Minorities in Canada during World War 1: Resource Pack

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Moore-Hughes, Rileigh
Tobin, Sara
Elliott, Tyler
Immigration , 1920s , Chinese Immigration , head tax , French Canadians , World War 1 , Nationalism , women’s suffrage , women in the workplace , Evidence , Historical Significance , Historical Perspectives , Continuity and Change , Cause and Consequence
This resource pack explores the experience of a few minority groups in Canada between 1914-1929 through the lens of various historical thinking concepts. The first lesson explores the historical significance of immigration policies and their impact on situations such as the landing of the Komogata Maru in British Columbia in 1914. The second lesson expands on the theme of Canadian immigration by taking on multiple perspectives to analyze the Chinese Head Tax. The third lesson focuses on the causes and consequences of the recruitment of Francophone people into the Canadian army. The fourth and final lesson analyzes the changing role of women and their contributions to society during and after WWI.
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