WWI VS WWII on the homefront worksheet


Apply Your Knowledge:

Take someone on a tour of the GVRD during WWII. Use your knowledge of: Women’s roles, Japanese Internment, War Economy, Conscription, and Social change to explain the historical background of the images.

Bonus: provide video evidence of your discussion



Canadian Homefrontnotes

Climate and Us

BC GDP by Industry

BC Employment by Industry


  1. Find any two country’s data for GDP and Employment by Industry, post the links to the data and determine which industries are most affected by climate.  Explain how climate affects these industry and provide the proportion of employment and GDP the industries represent.
  2. Between BC and the two countries you researched, which region’s economy would be most affected by global warming? Explain how you made your conclusion.

Major Events of WWII

Research the following Canadian Battles of WWII:

Battle of the Atlantic

Hong Kong




Liberation of Netherlands

  1. In groups of 3, delegate 2 battles for each group member to research
    • find out the causes, components, and consequences of each battle
    • find out how Canada participated in the battle
  2. Create a video discussion sharing your findings and coming to a consensus on defining Canada’s role in battle during WWII and your justifications for it.

Timeline of WWIInotes

Canada Prepares for War

Review pg: 130-132 (Ch 5)

Apply Your Knowledge:

  1. Explain how Canada’s decision to go to war in WWII was different than WWI
  2. What were the BCATP and CD Howe’s Total War economy?
  3. Come up with a statement that the best describes Canada’s attitude towards WWII and support it by referring to the evidence from the class and the textbook (#1-2 above).


Pages 197-207

  1. Explain whether or not the hydrologic cycle is a open or closed cascading system.
  2. Use the list of storehouses on page 197 and explain what would happen if each of them experienced increased solar radiation.
    • Would the increased solar radiation have an overall positive or negative effect on the earth?
    • How would your answer above be different if insolation did not change but atmospheric temperatures increased (Global Warming)?
  3. Of the different storehouses, which one poses the largest possible risk to people if it depleted? Explain why.
  4. How does human development (buildings, roads, farms, cities) affect the hydrologic cycle?
  5. What conditions are needed for clouds to form?
  6. Why is it safer to drink lake water than ocean water?
  7. What would you look for in the sky to see if a warm front is coming?
  8. What kinds of clouds are most common in the Lower Mainland? Explain why.
  9. Use your knowledge of wind and precipitation to explain why the Pacific Northwest “rains all year long”. Explain what happens in the summer and winter.


Pages 122-129, 137-140

  1. Why is the earth’s energy system considered an open cascading system? (see page 8 for definition)
  2. How would air pollution affect direct shortwave radiation, indirect shortwave radiation and incoming longwave radiation?
  3. To stay cool in summer, is it better to wear shorts and a tank top on a sunny day or be all covered up? Explain.
  4. Why doesn’t snow always melt faster on a sunny day?
  5. How can your chances of getting sunburnt increase from going skiing?
  6. Why is a clear night colder than a cloudy night?
  7. Why do football players put black grease under their eyes?
  8. What would happen to the temperature if a volcanic eruption of ash occurred? Explain with reference to radiant heating.
  9. If the poles get constant daylight in their respective summers, explain why it is still colder.
  10. Has human development/activity in your city increased or decreased the temperature around it? Give examples and explain how the actions affect temperature.

Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L26A_v0io6A