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Remembrance Day (7-12): WWI & WWII

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WWI: John McCrae

Interviews & Video from WWI & WWII

WWI: Trench Life


Over the Top is an interactive adventure game that allows YOU to experience life in the trenches during theFirst World War.  As a young Canadian soldier stationed somewhere along the Western Front in the late Fall of 1916, you will live through some of the excitement, despair, brutality and sheer horror of trench warfare. (from the website)


      Canadian War Museum.  (2013).  Over the Top.  Retreived from 



Sparticus Educational.  (2013).  First World War: Trench Warfare.  Retreived from

*The above references are in APA format.


Gr. 9-12: Send us your work

World War I Timeline

WWI & WWII Maps & Timelines

Photo by Internets_dairy, licensed under Creative Commons.

Remembering D-Day / Souvenons-nous du Jour J

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WWII: The Holocaust


Brought to us by Foreign Affairs, Trade and National Development Canada.

The Holocause: What is it?  Holocaust Encyclopedia, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Effect of War on Families

Watch a talk with historian Kristine Alexander from the 5th Canada's History Forum. Kristine's research focuses on the exchange of letters between children and their fathers during wartime

Poetry of War

Poetry of War

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On the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1994, a Canadian army chaplain published a selection of
war poetry in The Beaver.

More Books of Interest:

Gr. 9-12: Ask Us/Demande Moi

Gr. 9-12: How do I start my research?

Gr. 9-12: How do I cite my sources?

Reading History with Great Uncle Ernest - 787131, 130 Battalion. C.E.F.

John Ernest Ferrier was from Perth, ON  - 787131, 130 Battalion. C.E.F.  and fought in WWI.  His grand niece Judy Ferrier has created a series of Youtube shorts to honour his service while fighting overseas.  She reads a selection of letters that John wrote to his parents.


Listen to Pte. J. Ernest Ferrier's letter from Jan. 13, 1916.  Written from the trenches  "Somewhere in France".

Listen to Pte. J. Ernest Ferrier's  letter home from March 20, 1917. Ernest writes home about the "desolate landscape" and the "prospect of a happy return home." Judy highlights Ernest's cloth ditty bag.

Great-Uncle Ernest's letter from "Somewhere in France" March 23, 1917. Ernest writes about how much he looks forward to the letters from home, a soldier being shell shocked, and purchasing writing paper from a stand in the trenches.

Historical Novels about WWI

Historical Novels about WWII