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Section Assignment 1.2


Total marks for this section assignment: 50

Your total mark out of 50: _____

Your mark as a percentage: _____ %


Additional directions:


  • Where blank lines have been provided, double-click on the blank line and then begin typing your answer.

  • For some parts of the assignments, much fuller directions are provided in the module worksheets.


Section Assignment 1.2 Part A: Matching/Fill-ins


Marks for Part A: 20 marks—1 mark per item

Your mark for Part A: _____ /20


Fill in each blank with the best word from this list.

agriculture blasting Bolshevism Borden

Canada Europe homesteading immigration

Laurier New Zealand salmon the US

1. The first British colony to be granted self-government was ______________.

2. In the early 1900s, ______________ was one of the most progressive nations in the world.

3. In the early 1900s, ______________ was no longer allowed in rural communities.

4. In the early 1900s, ______________ fuelled the growth of Canadian cities.

5. In the early 1900s, a reduction in Fraser River ______________ had significant economic effects.

6. In 1914, Canada was automatically at war when Britain declared war, but Prime Minister ______________ supported the war.

7. An economic factor that set the stage for World War I was the strained carrying capacity of the land in ______________.

8. The League of Nations did not include ______________, Germany, and Russia.

9. During World War I, women sustained Canada’s needs in ______________.

10. In 1918 and 1919, the more radical leaders for social change were influenced by Russian ______________.

collective compulsory conscription employment

France Germany Halifax income

London munitions reciprocal Russian

11. In the late nineteenth century, Bulgaria and Serbia gained independence with ______________ support.

12. In the early 1900s, Laurier believed that ______________ trade would boost the economy and win votes.

13. In the early 1900s, the issue of ______________ made worse the prejudice against Asian people.

14. A military factor that set the stage for World War I was the race between Britain and ______________ to build dreadnoughts.

15. During World War I, the Canadian government introduced a tax on ______________ .

16. In 1917, a Belgian relief ship and a French munition ship collided in ______________ harbour.

17. In 1920, residential schools were made ______________ for Aboriginal children.

18. During World War I, a shortage of volunteers led to ______________ in Canada.

19. During World War I, many Canadian women worked in ______________ factories.

20. Canada did not agree with the concept of ______________ security, but it did join the League of Nations.


Section Assignment 1.2 Part B: Analyzing Viewpoints


Marks for Part B: 12 marks—2 marks per item
(either 2 marks for a well-supported answer
or 1 mark for a reasonable answer with minimal evidence).

Your total mark for Part B: ___ /12



Additional directions: As usual, you just need to double-click on the blank line and begin typing. For a sense of how much to write, look at the number of blank lines in the worksheets. (Since typing takes less space than writing, you may need fewer lines.)

1. Which of the poets would serve as a primary source for a study of attitudes toward war during World War I? Explain your choice. ___ /2

2. Which of the poets clearly oppose(s) propaganda? Explain your choice. ___ /2

3. Which of the poets express(es) a view that is similar to the Union view in the conscription crisis? Explain your choice. ___ /2

4. Imagine that you are a Canadian painter in 1918. You want to illustrate war poems with themes that are suited to the goals of the War Memorials Fund. Which of the three poets express(es) a suitable theme? ___ /2

5. Which of the poets is/are supported by A.Y. Jackson’s view in the “War Artists” chapter in your textbook, pages 60–61? Explain your choice. ___ /2

6. Which of the poets express(es) a viewpoint that recognizes the grim realities of war but still promotes patriotism? ___ /2


Assignment 1.2 Part C: Taking Other Viewpoints


Marks for Part C: 18 marks, following the Standard Criteria.

Your mark for Part C: ___ /18


Choose only one of the following three options.

Part C, Option 1: As an Artist on the Home Front, January 1917


State where in Canada you are living (in “1917”).


Briefly state any relevant details about who you are (in “1917”).


Briefly state what you are trying to accomplish.


Briefly explain the aspects of your poster that will help it to be effective.




Part C, Option 2: In the Trenches near Vimy Ridge, May 1917


In a letter to a close relative or friend, explain what the war is like, and compare it to what you expected.

Length: There is no required number of words, but try to keep the length of your letter down to about 200 words or less.




Part C, Option 3: Halifax, December 1917


In a journal entry dated Dec. 5, 1917, describe the most useful steps that you have taken in the first few days of December 1917 to prepare for emergencies such as a munition explosion.


In a journal entry dated Dec. 6, 1917, describe the most useful steps that you took just before the explosion.

Note: There is no specific number of steps required because the need is for effectiveness of action, not quantity of action. However, try to keep the total length of the two entries to about 200 words or less.


Reminder: Submit this assignment as soon as you complete it. Follow the usual procedures for submitting assignments and projects.





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