Life in Canada Before World War I Look at the following images and information and complete the chart comparing Canada of the early 1900s to the Canada you live in
Question #1 Which of the following forms of entertainment did Canadians enjoy in 1900? • Television B) Radio • C) Computers D) MP3 players
Answer • Canadians did not have access to any of these forms of entertainment in the early 1900s
Question #2 Which household appliances were widely used in 1900? • Refrigerators B) Electric clothes dryers • C) Air conditioners D) Microwaves
Answer • Canadians did not enjoy the convenience of any of these appliances during the early 1900s.
Question #3 Which of the following statements about life in Canada in 1900 is TRUE? • Women were not considered to be “people” under Canadian law • Canada did not let certain races of people immigrate to Canada • Most Canadians did not even have electricity • Canada only had 6 provinces
Answer • All of the previous statements were TRUE
Question #4 Today, Canada has over 33 million people living in it. How many people lived in Canada in 1900?
Canada's Population Historically 1870 1901 1950 2009
What Canada Looked Like Look at the 1912 map of Canada. How is Canada the same today? How is it different?
National Anthem 1900 God save our gracious King, Long live our noble King, God save the King: Send him victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the King. • 2009 • O Canada!Our home and native land!True patriot love in all thy sons command.With glowing hearts we see thee rise,The True North strong and free!From far and wide, O Canada,We stand on guard for thee.God keep our land glorious and free!O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Immigration What is similar, what is different about the sources of Canada’s immigration?
1910 Wheat Lumber Cheese Fish Silver 2007 Motor vehicles & parts Industrial machinery Aircraft Telecommunications equipment Chemicals Canada’s Exports to other Countries
Shopping In Canada Prices from 1900-1910 Cameras $5.00 - $15.00 Snow sleigh $1.25 Men’s boots $1.00 - $4.00 Men’s fur coats $17.50 - $47.50 Women’s boots $2.00 - $4.00 Women’s dress $1.50 Phonographs $20.00 - $150.00 Reading glasses $0.25 - $1.25 Eggs $0.30 dozen Bread $0.6 a loaf Oranges $0.40 dozen 14 oz sirloin steak $0.05
Average Daily Salaries, 1910 Factory Worker $2.00 Carpenter $2.97 Miner $3.25 Iron Worker $2.25 Plumber $3.20 Bricklayer $4.50 Male Teacher $6.50 Female Teacher $5.00
Examples of Popular Parlour Games Lookabout The host shows everyone a little knick-knack in the room. All the guests are to leave while the host hides it. When they return, everyone is to look for the item until they spot it. They are then to sit down. The last one to find it loses (or has to be "it"). It makes it a bit more difficult if guests continue to mill for a few seconds before they sit down. You're Never Fully Dressed without a Smile One person is selected to be "it." That person is the only one in the group who is allowed to smile. He or she can do anything they want to try and get someone to smile. If the person smiles, he or she becomes it. The person who never smiles is declared the winner.