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French Retreat - Plains of Abraham - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Just 15 minutes after the battle on the Plains of Abraham had begun, the French line had crumbled. Even though the French vastly outnumbered the British, the Governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, decided they would not fight again the next day. Uncoordinated French troops start shooting at their enemy on the Plains of Abraham. They are quickly defeated, and retreat within 15 minutes, after the British fire across a line a mile wide, with the power of double-loaded muskets, followed by a full British bayonet advance. The battle lasted no more than 15 minutes. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Letters Home - Second World War- Military Might

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode on Everett Hill, a young soldier from Ontario stationed in England during the Second World War. Includes excerpts from personal letters. This episode is part of the "Canada: A People's History" series. Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Soldier's Story - Horror on the Battlefield - First World War

Type: Document

A young man from the Gaspé peninsula witnesses the atrocities of battle in World War I. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Assignment: Grades 6-8: From Volunteers to Victory - Canada and the Korean War - For Teachers

Type: Document

An activity to help students understand the role and experiences of the Canadian soldier during the Korean War. It includes ideas for assignments as well as references to media resources.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Little Soldier: Matthew Halton Interviews an Expert Italian Sniper

Type: Sound

Matthew Halton reports his encounter with a young Italian soldier during the war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sentencing of Private Kyle Brown - The Somalia Affair

Type: Film and Video

Two days after he was found guilty of the beating death of Shidane Arone, a Somali teenager, Private Elvin Kyle Brown is sentenced to five years in jail and is dismissed with disgrace from the Canadian Armed Forces. His lawyer, Patrick McCann, reports that Brown is relieved with the outcome.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Second World War: What Soldiers Want for Christmas

Type: Sound

Soldiers with the First Canadian Army in Belgium tell radio listeners at home what makes good Christmas gifts to send the troops overseas.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Battle on the Plains of Abraham - Battle for a Continent

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Uncoordinated French troops start shooting at their enemy on the Plains of Abraham. They are quickly defeated, and retreat within 15 minutes, after the British fire across a line a mile wide, with the power of double-loaded muskets, followed by a full British bayonet advance. The battle lasted no more than 15 minutes. Uncoordinated French troops start shooting at their enemy on the Plains of Abraham. They are quickly defeated, and retreat within 15 minutes, after the British fire across a line a mile wide, with the power of double-loaded muskets, followed by a full British bayonet advance. The battle lasted no more than 15 minutes. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, video clips, and biography of General Montcalm.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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

Butler's Rangers - The American Revolution - Join or Die - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

Many Loyalists who fled the Thirteen Colonies formed guerrilla armies that were Britain's most effective weapon against the American Revolution. The most notorious of them all was Butler's Rangers, led by John Butler, a wealthy New York landowner who recruited Loyalists and Indians from the Six Nations to fight the Americans. The story of Butler and his Rangers is the subject of this excerpt from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation