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Secondary Level (Grades 9 to 12/Secondary III, IV and V)
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. Photographs and films: primary or secondary sources?
Introduce the concept of primary and secondary sources.
III. Using source material from the past
Individually, or in groups of two, students are asked to prepare a short written report or brief oral presentation on the following topics:
- What were your first impressions upon examining the photographs and viewing the films?
- Do these photographs and films provide you with the same type of information as your history text book(s)?
- What purpose would the photographs and films have served at the time they were originally produced? Who would have produced them and who would have used them?
- Choose a significant event from our present era. Provide examples of primary and secondary sources which might contribute to your understanding of the event.