Canada and the First World War
The world braced for change at the turn of the twentieth century. Centuries of European imperialism and rivalries would clash like never before and the death toll would be devastating. Canada emerged from the shadows of its colonial past as a powerful ally and player in the 20th century. Canada’s equal part triumphs and tragedies in WWI gave it a seat at the table alongside the world’s emerging superpowers in the League of Nations, later becoming the United Nations, and then signing the Treaty of Versailles.
The aim of these 5 units (LES) is to allow secondary cycle two students to have a greater understanding and appreciation for Canada’s role in World War I and the contributions of individual Canadians. Using material primarily from The Royal Montreal Regiment, a bilingual fighting unit formed for the First World War, students will research, analyze, create and present their findings to their peers in the form of timelines, posters, soldier profiles, letters, poems, videos and personal reflections in both print and digital formats.
Students will be able to situate and analyze points in history that transformed Canada leading to economic, cultural and political transformations at both the local, national and international levels.
Students will be able to have a greater understanding and appreciation for Montreal’s, Quebec’s and Canada’s role in WWI as well as the individual contributions of Canadian civilians.
Students will develop and reflect upon the importance of their citizenship skills, as specified in the Quebec Education Program (QEP) while honing the following cross curricular competencies:
- Uses information
- Exercises critical judgement
- Uses creativity
- Adopts effective work methods
- Uses information and communications technologies
- Achieves his or her potential
- Cooperates with others
- Communicates appropriately
Students will develop their knowledge of the 2017 History and Citizenship Education program through the competencies prescribed by the program (QEP):
- Characterizes a period in the history of Quebec and Canada
- Interprets a social phenomenon
Teacher guide & student guide include detailed lesson plans, evaluation situations and rubrics.