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War of 1812 - Teacher's Resource - Fort George National Historic Site

Type: Document

Lesson plan for teaching the history of the War of 1812 that includes time lines and synopses of major events compiled from several texts with the intent of creating a good historical foundation (especially for those with little background on the subject). The material is divided into five major sections - Loyalists; The onset of war; The war turns; The US returns to Niagara; The war ends.

Site: Parks Canada

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada: Early Contacts: Lesson Plan

Type: Sound

The site of an 11th century Norse settlement on the Northern tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, L’Anse aux Meadows is the earliest known European settlement in North America. Students learn about this national and world heritage site through archaeological and documentary evidence that combine to tell a rich tale of early exploration, colonization, and possibly conflict.

Site: Parks Canada

The Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel - Learning Activities

Type: Document

This section provides educators and youth with learning activities to explore the important role played by Canada and Newfoundland in the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel. These learning resources are designed to educate youth about the history and personal experiences of those who fought in these battles.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

"We Will Remember Them": Remembrance and the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Type: Document

To give students an understanding of the importance of remembering the Canadians who served and died during the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the First World War.

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

HMCS Haida National Historic Site of Canada: The Last of the Tribal Destroyers Lesson Plan

Type: Document

Students will learn about the important role HMCS Haida -- the last of the Tribal class destroyers --played during World War II, the Korean War and the Cold War. Students will examine the process for nominating a person of national historic significance in order to ensure important aspects of Canadian history are not forgotten by future generations.

Site: Parks Canada

The Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel - Building a Virtual Memorial

Type: Document

To increase the curiosity and knowledge of youth about individuals who served during the First World War. Youth will make use of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM).

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

Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada: The Conscription Crises: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

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.

Site: Parks 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