Canadian Military History Gateway
Date > 1800
Subject > Armed Forces
Learning Resource > Age/Grade Range
Two classroom exercises for Grade seven students - a discussion of how the War of 1812 influenced the development of Canada - discovering the meaning of military vocabulary that was commonly used by soldiers during the War of 1812.
"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.
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.
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.