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Teaching the First World War
Teaching the First World War

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2 Summary

In this session of the course, you have encountered a variety of examples of the war experiences of different combatants and studied two case studies which had at least one common theme: African-American soldiers and First Nation soldiers in Canada joined the fighting to defend their country and hoped for an end, or at least an alleviation, of the segregation they suffered in civilian life. They were to be sorely disappointed.

You now have a number of references for further reading and primary sources to illustrate this topic for classroom discussion.

In the next session, you will look at examples of commemoration of the war.