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The Second World War @ 75

This past summer Canadians commemorated the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Second World War’s invasion of Normandy. In case you missed it, we included a curated collection of our online articles, audio, images and video about the Second World War from the past ten years. Learn more

The Many Wars of Doug Sam

A son reflects on his father, this country’s most decorated Chinese Canadian. Sam was originally rejected from the RCAF in 1941 for not being Caucasian. Read more

Remembering Mona Parsons

Few people knew that this quiet woman was in fact a former member of the Dutch resistance, and one of only a few Canadian civilians to be interned in Nazi prison camps. Read more

One For The Boys

How a Canadian Vietnam veteran sacrificed all in order to win greater respect for his brothers in arms. Read more

The Moses Brothers

“The Moses family had a large farm to run… and the absence of the three brothers was a huge burden.” Learn more

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The War to End All War

Last Remembrance Day we marked the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War with a ten-year collection of articles, audio, images and video. Learn more

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Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

Please note: Some items featured in our newsletters and social media will include links to the Canada’s History Archive. The Beaver magazine was founded, and for decades was published, during eras shaped by colonialism. Concepts such as racial, cultural, or gender equality were rarely, if ever, considered by the magazine or its contributors. In earlier issues, readers will find comments and terms now considered to be derogatory. Canada’s History Society cautions readers to explore the archive using historical thinking concepts — not only analyzing the content but asking questions of who shaped the content and why.
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Explore Remembrance Day in your Elementary Classroom

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The Canadian Patriotic Fund, 1914–1919

The Canadian Patriotic Fund was a private organization which co-coordinated fundraising and provided monthly grants to wives and dependents of soldiers during the First World War. In this lesson, students will explore the role of the Canadian Patriotic Fund and learn more about the impact of war on the home front. Learn more

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Hidden History of the Poppy

Amid the blasting bombs, lifeless bodies, and muddy trenches of the Great War, bright red poppies flourished in Flanders Fields, Belgium. This sight inspired a poem that moved the British Empire. Now, each Remembrance Day, many people wear the red flower to honour those who died at war. Share with your students how the poppy became an enduring symbol.
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A Bear in War

When Lawrence Rogers was fighting overseas during the First World War, he exchanged hundreds of letters with his family back home. As the war progressed, his daughter decided that her dad needed some extra protection, so she sent her beloved stuffed bear “Teddy.” A Bear in War shares Teddy’s remarkable journey. This book is a gentle introduction to war, to Remembrance Day, and to the honour of those who have served their countries. Learn more

Discover Your Local Cenotaph

In almost every Canadian city, town, and village, you’ll find a cenotaph, honouring those who fought and died for our country. With this activity students are encouraged to explore their community landscape and community history through their local cenotaph. Learn more

Remembering the Great War

In this special digital issue of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids, you will find stories about major battles, about kids’ lives back home, and about how anger around conscription divided the country. You will also find links to lesson plans, classroom activities, and much more. Learn more

Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

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Remembrance Day Resources

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By Every Means Possible

The success of the D-Day invasion of France on June 6, 1944 — an immense operation and the largest seaborne assault in history — was made possible only by weeks of intensive operations in which Canadians played crucial roles. Much has been written about the significant role the Canadian Army played, but Canada’s navy and air force were also crucial to the success of the D-Day invasion. Learn more

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Hidden History of the Poppy

Amid the blasting bombs, lifeless bodies, and muddy trenches of the Great War, bright red poppies flourished in Flanders Fields, Belgium. This sight inspired a poem that moved the British Empire. Now, each Remembrance Day, many people wear the red flower to honour those who died at war. Share with your students how the poppy became an enduring symbol.
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The Great War Video Series

When the First World War began in 1914, Canada had no choice — as part of the British Empire, the country was automatically at war. More than 650,000 Canadians served over the course of the four-year conflict. This video series features some of the key Canadian battles along the road to armistice in 1918. Learn more

Putting it into Perspective

In this lesson, students explore the experiences and contributions of Indigenous soldiers to Canada’s role in the First World War. They draw links between the treaty relationship and First Nations’ wartime involvement with a focus on the experiences of soldier Francis Pegahmagabow. Learn more

The Lest We Forget Project

In this presentation, Blake Seward, recipient of the 2006 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching, explains how his Lest We Forget project engages students, fosters historical thinking, and forms meaningful connections. Learn more

Looking for ways to integrate reconciliation into your learning plans?

Experiences Canada is excited to announce a Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation June 27-July 4, 2020 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

65 youth from across Canada will be selected to participate in an unforgettable week of workshops, activities, and presentations designed to build their knowledge, skills and confidence to become stronger leaders when they return home.

Help facilitate an amazing opportunity for youth ages 14-18! Share this information with your students, or get your whole class or group involved in sharing their strategies and ideas for furthering Reconciliation in their communities.

Register as a class or group and have 15 or more youth apply to the Forum (including project submissions), and you could be selected for a reciprocal exchange next school year – All travel and registration fees funded by Experiences Canada.

For more information, visit the Experiences Canada website. Deadline to apply April 3, 2020.

Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

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Study abroad with the Vimy Foundation!

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The Vimy Pilgrimage Award

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award is for Canadian students who want to learn more about their nation’s history where it happened.

Young Canadians, aged 14-17, who demonstrate outstanding community service through volunteer work are eligible to apply. Scheduled April 2-10, 2020, this is a fully-funded immersive educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort.

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Can you hear us now?

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Sounds Like History

Comb through two seasons of English and French podcasts co-hosted by Canada’s History and Library and Archives Canada. These twelve episodes explore Canada’s musical history within the Virtual Gramophone collection.  Browse the series

Prince of Rupert’s Land

Carolyn Harris, a Canadian historian who specializes in royalty, reveals in this interview that few Canadians realize that Canada’s early destiny was steered by a swashbuckling cavalier. Listen now

The 1563 Basque Will

A 450-year-old will from a Basque sailor was brought to light by a Spanish researcher. Find out the Canadian connection. Listen now

History Idols

Historians, authors, humourist, and broadcaster — we asked nine of them “Who’s your secret history idol?” The answers may surprise you. Browse the series

Choosing Great Women

Choosing Canada’s Great Women for our February-March 2016 issue was not easy. Listen to Charlotte Gray, one of the judges on our panel, as she describes the pleasures and pitfalls of ranking the great women of history. Listen now

Voices of Vimy

This award-winning podcast brought to life the stories of soldiers who fought at the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the loved ones back home who cherished them. Listen now

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Montreal Chronicles | Bearing Witness to War | Heroic Legacy

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Bearing Witness to War

Winnipeg artist reimagines iconic Second World War images. Read more

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Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

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Watch us now!

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The Montreal Chronicles

A bilingual video series highlighting the historic DNA of Montreal: Ville-Marie, Gem Beneath the City, A Peek Under Canada’s First Parliament Building, Putting Down Roots, The Golden Age of Montreal’s Red Light District, Expo 67, and “The Mountain.” Watch now

The Great War

Five videos focus on the key Canadian battles during the First World War that led to the march to victory in 1918. Watch now

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Help keep Canada’s stories strong and free

The importance of understanding ourselves by examining our history is an anchoring belief of Canada’s History Society. We highlight our nation’s diverse past by telling stories that illuminate the people, places, and events that unite us as Canadians, and by making those stories accessible to everyone through our free online content.

Canada’s History is a registered charity that depends on contributions from readers like you to ensure students and citizens of all ages can continue being inspired and informed by our country’s fascinating stories. Please donate to Canada’s History today. Thank you!

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