What were the real reasons for creating the Colony of British Columbia?

In this critical challenge, students review the factors that led to the creation of the Colony of British Columbia in 1858, then use evidence found in primary and secondary source documents to rank order the importance of the causes. Students then write a colonial despatch to the British government, explaining the most important reasons for establishing a colony on the mainland of British Columbia.

History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Intermediate (4-6), Middle (7-9), Senior (10-12)
Intended User:
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