Thirty communities across Canada host retired LAV IIIs as monuments to the Canadian men and women who fought in Afghanistan. But what is a LAV III and why did it become a symbol of the Canadian participation in this war?
This activity will allow students to understand the role LAVs have played in Afghanistan and the communities that honour the men and women who served in them in Canada.
This activity contains four different parts, all of which are optional and can be used independently of one another. They include mapping the life of a LAV through use of an interactive timeline and thought-provoking reflection questions.
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Get the chance to interact with our replica uniforms from the Great War. We lend both the soldier’s and the nurse’s uniform so that students can picture how people dressed during wartime. The uniforms offer a small insight into the daily lives of the ordinary people who participated in this unprecedented event.
In this activity students will create a profile of a soldier (or nurse) and outline their experiences in the army, in Hong Kong, as prisoners of war, and after their return to Canada.
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