What is War Good For?

Last updated on
Thursday, August 27th, 2020
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

Gain a new perspective as you see the war through the eyes of Canadians who lived through internment, occupation and battle. Learn about the changing nature of warfare and the development of new technologies as you discover Canada’s naval contributions to World War II and the importance of the St. Roch to Canadian sovereignty and the war effort.

*Available starting January 2021

Big Ideas

Social Studies

  • 10 - Global and regional conflicts have been a powerful force in shaping our contemporary world and identities.
  • 11 - The rapid development and proliferation of communication and transportation technologies in the 20th century led to profound changes in personal and national identities.
  • 12 - The rapid development and proliferation of technology in the 20th century led to profound social, economic, and political changes.
Big Ideas
  • Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    Times Offered: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    Packages Provided: 
    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Advanced online booking is required. Book for a general school program via our website starting January 2021, and then the programs supervisor will follow up to help you select your program.

    Additional Notes

    All virtual programs include up to 15 minutes for a tech test with the organizer, students and facilitator before the program begins, plus time at the end for student questions and discussion. The main organizer can sign on a few minutes before the scheduled start time if they wish to.

    We run our virtual programming using Zoom. Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive a unique link for a Zoom meeting. You are not required to hold a Zoom license as the Museum is hosting the meeting. Where possible, we will work with organizations who prefer to use other platforms.

    Virtual programs require a strong internet connection and access to a video/sound system (ie. through a laptop or tablet). If your students do not have access to the internet, they can call into the tour using a local phone number.