The Kid Who Couldn’t Miss

Students are to watch the the NFB docu-drama The Kid Who Couldn’t Miss about the life and war times of William Avery (Billy) Bishop, a brazen and young Canadian fighter-pilot from Ontario. It is a feature-length film, however there is some excellent archival footage detailing the attraction for young Canadian men to enlist and go to War for Canada, as well as footage from the war and dog fights (war planes).

Questions have been prepared for the movie, divided by sections, so the activity can be adjusted to your needs. The movie provides some interesting footage and commentary which can allow students to understand why men enlisted were attracted to war.

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