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Name________________________________________

Debate:
Should Sir John A. Macdonald’s name be removed from schools?

Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada’s first Prime Minister and led the country through its early
period of growth. One of his many accomplishments included playing an instrumental role in the
building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Many Canadian schools have been named after this
founding father for his accomplishments. However, many are questioning if naming schools after
Sir John. A Macdonald is appropriate due to a much darker side of his past, including the
extreme mistreatment of Indigenous people in Canada, such as forcing many First Nations
people off their land for the Canadian Pacific Railway, as well as the implementation of
Residential Schools throughout the country.

You have been assigned a position on the controversial issue: should Sir John A. Macdonald’s
name be removed from schools? Your assigned position may not reflect your own personal
opinion, but that is okay. This assignment is not to express your own opinion, but rather to
research a specific point of view and hopefully gain some understanding of a new perspective.

You will have this period to complete your research and each of you will present your argument
next class. You are encouraged to consult multiple articles and resources in order to develop your
argument. Your arguments must be clear, organized, and respectful. This assignment will be
marked based on the rubric attached.

My assigned position: ________________________________________________________


8K: Should Sir John A. Macdonald’s name be removed from schools?

Yes, his name should be removed and schools No, his name should not be removed and
should be renamed. schools should not be renamed
Josh Luis
Patrick Dior
Tim Reid
Meeka Nolan
Michael Kadi
Bergen Zachary
Emma Madison
Cedrick Juan
Mackenzie Malia
Riley Adam
Jaida Nevaeh
Talon David

8P: Should Sir John A. Macdonald’s name be removed from schools?

Yes, his name should be removed and schools No, his name should not be removed and
should be renamed. schools should not be renamed
Antony Zayne
Martin Brady
Shamus Mackenzie
Adam Mofi
Shar-Lee Elle
Dakota Zander
Markus Elaiza
Brooklyn Liam
Avery Blake
London Emma
Ring Kiyomi
Charlie Brynn
Emilio Emanuel
Reily
8H: Should Sir John A. Macdonald’s name be removed from schools?

Yes, his name should be removed No, his name should not be removed
Wyatt Laura
Ryerson Brooke
Jayna Nana-Kofi
Jacob Gabby F
Andrew Avery
Ethan Ronnie
Kate Ashton
Curtis Jack
Gabby H. Darrel
Allison Samuel
Zona Kyle
Maude Nathan P
Aurora Nathan S