The Battle of the Atlantic provides Canadian History 10 and 20th Century History students with an innovative interpretation of the Canadian role in the longest and most strategically important battle of World War II. More than any other branch of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCN grew to play a critical part in the protection of the Allied lifeline and in the defeat of the U-boat offensive.
Sample Assignment: U-107
Six teams, each assigned a specific task that will become part of a finished display that features the exploits of U-107.
Using the information provided at http://u-boat.net/men/Hessler:
- Prepare a map of the Atlantic and locate the co-ordinates of the vessels sunk by U-107 during Gunther Hessler's command.
- Using the same reference, research and prepare a graph display
to show each of the following:
- The total tonnage sunk by U-boat 107 during its WWII operations by year and month
- The casualties and survivors by ship
- Prepare a pie graph to identify percentage ships sunk by nationality
- Identify the ports of origin and destination of each vessel sunk
Any assignment from another subject which does not require specific technical knowledge may be adapted to be used as a History assignment.