of Interest | Poems | Multi-Media
Soldier" - A Special Tribute - Free downloads to the video and
song "Soldier". Written and produced by Canadian born Singer-Songwriter,
Shawn Hlookoff. Check out his website
for these resources. Can be under "Soldier" link.
- Canadian War Museum, Canada's National Museum of Military History
- Features Canadian
Newspapers and the Second World War, Vimy Ridge and a Teacher's Page.
Check out the
Remembrance Day Toolkit. This site is provides artifacts, letters,
post cards, journals, photographs, audio clips, war art (Under: From
the Collections of the Canadian War Museum).
Affairs Canada Home Page
Royal Canadian Legion - contains awesome resources, including a
46 page Teacher
Resource Guide to open or download and background information about
News Indepth - Remembrance Day - Background on Remembrance Day,
links to photo galleries and related articles.
Canada and the Second World War - from the Virtual Museum of Canada
- explore Canada's role during the Second World War, challenge your
knowledge of Canadian history or gain a new perspective through a 3D
virtual tour of a Corvette. Also available in French.
more about John McCrae and read a story
about a woman's reaction to "Flanders Fields" when she learned
it through song shortly after it was written. (Notice there are more
links to visit in the navigation bar on your left). Including,
Dad's Away - A touching account of what life as a soldier is like
from a family's perspective.
Memory Project - A comprehensive site with a section on Peace and
War. Available in both French and English.
Day Poems - From CanTeach -suitable for younger students.
Day - A site containing many valuable links for teachers and students,
including a poem entitled Reply to Flanders Field -
suitable for a school-wide presentation.
- A video tribute to Canadian Forces Personnel. Written and produced
by Canadian born Singer-Songwriter, Shawn Hlookoff.
Go to the link entitled "Soldier".
Heritage Vignette Series - These two-minute vignettes, produced
by the War Amps, provide a glimpse into our unique Canadian military
Archives - Conflict and War - Clips from the archives
of CBC Radio and Television, along with educational activities presented
to complement topics on this website.
movie clip from Saskatchewan Stories website: Howard Anderson
a WWII Veteran. Howard Anderson served in the Canadian army
in World War II. Today, he is the Grand Chief of the Saskatchewan First
Nations Veteran's Association. This organization recognizes and honours
veterans for their contribution, bravery, loyalty, suffering and courage
during the war.
Me: Local War Heroes and Memorials - this is a fully automated
presentation. Right click the title above, select Save Target
As, and indicate where you would like to save this presentation. If
your machine has DeepFreeze, make sure you save this file to your own
drive. It takes a while to download (can be as long as twenty minutes).
Once on your hard drive, double click the file name and the program
will launch. Hit esc to exit at any time. (12 minutes)
- Linked directly to a Heritage Minute about John McCrea. There are
also 2 lessons plans that follow this clip for intermediate and secondary
Music "The Green Fields of France" sung by June Tabor.
Have older students analyze the lyrics to this song. Download
the music (Right Click-Save Target As) - To just listen - click
on the link and wait for it to begin - be patient). Print
the lyrics. (Used Courtesy of Heritage
of the Great War - more music selections available - PREVIEW FIRST)
the Top - An Interactive Adventure -
Experience life in the trenches during the First World War. Over the
Top is based on the real-life experiences of Canadians who lived and
died in the trenches during the First World War. Available in both French
Word Search - do
it on the computer or print it out and take it away.