These Canadian military history presentations are targeted at youth from Gr.4/5 and up, scouts, girl guides, cadets, etc. Activities that the students and/or audience can complete are paired with almost all topics.
This presentation tells the story of the sinking of HMHS Llandovery Castle by torpedo during the First World War. It can be presented from Gr. 4/5 and up, however, there are two different activities depending on the audience’s level of understanding.
This activity is best for a Gr.4/5 to 8 audience and should follow presentation of HMHS Llandovery Castle Torpedoed video. The Teacher’s Guide (Gr. 4/5 to 8) can be found here. The Student Handout (Gr. 4/5 to 8) can be found here.
This activity is best for a Gr.9 and up audience and should follow presentation of HMHS Llandovery Castle Torpedoed video. The Teacher’s Guide (Gr. 9 and up) can be found here. The Student Handout (Gr. 9 and up) can be found here.
This presentation, about Canada’s efforts at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April of 1917 during the First World War, has been designed to educate Canadian youth (Gr. 4 and up).
This presentation defines and describes propaganda using Canadian war posters and editorial cartoons from the First and Second World Wars. Twelve propaganda techniques will be explored in detail with examples. The presentation has been designed for Gr. 7 and up, but some of the vocabulary may be too advanced for younger students or English language learners.
There is not an activity for this presentation, but a simple assignment for the students could be “Make your own propaganda poster for your favorite team, celebrity, hobby, etc.”
Classroom at Ogden Convalescent Hospital, Calgary, AB. Nov. 1917. (Credit: LAC M# 3404544)