Introducing…History Bits!

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HISTORY BITS: Flying and Spying

Introducing…History Bits! Watch as some of the most memorable comic-style stories from past issues of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids are brought to life. In “Flying and Spying,” experience the story of Chinese-Canadian Second World War hero Kam Len Douglas Sam of Victoria, B.C. — a tale originally featured in Kayak‘s “Canada and the Second World War” issue.

Be sure to check out the first episode of this exciting new video series — plus more great resources to commemorate Remembrance Day in your classroom.

Flying and Spying: The Life of Kam Len Douglas Sam

In this lesson, students will explore the life of Kam Len Douglas Sam and discover why he was the most decorated and highest-ranked Chinese Canadian in history. Learn more

The Great War Video Series

In this video series, see how key Canadian battles — including the Battle of Ypres, the Battle of the Somme, and the Battle of Passchendaele — led to the armistice in 1918. Learn more

D-Day Memories

These interview excerpts detail first-hand accounts from those who were on the front lines on D-Day. Learn more

War of 1812 — A Video Field Guide

The first episode of this video series covers the Battle of Queenston Heights — a British victory that will forever be known as the battle where Sir Isaac Brock was killed. Learn more

Putting it into Perspective: First Nations Soldiers in the First World War

Students draw links between the Treaty relationship and First Nations’ wartime involvement with a focus on the experiences of soldier Francis Pegahmagabow in this lesson. Learn more

Remembrance Day Word Search

Use this Remembrance Day word search to familiarize your students with key terms from the First World War. Learn more

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