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Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis

Overall Objective
There are several group activities to get students thinking about Canada’s role in wars present and past. They will analyze the role of politicians and Canadian army commanders as well as civil freedoms and responsibilities.

Grade Level
Advanced 9–12 and beyond. This unit can be adapted to younger grades and different courses of study in various Canadian provinces and territories.

Warning
Documentary contains strong language.

Content Areas
Languages
Social Sciences
History
Personal development

Materials required
Depending on availability: computer, Internet access, video or DVD player, TV, video projector, projection screen,  “Inspiration” software, video camera, sound recording equipment.

Summary
Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, will help students understand Canada’s role in international conflicts. Activities will also help comprehension: designing a conceptual table and making a film or sound recording.

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Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis
[1991]
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