Why isn’t the Dieppe Raid taught in schools? Students will be encouraged to critically analyze why this chapter of Canadian military history is not included in the QEP by determining causes, consequences, and connections between facts by expressing their points of view in the form of a podcast or expository essay.
These activities were created as educational tools to complement the QEP secondary IV history and secondary V contemporary world courses.
In addition, the following learning activities can be used as language tools in these QEP courses: Francais langue maternelle secondaire V, IV, III, English Language Arts and FSL or ESL secondary V, IV, III.
The goal of these activities is to allow secondary cycle two students to have a greater understanding of World War II and the Canadian Army’s first large-scale engagement in Europe: the fatal Dieppe Raid, described as one of Canada’s darkest military chapters. Students will also learn to appreciate the contributions of Canadian Armed Forces personnel from Quebec.
We invite you to download the documents available below. The student guides are now fill-in PDFs, so you can collect student work electronically.
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Students will gain a better understanding of Canada’s involvement in WWII and the Dieppe Raid, through an interactive online timeline and Kahoot game.
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