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Quick Facts - Teachers' Resources - War, Remembrance, and Peacekeeping

Type: Document

This resource provides links to information on Canada's involvement in wars and peacekeeping in the 20th century.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

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 Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel - Learning Activities

Type: Document

This section provides educators and youth with learning activities to explore the important role played by Canada and Newfoundland in the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel. These learning resources are designed to educate youth about the history and personal experiences of those who fought in these battles.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

"We Will Remember Them": Remembrance and the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Type: Document

To give students an understanding of the importance of remembering the Canadians who served and died during the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the First World War.

Site: Veterans Affairs 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

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

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

The Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel - Building a Virtual Memorial

Type: Document

To increase the curiosity and knowledge of youth about individuals who served during the First World War. Youth will make use of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM).

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Memories of War: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

This lesson invites students to think critically about the way in which we memorialize war. Starting with the concept of a war memorial, students analyze a series of war memorials drawn from diverse historical contexts, and interpret some of the fundamental messages encoded within monuments. Students also conduct independent research into Canadian war memorials and their messages, ultimately crafting their own war memorial based on their choice of a significant Canadian person, place or event related to World War I, II, or the Korean War.

Site: Parks Canada