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Beaumont-Hamel National Historic Site of Canada: The Price We Paid for Nationhood: Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy Ridge: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

Students are given a variety of sources to help them gain a better understanding of the First World War, and its significant effects on Canadian society and culture. The battlefields and monuments of Vimy Ridge and Beaumont-Hamel, both located in France, were officially declared National Historic Sites of Canada on April 9, 1997.

Site: Parks Canada

Memories of War: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

This lesson invites students to think critically about the way in which we memorialize war. Starting with the concept of a war memorial, students analyze a series of war memorials drawn from diverse historical contexts, and interpret some of the fundamental messages encoded within monuments. Students also conduct independent research into Canadian war memorials and their messages, ultimately crafting their own war memorial based on their choice of a significant Canadian person, place or event related to World War I, II, or the Korean War.

Site: Parks Canada

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

Introductory Activity: Grades 6-12: Second World War - The War Effort at Home - For Teachers

Type: Document

Resources that encourage students to analyze and compare historical and current media reports on the military and war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Human Interest in Reporting - For Teachers - Assignment, Grades 9-10

Type: DocumentSound

Presents an educational activity for high school students pertaining to human interest stories from the Second World War. Includes links to CBC radio clips from WWII.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation