Lesson 2: The Homefront


Understand the significance of the following:

  • Canadian Isolationism
  • Anti-Semitism in Canada – SS St Louis
  • Mackenzie King’s visit to Germany
  • Total War Economy
  • Women in the war
  • Battling Inflation
  • Conscription
  • Japanese internment

Concepts to understand (test yourself):

  • How does the reaction from Canadians to WWII compare to that of WWI?
  • Effects of WWII on Canadian identity (social, economic, political).
  • How was the process of enacting conscription different from WWI?

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