Education

Education

The Twentieth Century

These programs explore the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War from a Canadian perspective. They emphasize critical thinking, historical research and inquiry, and include access to a rich variety of hands-on resources.

“Our animator did a great job at getting the students attention and keeping them interested. She also discussed issues which interested both genders.”
- Rachel Hétu, Grade 9 and 10 teacher, Russell High School

For Crown and Country: Canada and the First World War

Ontario Teachers: Grades 10 to 12 (Note: A modified program is also available for Grade 8 students)
Quebec Teachers: Secondary 4 and 5 (Note: A modified program is also available for Secondary 2)

With access to works of art, artifacts, photos and other primary sources, students will work together to create an exhibit on the First World War. They will be guided by themes and content related to Canada’s involvement in the First World War, and will conclude with a critical assessment of the Museum’s First World War gallery.

Curriculum Connections:

Ontario:Canadian and World Studies: History; English: Literature Studies and Reading
Quebec:History of Quebec and Canada; The Twentieth Century: History and Civilizations; English; Language Arts

Dates
October 2013 to April 2014

Start Times
10 or 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 or 1:15 p.m.

Duration
90 minutes

Forged in Fire: Canada and the Second World War

Ontario Teachers: Grades 10 to 12
Quebec Teachers: Secondary 4 and 5

Students will handle and evaluate film, artifacts, images, documents and art as sources of information about the Second World War, and will assess their reliability and objectivity. Through a critical analysis of the Museum’s Second World War gallery, students will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the implications of “total war” on land, at sea, in the air, and on the home front.

Curriculum Connections:

Ontario:Canadian and World Connections: History; English: Literature Studies and Reading, Media Studies
Quebec:History of Quebec and Canada; The Twentieth Century: History and Civilizations; English; Language Arts

Dates
October 2013 to April 2014

Start Times
10 or 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 or 1:15 p.m.

Duration
90 minutes

Museum Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Location

Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621

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