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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

A Commemorative History of Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military

Type: Document

This history on our Aboriginal Peoples and their contribution to Canada’s rich military heritage is the latest in a series of books prepared by the Director of History and Heritage commemorating especial military experience. Authors : P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D., R. Scott Sheffield, Ph.D., John Moses, Maxime Gohier

Site: National Defence

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

Over the Top Interactive Adventure - WWI Trench Experience

Type: Interactive ResourceDocument

Part history and part adventure story, this interactive resource is intended to aid students in understanding the experience of the First World War from a soldier's point of view. Links to added information on the war are provided for users as well as a link to suggestions for teachers.

Site: Canadian War Museum

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

Introduction to the Study of Military History for Canadian Students

Type: Document

This publication offers nine examples of Canadian campaigns chosen from different periods of history. It also includes a very brief history of the development of Canadian Army organization. The Principles of War, in the form adopted by the Canadian Chiefs of Staff, are printed as an appendix.

Site: National Defence