Renegotiate the Treaty of Versailles

More than 100 years ago, the negotiations for the Treaty of Versailles were under way at the Paris Peace Conference. Lasting 6 months and involving 32 countries and territories, the Paris Peace Conference and its resulting treaty have always been controversial. According to some historians, the punitive clauses of the Treaty of Versailles may have contributed to the outbreak of the Second World War. How do we teach this difficult and controversial document to our students? This historical role-playing game lets students come up with their own conclusion to the war while demonstrating the difficulties of diplomatic negotiation and teaching about the conflicting hopes and expectations that shaped this important document.

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Replica Uniforms

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.

Presentations on Canada’s Post-War Challenges

After the war, Canada faced several challenges on the political scene. Students will research a social issue and present their findings to the class.

Exhibition- Regiments on the Ridge: 100 years after the Battle of Vimy Ridge

This exhibition provides an overview of the First World War, from its causes to its consequences, with a special focus on the Battle of Vimy Ridge and its importance to the conflict. It is composed of 14 panels.