Lesson 1: The War at Home


Understand the significance of the following:

  • War Measures Act
  • Canadian Expeditionary Forces
  • Ross Rifle
  • War Profiteer
  • Victory Bonds
  • Women’s Suffrage
  • Conscription/Military Service Act
  • Khaki Election 1917 (& Military Voters Act, Wartime Elections Act)
  • Union Government

Concepts to understand (test yourself):

  • How did Canadians feel about the war?
  • Why/how did Canada join the Great War?
  • How did Canada pay for the war?
  • How did the war affect women’s roles?
  • How did Conscription affect Canadians?


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