Tag Archives: Canada

Canada’s Great War Album: Submit Your Story

Canada’s Great War Album wants your story to be told. Use this link to upload pictures, letters and the story of your family member who served in World War One. Teachers, use this as an opportunity to have students write for an authentic audience and preserve history.

I have a writing job to do too. I will be sending what I have to share about my paternal grandfather and his role in WWI.

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Pte. Frederick and Florence Gosney
Married January 22, 1918.

Non-fiction texts for history teachers

The Canada’s History site offers teachers a wealth of non-fiction, primary source documents to use with your students. There is very interesting reading about the POWs and internees of the First World War.

Read about the ingenuity of POWs and how they requested items using hidden messages and code words to help with their escape attempts from POW camps in Germany.

Use these articles as mentor texts with groups of students to work on strategies to decode the text.

National Flag Day of Canada: Sun. Feb. 15, 2015

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Canada will be celebrating National Flag Day on Sun. Feb. 15, 2015, Canada’s 50th Anniversary of our flag.  Introduce this important event in Canadian history with  your class and encourage them to talk about it at home. Here are some ideas to celebrate in your school or community and also some teacher ideas.

Canadian Heritage offers free promotional material to use with your students. Order before January 30, 2015. Order NOW.

Use the Canadian Flag information links to prepare your students for the quiz. Have you students construct questions from the text links to make their own quizzes using Google Forms or Quizlet.