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Topic of lesson: The Second World War Social Sciences (History)

Grade level: 10 (Secondary 4) Unit: Nationalisms and the autonomy of Canada
Explaining the preservation of
-How did Canada respond to the onset of war in Europe?
Québec’s particular language-
-How did different populations in Canada contribute to
related and cultural features at a Essential
Big Idea: the war as well as react to the war in general?
time when Canada’s political, Questions:
-What were the different laws and policies enacted
economic and socio-cultural
during this period?
autonomy was being redefined.
Students will be learning about an interesting period in
history, the Second World War, and Canada’s
Understandings: Relevance:
involvement in the war. They will be exploring this
interesting section of Canada’s history.
Introduction: (5 minutes) Resources Required:
The attendance of students will be -Computer with PowerPoint, homework workbook
taken, and any questions the students QEP Subject Area Competencies
have will be answered. -Characterizes a period in history: Students will be expected to characterize the period
surrounding the Second World War, exploring the various events that led to the war and
Development: (35 minutes) how Canada contributed to the war effort.
The lesson will begin with a brief look -Interprets a social phenomenon: Students will be introduced to the various sides of the
at where the last lesson left off to war, exploring the French and English reactions to the war, as well as emerging women’s
establish context. They will be starting contributions, and issues raised by the Nazi Party in Europe.
Chapter 2, Part 6, centered on the Student will know (learning objectives):
Second World War. During this class, -The ways that Canada contributed to the war effort and how the country reacted to the
they will be looking at the European period in general.
context of the war, the Canadian Students will understand (learning objectives):
response to it, as well as the French -The complex dynamics at play in the pluralist society of Canada and how they each
reaction. reacted to the war. Ultimately understanding the various groups at play during the war
and what each group expected throughout the period.
The students are expected to take notes Cross Curricular Competencies:
and ask questions if clarification is -Uses information: Students are expected to use information about the period to
needed. Otherwise, the teacher will be understand the complex events of the Second World War. They will use this information
prompting and probing the students eventually during in class knowledge checks, and for homework.
with clarification questions and -Communicates appropriately: Students are expected to answer discussion questions
memory tricks to help them digest and pertaining to the topic throughout the lessons as well as dissect a source and
retain content knowledge. communicate its hidden meanings.
Broad Areas of Learning:
Workbook + Homework (30 -Citizenship and Community Life: In learning about the history of the province and
minutes) country they live in, students will be cultivating their citizenship and learning about the
Students will be asked to work on areas they live in and how they have changed.
pages in their workbooks pertaining to Differentiated Instruction:
class material. If it isn’t completed in Some students in this class require a physical version of the PowerPoint, printed, so that
class, it will be assigned for homework. they can follow along as the class progresses. This will be provided for them.
The workbook material will help them Further considerations:
review past course content. This lesson uses technology to help students write notes as well as prompt them for
Conclusion (5 minutes) FORMATIVE - Assessment FOR learning:
Students will be encouraged to read Students will be asked questions throughout the lessons to gauge their understanding and
ahead in their textbooks to better retention of information. They will be asked to discuss the finer details of the war
understand the day’s materials. If any through the analysis of various sources found in their study materials.
questions remain, they will be taken
care of towards the end of the class. SUMMATIVE - Assessment OF learning:
Students will be asked to complete workbook pages on information covered in class.
These workbook pages are to be done for homework if not completed in class.