This choice board is created for K-9 students. The activities vary in ideas that range from art projects, spoken word, songs, virtual war museum, and primary source stories.
Veterans' Week & Remembrance
This collection features resources for teaching and learning about Veteran's Week, National Indigenous Veteran's Day, Remembrance Day and Veterans.
"This module provides resources to deliver engaging discussions, lessons and ceremonies. It can be used in the classroom, at home, or in the community to commemorate the service and sacrifices of Canada’s military personnel."
Browse the collection of objects, videos, activities and historical overviews.
Generously supported by the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command and the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.
Indigenous people have a long and proud tradition of military service in Canada. From the earliest days before Canada was even a country of its own, through through the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, post-war peace support efforts, Afghanistan and on to the present day, thousands of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous men and women have served bravely and well in uniform.
Bravery and sacrifice defines our new nation, as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight - a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It’s not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World War.
Soldiers of the Soil
This site is full of useful information when learning about Veteran's Week and Remembrance in Canada.
Some highlights include:
*Resources for the classroom
*Activities for any student
*Recorded interviews with heroes (Even WWI vet)
NFB films encompass a wide variety of war topics studied in both elementary and high schools. War is an important theme in Canadian and World Studies, Science, English Language Arts, History, Geography, Citizenship and the Arts. The films on this playlist make up only a fragment of the NFB’s remarkable collection of films on war and history. Educators are also encouraged to view other NFB titles apart from the films seen here should they wish to pursue a specialist path.
- Career & Work Exploration
- Communication Studies
- Elementary Education
- English Language Arts
- Higher Education
- Journalism Studies
- Media Studies
- Practical & Applied Arts
- Social Studies
- Material Type:
- Primary Source
- NFB Education
- National Film Board Of Canada
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In which John Green teaches you about World War II, aka The Great Patriotic War, aka The Big One. So how did this war happen? And what does it mean? We've all learned the facts about World War II many times over, thanks to repeated classroom coverage, the History channel, and your grandfather (or maybe great-grandfather) showing you that Nazi bayonet he used to keep in his sock drawer and telling you a bunch of age-inappropriate stories about his harrowing war experiences. So, why did the Axis powers think forceful expansion was a good idea? (they were hungry). So why did this thing shake out in favor of the Allies? HInt: it has to do with the fact that it was a world war. Germany and Japan made some pretty serious strategic errors, such as invading Russia and attacking the United States, and those errors meant that pretty much the whole world was against them. So, find out how this worldwide alliance came together to stop the Axis expansion. All this, plus Canada finally gets the respectful treatment it deserves. Oh, and a warning: there are a few graphic images in this episode. Sensitive viewers may want to use caution, especially around the 9:15 mark.