The Military Museums

Remembrance Programs

These presentations can be tailored to suit the appropriate grade level.

Understanding Remembrance
Grades K–3 • 30 mins

This engaging presentation, designed for younger children, introduces the concepts of remembrance using the poem In Flanders Fields, the symbol of the poppy and aspects of a Remembrance Day service.

Origins of Remembrance
Grades 7–12 • 30 mins

This is a presentation of the experiences and insights from a World War One nursing sister as she details how Remembrance Day and the symbols of remembrance began.

 

Newfoundland at the Somme
Grades 6-12 • 45 mins

Understand the impact of the First World War and the Battle of the Somme on Newfoundland from a prosperous pre-war dominion eager to fight for King and Empire, to a decimated colony just fighting for survival.

Museum Tours

Navy
Grades K–12 • 30 or 45 mins

The Naval Museum of Alberta Discover Alberta’s seafaring tradition with this tour. Special focus tours can be requested for Industry and Government or the Battle of the Atlantic.

Army
Grades 1-12 • 30 or 45 mins

Tour one of five army museums. The Army Museum of Alberta — Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum — Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives — The King’s Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum — The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives — Learn about Canadian soldiers in the Boer War, the First World War, the Second World War, the United Nations, peace keeping operations and current conflicts like Afghanistan.

 

Air Force
Grades 1-12 • 30 or 45 mins

The Air Force Museum of Alberta — From Billy Bishop to the Red Baron, bombers to the ground crew, and peacekeeping to POWs, this tour starts with the early days of flight and takes students through to Canada’s present day air force.

The Founders' Gallery
Grades 1–12 • 30 or 45 mins

This gallery hosts temporary art and heritage exhibitions. Displays change every four to six months. See the What's New page to view the current exhibits.

 

The Battle of the Atlantic
Grades 10–12 • 45 mins

Learn about the longest battle of the Second World War and how Canada’s navy contributed to the success of the Allied war effort.

War, Industry, and Government
Grades 10–12 • 45 mins

Learn about employment discrimination, the Ogden gunshops, the National Selection Service, the Department of Munitions and Supplies, and C.D. Howe.

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