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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

Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: DocumentInteractive 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.

Site: Parks Canada

1812 Teachers’ Corner

Type: Document

The material you will find here has been produced by selected Government of Canada departments and non-governmental bodies in order to help young people learn about the War of 1812 and its importance to the Canada we know today.

Site: Canadian Heritage

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

Aboriginal-Canadian Veterans

Type: Document

Each year on June 21, National Aboriginal Day is celebrated. Canadian Aboriginal Veterans have reason to be proud of their wartime contributions. More than 7,000 Indians served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War, and an unknown number of Inuit, Métis and non-status Indians also participated. One Aboriginal Veterans group estimates that 12,000 Natives served in the three wars.

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

Canada and the South African War - WebQuest

Type: Document

To give youth an understanding of the South African War and Canada’s role in the conflict.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

WebQuest Exercise: Grades 11-12: Canada's Role in the Second World War- For Teachers

Type: Document

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students identify and use presentation software to create a timeline of major events of the Second World War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

South African War Face Book

Type: Document

To introduce youth to the South African War through remembering the Canadians who died during that conflict.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada