Bring the Battle of Vimy Ridge to your class with the Vimy Foundation’s online educational resource Vimy 100 in the Classroom.
This free, fully accessible, bilingual resource has been designed for high school students across Canada and includes lesson plans, resources, and activities for use in a variety of classes.
Your students will be able to interpret Canada’s role in the First World War, as well as the significance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Canadian National Vimy Memorial; setting these events within the contexts of the formation of Canada as a country, Canadian nationalism, and citizenship.
The Vimy 100 in the Classroom program encourages students to actively consider the war, and to discuss difficult questions, like the relationship between nationalism and war, in the form of debates, data collection, art, and mini research projects.
Primary and Secondary Sources
Canada’s First World War Battles
Vimy Quotation Analysis
Debate: Was a Nation born on a Battlefield?
Stories from Vimy – Victoria Cross Recipients
Art and the First World War
Conscientious Objectors and Pacifists
Vimy as a Symbol: The Vimy Memorial
Photography and the First World War
Geography Meets History at Vimy
For all 12 modules, please download the zip file below:
V100_in_the_Classroom zip file
With the support from:
Our additional thanks to James Stewart, Vanessa Vanclief and Christian Martel for their ongoing guidance and assistance.
We would also like to thank Sound Venture Productions for their work on our Vimy 100 in the Classroom videos.