in the blanks using the following words:
legislative, governor, Crown, executive:
The ____________________ appointed the governor. The ____________________
appointed the members of the _____________________ council and
_________________________ council.

UNIT 1 Confederation: British North America in the Mid-1800s


Assessment (Answers)
Level 1-2
1. For each definition, identify the matching vocabulary term below.
a) __________________ a symbol of the monarchy (e.g., king or queen)
b) __________________ preferring what is safe and familiar, rather than wanting
change and risk
c) __________________ being unable to make progress because the parties
involved cannot agree
d) __________________ the highest class of British society
e) __________________ develop industries, especially manufacturing industries
conservative
republic
industrialize
nobility

capitalists

emigrate

Crown

census

Level 3-4
2. Choose two out of the four colonies (i.e., Canada West, Canada East, the
Maritime colonies, the West) and identify the main industries in each
colony and provide details or interesting facts about them.

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Level 5-6
3. Describe how the political system of British North American colonies in the
mid-1800s was similar or different across the colonies (i.e., Canada West,

Canada East, the Maritime colonies, the West). Explain by using at least two
key similarities and/or differences between any of the colonies.

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________

4. The following is how laws were made in British North American colonies in the
1800s: the executive council would propose bills, which would be made into
laws when approved by the governor, the legislative council, and the
legislative assembly. The Crown appointed the governor, who then appointed
members of the executive and legislative council (needed to be British
nobility). The legislative assembly members were elected by voters who had
to be male property owners.
Formulate your opinion about the fairness or unfairness of any part of this
political system. Give your reason(s).

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Level 7-8
5. Choose one of the following questions to answer. Circle the one you choose.
A. Describe one change and/or continuity in daily life of people in British North
American colonies in the 1800s with that of today that you found to be
significant. Demonstrate why you think the change (i.e., difference) or
continuity (i.e., similarity) is significant. Also, evaluate whether you think that
particular change or continuity is good or bad.
B. Compare and contrast the quality of life for children in the 1800s with
today. Do you think life was better or worse for children in the 1800s? Why or
why not? Demonstrate your thinking by outlining the similarities and/or
differences between their life in the 1800s and today.

__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

UNIT 1: British North America in the Mid-1800s Assessment (ESL


adapted ver.) (Answers)
Level 1-2
1. Identify the appropriate vocabulary term for each definition.
a) Crown
a symbol of the monarchy (e.g., king or queen)
b) conservative preferring what is safe and familiar, rather than wanting
change and risk
c) deadlock being unable to make progress because the parties involved
cannot agree
d) nobility
the highest class of British society
e) industrialize develop industries, especially manufacturing industries

Level 3-4

conservative
Crown
industrialize
nobility
deadlock

2. Fill in the chart below by identifying the name of the appropriate colonies:
Canada West, Canada East, Maritimes, or the West.
Region
The
Maritimes

The West

Canada
East

Major
industries
Shipbuilding;
Farming,
logging in rural
areas
Fur trade
between the
First Nations
and Hudson
Bay Company;
B.C.: forestry &
shipping
Food, footwear,
textile factories

Details

Interesting facts

Industries
today
Fishing,
agriculture

Many workers were


skilled

Population was spread


out, so little
industrialization

Forestry/shipping did
not need factories

Little industrialization
until 1880s

Oil and gas;


Tar sands
operation
(mineral)

Industry began
around Montreal in
1840s;
Steam-powered
factories by 1850s

Children (ages 6 and up)


worked in factories;
Montreal was the most
industrialized city in
North America in 1860s

Manufacturing
industry;
Aerospace &
pharmaceutical
s industry

Canada
West

Textile
manufacture;
Metal factories

Industrialization
started in 1870s

Eventually became
centre of Canadas
manufacturing economy

Automobiles
and parts
industry

Level 5-6
3. Think about the political system or political views of British North American
colonies in the mid-1800s. How was the political system or the political views
similar or different across the colonies (i.e., Canada West, Canada East, the
Maritime colonies, the West)? Explain by using at least one similarity and/or
difference between any of the colonies.

