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Vimy Inspires Tomorrow

An item from Canada’s History magazine, on behalf of the Vimy Foundation, that may be of interest to members.


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The Vimy Foundation is placing history at the forefront of community leadership.

Through the new education program, Vimy Inspires Tomorrow, youth ages 13 to 17 can apply lessons from history to create transformative community projects, for a chance to earn a $1,500 project grant.

Six activities drawing on different aspects of First World War history demonstrate how Canadians of different ages, backgrounds, and military ranks took on leadership roles, and the impact of their decisions, actions, and contributions during and after the war. The activities will enable participants to examine, discuss, and exercise key leadership skills, all of which can be applied to their daily lives as they become leaders of tomorrow.

Youth who complete one or more activities can submit a one-page proposal for a community project to be eligible for additional leadership training and a $1,500 community project grant.

facilitator’s guide is also available with information about the activities, which are designed to adapt to online or in-person formats.

The deadline to submit a one-page proposal is March 31, 2022, but the activities are available all year round.

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Catch up on great content for the classroom…

Some military history content from Canada’s History magazine hat may be of interest to some members.


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Infectious Stories

What do you want future generations to know about how you adapted to and lived through the COVID-19 pandemic? Find out how Governor General’s History Award-winning teacher Katy Whitfield got her students thinking about this question — and how you can engage your own students. Learn more

Catch up on this and other great content you and your students may have missed…

Cold War Tech and Its Discontents

The Arctic-based Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line was a radar defence network developed during the Cold War. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the technology and its lasting consequences for nearby Inuit communities. Learn more

Headwaters of Their Own Stream

Seven artists came together in the early 1970s to fight collectively for the inclusion of Indigenous art within the mainstream Canadian art world. By the end of 1972, this “group of seven” constituted the first self-organized, autonomous First Nations artists’ advocacy collective in Canada. Learn more

Frozen Forays in the Far North

Have your students undertaken any extreme winter treks? Have students find inspiration in this article from the Winter 1964 issue of The BeaverLearn more

Lost Art and Found History: The Life of Max Stern

Explore the life and art of Max Stern with this lesson ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, acknowledged annually on January 27. Learn more

Commemoration

Be sure to register for your FREE print copies of our Kayak issue devoted to commemoration called Who Do We Remember… and How? — perfect for use in the classroom.

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Women in the War Zone | Book & Gift Guide | The Beatle Bandit | Our Latest Top Sellers

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Women’s war contributions

In the December-January issue of Canada’s History magazine, military historian Tim Cook reviews In the Company of Sisters: Canada’s Women in the War Zone, 1914–1919, by recently deceased author Dianne Graves. It’s a book that, Cook says, “lets the women’s voices guide the narrative.”

In the Company of Sisters tells about women journalists, peace activists, and even the thousands of wives who crossed the Atlantic to be close to their husbands during the First World War. But, as Cook notes, much of the book portrays the experiences of “the Canadian women who served as nursing sisters, offering insight into the terrible strain of treating and caring for wounded soldiers who arrived day and night at medical units.”

In the same issue, Canada’s History contributing editor Nancy Payne writes about Joe Sacco’s illustrated book Paying the Land, which she calls “a moving, complex history of Dene life in the Northwest Territories over the past half century.” While drawing primarily from interviews with a number of Dene people, Sacco “includes himself as a secondary character, mostly to highlight his ignorance, to fill in detail, or to move the story to a new time or location.”

Meanwhile, Dean Jobb tells about At the Ocean’s Edge: A History of Nova Scotia to Confederation, by Margaret Conrad. He says the book is an “ambitious effort to bring fresh eyes to the province’s story by incorporating the latest research and insights as well as marginalized voices and points of view” — and, he adds, “It’s a resounding success.”

Also in the December-January issue, scholar Carolyn D. Redl reviews Unsettling Spirit: A Journey into Decolonization, by Denise M. Nadeau. And our shorter More Books items include stories about asserting Canadian sovereignty in the North, Victoria’s red-light district, a riot at Kingston Penitentiary, a nineteenth-century abortion trial, memoirs from Canadians who served during the First World War, and women’s activism in Western Canada — plus more!

As always, our book reviews can be found both in Canada’s History magazine and on our CanadasHistory.ca website.

Our guide to giving

Our annual Holiday Book & Gift Guide advertising supplement is a great place to find the latest Canadian history titles, other recently published books, and yet more gifts for history enthusiasts. The guide’s 18th edition appears both in the December-January issue of Canada’s History magazine and online — where it includes direct links to books’ pages at Chapters-Indigo, or to our online store for other holiday gifts.

Troubling consequences

Recipients of the Reading Den are automatically entered to win one of three copies of The Beatle Bandit: A Serial Bank Robber’s Deadly Heist, a Cross-Country Manhunt, and the Insanity Plea that Shook the Nation, by Nate Hendley, courtesy of Dundurn Press. The book tells how 24-year-old Matthew Kerry Smith donned a mask and a Beatles wig as part of a 1964 holdup that sparked a large manhunt and a national debate about both the death penalty and gun control.

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Top 10 Bestsellers

  1. The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire
  2. Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front
  3. The Audacity of His Enterprise: Louis Riel
  4. The Diary of Dukesang Wong: A Voice from Gold Mountain
  5. The Don: The Story of Toronto’s Infamous Jail
  6. Flora!: A Woman in a Man’s World
  7. The North-West Is Our Mother
  8. A Love Letter to Africville
  9. First Canadian Army: Victory in Europe 1944–45
  10. Fight On!: Cape Breton Coal Miners
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Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

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#Lest We Forget

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Made in Canada — The Habbakuk

During the Second World War, a scientist in Britain had the idea of building huge ships out of ice and sawdust. Watch now

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If Day

A simulated invasion in Winnipeg during the Second World War gave Canadians a first-hand look at what things could be like if Canada was invaded. Read more

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The War to End All War

It has been more than a century since the end of the First World War. The conflict continues to affect us — even if we don’t fully realize it. Delve into our collection of articles, audio, images and video about the Great War from the past ten years. Read more

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Mills of the Gods

In 1965, a Canadian woman’s groundbreaking documentary was among the first to reveal the horrifying reality of the Vietnam War. Watch now

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War of 1812 Video Field Guide

From the Battle of Queenston Heights to the burning of Washington to the little-known role of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, this 12-part series of videos hosted by Tim Compeau brings to life the major events of the conflict. Watch now

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Flying and Spying

Chinese-Canadian Kam Len “Doug” Sam serves in the air force in the Second World War. Shot down in France, he gathers critical information as a spy for the Allies. Watch now

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Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

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Introducing…History Bits!

An item from Canada’s History magazine with a military history/veterans focus.


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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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