Lesson Plans: Saskatchewan Wartime Contributions
Students will learn about Saskatchewan's participation in the world wars, our contributions, and about life on the homefront.
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 | Grade 9 | High School 10-20-30
Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton
History | Social Studies
Students will learn about Saskatchewan’s participation in World War I and World War II, our contributions, and about life on the homefront. The in-museum Discovery Box program focuses on the homefront and the effects of war on the people of Saskatchewan. In-classroom lesson plans discuss how young people helped war efforts and the experience of First Nations people during and after the First World War. These lesson plans include material lists, Saskatchewan ‘Fast Facts’, and additional resources.
These Lesson Plans may be done on their own or as a complement to an in-Museum Saskatchewan Wartime Contributions Discovery Box program.
The WDM is also pleased to share with you the Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember videos and series of lessons plans to supplement the videos from the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Scroll down to find these resources.
You may also be interested in our Wartime Rationing in-classroom activity sheet.
Grades: Grades 6-8 Social Studies, Grade 12 Social Studies, History 30
Themes: War, Homefront, First Nations, Daily Life, Saskatchewan Contributions
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Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember
Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport
The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport is proud to make available to teachers a series of videos of Saskatchewan Second World War veterans of all branches of service who recount personal stories about their experiences in the Second World War. These fascinating interviews promote awareness and understanding of the significant role Saskatchewan veterans played in supporting the war effort during the Second World War.
In addition, the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport along with support from the Ministry of Education is pleased to include a series of lesson plans that have been developed to support several outcomes from Social Studies, English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Arts Education (including dance, drama, music and visual art) for grades six to eight.
In addition, the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport along with support from the Ministry of Education is pleased to include a series of lesson plans that have been developed to support several outcomes from Social Studies, English Language Arts, Math, Science and Arts Education curricula for grades six to eight.
Accompanying each lesson are suggested assessment tools for the teacher to use in evaluating the variety of projects that are offered in the lessons.
Several lessons have been made available each with a separate theme which will reflect the themes of the eight videos. The lessons are as follows:
1. All Branches: “Training and Preparing for War” (PDF)
2. All Branches: “Price of Freedom” (PDF)
3. Royal Canadian Navy: “HMCS Regina” (PDF)
4. First Nations: “Prisoners of War” and “Aboriginal War Experiences” (PDF)
5. Merchant Navy: “Supporting the Troops” (PDF)
6. Air Force: “Soldiers Return Home” (PDF)Merchant Navy: “Supporting the Troops” (PDF)
7. All Branches: “Commemoration” (PDF)