Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Museum Launches First World War Education Program

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The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Museum is currently piloting their First World War Education Program.  Aimed at students ages 14-18 (grades 9-12), this program includes a battlefield reconnaissance activity, artifact handling, and an examination of the cost of war.  Students will learn about pre-war Vancouver, what it took to be a soldier during World War I, and conditions in the trenches of the First World War.  All activities have been designed in consultation with the BC curriculum, and can be adapted for the needs of each group. 

The Seaforth Highlanders Museum also offers a First World War Battle Box, containing activities, artifacts, and primary sources for groups that aren’t able to visit the museum directly.

Education Programs featuring the Second World War, Peacekeeping, and Modern Soldiers are coming soon.

Location: Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Museum, 1650 Burrard Street

Duration: 2 hours

Grades: 9-12 (ages 14-18)

Cost: Currently available free of charge

Contact: Meghan Stewart, Assistant Curator

seaforthhighlandersmuseum@gmail.com

 

 

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