There are daily lesson plans that go through all the major Canadian battles including the battle of Somme, Vimy Ridge, Ypres and Passchendaele!
There are PowerPoint presentations, class notes, primary and secondary sources, short video clips, movies, worksheets, assignments, group and individual work!
This is a packed file that covers the following topics:
1) Battle of Somme:
- The 5 W's
- British attack with a “barrage”
- Gas attack on Somme
- battle's importance in Canadian history
2) Christmas Truce:
This lesson plan, students will learn:
-Theme: What is the meaning of Christmas?
-Know: What happened during the Christmas Truce in 1914?
-Understand: Why did the British and German troops hold an unofficial truce?
-Evaluate: Why wasn’t there a Christmas truce in 1915?
-Identify = What happened during the Christmas Truce in 1914?
-Describe = Why the British and German soldiers held an unofficial truce in 1914?
-Explain = Why the British and German soldiers held an unofficial truce in 1914?
-Analyse= Why wasn’t there a Christmas truce in 1915?
3) Battle of Ypres
-Why the allies fought
-New weapon released- chlorine gas
-The poem In Flanders Field by John McCrae
4) Battle of Vimy Ridge
-The 5 W's- who was involved, what happened, where did it happen, why did it -happen and why this battle is important, when it took place.
-Why the hill was hard to attack
-Generals in the battle
-Practices such as mock up the hill, learning how to use German weapons, -pinpointing the enemy
-Prisoners of war
-Vimy Ridge today
5) Third Battle of Ypres/ Passchendaele
-The 5 W's
-New Technology in Modern Warfare
-Conditions of Passchendaele
-Canada stands alone
-The Victory at Passchendaele