Economy and prosperity – Roaring 20s

Roaring 20s PPT

Research:

  • What parallels exist between the prohibition of alcohol and the prohibition of marijuana (find quotes)? What are the differences?
  • Look up some of the buildings being constructed in 1929, what do they look like today? Is there a construction boom today as well?
  • What transportation changes in 1929 still affect you today?
  • Is sustaining economic growth a good plan for the future?
  • When did each minority group get the vote in Canada?
  • What discriminatory policies were made between the two world wars for each group?
  • What equality gains were made for minorities between the years 1918-1939?
  • How much did WWI contribute to our sense of multiculturalism?

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Canada’s Developing Autonomy

Canada’s Developing Autonomy

Research:

  • What happened with each of the following events
    • Chanak Crisis (1922)
    • Halibut Treaty (1923)
    • King-Byng Affair (1925)
    • Balfour Report (1926) & The Statute of Westminster (1931)
  • How much autonomy was gained by each of the above events?

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Settling Into Peace

Returning to Peace PPT

Research:

  • How would you describe the first few years after WWI in Canada? Who was happy, who wasn’t, and why? Evidence?
  • Was there any point to the Winnipeg General Strike?
  • Why did the Liberals win the election of 1921?

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Canada Divided

Research:

  • Find primary evidence: How did Canadians feel about conscription? Who supported it and who didn’t?
    • What are the messages in the political cartoons (scan through begbiecontestsociety.org site below)?
    • Was the Khaki Election rigged or just better democracy?
    • Was the government acting in the interests of the public when enacting conscription?

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Conditions on the Front

Research:

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

Poems:

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

Letters from the Front:

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The War in Europe

Task:

  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?)

Ypres:

Somme:

Vimy:

Passchendaele:

Review Sources

Simple Review:

  • Counterpoints Chapter 2: pg 37-39

In-Depth Review

Canada Responds to War

Canada and the Great War PPT

Research:

  • To what extend did Canadians support the war (find primary evidence)?
  • 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.
  • How did the war affect Canada’s development as a nation?

Sources:

Review Sources:

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

Causes of WWI

Causes of WWI PPT

Research:

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

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