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Canada in World War I, Part 1

Canadian Theme Unit
Canadian Theme Unit


Canada in World War I, Part 1
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Print Canada in World War I, Part 1 Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.55

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    bolster, incompetent, standing, nationalism, enlistment, warfare, battlefield, presented, military, critical, wounded, marches, prime, industrial, victory, weaken
     content words:    World War, Archduke Ferdinand, First Battle, Prime Minister Borden, Neuve Chapelle, Second Battle, Canadian Division


Canada in World War I, Part 1
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     What does it take to plunge the globe into a world war? In the case of World War I, decades of building nationalism, military alliances, and the competition for colonies with increased trade.
 
2     These stresses reached a critical point in 1914. All that was needed was a spark to set it off. That spark turned out to be the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.
 
3     By the beginning of August 1914, many of the major players of the war had chosen sides and prepared to face off. Britain chose to stand against Germany and Austria-Hungary. Canada waited only a day before following Britain into the war.
 
4     Germany moved quickly. The Kaiser had been planning this action for years. His plans were made, and he hoped for a quick victory. Things appeared to be going according to his plan until the First Battle of the Marne (September 1914) when the Allies stopped his armies.
 
5     In Canada, the small standing army had to be built in order to contribute to the fight. Almost overnight 30,000 volunteers presented themselves for training. A training camp was opened at Valcartier, Quebec. Industrial plants also had to be opened to produce war materials.

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