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Grades 7-9

All programs are 45 minutes in length. Please select 3 programs for a half day, or 5 programs for a full day.



Recommended for: All Grades

This is our quintessential Remembrance program, and has been adapted for all grade levels.

While popular in November, this program offers an overview of responsible citizenship and historical awareness that is appropriate for any time of year.

Students will explore the legacy of the Great War in Canada, from the moment the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918 to modern acts of commemoration.

Division III students will confront the political realities of the early twentieth century, from the network of fraught alliances abroad to conscription and colonial obligations at home.

A tour will take them through a replica Great War trench, into Halls of Honour, and past thoughtful pieces of art.

Students will then have a chance to combine creative and historical thinking to write letters to local veterans.

Artefact Handling

Recommended for: All Grades

Please touch the artefacts!

In this program, students will be instructed in safe artefact handling methods by museum professionals. After donning a pair of white curatorial gloves, they will be given the opportunity to interact with items that are usually off limits, ranging in era from the Great War to the War in Afghanistan.

Students in Division III will then be tasked with drawing connections between material heritage and the biographies of real veterans. What role would the person using this item have had? In what era did they serve?

Skills and Processes:

  • Dimensions of Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Historical Thinking

Shaping Our Nation: The War of 1812

Recommended for: Grades 7-9
Curriculum Specific: Grade 7

  • Social Studies 7.1.6: Assess, critically, how political, economic and military events contributed to the foundations of Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: What was the role of Chief Tecumseh in the War of 1812? How did the War of 1812 contribute to British identity in Canada? How did the War of 1812 contribute to defining Canada's political boundaries?

Explore the battles and personalities of the War of 1812 and the ways they shaped our nation over 50 years before Confederation. Students will meet Isaac Brock, Tecumseh, Laura Secord, and a host of other consequential and unusual figures.

Shaping Our Nation will introduce concepts such as manifest destiny, impressment, the Two Canadas, and the Napoleonic Wars. This program will also reinforce the difference between primary and secondary sources.

Designed to complement The War of 1812 Board Game, but can stand alone if preferred.

The War of 1812 Board Game

Recommended for: Grades 7-9
Curriculum Specific: Grade 7

Play out the battles of the War of 1812 in this interactive board game. Each board represents a different key battle and includes relevant generals to lead the charge. Is the outcome inevitable, or will students change history?

Designed to reinforce the lesson from Shaping Our Nation: The War of 1812, but can stand alone if preferred.

Women in War

Recommended for: Grades 7-12 

From the earliest nursing sisters to the first female infantry officer to command the Queen’s Guard in 2017, this tour covers the experiences of Canadian women in wartime.

While the focus will be on servicewomen across eras and branches of the CAF, some time will also be given to women on the home front.

Time to Explore

Strongly Recommended for All Classes

Time to Explore allows students to discover our institution’s seven museums at their own pace. While interpreters will be available at all times to answer questions and offer advice, classes are welcome to break off into adult-supervised groups and visit the places that excite them most.

Scavenger hunts are available upon request; teachers are also welcome to coordinate with interpreters to assign their own coursework-related tasks during this time.

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