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Destination Dawson City: The Yukon Field Force (1898-1900)

Follow the progress of the Field Force as they travel to the Yukon to support the North West Mounted Police during the Klondike Gold Rush. Learn about their four-month long journey to reach Fort Selkirk and Dawson City, including their work when reaching the destination. Explore the methods of transportation including bridges and boats built to get them there, with links to science and geography curriculum. This program is available in French as well.
 

Letters, Telegrams and Trenches: Primary Sources and the First World War

Explore a variety of primary source documents related to the First World War while learning how to read and interpret them. Students will be introduced to personal and military documents and explore what they are and how they can be biased. Students will explore hand written documents, practise interpreting and transcribing them. Inspire your students to analyze documents and develop critical thinking skills (curriculum connections).
 

Royal Canadians at War: The RCR and the Second World War

Learn about the experience of The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) during the Second World War. This learning resource goes though the different phases of The RCR’s experience, including the regiment’s time in Britain, the Italian Campaign, and the liberation of northwestern Europe in 1945. Students are asked to think about the regiment’s and the individuals’ experiences.  It examines how technology and training changed and how the conflict is remembered today (curriculum connections).

Digital Education is Ontario curriculum-based, and covers a wide range of subjects, Gr 7 to Gr 12. These learning resources including lesson plans are accessible upon request via Google Drive; an optional synchronous component is available. Contact the Public Programmer to book a program or to find out more.

Online Guided Tours can also be arranged and tailored to your classroom needs. More educational activities can be accessed below.

Audio Described Online Guided Tour are designed to share the museum virtually with people who are blind and partially sighted; these tours bring the museum to your screen or in your home. In an audio described tour, one of the sections mentioned below can be explored; a live discussion of the material is included. Tours are approximately 60 min in length. To schedule your tour, please email the Public Programmer with your choice of topic from the list below. Tours are available in English only. 

  • Early Years (1883-1901)
  • First World War
  • Second World War
  • First Floor Galleries 

We look forward to sharing our Digital Education with educators and students across Canada!

FIRST WORLD WAR - SYMBOLS OF REMEMBRANCE

Limited availability: October 18th -November 18th 2021! We have compiled various resources, activities and discussion points into an interactive program focused on symbols of Remembrance such as the Poppy, the monuments, the ceremonial, and the meaning of the word Veteran. Teachers will be provided with materials for activities in the classroom. Students will have an opportunity to interact on-line with museum staff and view artifacts that were created to remember those who served in the First World War. This program can be adjusted for Grades 5 to 12. Please contact the Public Programmer for bookings and more information.


Lest We Forget

Consult the links below and you will find a way to remember sacrifices and honour service with the Canadian military.


Private Ronnie

Print these pdf activities at home. Use our virtual tours available on the Exhibitions section to complete them!


First World War Slang

Try out this activity to learn more about the changes that occurred to language among the allied soldiers during the First World War as a result of their experiences.


Puttees

Learn about the leg wraps known as puttees, which were worn extensively during the First World War by Canadian soldiers. See how to put them on using a tensor bandage and a ribbon in this video.


Artifact Storytelling

Think about why artifacts are chosen for an exhibit. What makes them interesting? How do they help telling a story? Find your own favorite item by exploring the museum’s online collection catalogue.


Website Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy this scavenger hunt to introduce you to the Museum website and explore the different content available.


Activities on Educaplay

Check out the activities we have created on Educaplay including a word search about Canadian Symbols during the First World War and a First World War Cap Badge Memory Game.
Digital fatigue? A printable version of the memory game is available to play with your family.

Future of Tradition: Careers in Heritage and Museums Sector

On 16 November 2020 The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum hosted Future of Tradition: Careers in Heritage. This event featured different aspects of museum work with panellists from around the province. Recordings of each panel are available below as well as an educator guide for complementary activities, just click on the links.

Restoration video recording and Restoration activity.
Exhibitions video recording and Exhibitions activity.
Collections video recording and Collections activity.
Programming video recording and Programming activity.

 

We are unable to accommodate on site programs at this time, please see Digital Education for alternative options.

We are unable to accommodate off site programs at this time, please see Digital Education for alternative options.

Tales of the 8-Pointed Star


Alpha, Bravo, Charlie