Sir John A Macdonald Shout-Out Game

Kingston Frontenac Public Library
Jo Stanbridge, Librarian
Local History and Genealogy
29 October 2014
Sir John A Macdonald "Shout-Out Game"
for Students
How it Works
1. Print out four copies of this document. Keep one copy for yourself.
2. From the remaining three copies, cut out the pictures and source citations.
Discard the narrative.
3. Fold each of the picture-strips in half.
4. Put them all into a top hat.
5. Each student pulls a picture out of the hat and writes his/her name on the back.
6. There are multiple copies of each picture, so more than one student will have
the same picture.
7. Show the slides on the screen (Powerpoint presentation.)
8. Each section of Sir John A's life is introduced by a "secret word."
9. Read out the facts about his life and show the picture(s) that illustrate each fact.
10. If the student has a picture that matches the one on the screen, s/he calls out
the "secret word."
The first student to call it out is allowed to put his/her ticket back into the hat.
11. At the end of the game, draw a name out of the hat. The raffle winner gets a
1843 Sir John A Macdonald's First Wife
In 1843 married his first cousin, Isabella Clark Macdonald (1811-1857). Within a year Isabella
began to suffer from a chronic illness. She became an invalid. They had two children, John
Alexander (who died when he was 13 months old) and Hugh John.
When Hugh John was seven years old, his mother Isabella died (28 December 1857). She was
buried in the Macdonald family plot in Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston.
Portrait of Sir John A Macdonald's first wife, Isabella
Clark, by William Sawyer, 1852, [online] Library and
Archives Canada ( : accessed
28 October 2014), MIKAN no. 2897882.
1848 Bellevue House, Kingston
John A. Macdonald moved into Bellevue house with his wife Isabella Clark and their son John
Alexander in 1848.
Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada
[online] Parks Canada website
( : accessed 28 October
1911 Fire Insurance Plan of Kingston, showing
Bellevue House on Centre Street, Sheet 47 [detail],
from Kingston Frontenac Public Library Collection.
Available online at
1867 February - Sir John A Macdonald's Second Wife
John A. Macdonald married while he was based in London preparing the British North America
Act. They got married in February 1867.
Five months later, on the day Canada was born, John A. was knighted and his new wife became
Lady Susan Agnes Macdonald.
Lady S. Agnes Macdonald and daughter Mary [online]
Library and Archives Canada (
: accessed 28 October 2014), Topley Series D(R639-154X-E) MIKAN no. 3218771
1867 July 1
Confederation. Canada's birthday.
On July 1st, 1867, the Province of Canada united with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to form
the Dominion of Canada. Canada's Birthday.
Front Page of Daily British Whig 1 July 1867
[Kingston newspaper]
Our Digital World ( : accessed 28
October 2014).
Royal Proclamation of Canadian Confederation,
1867, [online] Sir John A Macdonald Bicentennial
Library Project
on_Canadian_Confederation.jpg : accessed 28
October 2014).
Photo by taken by James Ashfield in 1885 of a
painting called The Fathers of Confederation, by
Robert Harris. The original painting was destroyed
in a fire at the Parliament Buildings in 1916.
Library and Archives Canada
3194982 : accessed 28 October 2014), LAC number
C-001855, MIKAN ID number 3194982).
1867 John A Macdonald's Law Office in Kingston
Title Page of Sutherland's General Directory for the City of
Kingston for 1867, [online] Internet Archive
/mode/2up : accessed 28 October 2014); citing Kingston
Frontenac Public Library collection.
Entry for Honorable John A. Macdonald's law office, from
Sutherland's General Directory for the City of Kingston for 1867,
[online] Internet Archive
/mode/2up : accessed 28 October 2014); citing Kingston
Frontenac Public Library collection.
Legal offices on Clarence Street where Sir John A. Macdonald
practiced [online] Library and Archives Canada
( : accessed 28 October 2014),
MIKAN no. 3317358.
1891 June 6
Sir John A Macdonald died at his home in Ottawa.
He lay in state in the Senate Chamber in Parliament. Roses from Queen Victoria were placed on
his chest.
His funeral train travelled to Kingston.
The Prime Minister's coffin was displayed at City Hall in Kingston.
He was buried in Cataraqui Cemetery, in Kingston, near other members of his family.
Sir John A. MacDonald lying in state in the Senate Chamber,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 8 June 1891 [online] Wikimedia
pg : accessed 28 October 2014); citing Glenbow Archives NA2883-82.
The funeral train of Sir John A. Macdonald, 10 June 1891,
Library and Archives Canada ( :
accessed 28 October 2014); citing "The Dominion Illustrated",
20th June, 1891, p. 594.
Kingston City Hall draped with black ribbon for funeral of Sir
John A, posted by Bill Stevenson, [online]
/ : accessed 28 October 2014)
Sir John A. Macdonald's funeral train ticket issued to S.R.
Hesson (front), June 10, 1891 [online] Library and Archives
Canada ( : accessed 28 October
2014), online MIKAN no. 206978.
General view of Sir John A. Macdonald's gravesite, 1995,
[online] Parks Canada, ( : accessed 28 October
23 October 1895 Unveiling of Statue in City Park
Ribbon commemorating the unveiling of a statue
of Sir John A. Macdonald in Kingston's City Park,
October 23, 1895 [online] Library and Archives
( : accessed 28
October 2014), Morris Norman collection, MIKAN
no. 156364.
Annual Statue ceremony in City Park, Kingston,
[online] Sir John A 2015
website( : accessed 28 October 2014).