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A Real Companion and Friend:
The diary of William Lyon Mackenzie King

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Educational Resources

Grades 6-8 (Grade 6 to Secondary 2 in Québec)

For Teachers

Student Activities!

Colour cartoon strip of a boy flying a yellow bi-plane in front of the Parliament Buildings

1. Information on diary writing: Crossing the Atlantic — an introduction to diary writing in comic-book form.

Colour cartoon strip of a girl in a space suit floating in space and a boy in a flight suit standing next to a yellow bi-plane

2. Diary Writing Project: 5 Days as the Prime Minister of Canada encourages students to role play. The year is 2020; you are the Prime Minister of Canada...and you are about to embark on a special voyage to a space station!