Perspectives, Connections, Reflections: Canada and the World Wars Education Guide

Studying the historical significance of Canada’s involvement in the two world wars offers students and educators alike the opportunity to think critically about the defining moments of our own nation’s history. Travelling abroad allows the cities, landmarks, and cultures of distant communities to become tangible — giving young people a richer understanding of historic events and how they have shaped Canadian identity.

This toolkit was created by Historica Canada in partnership with EF Educational Tours. Using primary sources and oral histories, students and teachers are asked to consider the role Canadians played in the world wars through a variety of perspectives, including those frequently overlooked by history books.