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Date > 1900 > 1970-1979

Canada's War Art

Type: Document

This site describes the history and source of the Canadian War Museum's war art collections of 13,000 works. It describes the origins of the Canadian War Memorials of the First World War (1914-1918), the Canadian War Records of the Second World War (1939-1945), and the post-war Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artists Program.

Site: Canadian War Museum

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

History of Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Type: Document

A brief history of this National Historic Site located on St. Joseph Island from the time the fort was constructed in 1797 until archaeological work was done in the 1970s. From a military standpoint, Fort St. Joseph played a defensive role - its primary purpose being to protect the fur trade from the Americans. Its role in the War of 1812 is also examined.

Site: Parks Canada

Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada: Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada Receives World Heritage Site Designation!: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

Students are provided with information on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada, to understand why it has recently received designation as a world heritage site

Site: Parks Canada

Parks Canada National Photo Collection

Type: Image

This impressive photo collection gives you a chance to see more than 40 000 beautiful images of Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Search by keyword, type of heritage area, province or territory, name of heritage area.

Site: Parks Canada

Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada: Transition to Peacetime

Type: Document

A description of Île aux Noix and Fort Lennox in the years following 1836. The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated the fort as a historic site of national interest shortly after its own foundation in 1921. The island was declared a national historic park in 1940, but it was only in 1970 that the Canadian government began conservation and restoration of this impressive fortification in earnest.

Site: Parks Canada

History as Monument - The Sculptures on the Vimy Memorial

Type: Document

This article describes how the Canadian War Museum came to have custody of seventeen of the plaster figures of the Vimy Memorial created by Canadian sculptor Walter Allward, as well as the historical significance of the memorial.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Watching Him Go - Charlotte Smith - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

Loss of a loved one was the cost many Canadian families paid in the war. This is the story of one mother's loss of her young son who gave his life in battle while serving in Italy.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada