Picturing the Past
 
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Short Answer Questions


'Stop' 3: Halifax


Short-Answer Questions

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1. What does Anne find strange when she reads the menu at the diner?

2. How does the waitress figure out Anne and George are from England?

3. What was the name of the ship the children travelled on?

4. What is an Anderson Shelter?


Activities


1. Promote discussion about the variety of foods found in Canada by having students bring in a different food item (that their family likes to eat) and share it at a class party. Discuss how different parts of the world have different foods, or prepare foods with different ingredients


'Stop' 4: Train from Halifax to Montreal


Short-Answer Questions

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1. What makes Anne excited when she looks at the newspaper being read by the man on the train?

2. What is the man's job?

3. Why did he have to move to Boston?

4. Why did he come back to Canada?


Activities


1. Have the class work in pairs; each group should chose one newspaper article from 1940-1945.


A good source for old articles online can be found at the Canadian War Museum, which has scanned a large collection of clippings from the Second World War

http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/newspapers/intro_e.html

What type of language was used? What is the opinion the article seems to give?


Have students organize their thoughts in a table.


Title Date Event Opinion of the author Strange words and sentences
         

'Stop' 5: Montreal


Event A


Short-Answer Questions

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1. Where are the soldiers going?

2. What is a U-boat?

3. What does the soldier tell George about his nephew?

4. What does the soldier think George should do when he gets to Vancouver?


Activities


1. Discuss with students the types of activities that would have taken place on the “home front” to aide in the war effort.


  • Emphasize the importance of these activities by showing students some of the posters that were prominently displayed all over Canada and Britain, urging citizens to do their part (visit the Canada War Museum’s Website "Weapons of Mass Dissemination" ).
  • Have students design and draw their own slogans and posters relating to the war and display them in the classroom.


Event B


Short-Answer Questions

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1. What building does Mrs. MacTavish tell Anne about?

2. What does Anne ask Mrs. MacTavish about the factory workers?

3. What kinds of jobs did women do during the Second World War?


Activity


See activity for 'Stop' 6



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