To understand the Battle of Hong Kong and Canada’s role in the Pacific during WWII, we must first gain some general knowledge and understanding of why WWII happened and how it affected the entire world, including Asia and the Pacific region.
Students will review basic WWII concepts in the first part of the activity and then will have three options for exploring the context of the Battle of Hong Kong. Students can find the answers for this activity in both Je me souviens’ traveling exhibition and in the virtual exhibition available here.
Goals of the Activity
These activities were created for the Je Me Souviens education program as educational tools to complement the QEP secondary IV history and secondary V contemporary world courses.
In addition, the activities can be used as language tools in the following 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 Canada’s role in the Battle of Hong Kong. Students will also learn to appreciate the contributions of Canadian Armed Forces personnel from Quebec.
Activities you might also like:
The “Letter to a Loved One” is an educational role-playing activity. The students must write a letter to a person of their choice while pretending that they are one of 4 characters from the October Crisis.
This short, fun activity was designed specifically for the holiday period. Consisting solely of a presentation and notes to accompany the presentation, it creates no extra work for either the teacher or students.