2.3.3—Vocabulary 2.3.4—Experimenting with language 3.1.4—Create and follow a plan 3.3.1—Organize information GLO 4—Enhance clarity and artistry of communication Learning Outcomes
After watching the video what kind of thoughts do you think were going through the soldiers minds? How do you think the soldiers feel while they are fighting in the wars right now? Activating...
November 11th of every year Canadians pause for remembrance of the men and women who have served and continue to serve for our country We remember the people who fought in WWI (1914-18), WWII (1939-45), and Korean War (1950-3), as well as those who have served since then. More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served our country and more than 100,000 have died so that we could live in peace Remembrance Day
If we don’t remember then the sacrifice of the 100,000 soldiers made would be meaningless The soldiers died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for Canada Our future is their monument The closest experience we may have with the war would be the war time memorabilia found in an attic or museum; but items like photos, badges, medals and diaries can seem vague to the life of the owner Why Remember
We take for granted our Canadian values and institutions, out freedom to participate in cultural and political events, and out right to live under a government of our choice. They went to war because they believed that the values and beliefs of Canadians were being threatened. Without freedom there can be mo ensuring peace and without peace no enduring freedom By remembering we recognize the tradition of freedom the men and women fought to preserve They believed that their actions in the present would make a significant difference in the future Why Remember
Ypres, Belgium on April 22, 1915 where the Germans used poison gas About 150 tonnes of chlorine gas drifted over trenches, the Canadians held their ground and stopped German advance Within 48 hours 1/3 of Canadians were killed at Ypres and St. Julien They used 19th century military strategy of sending wave after wave of infantry to overwhelm the enemy April 1917, Canadians won a major victory at Vimy Ridge. The war continued for more than a year. On November 11th, 1918 the Armistice was signed and Canadians took part in the triumphant entry into Mons, Belgium World War I
There were many different battlefronts all over the world in this war More than 1,000,000 men and women were enlisted in the navy, army, and air force. They were prepared for anything for the sake of freedom 42,000 soldiers gave their lives by the end of WWII December 1941 Canadians participated in an unsuccessful defence of Hong Kong against Japan. August 19, 1942: Canadians played an important role on the European front. This fight was a disaster. Canadians made up 90% of the assault force of 4,963. 3,367 were killed, injured or became prisoners of war World War II
Canadians participated in the conquest of Sicily in 1943, and defeated the Nazis May 1945 victory in Europe became reality and millions of people celebrated August 6, 1945 the USA dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later they dropped another one and destroyed Nagasaki. August 14, 1945 Japan accepted the Allied terms of unconditional surrender. World War II
1950 Canadian troops served on behalf of the United Nations to defend South Korea against an invasion of North Korea When the hostilities ended in 1953, Canadians stayed as part of the peace keeping force. In the winter of 1951 the soldiers were living 24-hours in trenches which provided some protection and little comfort. 26,791 Canadians served in the Korean War Korean War
On November 11th we pause for 2-minutes of silent tribute, we attend Remembrance Day ceremonies, and visit memoriam After WWI a French woman suggested to British Field-Marshall Earl Haig that they could produce poppies for sale to support wounded veterans The first of these poppies were distributed in Canada November 1921and tradition has continued here as well as many other countries in the world Poppies are reminders of those who died while fighting for peace For one brief moment of our life, we remember why we must work for peace every day of the year. How Do We Remember
National War Memoriam, Ottawa
by Juliana Manderico Thank you Soldiers for your courage, Because of this you give your service, You watch and save our country's freedom, We are free because of your desire. Thank you Soldiers for your braveness, Every day you are ready to serve, Ready for call to be assigned, That's what your activities in life. Thank you Soldiers for your service, Service to the country we love and keep, Because of you we do free exists, And continue to live free and safe. Because of our appreciation for what you have done, We will continue to pray also for your safety, Your boldness, braveness and heartfelt desire, To continue to serve your country and mine, thank you.
by Kiki Moss None braver.No bolder None as great as the American Soldier So selfless,sogrand.A hero to me Never would I have the courage to follow or to be Thank you Soldier,for all that you do No words to express that gratitude due Prayers are said for you to be safe That He would protect you with love and good grace Well wishes to families who sacrifice much To those who adore you and long for your touch How I wish there was peace so you would return No more tears to be cried,no more hearts left to yearn Until that day,that glorious day Thank you just seems like the right thing to say
You are going to be creating a poem that will be about 8-10 lines long about how you appreciate the soldier who are fighting over seas or helping out in other countries This will be first handed in as a rough draft then you will write the edited version onto a postcard which will then be sent to a soldier over seas You may also decorate the postcard as well with positive pictures and drawings Assignment
“Veterans Affairs Canada.” March 2008. Date accessed October 29, 2010 from: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=history/other/remember/worldwar August 2007. Date accessed October 31, 2010 from: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1368/1279927021_7eb6e9c4a8_z.jpg “Poetry: Thank you, Soldiers.” 2002. Date accessed November 1, 2010 from: http://www.helium.com/knowledge/155678-poetry-thank-you-soldiers References