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 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.
co-operative learning/small group discussion/analysis
(Excellent site for information of the Dionnes. According to the site, all material is considered public domain)
Engendering Consent: World War II Propaganda Posters
The Great Depression
(A project by 94/95 Grade 11 students for Heritage Post Interactive about the depression of the 1930s in Vancouver.)
The Great Depression
(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)
(Some information on technological developments (Hawker Hurricane) and on a woman “first”)