One person, Joseph Smallwood, was a very important reason for
Newfoundlanders choosing to vote in favour of Confederation. Write a short biography of "Joey."
Consult reference books in your school or community library.
Find out more about the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador - songs, language, stories, food,
heroes of the past. Present your findings in an appropriate way - in story or in song.
Write a radio commercial or video script promoting tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Make a list of five Newfoundland expressions that are rarely used anywhere else.
Joseph Smallwood created an Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. Create your own version
with at least three entries containing special information about Canada's
tenth province, past and present.
Prepare a bulletin board display about Newfoundland and Labrador's history.
Do some research about other referendum issues and votes in Canada's history. Examples include:
conscription into the armed forces; all of Canada, 1942
separation from Canada; Quebec, 1980
the Charlottetown Accord; all of Canada, 1992
Use newspapers, magazines, history texts and other reference materials. Share
your findings with the class.
Prepare a report in oral, written or pictorial form about the Labrador Innu in the
1990s. Look for stories about Davis Inlet.
Research the background to the land claims settlement (1999) between the
Labrador Inuit and the provincial and federal governments.