1. How soon after Britain entered World War I did Canada enter the war?
2. a. Summarize the contributions of Sam Hughes to Canada’s war effort in the following organizer:
Positive Contributions to Canada’s War Effort
Negative Contributions to Canada’s War Effort
b. Based on the information in your organizer, would you argue that Sam Hughes’ contributions were more positive or more negative?
c. Explain your answer using the examples from the organizer.
3. Describe what it was like for a Canadian soldier fighting in World War I, based on what you see in the two paintings by Richard Jack (The Second Battle of Ypres (1915) and The Battle of Vimy Ridge (1917)) and the letters written by Sergeant Harry Leacock and Captain Harold Tylor. Organize your information in the following table:
Paintings by Richard Jack
The Second Battle of Ypres (1915)
The Battle of Vimy Ridge (1917)
Sergeant Harry Leacock
Captain Harold Tylor
4. Identify and explain the importance of Ypres and Vimy Ridge to both the war and to Canadian identity.
5. How does the work of Lt. Col John McCrae affect the way that we view the experience of war? Explain.
6. Examine the painting “The Second Battle of Ypres” again, and in particular, focus on the soldier standing in the middle of the painting. How likely do you think it is that the artist saw a soldier acting and dressed in this way? Explain why or why not.