Conditions on the Front


  • (Perspective) What was it like to fight on land, sea and in the air?
  • (Significance) What are some important Canadian contributions to the war on land, sea and in the air?
  • (Perspective) What are the common themes in the poems? What do they tell you about how soldiers felt about the war?


  1. Anthem for a Doomed Youth
  2. Back
  3. How To Die
  4. In Flanders Fields
  6. The Happy Warrior
  7. Dulce Et Decorum Est

Letters from the Front:


The War in Europe


Simple Review:

  • Counterpoints Chapter 2: pg 37-39

In-Depth Review


  1. Find evidence that reveals how happy soldiers were being in the war.
  2. What evidence do soldiers provide that reveals why they are fighting or what they are fighting for?
  3. What seems to be the morale of the soldiers at this point in the war? Provide evidence.
  4. How would you summarize Canada’s role over these major battles? (continuity or change?)





Canada Responds to War

Canada and the Great War PPT


  • Evidence: To what extend did Canadians support the war (find primary evidence)?
  • Perspective: Search for “Canada WWI war propaganda”, what are the posters trying to make you do and how are they supposed to make you feel? Find some and share your favourites.
  • Significance: How did the war affect Canada’s development as a nation?
  • Evidence: Find primary evidence that reveals how Canadians felt about conscription? Who supported it and who didn’t?
    • What are the messages in the political cartoons?
    • Was the Khaki Election rigged or just better democracy?
    • Was the government acting in the interests of the public when enacting conscription?


Review Sources:

  • Counterpoints, Chapter 2, pp 32-34, 45-46

Causes of WWI

Causes of WWI PPT


  • Cause and Consequence: What is the historical context that led to WWI and how can they be organized into the themes of: militarism, alliances, imperialism, nationalism (MAIN)?
  • Cause and Consequence: What was the event that directly started the war?
  • Cause and Consequence: Explain the political cartoon – identify who is being symbolized and explain what the real history was.



Canada at the Turn of the Century (20th Century)


1.In a group, look over the images for your city

2.Pretend that these are old photos in your personal photo album and create a fictional explanation of what was happening (what was life like?)

3.Create a backstory that includes all your group members

4.Present your photos to the class

Winnipeg Vancouver Toronto Quebec City Montreal Calgary



Chapter 1, pages 6-19 as in introduction to the 20th Century (a bit of a review from last year)

Globe and Mail – Life in Canada at the Turn of the 20th Century

September 26, 2019


  1. Prepare for debate tomorrow
    • all students should have a role in the debate
    • remember to introduce your point of view with specific reference to research
    • all party members should be prepared to answer questions about their bill
  2. Prepare for democracy essay – due Wed, Oct 2.
    • answer questions from previous blog posts below to prepare

Ways to Make Change

Be able to discuss:

  • Evidence: Examples of successful Canadian lobbies, petitions, and civil disobedience cases and summarize their story (what were they fighting for, how did they achieve this?).
    • In what ways were these changes positive or negative to society?
    • Do you agree with the change and how they went about getting it done?
  • Ethical Judgement: What benefits and drawbacks of each type of change should you consider before using it?