HIST2500 Lecture Outlines Term 1
2014 The First Canadians
Introduction: Debunking the Columbus myth
The First Canadians
First Canadians are the original residences of Canada
Controversy of Chris Columbus discovery of the new world (1492
Hitler's Germany: 1933 - 1936 (film)
1. How many Germans were out of work by 1927?
a) 1 million
b) 2 million
c) 6 million
d) 16 million
2. He was Hitler's propagandist, and spread the Nazi message to the German people.
The Internment of the Japanese Canadians
Spotlight Canada p. 268-271
In 1942, people of Japanese descent, including Japanese Canadians, were uprooted from
their west coast homes and placed in internment camps.
1. Outline the events in 1941 that triggered
Holocaust: Picture Gallery
A holocaust is a disaster that results in the large-scale destruction of life. The Holocaust
refers to the annihilation of millions of Jews and other people by Hitler and the German
Nazis during World War II.
Spotlight Canada p. 220-221
1. Nearly _ Jews tried to escape Hitlers Germany from 1933 1939. How
many Jewish immigrants did Canada accept? _
2. Complete the following chart:
Reasons / Methods to Allow Jewish
Immigrants into Canada
The Breakdown of Peace
How did Hitler capture the imagination of
the German people?
Fascism & anti-Semitism in Canada 1930s
Chamberlain & appeasement
Hitler annexes Austria & Czechoslovakia
Blitzkrieg and German successes in WWII
The Atomic Bomb
The atomic bomb gets its energy from fission (splitting) of the nuclei (core) of uranium or plutonium
atoms. Albert Einstein explained how the fission of heavy atoms could produce energy released at
dangerously high levels of he
World War I: Propaganda Poster Analysis
World War I propaganda posters proved to be a highly successful mass communication medium
because of the powerful, emotional and persuasive affect on its audience. Using the Seven
Tricks of Propaganda, students
World War One Poster
Teacher Name: Mr. Melnyk
Graphics are all
in focus and the
identified from 6
Conscription Crisis in Canada: 1917
Spotlight Canada: page 119-122
1. Graph (line or bar) the enlistment and casualty rates for the Canadian forces in 1917.
2. Define conscription.
3. Why did Prime Minster Border become convi
World War I
Create a World War I Canadian poster using the major trick techniques of propaganda
that were used at the time and discussed in class. The poster should reflect a clear
message and content so as to provide enough information
Video: Canadas Role in World War I
1. Who were the members of the Triple Entente?
2. Who were the members of the Triple Alliance? _
3. Explain how the major powers in Europe got involved in World War I:
4. Why did Canada automatically go to war with Bri
World War I Scrapbook Assignment
Use the WWI scrapbooks to complete the following questions on a separate piece of
Trench Warfare (p. 8-9)
1. List three reasons why life in the trenches was difficult.
2. Describe "no man's land" and "over the top".
COMPARING CANADAS ROLE IN THE WORLD WARS
For each of the following topics, compare / contrast Canadas role in World War I and
World War II.
2. Who were
3. Call to
arms (# of
troops sent to
Lessons of the Holocaust:
A Personal Reflection
AND I SAID NOTHING
They first came for the communists
and I didnt speak up because I wasnt a communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didnt speak up because I wasnt a Jew.
Then they came for
World War II Movie Review
The last century has produced many films that feature instrumental moments in
history; namely in wars or conflicts. WWII is a classic example, where directors
like Stephen Spielberg and actors like Tom Hanks have directed and act
SGA GROUPS: WORLD WAR II
Canada Response to Nazism and Fascism
(textbook p. 218; scrapbooks)
Canada Declares War & Military
(textbook p. 226; scrapbooks)
(textbook p. 233; scrapbooks)
Canada at Sea
(textbook p. 234; scrapboo
Germanys Big Move
o Once _ had entered
the war in 1917, Germany
quickly moved all of its
troops towards the
to defeat France
o German advance into France
was stopped only _ km
o _ troops
spearheaded in the Allied
VIDEO: Days of Despair: Canada 1939-1942
1. Match the leaders to their respective countries during WWII:
Adolf Hitler (Nazi)
Joseph Stalin (Communist)
Benito Mussolini (Fascist)
War on the Horizon: Germany after World War I
Spotlight Canada p. 213-216
1. Name the 4 areas / problems that Germany experienced after WWI:
2. List 5 effects that the Treaty of Versailles had on Germany.
3. a) How did the German government pay of
The War Effort: World War II
Textbook: Spotlight Canada
Homefront ( p. 255)
1. What is total war?
2. a) What was rationing?
b) List 2 ways food and supplies were monitored.
3. Other than food, what are some other goods that were rationed?
4. How did child
VIDEO: The Road to Victory 1942-1945
1. Match the following countries to the events:
United States crush Japanese forces
Canadian troops face German troops in mouse-holing
from house to house
Canadians, American and British capture fr
The Wave (film)
1. What was Mr. Ross motivation behind his experiment the Wave?
2. Complete the chart below.
Changes or Innovations introduced by
Reaction / Impact of Changes on
Students /Classroom / School
3. a) Name the 4 principles or mottos o
Road to World War II: 1919-1939
-APRIL 28 - League of Nations founded
-JUNE 28 - Treaty of Versailles is signed
- JULY 29 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZIS)
- National Socialist Party (Nazi) led
Swing Kids: Movie
1. What do Peter and Thomas think of the HJ or Hitler Youth at the beginning of the
2. Why is "swing" music and dancing prohibited?
Why does Peter join the HJ?
b) What does Thomas then do? Why?
4. Why is Arvid beaten? How do
Canadian History: People and Events
Unit: World War II
Instructions: Using the textbook or other resources:
a) Recreate the chart below in your notebook, or copy and paste the chart in
WORD into a new document.
b) Identify or define each of the following
World War One Poetry
Many of the soldiers fighting in the trenches of World War One used poetry to
express their various emotions, such as fear of combat, anger at commanding
officers, sadness for those left behind, and even humour at t
SGA (Small Group Acting): Peer Assessment
For each of the charts below, place a checkmark in the most appropriate column for each group member (including yourself) that represents
their contribution to the SGA Presentations. If necessary, provide