We started the lesson with a quick quiz to highlight some of the main points that are connected with the five battles I asked you to research and some other important elements. Next we watched a Blackadder satire of the British "brass hats" who were the generals leading the strategy of the war. It is easy for us to mock the obvious futility of the frontal assaults across no-man's land that characterized the war, but this only highlights how revolutionary the Canadian plan was for Vimy Ridge in 1917. We watched a segment of the People's History on Vimy. We also had a PowerPoint discussion on the use of propaganda and some some examples of propaganda posters from the war. We ended with a People's History clip
on the conscription crisis of 1917 (and the Wartime Elections Act that restricted some from voting while giving some women the vote).
|Propaganda analysis primer|