Musée Héritage Museum

World War I: On the Home Front and in the Trenches Education Kit

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It’s been over a century since the beginning of the First World War. This kit contains objects and activities to assist groups investigating the world during the Great War years. Explore Canada’s role in the war through a variety of media including wartime posters, music, poetry, letters, and photographs. Hands-on activities include writing letters to soldiers serving, creating care packages for Canadian soldiers serving in the trenches (needs vs. wants), a pattern to make a paper Glengarry cap, and a uniform identification game. Also included is a colorful PowerPoint presentation, word searches, and a list of additional resources about the Great War.

Cost: $25/week per kit

Curriculum links

  • Stories
  • Histories and Peoples of Alberta
  • Shaping an Identity
  • Historical Thinking
  • World War I