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

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Educational Resources

Grades 9-11 (Secondary 4 and 5 in Québec)

For Teachers

Student Activities!

Developed for students in grades 9 to 11 (Secondary 4 and 5 in Quebec), these activities help students learn about Mackenzie King and conscription during the Second World War.

Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King voting in the plebiscite on the introduction of conscription for overseas military service

1. Information on conscription: Fact sheet with photos and video clips: Second World War Conscription Facts

Colour cartoon strip of a boy in a green jacket being dropped off by helicopter on to the roof of Library and Archives Canada

2. Conscription project: The Mackenzie King Diaries Quest invites students to explore and analyze Mackenzie King's diary.

Second World War Conscription Time Line

3. Online Quiz: A quiz that tests students' knowledge of conscription and the Second World War.

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