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2000 Veterans' Week Poster

Type: DocumentImage

Here are some activities and symbols associated with Remembrance Day. Also some little known facts regarding our men over seas and life on the homefront are presented. Service Women, politicians, families and heroes are all remembered on this site.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

1996 Remembrance Day Poster

Type: DocumentImage

This poster tries to capture the bleakness and poignacy of a soldier's experience while reminding us of the importance of involving today's youth in remembrance. The goals of the Remembrance Day Poster program are outlined here as is the aim of Veterans Affairs Canada.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Assignment: Grades 6-8: From Volunteers to Victory - Canada and the Korean War - For Teachers

Type: Document

An activity to help students understand the role and experiences of the Canadian soldier during the Korean War. It includes ideas for assignments as well as references to media resources.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Assignment: Grades 6-8: Life at the Front - A Second World War Soldier's View - For Teachers

Type: Document

In the role of a soldier, students write journal entries about daily life on the front. The purpose of this exercise is to help students understand and write from differing viewpoints.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2003 Remembrance Day Poster

Type: DocumentImage

2003 marked the 50th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. To help Canadians remember the sacrifice and achievement by Canadian forces during this time, a poster was commissioned featuring the Monument to Canadian Fallen located in Busan, South Korea. More information can be found on this site for those who are interested in learning about this monument and the Canadians who served in the Korean War.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

WebQuest Exercise: Grades 11-12: Honouring War Veterans: Canada and the Korean War - For Teachers

Type: Document

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will analyze and prepare a presentation comparing recognition of war veterans in Canada to recognition of war veterans in another country of their choice.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Assignment: Grades 9-10: Who Should Be a Canadian Soldier? - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students write positions on whether Canadian soldiers should be held to a higher standard than people in other professions.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Lesson Plan: Halton and Iraq, 2003: Reporters at the Front- For Teachers Grades 11 and 12

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoImageSound

Presents an educational activity for senior high school students involving similarities and differences between the reports of Matthew Halton, reporter and war correspondent during the Second World War, and news reports from the 2003 war in Iraq. Provides an introduction, purpose, tasks, process and links to WWII CBC media clips as well as news reports from the 2003 war in Iraq.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada: The Conscription Crises: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

This classroom activity allows students to explore the roles played by Canada’s prime ministers The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier and The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King with regards to the conscription crises of World War I and World War II.

Site: Parks Canada

Riel House National Historic Site of Canada: Louis Riel: Martyr, Traitor, Hero, or ... ?: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

Louis Riel has been interpreted differently by different groups and individuals at different times in our history. Poems, books, plays, and songs have been created to explain Louis Riel. The diverse images of this man have always reflected the politics of the times and they continue to do so. This educational activity prompts the question, "Who was the ‘real' Louis Riel?"

Site: Parks Canada