A Souvenir From World War One
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Using a variety of sources, historical thinking concepts, activities and assignments, these lessons allow for students to use primary sources as significant pieces of evidence in furthering their understanding of Canada, from 1914 to 1929. To establish Historical Perspective, students will be given profiles of different people who would have lived during World War I. The students will analyze each perspective, allowing them to understand how events can change based on your perspective. Using World War I battles, students with examine their Historical Significance to explore what makes something significant enough to influence Canada’s identity. To see the effects of Continuity and Change, students will analyze the Black Soldiers lament and Shimaganish. Students will consider how minorities were affected and treated during World War I, and compare the knowledge to current events today. By looking into war propaganda, students will examine the Cause and Consequences of their own propaganda posters. By incorporating concepts learned in the previous lessons, students will explore how propaganda has influenced Canada’s identity over the course of time.