Social studies - Gr. 5.3 - Canada: Shaping an Identity
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the events and factors that have changed the ways of life
in Canada over time and appreciate the impact of these changes on citizenship and identity. (from Alberta Education)
After their triumph at Vimy Ridge, Canada's soldiers became the shock troops of the British army. In one battle after another, they led the way to victory through ferocious gunfire, poison gas and exploding artillery shells.
At Vimy Ridge, Canadian soldiers achieved what more experienced soldiers from Britain and France could not -- taking the strategic position of Vimy Ridge from the Germans. It was the battle that helped a young country discover its national pride, as for the first time, Canadians fought as Canadians, and achieved a significant victory. Gr.6-9