THE CHARACTER OF OUR MILITARY HISTORY
Individuals who understand these characteristics, while doing their best to practice them, are successful Canadian citizens today.
“I can be a leader figure when needed. I commit to working to gain the confidence of leading.”
– J.H., Student, April 2018
Our newest education program takes a unique approach to learning about Canadian Military History by embedding the history content within an experiential, innovative, and team-based learning framework that presents students with memorable opportunities to explore and further develop the character traits noted above. Debriefing and individual reflection are both cornerstones of the design. We are also proud to say that so far in 2019 museums and educators in three provinces are presenting this program.
In Calgary, this day-long, museum-based program consists of 4 – 6 modules through which students will progress sequentially, as well as an artifact handling session with a real soldier.
Students participating in the Iron Harvest activity (Apr. 2018).
“Great experience. Would definitely visit again. All the events were great and helped learn easily.”
– D.M., Student, April 2018
The Character of our Canadian Military History program (CCMH) is ideal for groups of 20 – 40 (school classes, cadet groups, scouts/girl guides, etc.) and can be adapted to your needs.
- The Sinking of HMCS Llandovery Castle
- Scavenger Hunt (at museum)
- Artifact Handling
- Battle of Vimy Ridge
- Canadian Corps: A Learning Organization
- Legacy of War
- D-Day: Operation Neptune (2 part module)
- Cold War
Modules currently in development:
- Women in War
EDUCATOR OR GROUP LEADER IN CALGARY ?
Are you a passionate Social Studies or Military History educator in the Calgary area interested in exploring these traits with your students while the learning about our shared Canadian Military History?
“Good team work, fun, and learned a lot. Always good for hands on learning. Would love to come back and do again.”
– S.D., Calgary Catholic School District Teacher, Mar. 2018
Classroom opportunities (Calgary schools only) NOW BOOKING FOR Spring 2020:
- Field Trip to The Military Museums
(7 Dates Available: Apr. 1, 2, 7, 8, 21, 22, and 23 )
Or, a 45-120 minute presentation at your school in your classroom over 1 or 2 periods.
Please note that any requests will be be responded to on a “first come, first serve” basis. Any in-class presentations will be delivered by Valour Canada’s educator. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like additional information, please contact our Lead Educator, Aaron Curtis, at firstname.lastname@example.org
“This is very cool. I had so much fun and it give me another knowledge that I can use on my Canadian Studies course (sic). The activities are so fun!!!”
– L.Y., Student, May. 2018
REPRESENTATIVE OF A CANADIAN MILITARY MUSEUM ?
Valour Canada will be presenting portions of the CCMH program in military museums nation-wide in 2020. If you’d like more information about this free opportunity, please contact our Lead Educator, Aaron Curtis, email@example.com