During the Remembrance period, the Canadian War Museum is an important place to learn more about Canada’s military history and to remember Canadians’ service, sacrifice and loss. With the launch of a new online resource for Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Museum now offers new, easy-to-use materials to deliver lessons and ceremonies in the classroom, at home, or in the wider community.
Created primarily for educators, but suited to anyone who is looking for materials to develop a Remembrance Day event, the new online resource highlights artifacts, archival documents, photographs and works of art from the collections of the Canadian War Museum. These primary sources are supported by historical overviews, lesson plans and ready-to-play presentations that bring accounts of wartime service and sacrifice to life — from the story of a father who carried his daughter’s teddy bear in his pocket during the First World War, to that of the first Canadian female soldier killed in a combat role in Afghanistan. This Remembrance resource is generously supported by the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command and the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.
The Museum plans to further enhance its online resources next year with more short videos, ready-to-use presentations, and primary source materials.
The Remembrance Day resource is available at warmuseum.ca/remembrance-day.