The Canadian War Museum website features a School Programs page — a gateway to a wealth of information, resources and activities, including those outlined below.
ARMOURED WARRIOR allows players to live through some of the excitement, despair, brutality and sheer horror of one day’s fighting at the front in Northwestern Europe during the Second World War. This module will be of particular interest to senior students exploring the Second World War – particularly strategy and the experience of battle. It contains images and requires a high degree of reading ability.
CANADA AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR is an authoritative and stimulating website providing access to over 700 interpreted artifacts, including photographs, art, letters, diaries and more than 6,800 additional images. This module is suitable for students in Grade 7/Secondary 1 and higher, and is useful for studies of the First World War and Canadian history. It will also interest students of technology, politics, art and media.
Canada and the First World War is an online exhibition created by the Canadian War Museum in collaboration with the Department of Canadian Heritage initiative, Canadian Culture Online and with the generous support of the Salamander Foundation.
CANADA’S NAVAL HISTORY features more than 700 unique artifacts, photographs, works of art and archival documents, telling the compelling story of Canada’s navy from its creation in 1910 to the present day. Offering a wide range of resources for teachers and families, this module’s online lesson plans and primary material are suitable for students of 20th century Canadian history, as well as those with an interest in art and photography.
Canada’s Naval History is an online exhibition created by the Canadian War Museum in collaboration with the Department of Canadian Heritage initiative, Canadian Culture Online.
DEMOCRACY AT WAR features a digitized collection of 144,000 newspaper clippings and 55 short historical articles describing the events of the Second World War as they happened. This module will be of interest to students exploring all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Second World War, including combat and defence, industrial production, the role of women, politics and government. It is also useful for students of media and communications.
OVER THE TOP is part history and part adventure story, allowing players to determine the outcome of the narrative by making decisions at key moments. Best suited to students in Grades 6 to 8/Cycle 3 Primary to Secondary 2, it is highly visual, contains some animation, allows for interaction and requires a moderate degree of reading ability. This module may also appeal to senior students beginning a study of the First World War.
REMEMBRANCE DAY TOOLKIT is a module designed to help educators plan a Remembrance Day unit or assembly and features a wide range of downloadable resources from the Museum’s outstanding collections. A tool that reaches far beyond Remembrance Day, this collection of primary source materials is useful for students of Canadian history, from New France to post-1945. These materials may be used with students of all ages.