First World War Education Guide
To mark the centenary of the First World War, Historica Canada, the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship, has created this educational guide to assist teachers and students in learning about Canada’s involvement in this global conflict.
At home, wartime experiences varied greatly. Millions of Canadians supported the soldiers overseas, raising money for their families, supporting the war effort through purchasing war bonds, working in munitions factories and farming the fields to provide food for the armies. Some employers and their employees prospered due to increased manufacturing and nearly full employment during the war. At the same time, relatives of soldiers lived in fear of receiving news that a loved one had been killed. The study of Canada’s experiences during the First World War involves multiple histories and perspectives that can be remembered, explored and understood in their diversity.