April 9, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a defining moment in Canadian history. Brightspark had the opportunity to speak with Sandra O'Quinn, a Learning Specialist at the Canadian War Museum. In this video, Sandra outlines the new exhibitions at the War Museum that are designed to commemorate Vimy Ridge and its legacy. This also includes a new student program intended to give students a first-person view of different World War I characters.
If you're lucky enough to visit the Canadian War Museum, be sure to check out these exhibitions and go beyond the battle. For those not travelling to Ottawa, there are many great resources online that you can include in the classroom. We've linked some of our favourites below.
Canada and the First World War - Canadian War Museum Online Exhibition
Vimy 100 in the Classroom - The Vimy Foundation Online Program
Experience Vimy - Veteran Affairs Canada Multimedia Tour