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2000 Veterans' Week Poster

Type: DocumentImage

Here are some activities and symbols associated with Remembrance Day. Also some little known facts regarding our men over seas and life on the homefront are presented. Service Women, politicians, families and heroes are all remembered on this site.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

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

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

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

Language of Fort Life Educational Activity

Type: Document

This classroom activity consists of defining 6 simple english language words which were spoken by soldiers at various defensive forts in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Students discuss the different meanings of these words as they are used today versus their use during the War of 1812.

Site: Parks Canada

Assignment: Grades 9-10: A Soldier's Life During the Second World War - For Teachers

Type: Document

In the role of a soldier, students write journal entries about the emotional impact of living through a war. The purpose of this exercise is to help students understand the emotional impact of war on soldiers.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada: Defending Québec, Capital of New France: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

Join a French soldier, Vadeboncoeur, and explore the history of Quebec's defense and fortifications. This journey into the past will have your students "defending Québec" during three different periods: 1645, 1690 and 1745.

Site: Parks Canada

Introductory Activity: Grades 6-12: Canada's Forgotten Heroes

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

In these activities, students will have the opportunity to identify and explain what makes a hero, to write diary entries in role as a soldier in the Korean War, to write an editorial from the point of view of a Canadian newspaper in the 1950s either supporting or opposing Canada’s involvement in the conflict, to prepare a brief to the federal government regarding the need to honour and memorialize Canadian veterans of the Korean War, and to compare Canada’s involvement in the War on Terrorism to Canada’s involvement in the Korean War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation