Wars on Our Soil

These programs focus on Canada’s military history from earliest times to Confederation. They are designed to complement history and social science courses, and include a variety of activities to challenge and engage students at every level.

“I love the fact that you find examples of experiences lived by the students to make them understand a concept.”
- Anonymous, Grade 7 and 8 Teacher, École élémentaire Kanata

New France and the Clash of Empires

Ontario Teachers: Grades 6 and 7
Quebec Teachers: Cycle 3 (Year 2) to Secondary 1

The lives and roles of various individuals at the time of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham come to life with a hands-on investigation of primary and secondary historical sources. Using dramatic events, firsthand accounts and varied perspectives on the Seven Years’ War, your students will explore the conflict that defined daily life for the people of this period, and discover how it changed Canada - and the world - forever.

Curriculum Connections:

Ontario:Social Studies: History; Language: Reading and Oral Communcations
Quebec:Geography; History and Citizenship Education; General History; English; Language Arts

October 2013 to April 2014

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

90 minutes

1812: One War, Four Perspectives

Ontario Teachers: Grades 7 and 8
Quebec Teachers: Secondary 1 and 2

Take a trip back in time as we mark the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Students will gain a better understanding of the War of1812 as they examine the conflict from the perspectives of its four principal participants: Canadians (including Canadian First Peoples), Americans, the British and Native Americans.

Curriculum Connections:

Ontario:Social Studies; Language; Reading and Oral Communications; History
Quebec:Geography, History and Citizenship Education: Interpreting change in a society and its territory; General History; Language Arts

October 2013 through April 2014

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

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

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