The activities in the Our Soldiers in the Streets module can be used individually, or in sequence. The sequential approach will allow students to explore this fascinating subject, while leaving ample room for their curiosity and their desire to deepen their knowledge.
If the teacher wishes to use the four activities together, we suggest the following progression:
- Timeline: Understanding the October Crisis
- Analyzing and Interpreting Sources
- War Measures Act Debate
- Letter to a Loved One
And of course, don’t forget to visit our virtual exhibition on the October Crisis, which you can find right here!
Description of the Activity
This activity involves reading some relevant excerpts from an article on the War Measures Act, accompanied by questions for students to answer. We then propose some topics for an in-class debate.The debate topics incite students to critically reflect on the events of the crisis and make connections with current events.
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