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Patriotic Arts: Influencing Canadians at War

Patriotism, propaganda and music influence Canadians during war.

By Gina McMurchy-Barber, (2004 Governor-General's Award)

For: Grades 3 and up / Creative Writing, Drama, Geography, Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts

"It would be best to begin work on this subject as early in September as possible to culminate in a presentation for Remembrance Day in November. At the elementary level, this subject requires a period of five to seven weeks. This time frame allows the teacher to integrate the theme into the language arts, visual arts, music and choir and social studies. It also allows time to plan for guest speakers such as veterans, peacekeepers and grandparents, as well as taking a field trip to the local armory, cenotaph or museum."

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