Alberta Looks Ahead to the Peace
This short play was to be performed by Alberta schoolchildren of all grades "to promote an understanding of the principles of freedom for which the United nations are fighting."
Patriotic drill books like this one were used in schools during the First World War, in order to instruct children in the meaning of the conflict. This one was printed by the Educational Publishing Company.
The War Needs Science and Engineering Students
During the Second World War, the University of Alberta published this letter calling on recent high school graduates for science or engineering programs in order to help the Canadian war effort. Financial aid was offered for those candidates, men or women, who demonstrated financial need and academic excellence.
Lloyd's Up-to-date War Maps
Lloyd's printed these colour war maps for their customers. They feature all theatres of war, and have detailed points of interest for anyone wishing to better understand the geography of the Second World War.
Presented to a school in Steinbach, Manitoba, as part of the War Memorial Library of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, this booklet told the story of Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and South African soldiers during the First World War.
The Canada War Book
This book was issued to schools in New Brunswick as a textbook to instruct students about Canada's role in the war and their duty as Canadians to save money and materials needed for Canada's war effort. Although the armistice had been signed before this book was released, the war was technically not over until the Treaty of Versailles was signed in June of 1919.
Canadian Democracy in Action
The Prince Edward Island Department of Education released this book to its schools to describe Canadian democracy and the operation of the government of Canada.
Badges of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
Children who had no access to actual military badges could collect cards of the badges instead.
Modern war in school
A Prince Edward Island schoolboy used these exercise books during the Second World War for mathematics and writing; there were six different books in the "Branches of the Service" series.
A school play from 1917
Drill was very popular in Canadian schools before the First World War and became even more popular after 1914, when it was used as a vehicle for patriotic instruction.