The Causes of the First World War and Its Effect on Canada
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Lesson #1: The goal is for students to understand how historical significance is constructed. With a look at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, students will understand the different factors that make this World War I event historically significant in Canadian history. Lesson #2: Students will use the artifacts from the Canadian War Museum First World War Discovery Box to develop an understanding of the relationship between evidence and how it effects our understandings of events. Lesson #3: The goal is for students to analyze the advancements in military tactics and technologies during the First World War to see how continuity and change are intertwined throughout our history. Lesson #4: The goal is for students to understand how the perspectives on war have changed in Canadian society and to analyze primary sources to see the viewpoints of the time. Lesson #5: The goal is for students to analyze some of sentiments on conscription in Canadian society during World War I and to see how it led to different consequences over time. Lesson #6: This lesson will allow students to understand why the ethical dimensions of history must always rely on both perspective and context. By looking at the Ukrainian and German internment in Canada during WWI, students will be able to fairly evaluate these happenings without applying present morals and values to the situation.