Canadian History in the Twentieth Century


Overall Expectations: CGV.02, CGV.03, CGV.04, CCV.03, CHV.01, SPV.01, SPV.02, MIV.01, MIV.02, MIV.03, MIV.04



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Overall Expectations: CGV.02, CGV.03, CGV.04, CCV.03, CHV.01, SPV.01, SPV.02, MIV.01, MIV.02, MIV.03, MIV.04.

Specific Expectations: CG2.01, CG2.03, CG2.05, CG2.06, CG3.02, CG4.01, CG4.02, CG4.03, CG4.04, CC2.03, CC3.01, CC3.04, CH1.01, CH1.04, CH2.02, CH2.03, SP1.02, SP2.02, SP2.03, SP2.04, SP2.05, SP2.07, MI1.01, MI1.02, MI2.01, MI2.02, MI2.03, MI2.04, MI3.02, MI3.04, MI4.01, MI4.02, MI4.03, MI4.04.

Activity Titles (Time + Sequence)


Activity 1

The Crash and Causes of The Great Depression

75 minutes

Activity 2

The Great Depression and its Impact on Canada

150 minutes

Activity 3

The Coming of War

75 minutes

Activity 4

The Course of the War

75 minutes

Activity 5

Canadian Contributions and the Impact of the War

150 minutes

Activity 6

Newsreels, Report

615 minutes

Prior Knowledge Required


  • Students are required to have knowledge of the social, political, and economic developments of the 1920s; Canada’s involvement in World War I (WWI); the state of French-English relations following WWI; some knowledge of Canada’s evolving relationship with the US; some knowledge of Canada’s relationship with Britain; and a basic knowledge of the Treaty of Versailles.

  • Skills required include note-making; organizing; small group work; research skills, reading, comprehension, and recognition of bias; ability to recognize and use different types of sources (primary and secondary); self-assessment; peer assessment.

Unit Planning Notes


Preparation is required for each of the activities involved. These preparations include:

  • Activity 1: preparing the stock market game and a list of economic terms with which the students must be familiar; reviewing with students previously learned skills for note making;

  • Activity 2: collecting “artifacts” for 1930s time capsule and preparing organizer chart;

  • Activity 3: preparing background lesson on Hitler’s rise to power;

  • Activity 4: preparing timeline activity and events to put on the timeline; selecting maps to be used to examine the course of WWII;

  • Activity 5: preparing organizer for students to collect information about Canada’s military contributions; preparing a list of questions that students use to examine Canada’s contributions on the home front; preparing an organizer chart for students to present their findings on the impact of the war on Canada;

  • Activity 6: meeting in advance with the librarian to set up a time for students to do research for the culminating activity; booking time in the computer lab for Internet research and for preparing the final report; preparing topic lists and questions for the activity; arranging to have a video camera and videotape to record the activity; photocopying Appendix 2.6.1 (and any chosen from web site e.g., 2.6.4 – 2.6.7) for student use.

For each activity, consideration should be given to the Individual Education Plan (IEP) of individual exceptional students for possible accommodations.

Teaching/Learning Strategies

Whole Group


  • game/role playing

  • lecture

Small Group


  • reading/note making/presentation/report

  • co-operative learning/small group discussion/analysis

Individual


  • organizers/charts/maps

Assessment and Evaluation

Diagnostic/Formative Assessment/Evaluation


  • self-assessment

  • learning logs

  • formal teacher observation (teacher checklist)

  • student-teacher conferencing (anecdotal notes/teacher checklist)

Summative Evaluation


  • presentation/performance (videotaping)

  • graphic organizer

  • formal written assignment

Resources

Print


Approved textbooks

Catholic Register Vol. V 1933-1938, Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto: 1997

Catholic Register Vol. VI 1939-1942, Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto: 1997

Grayson, Linda. The Wretched of Canada: Letters to R.B. Bennett 1930-1935.

Kagan, Elynor, ed. Decades: Forces of Change 1896-1960 (Canada 21). Scarborough: Prentice-Hall Ginn, 1996. ISBN 0-13-239997-0

Kagan, Elynor, ed. War and Peace: Canada’s Global Role (Canada 21). Scarborough: Prentice-Hall Ginn, 1996. ISBN 0-13-459439-8

Mennill, Pauline. The Depression Years: Canada in the 1930s (Canadiana Scrapbook). Scarborough: Prentice-Hall, 1978. ISBN 0-13-199018

Pius XI, “Mit Brennender Sorge” (encyclical – “With Burning Sorrow”)

Santor, Donald M. Canadians at War (Canadiana Scrapbook). Scarborough: Prentice-Hall, 1979.
ISBN 0-013-113514-7

Woodward, Kenneth L. “In Defense of Pius XII.” Newsweek (March 30, 1998). P. 35.


