Canadian Military History Gateway
Learning Resource > Age/Grade Range
Subject > Soldiers, Warriors and Leaders > Roles and Professions
Date > 1900
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.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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.
Students write positions on whether Canadian soldiers should be held to a higher standard than people in other professions.
This classroom activity allows students to explore the roles played by Canada’s prime ministers The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier and The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King with regards to the conscription crises of World War I and World War II.
Students are encouraged to understand Canadian soldiers' contribution to the Korean War and the importance of recognizing this by preparing a brief to the federal government.
The following activities are intended for use in conjunction with the Who Will Remember Us? booklet, which outlines the contributions that women and women’s organizations have made in Atlantic Canada.
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
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.
Students gather information and impressions to write an imaginary letter from a soldier in Somalia to his/her family in Canada.