Southern Alberta at War

  

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Pte. Tomomi Okutake

View Tomomi's war medals and learn about his experiences as a Japanese Canadian who served on the Western Front.

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Sgt. John Murray

Read the beautiful and detailed letters Murray sent to his mother and sister during the war.

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Lt. Abner Gladston Virtue

Examine hundreds of entries from Virtue's 1918 diary as he describes capturing German soldiers and fighting the 1918 Influenza.

 

Overview

Mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War by learning about men who served on the Western Front and their families who lived in Lethbridge. Take a trip down to the archives to read actual letters and dairies from the conflict. 

Length: 90 minutes      Cost: $45 per class

This program was written to complement the Grade 4 curriculum, but it can also be used to study themes of nationalism, community, identity and stories in other grade levels. The program addresses the following curriculum objectives:

4.2.1 Appreciate how an understanding of Alberta's history, peoples and stories contributes to their own sense of belonging and identity:   

  • Recognize how stories of people and events provide multiple perspectives on past and present events.

  • Recognize British institutions and peoples as integral parts of Alberta's heritage.