Focus of Learning and Rationale
- To enhance students’ understanding of the facts and an appreciation for the people and
significant Canadian events that occurred during the Battle of the Atlantic.
- To enhance the students’ knowledge of the facts of the Battle of the Atlantic through
repetition throughout the curriculum.
- To allow for cross-curricular connections to be made.
- To enhance students’ understanding of relationships and connectedness among their
chosen courses and subject areas.
- Grade 10 students will have prior knowledge of Canada’s involvement in World conflict
from grade 7 History.
- Students will have learned basic facts and analyze various components of Canada’s
contribution to the Allied cause during the unit on World War II in grade 10 History.
- Students will have learned how to read latitude and longitude in grade 9 Geography.
- Students will have learned about storytelling and profile writing in grade 12 Writer’s
- Students will have learned of the application of data management and statistics in Math.
- Students will have learned about symbolism in Grade 9 Art.
What we want students to know
- Why the Battle of the Atlantic was important to Canada.
- What a major role Canada played in the battle.
- How Canadian territory was “invaded” during the Battle of the Atlantic.
- What impact the Battle of the Atlantic played on Canada’s industrial growth.
- What impact the Battle of the Atlantic played social evolution.
- How and why the Battle of the Atlantic was won by the Allies.
What we want students to understand
- What was involved in the Battle of the Atlantic
- That their learning and the material being taught can have wide application in many
aspects of life, such as historical information being used in artistic expression, culinary
fields, creative writing
- Why knowing about the Battle of the Atlantic is important in understanding how
Canadians directly impacted the success of defeating Hitler and the Nazis
- How the development of Canadian identity was enhanced on an international and national
levels as a result of our role in the Battle of the Atlantic
- That connections can be developed between individuals, schools and subjects locally,
nationally and internationally
What we want students to do
- Activities in literacy relating to stories of veterans, both Canadian and German (e.g.
write stories bout the veterans in Writer’s Craft)
- Activities in numeracy, (e.g. latitude and longitude activities in grade 9 Geography and
Data Management in Grade 12 Math)
- Engage in a variety of differentiated learning opportunities: media production, poetry
reading, artwork, fashion and foods, all related to a central theme.
- Make new connections among the subject areas
- Make connections with students in other Canadian and English schools who are
partners in the overall history project.