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Canadian Theme Unit
Lester Pearson

Canadian Theme Unit
Canadian Theme Unit

Lester Pearson
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.89

     challenging words:    recuperate, diplomatic, minority, leadership, legislation, immigration, diplomat, legacy, military, enlist, universal, teaching, civil, writing, politics, violent
     content words:    Lester Pearson, World War, Royal Flying Corps, Oxford University, Modern History, United Nations, Canadian Ambassador, United States, External Affairs, Louis St

Lester Pearson
By Mary Lynn Bushong

1     What qualifications should a prime minister have? Should he have college degrees? Should he have military experience? How about political or state experience? All are valuable, but few are found together as they were with Lester Pearson.
2     Pearson was born in Newtonbrook, Ontario, on April 23, 1897. He began attending the University of Toronto in 1914. A gifted athlete, he excelled at rugby and baseball.
3     When World War I broke out, he was too young to enlist in the army. Instead, he joined the medical corps and served in Greece and Egypt.
4     In 1917, he was finally able to enlist and joined the Royal Flying Corps. It was while training as a pilot that his instructor thought he needed a better name and dubbed him "Mike." For the rest of his life, he was "Mike" to friends and family, but Lester to everyone else.

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