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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

Introductory Activity: Grades 6-12: What Was the Cold War About? - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students explore a CBC Archives website to gather some first impressions and background information on the Cold War era and its impact on Canadian society and politics.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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

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

WebQuest Exercise: Grades 6-12: Timeline of Cold War Events - For Teachers

Type: Document

Best suited for senior students, this task involves developing a timeline of some of the major events of the Cold War and indicating how Canada was involved or affected by them. May be modified for younger students.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Introductory Activity: Grades 6-12: History in Living Memory - The Somalia Affair - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students explore the events surrounding Canada’s involvement in Somalia and compare the dates to events in their own lives.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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