Lesson 2: Canadians in the War


  • Counterpoints, Chapter 2, pp 35, 37-39

Understand the significance of the following:

  • Schlieffen Plan
  • Battle of the Marne
  • The Second Battle of Ypres
  • The Battle of the Somme
  • Newfoundland Regiment
  • Battle of Verdun
  • Vimy Ridge
  • Passchendaele
  • Sir Arthur Currie

Concepts to understand (test yourself):

  • What was Canada’s role in battles during the Great War? (What was expected of us and how did that develop throughout the war?) Be able to explain with references to the significant terms above.

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