Vimy: A Living Memorial
Lesson Plans

Bring the Canadian National Vimy Memorial to your classroom with the Vimy: A Living Memorial lesson plans.

Three bilingual lesson plans were designed to encourage high school students across Canada to discover two complementary online platforms: The Expedition: A Journey Into Commemoration and The Digital Pilgrimage. These platforms offer new ways to engage in commemoration, emphasizing the history of the Vimy site, as well as its symbolic significance, and the individual connection we all have to war and conflict. 

The lesson plans allow students to use immersive digital technology, apply historical and critical thinking, and interactively reflect on themes and events of the First World War and beyond.

Learn more about Vimy: A Living Memorial and access the platforms.

Lesson plans for The Expedition: A Journey Into Commemoration:

Lesson Plan #1 - The Soldier and Military Personnel Study Project

Big Idea: To investigate the lives and experiences of soldiers and military personnel of the First World War.

Lesson Plan #1 (EN)

Lesson Plan #1 (FR)

Lesson Plan #2 - Scavenger Hunt using Interactive Notebooks

Big Idea: To use digital technology to explore different aspects of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, and the geography of the site.

Lesson Plan #2 (EN)

Lesson Plan #2 (FR)

Lesson plan for The Digital Pilgrimage 

Lesson Plan #3 – Thematic, Interdisciplinary Multimedia Project (EN)

Big Idea: To understand the personal and intergenerational impact of war and conflict on the lives of people in Canada - past and present.

Lesson Plan #3 (EN)

Lesson Plan #3 (FR)

Thank you to Donita Duplisea and Evan Mireault.


Vimy: A Living Memorial project was made possible with many thanks to the generous financial and creative engagement of these institutions:


Veterans Affairs Canada


National Film Board of Canada


The Carswell Family

Content Partner

Canadian War Museum

Content Partner

Canada Post

Content Partner

Historica Canada

Creative Partner

La Boîte Interactive

Creative Partner

Lift Interactive

Creative Partner


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