Did Governor James Douglas deserve to be knighted?

In this critical challenge, students first review biographical information about Sir James Douglas and his time as governor of the Vancouver Island and British Columbia colonies during the mid-1800s. Students then examine primary and secondary sources from one of three assigned case studies to determine if Douglas' actions were worthy of a knighthood. Finally, students write a report to the British government presenting their conclusion and supporting it with evidence from the case studies.

History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Senior (10-12)
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