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Fields of Sacrifice

Overall Objective
Students will create a video or slide show presentation that answers the question “Why should we remember the sacrifices of World War II?”

Grade level
Advanced 9–12 and beyond. This unit can be adapted to younger grades and different courses of study in various Canadian provinces and territories.

Content Areas
History
 
Materials Required
For Activity 1:
Handout 1: Timeline of World War II
For Culminating Activity:
Access to a computer lab
Internet connection
Data projector
Video editing software (e.g., iMovie or MovieMaker) or PowerPoint
Digital microphone
Handout 2: Why should we remember World War II?

Summary
These two activities explore the main theme of Fields of Sacrifice: the collective memory of World War II. The first considers these battles as turning points. The second is an extended project to answer the focus question “Why should we remember World War II?” for a Remembrance Day ceremony.

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