Canadian Military History Gateway
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Two classroom exercises for Grade seven students - a discussion of how the War of 1812 influenced the development of Canada - discovering the meaning of military vocabulary that was commonly used by soldiers during the War of 1812.
"Women hold up half the sky" is a saying that values the contributions of women to our world. This activity introduces some of Canada's remarkable female "agents of change" and the organizations with which they worked.
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.
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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.
The following activities are intended for use in conjunction with the Who Will Remember Us? booklet, which outlines the contributions that women and women’s organizations have made in Atlantic Canada.
This classroom activity consists of defining 6 simple english language words which were spoken by soldiers at various defensive forts in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Students discuss the different meanings of these words as they are used today versus their use during the War of 1812.
In the role of a soldier, students write journal entries about the emotional impact of living through a war. The purpose of this exercise is to help students understand the emotional impact of war on soldiers.
Join a French soldier, Vadeboncoeur, and explore the history of Quebec's defense and fortifications. This journey into the past will have your students "defending Québec" during three different periods: 1645, 1690 and 1745.