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Overview of Canadian War Museum School Programs Offering

LEARN, FEEL, UNDERSTAND, SHARE

The Canadian War Museum, your museum of military history, offers a wide range of learning opportunities that will fascinate students of all levels. Through historical artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations, the

Museum’s school programs help students discover Canada’s rich military history.

The Museum offers meaningful learning experiences designed to support teachers in providing exceptional history education. Our programs ensure that your students come away with a greater understanding of the human stories behind historical events.

Our programs closely match Ontario and Quebec curricula in the areas of Social Studies, History and Geography.

VIMY

In 2017, the War Museum will present a multi-faceted exhibition and programming schedule exploring the Battle of Vimy Ridge and its meaning, 100 years later. A special exhibition focused on commemoration and memory, upgrades to the presentation of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in the Museum and highly interactive programming will enable visitors to understand how this iconic event has shaped our perception of history. Learn more

Suggested Itineraries

HALF DAY – General Interest

TIME ACTIVITY
9:30 – 10:00 A.M. Arrive at the Museum
10:00 – 10:45 A.M. Choose one of the following programs:

  • MUSEUM GRAND TOUR
  • WITNESS TO HISTORY: PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF MILITARY SERVICE
10:45 – 11:00 A.M. Break
11:00 – 11:45 A.M. Free time in the Museum

OR

Choose one of the following gallery activity sheets:

11:45 A.M. Departure

 

HALF DAY – Vimy Ridge (April, May, June 2017)

TIME ACTIVITY
9:30 – 9:45 A.M. Arrive at the Museum
9:45 – 10:00 A.M. EXTRAORDINARY LIVES: A THEATRICAL ORIENTATION
10:00 – 10:45 A.M. Guided Tour

THE STORY OF VIMY RIDGE: HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

10:45 – 11:30 A.M. Self-guided visit of the exhibition VIMY – BEYOND THE BATTLE

OR

Free time in the Museum

11:45 A.M. Departure

 

FULL DAY – Early Wars

TIME ACTIVITY
9:30 – 10:00 A.M. Arrive at the Museum
10:00 – 10:45 A.M. Choose one of the following workshops:

  • THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM: LASTING LEGACIES
  • 1812: ONE WAR, FOUR PERSPECTIVES
10:45 – 11:15 A.M. Break
11:15 – 12:00 P.M. Choose one of the following workshops:

  • THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM: LASTING LEGACIES
  • 1812: ONE WAR, FOUR PERSPECTIVES
12:00 – 1:00 P.M Lunch (bring your own or cafeteria)
1:00 – 1:45 P.M Guided tour

GALLERY 1: EARLY WARS IN CANADA

2:00 – 3:00 P.M Gallery activity sheet

GALLERY 1: EARLY WARS IN CANADA

OR

Free time in the Museum

3:00 P.M Departure

 

FULL DAY – Twentieth Century

TIME ACTIVITY
9:30 – 10:00 A.M. Arrive at the Museum
10:00 – 10:45 A.M. Choose one of the following workshops:

  • CANADA AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THINK LIKE A CURATOR
  • CANADA AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR: LEARNING THROUGH EVIDENCE
10:45 – 11:15 A.M. Break
11:15 – 12:00 P.M. Choose one of the following workshops:

  • CANADA AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THINK LIKE A CURATOR
  • CANADA AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR: LEARNING THROUGH EVIDENCE
12:00 – 1:00 P.M Lunch (bring your own or cafeteria)
1:00 – 1:45 P.M Choose from one of the following guided tours:

  • GALLERY 2: THE SOUTH AFRICAN AND FIRST WORLD WARS
  • GALLERY 3: THE SECOND WORLD WAR
2:00 – 3:00 P.M Choose from one of the following gallery activity sheets:

OR

Free time in the Museum

3:00 P.M Departure

 

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