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Saskatchewan Wartime Contributions


Program Information

Students will learn about Saskatchewan's participation in the world wars, 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 Aboriginal people during and after the First World War. 

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.

 

Grades and Curriculum Connections

Grades: Grades 6-8 Social Studies, Grade 12 Social Studies, History 30

Themes: War, Homefront, First Nations, Daily Life, Saskatchewan Contributions

Historical Thinking Concepts: Establish Historical Significance, Understand Ethical Dimensions of History

*All curriculum links are to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Curriculum Online

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In-Museum Discovery Box Program

 

Program Cost: $3.00 / student. Pre-booking is required.

Location: This program is available at all WDM locations.

Dates: Please contact the WDM near you.

 

OPTION ONE: 3 Hours

Items from the Wartime Discovery Box - a hand knit sock, beaded poppy, ration coupon book, Victory Bond ad, bag of wheatIncludes: Discovery Box, Exhibit Exploration
+ In-Museum Video

Discovery Box
This teacher-led Discovery Box focuses on the homefront and the effects of war on the people of Saskatchewan. Artifacts include a ration book, knit socks, an advertisement for Victory Bonds, nylons, and more.

Exhibit Exploration
Students will complete a question sheet as they visit wartime related exhibits and artifacts throughout the Museum. An answer key will be provided to teachers.

Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember  
Video Presentation
The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport is proud to make available to teachers a series of videos and lesson plans highlighting Saskatchewan Second World War veterans of all branches of service. Scroll down or click here for these videos and lesson plans -->

Choose ONE of the following video programs to watch in-Museum and have students use the Video Note Taking Guide provided in the lesson plans to answer questions about the videos.

Training and Preparing for War
Price of Freedom
HMCS Regina
Prisoners of War
Aboriginal War Experience
Supporting the Troops
Soldiers Return Home
Commemoration

You may also watch these videos online here.

 

OPTION TWO: 2 Hours

Items from the Wartime Discovery Box - a hand knit sock, beaded poppy, ration coupon book, Victory Bond ad, bag of wheatIncludes: Discovery Box, Exhibit Exploration

Discovery Box
This teacher-led Discovery Box focuses on the homefront and the effects of war on the people of Saskatchewan. Artifacts include a ration book, knit socks, an advertisement for Victory Bonds, nylons, and more.

Exhibit Exploration
Students will complete a question sheet as they visit wartime related exhibits and artifacts throughout the Museum. An answer key will be provided to teachers.

 

 

WDM In-Classroom Lesson Plans

Three complete in-classroom lesson plans (with material lists, Saskatchewan 'Fast Facts', and additional resources) available FREE in school libraries and online.

Download English Lesson Plans.

Get Adobe ReaderLesson Plans are PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view.

Note: Hard copies of the Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers are available for $32.95 at any WDM location.

 

 

 

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:

Get Adobe ReaderLessons are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view.

Teaching Guide (PDF)

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)
7. All Branches: “Commemoration” (PDF)

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WDM Research Documents and Resources

Get Adobe ReaderResearch Documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view.

The Impact of the First World War on Saskatchewan Farm Families by Joan Champ (WDM)

The March of Mechanization on Saskatchewan Farms During the Second World War by Joan Champ (WDM)

The Impact of the Spanish Flu Epidemic on Saskatchewan Farm Families, 1918-1919 by Joan Champ (WDM)