Canada's Contributions to World War II

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Canada's Contributions to World War II

Refer to your textbook Canadian History: A Sense of Time by McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Copy down the headings and answer each question in full sentences and include part of the question in your answer.

Thinking ____/55 marks

1. (page 144) What was the population of Canada during the following years?
a) 1941
b) 1951
c) 2008

Copy down the following senetence.More details can be found at
2. During World War II 42 042 Canadians lost their lives. Over $4 billion was spent by Canadian government on World War II.

3. (page 144-145) Hand draw a chart and label it "Important Events during World War II from 1939 to 1945".

4.(page 149) Make jot notes about Adolf Hitler and Germany.

5. (page 149) Make jot notes about "The Path to Work"

6. (page 149) Make jot notes about "World War II Begins"

7. (page 170) Explain how radar works.

8. (page 170) Describe Canada's key role in radar detection and manufacturing during World War II.

9. (page 171) During World War II, how did the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) rank in the world compared to other countries?

10. (page 171) Describe the number and model of planes built in Thunder Bay, Ontario during World War II.

11. (page 171) Describe the model of plane and the name of the aircraft company that built planes in Malton, Ontario during World War II.

12. (page 173) Outline the six (6) benefits to Canada from helping the United States build the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The Atom Bomb and Nuclear Power

13. (page 174) What was the code name for the secret research project that developed the atom bomb?

14. (page 174) How was Canada involved in this secret research project that developed the atom bomb? Explain.

15. (page 174) Provide the dates and locations where atom bombs were dropped by the United States in Japan.

16. (page 175) Describe the CANDU and Canada's role in it's development.

17. (page 175) Describe the cobalt bomb and Canada's role in it's development.

Canada's Secret Spy Camp

18. (page 176) Describe the purpose, location and activities of Camp X.
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Human Rights Issues During World War II

19. (page 188) In your opinion, was the War Measures Act fair to human rights in Canada? Explain.

20. (page 189) How did companies and the Canadian Navy treat Japanese Canadians after Japan bombed Pearl Harbour and Hong Kong? Explain.

21. (page 189) Name two (2) survivors of the Canadian internment camps for Japanese Canadians.

22. (page 189) Read the info box "Joy Kogawa". What did Joy Kogawa and other Japanese Canadians persuade the Canadian government to do on September 22 1988?

23. Log onto the Internet and make jot notes on the CBC video here

24. (page 189) Read the info box "FYI". Describe what Japanese Canadian Raymond Moriyama has done since he survived the Canadian internment camp for Japanese Canadians.

25. (page 200) Why did Canadian Aboriginal people not join the air force or the navy? Was this situation fair? Explain.

26. (page 200) Why did Canadian Aboriginal soldiers not share in the benefits that were offered to other Canadian war veterans?

27. (page 200) How did black soldiers experience discrimination during World War II? Explain.

28. (page 201) Describe how Chinese Canadians faced discrimination.

29. (page 201) Describe the secret mission code-named Operation Oblivion.

30. (pages 200 and 201) Summarize the contributions made by Canadian Aboriginals, Canadian blacks and Chinese Canadians during World War II.