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Canadian Theme Unit
Canada in World War II

Canadian Theme Unit
Canadian Theme Unit


Canada in World War II
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.74

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    during, port, jobs, attack, caption, from, prisoner, died, money, steep, island, coast, navy, metal, also, through
     content words:    German U-boat U-210, HMCS Assiniboine, Soon Britain, Hong Kong, In August


Canada in World War II
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Caption: German U-boat U-210 from HMCS Assiniboine during attack that led to its sinking 6 August 1942.
 
2     War was coming. Germany wanted to win. The Germans took over many countries. Soon Britain would stand alone. She would need help.
 
3     The Canadians had just come through a hard time. They did not want to fight a war. Britain was a friend. She needed Canada's help. Canada's people were ready to help a friend.
 
4     Canada's army was small. It would have to grow fast. The navy needed men and ships. The air force needed planes and men.
 
5     The war ended a sad time. It was a time when there were few jobs and little money. A war meant many jobs.
 
6     Some jobs were for soldiers. Other jobs were to make things for the war.
 
7     Some of the things were new ships, tanks, planes, and cars. Uniforms, boots, coats, and helmets were needed. Food was needed to feed people.
 
8     Metals were used to make ships, planes, and other things. Canada had a lot of metal. Canadians were glad to work.
 
9     Canada declared war on Germany on September 10, 1939. France fell to Germany in June 1940. The Germans wanted to have Britain, too.

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