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60 minutes – $5.25/student

Includes free self-guiding time in Museum Galleries before or after the program.

Curriculum Target Grade: 6

Using photographs, artifacts, and a tour, students explore the social, political, and economic changes that occurred from 1914 to 1939 with a local focus. Defining events such as World War I, the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, the Great Depression, and the women’s suffrage movement are included.



KG-040 Describe Canada’s involvement in the First World War and identify its impact on Canadian individuals and communities. Include: internment of ethnocultural groups.

KH-035 Describe the causes, main events, and results of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.

KH-037 Describe changing roles for women in Canada from 1914 to 1945.

KP-046 Describe the struggle for and identify individuals involved in women’s suffrage in Manitoba and Canada. Include: Famous Five (Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, and Irene Parlby).

 KE-057 Give examples of the impact of technological development on life in Canada from 1914 to 1945. Examples: electricity, telecommunication, transportation, medicine, industrialization…

VI-006 Value the contributions of various groups to the development of Canada. Examples: suffragettes, trade unions…

VH-013 Appreciate the struggles of past generations in achieving the rights that people in Canada enjoy today.

KL-024 Give examples of the influence of the natural environment on daily life for various groups during the Depression.

KE-056 Relate stories of the Depression and describe its impact on Canada.

KP-048 Identify First Nations, Inuit, and Métis perspectives regarding self-determination. Examples: resource use, land claims, treaties, government…

KP-054 Identify factors that contribute to inequities in Canada and propose solutions. Examples: poverty, racism, sexism…

KE-058 Give examples of ways in which industry and technology have changed life in Canada since 1945. Examples: urbanization, transportation, communication, education…