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The Great Deportation of the Acadians: Two Sides to Every Story,


Group 2

The Great Deportation of the Acadians has long since been considered a black mark on
Canadian History. The questions each historian needs to ask is What are both
perspectives?. In the chart below, collect information about why the British felt that the
Acadians were traitors, and why the Acadians refused to take the oath of allegiance. Use
historical websites, your textbook, notes, and non-fiction books from your teacher to
gather your information.

Use your research to complete this activity.

British Perspective Acadian Perspective


What Would You Do? Group 2

Now that you have researched both sides of the story, what would you do? Would you
take the Oath of Allegiance? Why or why not?

Write your response below:

If I were an Acadian, I would: (check one)

Take the oath


Not take the oath

I think this because


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How well have you expressed your opinion and supported it using the facts
you collected in your research? (Circle one)

Needs Improvement satisfactory good excellent

A Journal from Acadia, Group 2

The Acadian deportation began in 1755 when over 6000 Acadian residents were forced
from their land and set out to sea because they would not take an Oath of Allegiance to
the British! To reflect on what this would have been like, your task will be to writing three
journal entries like you are an Acadian teenager in 1755. Pretend you are a person living
in Acadia in 1755. Write three separate journal entries about the events, your thoughts,
and your feelings during this event in Canadian history. To help you, use class notes, your
textbook and other research to help you.The three entries must be written in the
following order:

1) Before the deportation


2) During the deportation
3) After the deportation

Once your journal entry is complete, have your friend check it over for editing.
Once your friend has checked it over, have Ms. Donahue-Reid read it over.
Fill out the self-assessment at the bottom.

Journal Requirements

Three journal entries (before, during and after deportation).


Use specific vocabulary and terminology for the events taking place. (ex. Oath,
deportation, traitor, British, Acadians, etc)
Written from an Acadians point of view in 1755 (it can be someone your age).
Explains the conflicts leading up to the deportation (before it happened).
Describes the deportation process (while it was happening).
Describes the deportations impact on the Acadians (after it had occurred).
Expresses the characters thoughts and feelings about the events.
Clearly written and easy to understand.

Student Self-Assessment: How did you think you did?

Criteria MAS ADV PRG EMG BEG


I clearly described the most important
events before, during and after the
deportation of the Acadians.
I clearly describe my characters thoughts
and feelings about the events and they
were appropriate to the situation.
My journal entries were clearly written and
easy to understand. I used the appropriate
history vocabulary and terminology to help
describe the events.
My journal entries were based on the real
researched facts about the deportation of
the Acadians while using my own creative
ideas to tell the story.

Journal to Acadia, Group 2 Rubric


MAS/ADV PRG EMG BEG/LIM
Application of Student clearly Student mostly Student missed Student missed
important described the described the describing many of the
events before, most important most important some important important
during and events before, events, before, events before, events before,
after during and during and during and during and
deportation to after the after the after the after the
their journal deportation of deportation of deportation of deportation of
entries. the Acadians. the Acadians. the Acadians. the Acadians,
7.1.5.1, 7.1.5.2

(20 marks)
Research of Student wrote Student wrote Student wrote Student wrote
important journal entries journal entries journal entries journal entries
events before, using the real using some using their own which did not
during and researched researched ideas and did relate much to
after facts about the facts about the not research. the Acadians or
deportation. deportation of Student does any research.
deportation.
the Acadians. not cite their Student does
Student cites
7.S.2.2 Student cites sources. not cite their
all their
(10 marks) some of their sources.
sources. sources.
Explanation of Student was Student was Student Student did not
the historical successful with somewhat experienced use the
contexts of key using the successful with some difficulty appropriate
events of a appropriate using the with using the vocabulary and
given time vocabulary and appropriate appropriate terminology in
period. terminology in vocabulary and vocabulary and the context of
7.S.2.3 the context of terminology in terminology in the time period
(10 marks) the time period the context of the context of to describe the
to describe the the time period the time period events.
events. to describe the to describe the
events. events.
Considering Student Student was Student Student did not
multiple successfully somewhat experienced apply their
perspectives. applied their successful some difficulty notes on both
7.S.1.2 notes collected applying their with applying the British and
(5 marks) on both the notes on both their notes on Acadian
British and the the British and both the British perspectives.
Acadian Acadian and Acadian
perspectives. perspectives. perspectives.
Journal is Journal is Journal is Journal is Journal is basic
communicated engaging and entertaining straightforward and has many
in a clear, free of spelling and has some and has several spelling and
persuasive and and grammar spelling and spelling and grammar
engaging errors. grammar grammar errors.
manner. errors. errors.
7.S.8.1
(5 marks)
Comments:

Journal #1 Notes:

Before the Deportation:

What happened? What conflicts happened leading up to the


deportation?

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Where did you get this information?

Journal #2 Notes:

During the Deportation:

What happened? How did the British deport the Acadians? What
would this have felt like?
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Journal #3 Notes:

After the Deportation:

What happened? Where did the Acadians end up? What impact did
this have on the Acadians?
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Where did you get this information?