Our primary programs introduce young students to the concepts of conflict and remembrance. Through hands-on activities, cooperative learning and immersive environments, your students will learn how war affects people just like them.
“I really like how the program teaches us how to connect with war and make it relevant to the students (it’s not just about guns, bombs,…)”
— Bennett, Lower Elementary Program student, Bishop Hamilton School
Memories of War
Ontario Teachers: Grades 3 to 6
Quebec Teachers: Cycles 2 and 3
Working with “mystery boxes” and several paintings from the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, your students will piece together the lives of six different individuals during wartime. They will examine letters, diaries, photographs and genuine or reproduction artifacts to discover how war has affected a wide range of people. Students will then connect their findings to Canada’s involvement in war and examine the impact of conflict on their own lives today.
Social Studies: Heritage and Identity; the Arts: Visual Arts; Language Education: Reading, Oral Communication and Media Literacy; Remembrance Day
Geography, History and Citizenship Education: Interpreting change in a society and its territory; Language Arts: Reading; Arts Education: Visual Arts; Remembrance Day
October 2014 to April 2015
10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. or 1:15 p.m.