On Remembrance Day, you are probably teaching your children about our soldiers and the wars they have served in. There is a terrific resource on the internet, full of primary sources on the Canadian war experience.
The Canadian Letters and Images Project
The Canadian Letters and Images Project is an online archive of the Canadian war experience (from any war), as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves. The project began in August 2000, located in the Department of History at Vancouver Island University. In November 2003 the Project was pleased to bring in the History Department at Western University as partners. Students at Western are working under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Vance, Canada Research Chair in Conflict and Culture. This partnership between Malaspina and Western will ensure that more material be made available to the public through the project website.
Each day on the Canadian Letters and Images Project website, a letter is posted, matching today’s date. On this date, November 11th, you will find a letter from 1918 detailing the celebration of the end of WWI in France.
There is a short video about the project put together by a student at Vancouver Island University currently available on YouTube. You can watch the video about the Canadian Letters and Images Project below:
What else are you using to teach your children about Remembrance Day today? Please let me know in the comments below.
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