Exploring Canadian History from WWI until 1929
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This resource pack focuses on the big six concepts of history: Historical Significance, Cause & Consequence, Evidence, Continuity & Change, Ethical Dimensions and Historical Perspectives. The resource pack targets Grade 10 Academic History from 1914-1929. The big six concepts are used to fulfill the specific expectations of B2.2 and B2.4 through the following four lessons: 1. The historical significance of Vimy Ridge to Canadian Identity 2. Indigenous Perspectives in the First World War 3. The Winnipeg General Strike 4. Changing Roles of Women in the 1920s Lesson one will examine the historical significance of Vimy Ridge to Canada’s identity in WWI. Students will first examine the meaning of historical significance. During this lesson, students will examine photographs from Vimy Ridge. Students will then examine a secondary source presenting two different perspectives on the historical significance of Vimy Ridge. Lesson two will examine historical perspectives. In this lesson students will use research skills to examine the significance of the contributions made by Indigenous groups within Canada during the First World War. Students will also question how the war affected the lives of minorities within the dominion of Canada. Students will examine the historical perspectives of indigenous peoples, their contributions to the war efforts and the impact of the Great War on their lives. Lesson three will examine cause and consequence through the lens of labour history. This lesson will look at labour history, in particular the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. Students will look at the causes and consequences of this event. During this lesson students will independently read a short text and respond to corresponding questions. During this lesson students will examine various primary documents including photographs and newspaper articles. Lesson four will examine Canadian women in the 1920s and how their roles in society changed, along with how they continued to fight for more rights. During this lesson Flappers will be examined, as well as the Famous Five and how they fought for the rights of women to be seen as “persons” under the law through the Person’s Case.