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  1. Primary and Secondary Sources Wednesday February 6th

  2. People You Should Know: Sir John A. MacDonald The first prime minister of Canada Louis Riel A Canadian politician , supporter and leader of the Metis people Sir Wilfred Laurier Canada’s first French-Canadian PM Prime Minister of Canada, 1896 - 1911. Clifford Sifton Minister of the Interior 1896-1905 Promoted immigration in western Canada "The twentieth century belongs to Canada."

  3. Primary vs. Secondary Sources Primary Source Documents • Primary sources are actual records that have survived from the past, such as letters, photographs, articles of clothing. • Secondary sources are accounts of the past created by people writing about events sometime after they happened. For example, your history textbook, Spotlight Canada, is a secondary source

  4. Famous Canadians • Tom Longboat • Dr James Naismith • Lucy Maud Montgomery • Louis Cyr • Homer Watson • Guglielmo Marconi

  5. Your Task: Make two columns in your notebook. Label one “Primary Sources” and one “Secondary Sources”. Place the sources listed below in the appropriate columns. • A photograph of Louis Riel’s trial • The diary of Henri Bourassa • An article on the Alaska Boundary Dispute from the Canadian Encyclopedia • A photocopy of the front page of a Winnipeg Newspaper dated September 1911 found via the Internet • A Canadian historian’s account of the 1911 federal election, written in 2011 • The website of the Canada’s National Museum of Science and Technology • A poster promoting people to come to Canada from 1901 • The Choquette Farm, Beloeil, 1901, a painting by Ozias Leduc

  6. Imperial Issues and the Election of 1911 Students please prepare to share your issue with the class. After the discussion… Academic – Write a paragraph explaining how the imperial issues were central in defeating the Liberals in the 1911 election?

  7. Woman’s Suffrage Read pages 8 – 12 in the textbook. Read the “Profile” on page 11. Answer the two Responding questions. Is anything about this profile considered a primary source? If so what and why?