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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

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

Holding Up Half the Sky: Women's History Lesson Plan

Type: Document

"Women hold up half the sky" is a saying that values the contributions of women to our world. This activity introduces some of Canada's remarkable female "agents of change" and the organizations with which they worked.

Site: Parks 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

Assignment: Grades 6-8: Life at the Front - A Second World War Soldier's View - For Teachers

Type: Document

In the role of a soldier, students write journal entries about daily life on the front. The purpose of this exercise is to help students understand and write from differing viewpoints.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Take Time to Remember - Teacher's Guide - Activities for Kindergarten to Grade 3 Classes

Type: Document

This guide is designed to aid educators with activities intended to teach young children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 about Canada's participation in wars of the 20th century.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Assignment: Grades 11-12: Points of View on the Somalia Affair - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students hold a forum highlighting a variety of points of view on the Somalia affair.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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

Assignment: Grades 9-10: Who Should Be a Canadian Soldier? - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students write positions on whether Canadian soldiers should be held to a higher standard than people in other professions.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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