Activation: Does a picture tell a thousand words?
Exploration: What do you want to know about the Battle of Vimy Ridge?
Assessment: Why was the Battle of Vimy Ridge significant to the development of Canada's identity?
1 class period (75 minutes)
This lesson can be lengthened or expanded according to interest and engagement.
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Notes for Educators
There are many ways to explore the topic of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and help students to learn the content relating to this event (from a Canadian perspective).
Historical significance is unique to each student’s evaluation of the past, but there are core questions that can help students to explore significance in more depth.
Veteran’s Affairs Canada - Website with Downloadable PDF for the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Discovery Knowledge Documentary - Great Battles: The Battle of Vimy Ridge
Canadian War Museum - Site About Battle of Vimy Ridge
Historica Canada - Vimy Ridge Heritage Minute (Video)
Veteran’s Affairs Canada - Story Gallery: Vimy Ridge (collected images)
Multimedia Resources for the Battle of Vimy Ridge (including Video footage)
The Vimy Foundation - Event Synopsis and Other Resources
National Defense and Canadian Forces Website - Details of Ellis Wellwood Sifton (awarded Victoria Cross for actions at Vimy Ridge)
Photo Credit: Canadian War Museum
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