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2000 Veterans' Week Poster

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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

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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

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

Remembrance Day Posters

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Each year Veterans Affairs Canada commissions the design of a poster to commemorate Veterans' Week. Over the years, the Veterans' Week posters have been both artistic and photographic in nature. The themes range from marking battles or events to portraying the personal side of war and peace.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

2003 Remembrance Day Poster

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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

2002 Veterans' Week Poster

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It is important that the youth of today do not forget the sacrifices of the youth of yesterday. This poster shows one youth remembering those soldiers who are buried in France.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

2001 Veterans' Week Poster

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The collage of photos presented on this poster represents the three branches of the armed forces and the three major conflicts Canada has participated in during the Twentieth Century. Our modern day Peace Keepers are also represented.

Site: Veterans Affairs 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

1998 Remembrance Day Poster

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The armistice to end the First World War took effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Our Remembrance Day poster this year commemorates the 80th anniversary of the end of that War.

Site: Veterans Affairs 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