How would you like to weigh in on a national outreach program offered by the Canadian War Museum? The Supply Line program is an outreach initiative developed by the Canadian War Museum which sends artifact kits to schools across Canada for a two-week loan – absolutely free. The First World War Discovery Boxes have been circulating since 2014. Now we are developing a Second World War version and would love input and feedback from the teachers who will use them.
Workshop participants will get a sneak peek at an early Second World War Discovery Box prototype which will contain both reproduction and authentic objects, photos, art and archival documents relating to Canada’s involvement in the Second World War. The goal of the session is to gather feedback on the materials and generate ideas for creative and innovative classroom activities that will spark students’ curiosity through hands-on learning. Activities will support the development of Historical Thinking skills in students with the possibility to promote cross-curricular learning.
History teachers (grades 4-12)
Sandra O’Quinn has worked as a Learning Specialist at the Canadian War Museum since 2006. She develops both education and public programs. Some recent exhibition projects include: World War Women, Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. and 1812: One War, Four Perspectives. Education and public engagement projects include: Supply Line – First World War Discovery Box, the World at War – International Speakers Series and the Awesome Sundays family program series.