June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of the Second World War began in Normandy, France.
Few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. D-Day: Normandy 1944 offers a new perspective about how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all.
NEW! CINÉ+ IN YOUR CLASSROOM – Watch the film from the comfort of your classroom or virtual class.
Planning a Remembrance ceremony? Looking for accessible primary source materials? Developed for educators, this new digital resource includes artifacts, art and documents from the Museum’s collections, as well as historical overviews and learning activities. This online module has content and suggestions for Remembrance ceremonies that are ready to use, or can be customized for your class, school or virtual event.
This Web module enables intermediate students to experience life in the trenches during the First World War. Part history and part adventure story, Over the Top allows players to determine the outcome of the story by making decisions at key moments. This educational resource includes follow-up activities, maps, films and document references.
Explore teacher resources developed for the First World War and Second World War Discovery Boxes. Use the background materials, including personal stories and archival documents, and lesson plans on their own or in conjunction with the travelling education kit.
A website, based on the Canadian War Museum’s vast collections, offers an authoritative and stimulating interpretation of the history of Canada and the First World War. Canada and the First World War offers access to over 700 interpreted artifacts, including photographs, art, letters, and diaries, as well as over 6,800 additional images. The unparalleled depth of Canadian subject matter includes a comprehensive range of topics and lesson plans, primary resource packs, book lists, and recommended links.
This module enables senior students to search a digitized collection of 144,000 newspaper clippings describing events of the Second World War as they happened. Fifty-five short historical articles introduce the main facts, as well as some of the conclusions resulting from historical research and analysis undertaken since the Second World War. Democracy at War is an unparalleled online resource for research projects and units of study.
1812 from four perspectives as well as your own
The Seven Years’ War becomes humanity’s first world war as the French and British empires wage a titanic struggle for imperial dominance. In North America, the war leads to the British Conquest of Canada, the American Revolution, and the first step towards recognition of Aboriginal Title by the Crown.
A collection of essays on a variety of subjects in Canadian military history.