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E-postcards for Peace

Type: Document

From this resource educators and students can find and send an electronic postcard commemorating Remembrance Day, Veterans Week, and peacekeeping.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Activities

Type: Document

Educators will find links here to a variety of activities for the class related to war, peace, and remembrance.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Women and War

Type: Film and VideoImageDocument

Through the years, thousands of Canadian women have been faced with obstacles and challenging new experiences, whether on the home front or on the front lines. Learn about the changing roles of women and their different experiences.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Beaumont-Hamel National Historic Site of Canada : Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. The Newfoundland Memorial Site is located within the French commune of Beaumont-Hamel, at the northern end of the region of the Somme, some nine kilometres northeast of the town of Albert. Opened in 1925, the site commemorates Newfoundlanders who served in the First World War.

Site: Parks Canada

The War of 1812 Activity

Type: Document

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.

Site: Parks Canada

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

Language of Fort Life Educational Activity

Type: Document

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.

Site: Parks Canada

Webquest Exercise: Grades 11-12: Perils of Peacemaking - For Teachers

Type: Document

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will produce a news magazine–style program on peacemaking challenges in the 1990s.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation