Charting a Course for Canada’s Arctic Sovereignty
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to reflect on the evolving role of the Canadian Navy. Discussion topics include past and present activities of the Canadian Navy. Students will be asked to formulate an opinion regarding the Canadian Navy’s role and Arctic sovereignty. They will research and answer the following questions: What types of action has the Canadian Government taken to reinforce its sovereignty claims in the Arctic? How important is it to maintain or increase naval activity in the region? What are the costs and benefits of enhancing the role of the Canadian Navy in the Arctic? Each student will be required to write a paragraph addressing these issues.
Women in the Canadian Navy
In this lesson, students will conduct research to learn about the past and present role of women in the Canadian Navy.
In this lesson students will conduct research about ships in the Canadian Navy named after communities in Manitoba. Next, they will create a pamphlet to display their findings and present it to the class.
The History of the Canadian Navy in New Brunswick
In this lesson, students will research the history of the Canadian Navy’s presence in New Brunswick. They will examine the role played by corvettes on the North Atlantic convoy routes. In addition, students will learn about the province’s main shipbuilding yard and the construction of modern day ships for the Canadian Navy. Finally, they will develop an appreciation of the modern Canadian Navy by studying present-day ships that have a connection to the province.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s
Continuous Connection to the Canadian Navy
Students will examine the strategic role played by Newfoundland and Labrador for the Canadian Navy in the Second World War. Students will become familiar with the daily life of corvette sailors on the North Atlantic convoy routes. They will develop an appreciation of the modern Canadian Navy by studying current naval ships that have a connection to Newfoundland and Labrador. Finally, students will learn about the evolution of the Canadian Navy’s use of technology to safeguard the nation.
Yellowknife – In the Navy?
In this lesson, students will discover why the Canadian Navy names its ships after Canadian communities. They will determine that the only ship named after a community in the Northwest Territories that is still in action is HMCS Yellowknife. Once they independently research this ship, they will debate whether or not they feel the ship and the Canadian Navy fairly represent the people of Yellowknife to the world at large.
Naming Ships in Nunavut
In this lesson, students will learn about the naming process for ships in the Canadian Navy. They will search for ships that were named after communities in Nunavut in the past. Students will discover that currently there are no ships named after communities in Nunavut in the Canadian Navy. Finally, they will create a profile for a fictional ship in the Canadian Navy and name it after a community in Nunavut.
Protecting Canada’s Coastlines
In this lesson, students will examine how the Canadian Navy protects and defends our country’s extremely long coastline. In the culminating activity, students will map the Canadian Navy’s presence on two coastlines. They will also discuss the task of protecting our northern coastline.
The Canadian Navy in Action:
The Battle of the Atlantic
The goal of this lesson is to make students aware of the role played by the Canadian Navy in the Second World War. Students will begin by exploring the Navy Centennial section of The Canadian Atlas Online. They will complete a graphic organizer about the Canadian Navy. Next, students will read about the Battle of the Atlantic and answer a series of questions. Finally, they will choose one of the following activities to expand their knowledge of the Canadian Navy. The activities are: (A) Writing a reflection on the HMCS Baddeck or HMCS Moose Jaw, (B) Canadian Naval Vessels PowerPoint Presentation or (C) Battle of the Atlantic Picture Book.
Illustrating the Historical and Geographic Footprint of the Canadian Navy in Quebec
In this lesson, students will develop an illustration of the Canadian Navy’s presence in Quebec by placing historical markers on a timeline and geographic markers on a map of Quebec.
Saskatchewan’s “Stone Frigates”
The Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) was formed in 1923 in an effort to establish a naval presence in every major Canadian city. This lesson examines the importance of these Naval Reserve Divisions service in the Canadian Armed Forces during wartime and for peace-keeping roles. It will focus on the two Naval Reserve Divisions located in Regina and Saskatoon.
The Canadian Navy on the Global Stage
In this lesson, students will use The Canadian Atlas Online to research and evaluate the Canadian Navy’s participation in world affairs and global conflicts.
Where do they come from?
Locating Naval Namesake Ships Activity
Each of the ships below is named after a community in Canada. Use the Interactive Navy Map “The Canadian Navy: Namesake Communities” to find the province or territory for each of the namesake ships below.
Naval Namesakes Matching Activity
Use the Interactive Navy Map “The Canadian Navy: Namesake Communities” to match the ship name to the correct ship photo. Write the letter of the photo beside the name that matches it. Write the type of ship under each ship name.
The Evolution of the Canadian Navy Matching Activity
Use “The evolution of the Canadian Navy” poster map to match the events and ships below to the correct image. Write the letter of the image beside the description that matches it. Write the approximate dates of the event/ship under each description.
Navy Numbers Quiz
Use the Canadian Atlas Online “The Navy Thematic” to find the answers to this quiz. Circle the correct answer.
Naval Namesakes Detective Game
Use the Interactive Navy Map “The Canadian Navy: Namesake Communities” and the clues below to find the missing ships! Write the name of the ship and the dates of operation in the space provided.
Namesake Communities Activity
In this activity, you will use the Canadian Atlas Online “The Navy Thematic” to learn about how the Canadian Navy names the ships in its fleet. First, you will graph the number of namesake communities in each province/territory. Next, you will gather facts about the naming process. Finally, you will choose a community name for a ship and defend your choice to your classmates.
The Evolution of the Canadian Navy - Timeline Activity
Use “The evolution of the Canadian Navy” poster map to put the following events in the correct sequence. Write down the importance of the event or additional information where required.
Types of Vessels Activity
In this activity, you will use the Canadian Atlas Online “The Navy Thematic” to learn about the types of vessels in the Canadian Navy. First, you will gather some important facts about the vessels. Next, you will choose a new vessel for the Navy and explain why you think it is needed.