Kits/Videos/CDs


The Dionne Quintuplets. National Film Board of Canada. Title Code: 106C 0178 380 MSN: 13892

Canada at War. National Film Board of Canada (series of thirteen titles) Title Code: 193B 9162 146 MSN: 32854

World War 2: Canada’s Role. Burnaby BC: Classroom Video, 1992.

Kit: Canada’s Coming of Age 1939-1945. Veterans Affairs Canada, 1995.

The 2000 Canadian Encyclopedia, World Edition. CD-ROM. McClelland and Stewart, 1999.

Web Sites


100 Great Events in Canadian History
http://www.tceplus.com/timeline/100events_frame.html

A Priest's Tale: The Evolution of the Thinking of Eugene Cullinane CSB by Bernard M. Daly


http://home.golden.net/~wts/framed.html
(deals with Cullinane’s involvement in the CCF and the church’s reaction)

AsUVA 1930s project


http://xroads.virginia.edu/g/1930s/RADIO/audio_archive/radio/radio.html
(good variety of examples of popular culture of the 1930s [American])

The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan


http://www.lexicom.ab.ca/~nanton/bcatp.html

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Official Web Site


http://www.warplane.com/

CanPix
http://www.canadianprimeministers.com/rbba.html

Concentration and Death Camps
http://holocaust.about.com/education/holocaust/library/misc/blchart.htm

D-Day Recollections, by Jim Wilkins, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, “B” Company


http://users.erols.com/wolfy/qor/html/body_wilkins.html

Dionne Quintuplets Archival Collection


http://www.city.north-bay.on.ca/quints/digitize/dqdp.htm
(Excellent site for information of the Dionnes. According to the site, all material is considered public domain)

Engendering Consent: World War II Propaganda Posters


http://web.arts.ubc.ca/history/ww2prop/prop.htm

The Great Depression


http://www2.excite.sfu.ca/pgm/depress.html
(A project by 94/95 Grade 11 students for Heritage Post Interactive about the depression of the 1930s in Vancouver.)

The Great Depression


http://www.authentichistory.com/depressi.html
(An American site but good for cultural influence of US on Canada; has songs which can be played and covers examples of popular culture [sports and radio entertainment].)

Elizabeth Elsie McGill (first woman aircraft designer)


http://www.corpserv.nrc.ca/corpserv/hall/u_i14_e.html
(Some information on technological developments (Hawker Hurricane) and on a woman “first”)

Greatest Films of the 1930s


http://www.filmsite.org/30sintro.html

The Holocaust Commission


http://www.holocaustcommission.org/index.html

The Hungry Thirties Relief Camps (On to Ottawa Trek)


http://www.workingtv.com/oto/hungry/ecbkgrnd.html

Japanese Air Balloon Bombings Against North America During World War II


http://collections.ic.gc.ca/balloons/

Life on a Western Canadian Prairie Farm


http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4850/ZContent.htm

Marion Orr (Canadian Women Pilots)


http://trinculo.educ.sfu.ca/hpost_e/ipost2/4-7/woman.html

Nanton Lancaster Society and Air Museum


http://www.lexicom.ab.ca/~nanton/nanton.html
(The museum commemorates the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.)

NFB Films for 1920-1945


http://www.nfb.ca/FMT/E/cate/H/Histo-Canad-1920-.html

Royal Canadian Legion


http://www.legion.ca/

St. Maximilian Kolbe


http://www.catholic.org/saints/saints/maximilian.html

Thank a Vet Program


http://www.veteranconnect.org/

Unfortunate Canadians During the Great Depression


http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/h15/Level3/page1.htm

Veteran’s Affairs


http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar

World War II


http://www.valourandhorror.com

Community Resources


Holocaust Centre, 4600 Bathurst St., Toronto (416) 635-2883

The Royal Canadian Legion, 359 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0R7

Phone: 1-613-235-4391 Fax: 1-613-563-1670 or try your local Legion



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