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Dieppe in Photographs and Film

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Educational Resources

Intermediate Level (Grades 6 to 8/Secondary I and II)

I. Images from the past: the raid on Dieppe

Individually, or in groups of two, students examine photographs or view German and Canadian newsreels.

II. Oral presentation

Each student or group will be asked to present answers to the following questions:

  • Is there someone in your family who fought in the Second World War?
  • Do you know someone who is currently a member of the Canadian Armed Forces?
  • In your opinion, why do countries go to war?
  • Why is Remembrance Day important?

III. Composition

After examining the photographs and viewing the films, students are asked to write a half page composition on one of the following scenarios:

  • How would you feel if you were a Canadian soldier who had participated in the raid on Dieppe?
  • Write a letter to your fiancé(e) or to your mother describing your feelings after the raid on Dieppe.

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