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Introduction to the Study of Military History for Canadian Students

Type: Document

This publication offers nine examples of Canadian campaigns chosen from different periods of history. It also includes a very brief history of the development of Canadian Army organization. The Principles of War, in the form adopted by the Canadian Chiefs of Staff, are printed as an appendix.

Site: National Defence

Introductory Activity: Grades 6-12: Canada's Forgotten Heroes

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

In these activities, students will have the opportunity to identify and explain what makes a hero, to write diary entries in role as a soldier in the Korean War, to write an editorial from the point of view of a Canadian newspaper in the 1950s either supporting or opposing Canada’s involvement in the conflict, to prepare a brief to the federal government regarding the need to honour and memorialize Canadian veterans of the Korean War, and to compare Canada’s involvement in the War on Terrorism to Canada’s involvement in the Korean War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation