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WWI - The War At Home: Senior 3
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- Students will identify the major causes and events of the First World War.
- Students will explore the social, political and economic changes that occurred during this period of history.
- Students will identify the diverse cultural contributions to Canada’s war efforts.
- Students will identify Manitoba’s contributions to Canada’s war efforts.
Curriculum Outcomes: Canada-A Social And Political History
- Canada’s involvement in International Affairs
- Canada’s role in the First World War
- Economic and Political ties
- Response to Industrialization
- Impact of Technological development on life in Canada
- Canada’s participation with international organizations
Materials: (Activating student interest and Acquiring information)
- Student information on the major causes and events of the First World War
- Biographical information on individuals and diverse cultural groups from Manitoba who made significant contributions during the First World War
- Background information on international organizations, global events and forces
Photos and maps
Alan Arnett McLeod
Alexander Logan Waugh
Are You Doing Your Share?
Circumstances of Death Report
Election poster, 1917
Envelope from C. D. Richardson to Edna Chapman
"Fighting Conscription in Canada"
Food Service Pledge
Jack T. Fisher
Letter of 8 June 1917 from W. Jefferson to William Sisler
Letter of 22 October 1915 from Arthur P. Walker to William J. Sisler
Jack Winter Quelch
Manitoba Federation of Agriculture. Oakville Branch
Mary Louise Pickering Thomson
"The Soldier's Ten Commandments"
Vocabulary : to promote use of language in oral discussion, reading and written work
Suggestions for Instruction: (Applying)
Using in depth background information, have the students identify contributions made by Manitobans in relation to:
- First Nations, Inuit and Metis, other diverse individuals
- Receipt of the Victoria Cross
- Manitoba women
- Manitobans who lived within their school community, etc.
Other areas of study and activities may include:
- Famous battles – Ypres, Festubert, Givenchy, Vimy Ridge, The Somme, etc.
- War experiences behind the lines, soldiers’ journals, daily life
- First World War aftermath
- Opposition to bilingualism
- Oppression of foreign immigration to Canada
- War Measures Act
- Trench warfare
- Winnipeg labour movement
- Canadian economy and industry – impact in Manitoba
- Agricultural issues, etc.
- Canada and international relations
Suggestions for Assessment
Students will demonstrate their understanding through:
- completion of rubric criteria
- oral discussions
- written assignments
- transfer of learning into other areas
- field trip to one or more of the following : Minto Armories, Manitoba Museum, Western Canadian Aviation Museum, etc.
- contact with Veteran’s Affairs – Memory Project
- visit to a military base
- participate with United Nations – youth initiatives
- attend youth forums on war and international issues, etc.