War and Peacekeeping

This collection looks at the experiences of Canadian soldiers during the wars in which Canada has participated. It also examines the legacy of these wars, as well as Canadian participation in United Nations-led peacekeeping missions.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 30 Titles

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Canada: A People's History New Times, New Ways (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of two new episodes of Canada: A People’s History, the country undergoes a seismic change. Old values are challenged and Canada charts a different future. Part 1 covers events from the last decade of the 20th century. Gays and lesbians achieve equality; Indigenous people seek redress over past abuse; the country once again stands on the brink of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/06/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Canada: A People's History – New Times, New Ways Teacher Guide

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Newfoundland at Armageddon

One hundred years ago, on July 1st, 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment took part in a massive First World War offensive on the Somme, led by the British to liberate France and Belgium from the claws of the Germans. Some 800 soldiers from the Regiment went over the top that morning, near Beaumont-Hamel in France. The following day only 68 were ...
  • 2016
  • 01:28:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2016

Canada: A People's History Ordeal by Fire

Canada's heavy military role in World War I (60,000 dead in a population of eight million) transforms its society, its politics and its place in the world. The horror, bravery and sacrifice of trench warfare are evoked in Canada's great battles: Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Courcelette and Passchendaele. The domestic consequences of Canada's war effort are also wrenching – ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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  • Canada: A People's History TRP, Grades 10 to 12

  • Canada: A People's History TRP, Grades 5 to 9

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

News in Review - November 2007 Selling Canada's Military to Canadians

As Canadian troops fight in Afghanistan, Canada’s military is also engaged in a big mission at home. Its goal is to shape the way Canadians think about the mission in Afghanistan and to increase overall support for our armed forces. In this News in Review story we’ll look at Operation Connection and at how our military is selling itself to ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2007

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  • Selling Canada's Military to Canadians

Canada: The Story of Us Service and Sacrifice (1916-1929)

Bravery and sacrifice define our new nation as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight – a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It's not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide

The Canadian Experience The 13th Mission

The 13th Mission tells the true wartime story of the Lancaster bomber, the women who built it, the men who flew it, and the heroism and personal sacrifice endured on both sides of the Atlantic. In the spring of 1944 all of Europe was at war, and one million Canadians worked day and night to supply guns, tanks, ships and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:48:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History The Crucible

Canada comes of age in the anguish of World War II, with soldiers on the beaches at Dieppe and women in the industrial work force back home. The country's military role, and the domestic, social and political consequences of the war are traced through poignant stories of Canadians on both sides of the Atlantic. The horrific global conflict steals the ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Canada: A People's History TRP, Grades 10 to 12

  • Canada: A People's History TRP, Grades 5 to 9

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

News in Review - December 2017 The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be better understood these days, but those who have it often still suffer alone. Jim Lowther served in the Canadian Army, but when he left the service he found his nightmares still dogged him. His search for help brought him to others who were also suffering. So Lowther launched VETS Canada – a network of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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  • NIR-17-12 - The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD