Forgotten Fallen: Monumental Canadians Video Assignment
This lesson explores four individuals, each from a different segment of the Canadian population, who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War, and whose bodies were never found. Students will watch Valour Canada’s award-winning Forgotten Fallen (29m:25) documentary about Thomas Riley, Talbot Papineau, Margaret Fraser, and John Shiwak. Students will reflect on the material they watched by completing questions based on these Canadians and consider the important role that history plays in peoples day-to-day lives. (This lesson will take at least 75 minutes).
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Matron Margaret Marjory Fraser
This lesson explores the career and life of Matron Margaret Fraser, a Canadian Nursing Sister who perished in 1917 after the hospital ship she was aboard, the HMHS Llandovery Castle, was struck by a German submarine. Students will watch a segment (6m:18) of Valour Canada’s award winning Forgotten Fallen documentary and consider the role of women in the war, the occurrences of atrocities, as well as explore the concept of justice and make a judgement based on evidence about whether justice was served in the case of the Llandovery Castle. (This lesson will take at least 1 hour).
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