Activation: Why was this a "White Man's War"?
Exploration: Who was Francis Pegahmagabow?
Discussion: Why did they fight for Canada?
1 class period (75 minutes)
The Manipulatives in the PDF found above will need to be prepared by the teacher in advance of the lesson.
Notes for Educators
This is a very open kind of inquiry that allows students to explore the topics that interest them the most.
The Great War Website has a great overview article including the experience of many different groups.
Black Canadian Soldiers
From Historica Canada - a brief description of the No. 2 Construction Battalion and related links
Canada Post Website - 2016 Black History Month Stamp for the No. 2 Construction Battalion
Dark Memories Endure (Article)
First Nations Soldiers
Legendary Ojibwa Sniper - Francis Pegahmagabow Article and Video
Francis Pegahmagabow - Canadian Encyclopedia Biography
Women in the First World War
Photo Credit: Canadian War Museum
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