Understanding the Battle of Hong Kong

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.

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