Conscription Crisis – Document Analysis

This activity will help students to better understand the debate around conscription during WWII.

First, students will compare the points of view of three leading politicians, using original documents.

Then, students will research those same politicians to better understand how they formed the opinions they expressed during WWII.

Goals of the Activity

These activities were created for the Je Me Souviens education program as educational tools to complement the QEP secondary IV history and secondary V contemporary world courses.

In addition, the activities can be used as language tools in the following QEP courses: Francais langue maternelle secondaire V, IV, III, English Language Arts and FSL or ESL secondary V, IV, III. 

The goal of these activities is to allow secondary cycle two students to have a greater understanding of World War II and Canada’s role in the Italian Campaign. Students will also learn to appreciate the contributions of Canadian Armed Forces personnel from Quebec.

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