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________

4. In British North American colonies in the 1800s, the governor, executive


council, legislative council, and the legislative assembly were involved in
making laws. The Crown appointed the governor. The governor appointed
members of the executive and legislative council (who had to be British
nobility). The legislative assembly members were elected by voters who were
male property owners.

Do you think this political system is fair or unfair? Why? Demonstrate by


giving your reason(s).

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Level 7-8
5. Choose one of the following questions to answer. Circle the one you choose.
A. Describe one change or continuity in daily life of people in British North
American colonies in the 1800s with that of today that you found to be

significant. Explain why you think the change (i.e., difference) or continuity
(i.e., similarity) is important.
B. Compare and contrast the quality of life for children in the 1800s with
today. Do you think life was better or worse for children in the 1800s? Why or
why not? Explain by outlining the similarities and differences between their
life in the 1800s and today.

__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

UNIT 1 Confederation: British North America in the Mid-1800s


Assessment (Adapted ver. 2)
Level 1-2
1. Identify the appropriate vocabulary term for each definition.
a) Crown
a symbol of the monarchy (e.g., king or queen)
b) conservative preferring what is safe and familiar, rather than wanting
change and risk
c) deadlock being unable to make progress because the parties involved
cannot agree
d) nobility
the highest class of British society
e) industrialize develop industries, especially manufacturing industries

Level 3-4

conservative
Crown
industrialize
nobility
deadlock

2. Fill in the chart below by identifying the name of the appropriate colonies:
Canada West, Canada East, Maritimes, or the West.
Region
The Maritimes

The West

Major industries
Shipbuilding;
Farming, logging in
rural areas
Fur trade between
the First Nations
and Hudson Bay
Company;
B.C.: forestry &
shipping

Details
Many workers
were skilled

Interesting facts
Population was spread out,
so little industrialization

Industries today
Fishing, agriculture

Forestry/shippi
ng did not
need factories

Little industrialization until


1880s

Oil and gas;


Tar sands operation
(mineral)

Canada East

Food, footwear,
textile factories

Canada West

Textile
manufacture;
Metal factories

Industry began
around
Montreal in
1840s;
Steampowered
factories by
1850s
Industrializatio
n started in
1870s

Children (ages 6 and up)


worked in factories;
Montreal was the most
industrialized city in North
America in 1860s

Manufacturing
industry;
Aerospace &
pharmaceuticals
industry

Eventually became centre


of Canadas manufacturing
economy

Automobiles and
parts industry

3. a) Complete the diagram of the political system of the Canadas in the 1850s
(see page 17).

b) Using the diagram above, fill in the blanks using the following words:
legislative, governor,
Crown, executive:
The Crown appointed the governor. The governor appointed the members of
the executive council and legislative council.

Region
Maritim
es

West

Canada
East

Major
industries
Shipbuilding;
Farming,
logging in
rural areas
Fur trade
between the
First Nations
and Hudson
Bay
Company;
B.C.: forestry
& shipping
Food,
footwear,

Details

Interesting facts

Industries
today
Fishing,
agriculture

Many workers
were skilled

Population was
spread out, so little
industrialization

Forestry/shipping
did not need
factories

Little
industrialization
until 1880s

Oil and gas;


Tar sands
operation
(mineral)

Industry began
around Montreal

Children (ages 6
and up) worked in

Manufacturin
g industry;

Canada
West

textile
factories

in 1840s;
Steam-powered
factories by
1850s

Textile
manufacture
;
Metal
factories

Industrialization
started in 1870s

factories;
Montreal was the
most industrialized
city in North
America in 1860s
Eventually became
centre of Canadas
manufacturing
economy

Aerospace &
pharmaceutic
als industry

Automobiles
and parts
industry